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At first glance, this might be construed as some kind of glass dragonfly. Actually, it’s the screen from Nick’s cell phone, he dropped a mere 6 months after getting it. He’s quite adept at destroying them. My contribution to The Weekend in Black and White, 3-May-2013 Canon EOS 7D (100mm, f/8, 1/8 sec, ISO800) [...]
I originally posted this is color, here, but I also like it in monochrome, so I’m sending it out for The Weekend in Black and White, 22-Feb-2013. It’s a container of colored toothpicks, less the color I don’t normally like to dive into my archives or reuse photos; I’d rather spend the time taking photos. [...]
This is a similar shot from earlier this week; this one is with a slightly faster shutter speed. I though it was cool in monochrome. If you haven’t seen the earlier post, check it out, it will explain It’s a stream of water from a small fountain, see this post for the details of the [...]
Any idea what this is? Another vision from my wacky mind. My contribution to Macro Monday and Weekly Top Shot #67, and NatureFoorstep Abstract. Scroll down for the answer. Canon EOS 7D (100mm, f/5.6, 1/2500 sec, ISO1600) It’s a stream of water from a small fountain, here is a photo of the setup. The [...]
I shot this from inside a phone booth recently. If you want the see the outside and get a little more details on the phone booth, stop back Friday for a Weekend Reflection! I shot this with my 8mm fisheye on a cold night after a storm had passed through, which gives the nice clouds. [...]
My wife gave me this cool battery-powered corkscrew for Christmas. You cut the foil, place the device over the cork, and press a button. In about 5 seconds, the cork is removed. What’s even cooler is that it glows blue when the battery is charging. Happy New Year! Canon EOS 7D (50mm, f/0, 1/10 sec, [...]
In contrast to ‘old tyme‘ I did a little light painting in the basement for your Christmas enjoyment (having a completely dark workspace is really handy for this stuff). I used my wide angle zoom and manual exposure with 15 second shutter to give me enough time to write my message (Merry Xmas), but I [...]
One of my specialties for your Christmas enjoyment, an out of focus photograph of our Christmas tree This was very intentional, I love what that f1.4 aperture does to lights. Merry Christmas all. Peace. Canon EOS 7D (50mm, f/1.4, 1/40 sec, ISO400)
This lime green pillow created some really interesting shadows late one afternoon. Monochrome conversion in Silver EFEX Pro. My contribution to The Weekend in Black and White, 14-Dec-2012 and Shadow Shot Sunday.
I spied this cool shadow in my garage the other afternoon. The X was created by an extension cord that was hanging up. Can you guess what made the cool, saw-like shadow on the right? (answer below the photo) A contribution to The Weekend in Black and White, 13-July-2012 and Shadow Shot Sunday I’ll be away [...]
I bet you were thinking a different kind of wave, eh? Another photo taken from the car. I intentionally moved the camera up and down while panning right. It makes an interesting half sine-wave.
The camera was set to shutter priority with a shutter speed of 0.6 seconds, manually focused at infinity. The long shutter combined with the movement of my hand produced a surreal effect. The street lights on the right side, middle of the horizon look like arrows pointing down from the skies.
Another one to freak your eyes out; a large collection of little reflections. Where do they come from? The next photo should explain everything. A contribution to Weekend Reflections #125 Several years ago, I purchased an Altec Lansing iM600. It’s an iPod dock and a FM radio and it has phenomenal sound quality for such [...]
Merry Christmas to all! I do not have any posts scheduled until 30-December, taking some time off. Please visit UE for more trees.
Can you guess what this is? To me, it looks like a big green eyeball. The explanation is below the photo. A contribution to Macro Monday. This was created by my youngest son. He took a button battery and attached it to a green LED (with tape) so that the LED was illuminated. He sealed [...]
I captured this air cleaner from a custom motorcycle at Lansdale Bike Night. I’m not a huge fan of custom choppers, but I think the shape of this is interesting. I mistakenly has my camera set to trigger a remote flash wirelessly, yet there was no wireless flash (duh). I got lucky. I think the [...]
As I was cleaning up the garage (an impossible task), I came across an old can of silver paint and dumped it in a tray to allow the liquids to evaporate. I noticed some cool patterns as the paint and oil separated and it gave me an idea. I set my flash for wireless control [...]
Another twist & zoom shot however, instead of twisting the camera, I moved it in an arc. The blue is a gazing ball and you can see a silhouette of me at the bottom of the blue trail. Submitted for Midweek Blues
Today is Nick’s college orientation, so I’ll doubt I’ll be visiting many blogs today. This was produced using an old photo trick called zoom & twist. Using a camera with a zoom lens, set the shutter speed to about a half second. While focused on the subject, open the shutter and simultaneously twist the camera [...]
The answer to yesterday’s mystery, TexWisGirl was right on the money. I had a about half a gallon of old latex paint that I poured in an old pan and allowed it to dry out before disposing of it. I used that stick to move the partially dried paint around into a ‘clump’ and took [...]
Say what? Another bizarre composition to confuse you. See if you can guess what this is. I’ll reveal the ridiculous answer tomorrow. I have post-processed this a bit, but the color is pretty true to the original. Another example of me amusing myself. Submitted for Macro Monday I may not get to visit many of [...]
This was taken at my son’s 7th grade band concert. I snapped a shot right after the stage lights went down so there was minimal light (thank you, Captain Obvious). This is a crop of one of the band members face, converted to monochrome. The second shot is some bizarre Lightroom artifact, but I thought [...]
Another funky LED light in our house with a bunch of circular openings. The light is sitting in a bay window that has a tile ledge, so you are seeing the reflections off the tile and the lines are the grout. Submitted for Weekend Reflections #87.
This weeks DPS theme is ‘fools‘ and I got nuttin. I didn’t really try hard. Oh well. These are ice pellets streaking down the front windshield of my car. We had rain mixed with sleet the other morning and I thought this looked pretty cool. I was sitting in my driveway; I wasn’t trying to [...]