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In the last few years I have yearned for something more, something to push my creativity and challenge my mind. Through the 365 Project and Photography I have found a passion that has filled a hole in my heart. A sense of being and a meaning to my life. I hope my pictures live on forever even if only through my children and my blog.

Friday, April 30, 2010

#6 Macro

Not as cool as I envisioned (but yummy).

1/250, f4.0, ISO 400, 4+ filter

Thursday, April 29, 2010

#5 Macro

Breakfast anyone?
1/200, f4.5, ISO 400, 2+ filter, Cropped

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

#4 Macro

No flower picture today. This is an interesting piece of jewelry, it is a locket, but with a clock in it instead of a picture. I love the detail in and was hoping to capture it. The watch face is only about 1". The face is upside down so that you can read it it by tilting it up towards you (I think that makes sense).

1/60, f4.5, ISO 1600, 2+ filter, Cropped

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Thanks ILP Friends!

I just wanted to give a big Thank You to my ILP friends. You have all helped me learn so much in a short amount of time. Your cc and posts help me push myself to be a better Photographer. I never imagined I would be taking such amazing pictures. You guys are great!

#3 Macro

I'm loving Macro week, Thanks Chris!!!

I was very happy to get good focus as I couldn't use a tri-pod because I was following this little guy from flower to flower. Took about 15 shots, but it was worth it.

1/250, F4.5, ISO 400, 4+ filter, 90% crop of original
25% Crop of original

Monday, April 26, 2010

#2 Macro

I hate that the ladybug is a little OOF, I'm still working on getting my subject in focus using the 4+ filter.
1/500, F4.5, ISO 800, 27.0mm, 4+ filter, Cropped

Sunday, April 25, 2010

#1 Macro

I got my close up filters Yesterday and of course had to play with them right away. I'm still learning how to use them, but love the results I'm getting. This 1st image is using the 2X filter. It is cropped to about 90% of the original, saturation upped a bit and sharpened.
1/160, f5.6, ISO 200

I was curious about how good the focus was with the new filters and how much I could crop and still have crisp details. So I cropped it and was amazed!
I would deffinitely recommend these filters!

Saturday, April 24, 2010

#7 Shadows

Unfortunately it is suppose to be cloudy all day with the possibility of rain. I really would have liked to see what this looked like in the bright sun, but I'll have to settle with what I got.
1/200, f4.0, ISO 400, 22.0mm

The sun came out from the clouds for just a few minutes, here's my shot.
1/800, f4.0, ISO 100, 21.0mm

Friday, April 23, 2010

#6 Shadows

Just a quick shot after work.
1/30, f16.0, ISO 200, 18.0mm

Thursday, April 22, 2010

#5 Shadows

I liked how the ivy was growing into the hole in the side of this old barn. The shadows are subtle, so I hope they count.
1/160, f8.0, ISO 200, 27.0mm, SOOC

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

#4 Shadows

I hate that Pepper is blurry, but with the slow shutter speed any movement showed. I tried to up the ISO to 1600, but the noise was horrible, so I settled for this.
0.5, f4.0, ISO 800, 30.0

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

#3 Shadows

I wanted to get a unique shadow using a candle and cut glass. I tried several different candle holders and glasses until I got something I liked. Well, here it is.
0.3, f8.0, ISO 1600, 44.0mm, Cropped

Monday, April 19, 2010

#2 Shadows

I finally found some kids that were more than willing to get their picture taken.
1/125, f8.0, ISO 200. 21.0mm, Cropped

Sunday, April 18, 2010

#1 Shadows

I love pictures of shadows of fences on the beach. Well I have a fence but no beach, so here's my take on it.
1/125, f8.0, ISO 200, 21.0, Cropped only

Saturday, April 17, 2010

#7 Framing

1/250, f4.0, ISO 200, 25.0mm, Cropped

Friday, April 16, 2010

#6 Framing

My Old Kitty that has made our garage her home.
1/100, f4.0, ISO 200, 18.0mm, cropped
1/80, f4.0, ISO 200, 18.0mm, Cropped

Thursday, April 15, 2010

#5 Framing

1/40, f8.0, ISO 200, 27.0mm

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

#4 Framing take 2

I was going to wait till tomorrow to take this shot, but since there's some questions about my other shot fitting the theme I decided to redeem myself. (I think someone posted a similar pict earlier this week, hope they don't mind this).
1/200, f4.0, ISO 200, 18.0mm, Cropped

#4 Framing

I'm going for something different today, hope it works for the theme.

