29 April 2010

superbly detailed

A little bit closer. Her initial reaction was zinnia, but she soon realized it wasn't.
(ISO 400, f/9.0, 1/4000s, 4x macro)

28 April 2010

fine and dandelion

A splash of yellow in an otherwise boring grass-scape of green. I don't know why these are hated so!
(ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/640s)

27 April 2010

leaves and veins

A new closeup perspective on leaves. Well, new for me at least. Now, if only had a room with green accents...
(ISO 200, f/9.0, 1/20s, 4x macro)

26 April 2010

on my belly, part deux

I crawled, kneeled, and squatted for many of these tiny flowers.
(ISO 100, f/4.5, 1/160s, 4x macro filter @55mm)

25 April 2010

as the story goes

She once was on a bike ride with her dad and uncle. Trying to ford this stream, she lost traction and fell off her bike. We found the footpath much easier to negotiate.
(ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/800s)

24 April 2010

crag dogs in training

She loves Bernese mountain dogs. I see them on outdoor excursions often. Were it not for their gigantic size, we'd probably have a few of them by now.
(ISO 100, f/2.8, 35mm)

23 April 2010

bridge over dirtied waters

We came upon a bridge over a creek. It was filthy. Rather than use Photoshop trickeration, I used depth of field and an alternate point of view to disguise the creek's less attractive attributes. I've done it before closer to home.
(ISO 100, f/2.8, 1/200s)

22 April 2010

bridal shower? no, thanks.

While the ladies enjoyed the bridal shower, I went for a walk in the woods with my father-in-law-to-be.
(ISO 800, f/3.5, 1/60s)

21 April 2010

cliche tourist photo

Due to our late arrival, the golden hour had long since passed, and I failed in my attempts to photograph the cherry blossoms. Oh well, they'll be back next year!
(ISO 1600, f/2.0, 1/50s)

20 April 2010

twilit tulip

We fought our way to the Tidal Basin after eating some Ben's Chili Bowl. Too many tourists in both places, so we bailed and headed to the Russia House in Dupont Circle. Must return for a proper meal that doesn't revolve around vodka.
(ISO 800, f/2.0, 1/50s)

12 April 2010

opening bud

Before I left for spring break, I had a chance to get on my belly at school and snap a few of the flowers littering our campus. This bud has most likely bloomed and moved on since it was taken.
(ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/100s, 4x macro filter)

11 April 2010

more depth?

I think this one has a bit more depth than yesterday's shot. Same sunset, different point of view. Thoughts?
(ISO 100, f/22.0, 30.0s)

10 April 2010

weak sunset

As it turned out, I chose the worst day to have the forethought to go out to the lookout for some long exposure sunset shots. The rest of the days weren't as clear skies and were lit up with all kinds of colors in the clouds. At least I was climbing instead!
(ISO 100, f/22.0, 8.0s)

09 April 2010

ice cold pepsi? no, thanks.

The Schultz family has a whole lot of old tin signs decorating the cabins and buildings around the campground. Rather odd since the only beverage I want to drink there is Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale.
(ISO 100, f/5.6, 1/1000s)

08 April 2010

moonlight illumination

I believe I'm going to convert this one to black & white for a poster-sized print for our freshly-painted guest bedroom.
(ISO 400, f/10.0, 20.0s)

07 April 2010

treeline against a blue sky

Taking an afternoon siesta, the almost white bark of the trees really stood out against the blue sky.
(ISO 100, f/10.0, 1/320s, eV -1.0)

06 April 2010

petal depth

I wish I'd had more depth of field in this shot. Macro photography is a whole different animal that I'm going to have to get used to.
(ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/640s, 10x macro filter)

tiny flowers

In between climbs, I got on my belly to take some macro pictures of flowers that were dwarfed by the pennies in my pocket.
(ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/250s, 10x macro filter)

04 April 2010

cabin one

During an afternoon siesta, I was struck by the blue sky above and the fact that there were actually clouds floating by. There wouldn't be clouds for the rest of the week.
(ISO 100, f/14.0, 1/125s, eV -1.00)

03 April 2010

off to the woods

Horse Pens 40 is an amazing climbing destination near Steele, Alabama. I spent the better part of my spring break camped out with the boulders and some friends. The rock is bullet hard sandstone with amazing texture.
(ISO 100, f/9.0, 1/250s, 10x macro filter)