Night Rose

Night Rose

I was bored at 11 PM and looked out the windows and thought why not.  So grabbed my new LED Light panel, my Canon 5D Mark II and the 85mm 1.8 and went for it.  I haven’t used the 85mm or the LED much so it was a learning experience and not completely happy with the results.  It’s soft and grainy after it was converted to jpeg.  It was still interesting to stand in the middle of a median strip…

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Light Burning Bright

Light Burning Bright

This is the light outside my condo building.  For some reason it has been interesting to me lately after 10 years of walking by it.  So I took a shot yesterday with the Panasonic G3but it didn’t turn out the way I wanted.  Today I got a new lens in and for the Canon 5D Mark II and thought why not use the camera that costs a few thousand for the picture instead.  The image turned out the way I…

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Flower Power

Flower Power

I sold the old Canon gear today and sucked it up and bought a big boy camera.  I now own a Canon 5D Mark II.  I realize I’m a revision behind but the Mark III wasn’t worth the extra $1000.  I debated on this long and hard but for me to take the next step I needed a full frame camera.  This is the first pic with it after I worked out some settings and I’m very pleased with the…

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I Am A Rock

I Am A Rock

I shot this while out and about and after my very expensive viewfinder smacked the ground because it flew off the camera.  This was the nearest thing I could shoot to determine if the viewfinder was destroyed or not.  I am happy to report the viewfinder made it out alive and I got a decent picture out of it. Was shot on my 50mm Zeiss glass at 5.6 and ISO 400 with the Olympus E-P2.

Arachnid Surprise

Arachnid Surprise

The title comes from the spider that is captured in the flower.  When I took the picture is was drizzling rain and I wanted to do something quick and fast.  I felt like my old standby Buddha was over used and I had a lens that needed testing. I came into possession of a Carl Zeiss lens for the princely sum of $20 from shopgoodwill.com secret lens source and was too lazy to order in an adapter for it from Amazon.  Got…

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Perfect Buddha

Perfect Buddha

I haven’t called on Buddha for awhile to handle some photo duties for me so I felt the need.  This will be the last time I use an ironing board along with my curtains in the background along with the horrible lighting in my bedroom for photos.  The white box was ordered today. I digress.  This was shot on a Canon 1DS with my 50mm 1.4 USM lens.  The lens was wide open at 1.4 and the ISO at 800.  Since I…

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Pamela

Pamela

I asked Pamela to pose for me yesterday and she graciously agreed.  This is my first portrait using my new Metz Flash along with a diffuser.  Sadly I should have bounced the flash so it didn’t reflect off the blinds but one lives and learns.  Pamela’s color is amazing and the flash adds that extra warmth to the photo that brings out her features.

Night Rain

Night Rain

So I stopped and took a picture of building but didn’t like how it came out.  While I was standing there I saw this group of flowers lit by a light.  I only had my Panasonic 7-14 wide angle lens but a good photographer makes do with what he has (least thats my story).  So got close and took the shot.  A lot of cropping and fiddling later this is the end result.  Not perfect by any means because of…

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