29 January 2010
What I initially thought was a throwaway shot turned out to be one of the most vibrant from the night. Yes, the saturation is a little off because of the high ISO, but I still like it. Bright!
(ISO 1600, f/4.5, 1/13s)
28 January 2010
Despite the cooler temperatures, the typical Friday night scene of teenagers going to the movies continued unabated. Reston Town Center was bustling on this Friday night, though this photo would show otherwise. Patience is a virtue.
(ISO 400, f/9.0, 1/3s)
27 January 2010
Outdoor ice rinks are all over the place in Northern Virginia and D.C. We went to Reston to check theirs out. Crowded with children and parents, it was a fun hour-long diversion.
(ISO 400, f/8.0, 1.5s)
26 January 2010
25 January 2010
My first attempt at photographing la bella luna. I've been told that I need to treat it as if I'm photographing the sun and adjust my settings as such. When I tried, all that remained in the shot was one lone dot with everything else in the frame black. This was shot with my 35mm prime; a longer focal length may be in order for starters. Any other thoughts?
(ISO 1600, f/2.8, 1/6s)
18 January 2010
I spotted this leaf in the fall. It caught my eye from 15 feet away, and I wanted it to catch the viewer's eye too. There was no way I could get close enough to it for a macro view without soaking myself or my camera. Picasa's focal black & white didn't capture my brain's perception. So, my better half gave me a crash course in Photoshop trickeration yesterday, and this was the first result. Thoughts?
13 January 2010
12 January 2010
There was much discussion on how to portray FDR when his memorial was planned. Rather than hide his illness like the radio could, they had him seated in his wheelchair.
(ISO 200, f/4.0, 1/60s, eV -0.33)
11 January 2010
I've taken to photographing the faces of statues lately. I'm constantly amazed that sculptors can capture every emotion so perfectly. Here, Mother Theresa comforts a child as a poor man kneels pleading for help with his eyes.
(ISO 1600, f/2.0, 1/160s, eV -0.33)
10 January 2010
09 January 2010
I have two shots of prayer votives from inside the church. By a slim margin, this was deemed the better of the two. Ma lit a few of them, in prayers of thanks I'm sure.
(ISO 1600, f/2.0, 1/640s, eV -0.33)
08 January 2010
07 January 2010
As suggested by a friend, we ventured out to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on Catholic University's campus in Washington, D.C. It was a beautiful morning to be out and about with my camera.
(ISO 100, f/22.0, 1/80s, eV -1.00)
02 January 2010
01 January 2010
I've been reading about an in-camera effect with my zoom lens. Set up a long exposure, and use the zoom to change the focal length while the shutter is open. I've seen some really great photographs using it. Another great reason to shoot in digital; with film, it'd be really expensive to perfect. I must've taken 50 or so shots on this day. I think this one went from 18mm in to about 35mm.
(ISO 100, f/36.0, 1.0s)