Sunday, May 31, 2009

Portulaca 95/365

My first attempt felt like it was missing something so I created the dewdrops with a spray bottle.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Obelisk 94/365

The Jones Beach Water Tower at dusk.  A 10 second handheld shot aided by a railing. 

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Nested Boxes 92/365

These have been laying around for years and I finally found a use for them…..

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

A Walk in the Park 90/365

Eisenhower Park, Nassau County NY – I think this is the Fireman’s Memorial but I’m not positive.  What captured my attention was the rich blue sky even through the double sets of windows.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Sunday, May 24, 2009

GRENADE! 88/365

Unlike most things I shot today, this one was technically challenging.  It’s a novelty item, so there’s no cause for alarm.  I shot this a dozen different ways with many different gels.   Minimal post processing and stitching done in PS.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Zen Garden Fountain 87/365

Some day’s I have no inspiration but today my lack of talent dominated as I wasn’t happy with anything I shot, including this.  In the corner of the yard is a quiet area with benches, rockers, adirondack chairs, fire pit, and a fountain.  Shot with both an ND4 & ND8 filters to show the water flow, f/22~25 sec~iso 200~35mm.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Multiple Meanings 85/365

The irony of this is that there is a 300 year old cemetery just beyond the sign.  6 second monochrome shot ~f/5.6~iso 200 ~500mm.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Mute Swan 84/365


This is the fist time I’ve ever seen one of these outside of a zoo and that makes its memorable. I had trouble selecting the one I liked best....

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wisteria 82/365

I hate this stuff! It has a pretty flower but everything else about it is evil. It grows on an adjacent property and scales a 9ft fence to enter my yard.  Everything this vine wraps itself around dies.  It’s covered with tiny barbs, it’s strong as hell, and it grows at an alarming rate. 

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Colorific 81/365

More experimentation with off camera flash on these multicolored crayons, flash left, f/11~1/60~iso 200~52mm~flash at ¼ power.  

Saturday, May 16, 2009

The Garden 80/365

I spent the day working in the yard and planting.  No real time to pick up the camera today….

Friday, May 15, 2009

Results I can live with 79/365

Finally, something I don’t hate.  Flash high on camera left with double diffuser gel and snoot.  

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Opportunist 78/365

 He’s the uninvited guest that shows up anytime there’s a free meal to be had.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Total Trash 77/365

If, and that’s a very BIG IF, anything good can be said about this its that both off camera flashes fired.   I clearly need lots of practice…….

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Monday, May 11, 2009

Chicklets 75/365

Inspired by Alan's Skittles I choose mini chicklets because I didn't like my previous effort with jellybeans and thought something smaller would work better.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Bubble Art 74/365

Water and oil may not mix but the separation makes interesting photographs.  The idea came from this months issue of popphoto. 

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Friday, May 8, 2009

Lily Pond 72/365

A peaceful and tranquil spot for sure. Too bad its not in my backyard.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Nature’s Carpet 70/365

I don’t know what they call this stuff that falls off the trees this time of year, but it covers everything. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Mr. Personality 69/365


He’s charming, , witty, provoking, comical, and at times a better conversationalist than some humans I know. 

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Snapping Turtle 67/365

This weekend’s accidental theme is uncommon pets. I had an opportunity to fire off a few frames and a couple of them came out well despite my being unprepared for the aquarium . I’ll definitely revisit this subject again.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Bearded Dragon 66/365

Native of Australia but this guy hails from across the street. My neighbor saw me out and about and offered up this uncommon subject. 

Friday, May 1, 2009

Back to Business 65/365

Spent too many hours upgrading my Mac and playing with iPhoto09.  The facial recognition capabilities are amazing and Geo-Tagging will become an everyday thing before long. It ties into Google Maps and allows you to plot the locations where you’ve been shooting.  Anyway… I’ll definitely pickup my camera again tomorrow and get back to business.