Monday, August 31, 2009

They’re Made For Walkin’ 187/365

My daughter got new boots for her birthday. Needless to say she loves them and the two have been inseparable.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Snowflakes in August 186/365

No, not really but that’s what the patterns of the little petals reminded me of.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Move In Day 185/365

Yesterday we took our oldest daughter back to college. We spent the day driving, lugging possessions, decorating, and organizing. It was both physically and emotionally draining. I’m using a picture my younger daughter took because I didn’t have an opportunity to shoot anything.

For Nicole – We love you more than words can say. Have a wonderful year! Continue to be the amazing young lady, student, sister, and daughter that you are.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Giraffe 184/365

This is a souvenir I brought back from Uganda a few years ago that found a home on my desk. Lit with the desk lamp.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Gazebo 182/365

If our town had a town square this might be it. It’s within one of several parks. It’s the place where they hold free concerts, where politicians give speeches and awards, and the teenagers hang out.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Ghost Rider 181/365

Did you see that? I was setting on a bench outside a neighborhood ice cream shoppe enjoying a refreshing treat watching the traffic go by when the idea hit me. Take a long exposure shot and see if the cars are captured. Shot with a canon 24-70 f/2.8L at 24mm - f/22 - 1/5sec. I’ll have to try this again closer to sunset and with a ND filter or two.

Monday, August 24, 2009

Wild Flowers 180/365

At first glance it appeared to be nothing but overgrown and unsightly clump of weeds. But closer examination, a different angel, and compressing some high grass with a dead branch to open up the background allowed me to get this shot.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

The Meadow 179/365

On the approach to the Great South Bay. I had to climb on a fence to get this vantage point.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Hurricane Bill 178/365

A category II storm 300 miles east of Long Island was supposed to pound the shoreline with 12-16 ft waves. I went to Lido Beach West around 6:30pm to discover the waves were rolling in around 6ft and most people stating they were significantly bigger earlier in the day. This was the best of the bunch and you can click here to see a 7 shot slideshow of this ride.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Its What’s For Dinner 177/365

Yes, I’m using the beef industry’s marketing slogan. I hope they don’t sue me.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

I Expected More 176/365

Light box and florescent bulbs? These have been around for 75 years. I was expecting fiber optic, LED, something else. This is hanging over the door of a local business.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

B.E.S. 174/365

Black Eyed Susan’s are blooming all over town so I thought I’d snap a few.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Grill Work 173/365

I photographed 20+ different grills from various types of cars, trucks, & SUV’s. There’s a certain level of irony that the Benz ended up with a starburst reflection on its emblem. The starburst was the deciding factor.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Shady Park Bench 172/365

Today was a scorcher and finding an unoccupied shady spot was a rare commodity. Shot with the new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM at f/2.8, 1/640 sec, 70mm, ISO 200.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Home Grown 171/365

Freshly picked from the backyard garden. Speedlight high and to the left, defused and bounced off a foamboard.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Mini Falls 170/365

Considering I took this at 2pm with a blazing sun high in the sky and no NF filter it came out better than I expected but not exactly as I’d hoped. I was going for that soft silky effect. Shot with Canon 50D and a EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM at f/32, 3/10 sec, 70mm, ISO 200.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

2.5 GPM or 9.46 LPM 169/365

Today’s excuse is lack of time. This is my showerhead but I laid the flash on the floor. Vignette and white matte added with iPhoto.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Wet Web 168/365

The bushes in front of my home after a quick shower. I like the way the raindrops bead up on the spider’s web. As a bonus it gave me an idea for a future shot.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Liatris 165/365

At least that’s what I believe it is. I like the simplicity and bokeh.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lilly Pad 164/365

Out on the bike again. This time to a preserve near the ocean. The place was full of ducks, geese, swans and other waterfowl.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Spotted… US Politician 163/365

I volunteered to act as the event photographer for a corporate function featuring Newt Gingrich (click HERE for Wikipedia article). I took about 150 shots and I was fairly satisfied with the individual “photo op” shots. However, the shots of him on stage giving his presentation came out too warm because the white balance was off. Likely caused by all the additional stage lighting. Wisely I shot everything in RAW and was able to correct it in post processing. I still have so much to learn…. Here’s my “photo op” shot which was obviously taken by someone else but I’m positing it anyway in recognition of my efforts.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Colorful Corner 161/365

The owner of this property has expended considerable effort to landscape it. It’s a corner property and in my neighborhood that translates into large front and sides yards. It’s tastefully arranged with many varieties and colors. I shot this for maximum DOF and a lower viewing prospective.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

Laser Writing 159/365

In a darken room I used a laser pointer to write my daughters name on the wall. F/22 at 4 seconds.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The Steeple 157/365

One of the many local churches. Notice the lightning rod atop the cross.