Friday, October 22, 2010

Just Hanging Out...

Just a quick mention and shout out to our Wordless Wednesday winner Kristine!! Congrats you were randomly chosen as the winner! Please email us at to find out about where you need to go from here. I can't wait to see your photo!!

As for my photo.... I actually took this picture before I saw Brandi's post from yesterday, bad Sere I know, but I had a good opportunity to play so I took it. I had this grandiose idea in my head of all three of these guys looking up at me all perfect like, you know like a calendar pic where everybody looks so cute and fuzzy. Well needless to say that did not work out at all. Charlie the kitty had his own ideas of what he wanted to do and it was not pose for a picture for me. How dare my local, very friendly, yet total barn cat not want to do what I wanted him to do. Hmmpf, it just doesn't make sense. So I stopped waving the camera in front of his face and went on with my day, trying to figure out how to do Friday Faces and connect it to Brandi's heart post.

Uuuuh duh! With her heart picture I realized that I had to connect it by way of taking a Friday Faces picture of someone that I love, so I went back to my pics from this morning and took a look around. None of them were exceptionally good, but this one does tell a bit of a story and I have realized that I am a story telling photography person. Almost every picture I take has a story of some sort behind it or I don't typically take the picture.

Nikon D2x
Nifty Fifty Portrait lens, fixed 50mm
Aperture F/13
Shutter 1/80 sec.
Natural Lighting, Aperture Priority Mode

In this picture Colton was trying to make sure that puppy didn't run off because he was scared of Charlie the kitty. Puppy was like, uh why am I here, I don't want to be here, can I please go back to my momma. I know this was what he was thinking because everytime you let go of him where did he race off to? None other then Momma. Charlie the kitty kept following me around wanting attention from me, I kept refusing him and sending him back to Colton. He retaliated by refusing to look at me and my camera, instead he kept snuggling up to Colton and turning his back to me. Like, ha, I know what you want and I am going to pout and not give it to you because you won't pet me. I know for a fact this was what he was thinking, I know it, really I do.

So what story in pictures can you come up with Jay'me?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Let Your Love Light Shine

Before I unveil my picture for the night, there is some 3C1D business to tend to.
First: Go comment on Scott's post from yesterday. Seriously people all you have to do is comment and you could be randomly selected to be our next guest photographer. Click on the guest photographer link over there --->
to see who else has been a guest photog. They'll all tell you it's easy as pie.

Second: We've got our very own flickr stream. Ever look at one of our photos and wonder what the pull back shot looks like or what kind of bloopers we might have? This will be the place for you to see all of those. No more cheating on here. If you want to see that second shot (or 4, 5, 6..10th shot) you'll have to head here.

There. That's done.

Scott's picture yesterday was all about light. The color cast from the high pressure sodium lamps, the flare, the specks... it's all about light. The deliciously, wonderful light.
I wanted to find another way to make light the leading actor. In fact in this photo the light is the only actor.

Nikon d40 kit lens
ISO 400
Shutter speed 8.00sec (yes that's correct)
aperture f25

These are glow sticks, 6 of them to be exact. I originally had lofty goals of writing of 3C1D but alas getting the heart was enough for a solo project. I slowed the shutter down, used my 10sec timer (you'll remember my wireless remote is in the bottom of the lake) to make sure I didn't shake the camera at all and slowly drew a heart. Over and over again, trying to stay in the same shape and size as the previous heart.
Grab your flashlights, your tripod and your camera and give it a try. It's crazy fun. Oh and locking yourself in your dark closet can be dangerous. A hanger to the eyeball is painful. Use caution.

Which Friday Face is Sere going to catch....

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Wordless Wednesday with Scott with one change

The poster must post only one(1) photo with settings. No additional verbiage (other than the rules) is allowed.

Commenters (that's you) must comment and guess how the photo associates with the previous(Tuesday's) photo. (Here's the new part!) We will take every commenter and randomly select a winner on the next Friday around noon (no Guarantees on the noon thing ~ we're artist wannabe's after all). The winner will get to be our guest poster on the following Sunday. So if you think you have the answer (or even if you don't) leave a comment, you might just win!