I drove past these rocks on my way home from work and thought they looked very Zen like. The largest rock is about 2 feet tall.
1/250, f8.0, ISO 200, 22.0mm

B&W Elizabeth

I had to put this on here. I am working on B&W conversion and was very happy with this image. All cc welcome.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

#3 Framing

1/60, f11.0, ISO 400, 22.0mm, Cropped

1/60, f11.0, ISO 400, 18.0mm, Cropped

Monday, April 12, 2010

#2 Framing

I wish she was a little more centered within the middle windowpane. I had to put peanut butter on the window to get her in this position. Then I had to pp to get the peanut butter off the window, not fun.

 1/125, f4.5, ISO 200, 34.0mm, pp

Sunday, April 11, 2010

#1 Framing

1/250, f5.0, ISO 200, 21.0mm, Cropped

Saturday, April 10, 2010

#7 Caturing Motion

I love Kel's pictures of kids jumping, so when my neighbors walked by in their bright colored uniforms I had to get them in action. The light is a little harsh, but it was the best I could do on short notice.
1/125, f11.0, ISO 400, 24.0mm

Friday, April 9, 2010

#6 Capturing Motion

Here's my take on water droplets. I thought the Purple & Pink background would look pretty cool, but I think it makes the shot to busy. Also, I have too much light on the left. I guess it's OK for my 1st attempt.

I actually took this with my 55mm and cropped. DH went to Wolf Camera to get me some close-up filters, but they were out. I plan to order them on-line tomorrow.
1/160, f8.0, ISO 100, 45.0mm

Thursday, April 8, 2010

#5 Capturing Motion

Tried to get a picture of bubbles. Then Pepper wandered by and I tried to get a picture of her looking at the bubbles, but she wasn't too cooperative. I did get one of her looking at the bubbles after they landed, but it was hard to see the bubbles so I tinted them purple in the last picture.
1/125, f8.0, ISO 400, 25.0mm, Cropped

1/125, f8.0, ISO 400, 28.0mm, cropped

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

#3 Capturing Motion

1/200, f6.3, ISO 100, 33.0mm, Cropped

1/200, f5.0, ISO 100, 40.0mm, Cropped

Monday, April 5, 2010

#2 Capturing Motion

1/800, f3.5, ISO 400, 18.0mm, Cropped

Sunday, April 4, 2010

#1 Capturing Motion

I thought I would start simple by using this car that moves by itself, by pulling it back and letting go. Boy was I wrong. This was a lot harder than I thought. I had to let go of the car at the right time and snap the shot at the right time all after figuring out the correct shutter speed and lens size. It took several shots (like about 50) to get something I liked. I decided this theme will test my patients.
1/8, f11.0, ISO 800, 39.0mm

Saturday, April 3, 2010

#7 Green with Envy

Went hiking at Hanging Rock State Park today. Here's my best pict. Don't you wish you were there?
1/6, f18.0, ISO 100, 18.0mm, hand-held (forgot the tri-pod), slightly bumped up exposure.

Friday, April 2, 2010

#6 Green with Envy

1/180, F5.0, ISO 100, 35.0mm, Cropped
1/60, f8.0, ISO 100, 41.0mm, SOOC

Thursday, April 1, 2010

#5 Green with Envy

Ahhhh... To be young and full of energy again!
1/800, f8.0, ISO 200, 39.0mm, 3 shots spliced together in Photoshop. Lots of pp.