No previous photography experience required. In fact, wannabe's like us, are encouraged. The only criteria; you must be able to take a photo (any camera will do), email said photo, allow 3C1D to publish said photo and follow the rules...

1 guess only per person. All rules strictly enforced with a paddle (Brandi style)!

Ready Set Go!!!!!

Canon 30D
Canon EF 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6
Focal Length 35mm with Phoenix Fish Eye Filter

Shutter Speed 1/8
Aperture f/16.0

ISO 400
Aperture Priority
Natural Light

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I'm So Cursed...

So, this little bad luck charm and I ran circles around each other for a good while this morning. I'm pretty sure if I'm to get struck by lighting for crossing his path, you will all see the glow from where ever you are!
I couldn't use a flash on this shy guy and he wouldn't let me pose him. So it was a sit and wait kind of a thing. I of course played with my setting and ISO speed. I took a ton of over and under exposed shots to gripe about and a few shots to share.

After seeing Sere's shot yesterday, I was all a flutter thinking of dogs and werewolves. How to tie in the season upon us and her subject with teeth ???
My dog are NOT scary & unless I put costumes on them, they really wouldn't work. An owl would have been awesome but I don't have one all trained up to show up at 8:30 am to shoot. So here kitty kitty kitty.
The only cat I have access to is a free roaming (on a busy street) barn cat who happens to be completely jet black. I knew getting him yawning would have been most awesome but he didn't cooperate.

So here's Buddy the barn cat.

Cannon EOS
natural light
f 5.6
ISO 400

Cannon EOS
natural light
f 5.6
ISO 400

Monday, October 18, 2010


When I first saw Myndi's picture my thought was to see if I could find any Halloween decorations and connect it that way. But honestly, I just never made it into town to do that, so I had to look elsewhere. Here is what I found...

Nikon D2x
ISO 320
Lens: my nifty fifty portrait lens, a fixed 50mm lens
Aperture F/8
Shutter 1/80 of a second
Nikon Speedlight SB-400 Flash
Aperture Priority Mode

I went out to take care of the pups, of which I have four cute little stinkers that are still here. I was watching them play with each other and I had my camera out, just to capture it. When I have pups, I have no shortage of adorable things to take pictures of. As they were playing I realized, hey teeth are for chewing and who is in that chewing stage right now? None other then my four cute stinkers, so there came my connection. At first I tried to take shots of them chewing on things but those didn't turn out so well, neither did the chewing on each other. To blurry for the most part and none that had a real good look at their eyes.

Those of you that know anything about wildlife photography, know that the eyes are what normally makes a great wildlife shot. You don't always have a lot of time to mess around with making everything look "just right" when photographing animals so you have to move fast. Most of the time you have a split second to get that adorable look and in this case I was able to catch it. Oh and you can also see his teeth in this shot as well, which is why I posted this shot instead of the other one that I was thinking about.

Jay'me is up tomorrow and I look forward to her post.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Welcome Myndi!

Clap your hands ladies and gentlemen. Lets give Myndi a warm 3C1D welcome!

Here's a little info on Myndi by Myndi-
I'm married with 3 kids and love my life! I wouldn't say I'm a great photo taker, but hey...I have a camera, and when I think of it, I really like to take photo's.
I'm going to add in that Myndi is 3C1D family. She's actually married to Sere's brother and she's a friend of mine. Weather you're family or a stranger like last weeks winner Amanda, we love equally around here.

Myndi's Inspiration-
This was such a fun experiment! I went out today through our neighborhood and took some pics of what I thought would relate to the Rex in front of all that green. I thought about toys, an animal, like a squirrel just like Brandi thought, anything green, which would be ok...but then I thought about teeth. So, this is what I can up with, the teeth from Rex to the teeth in the Halloween decoration I saw in out neighborhood the evening. I don't photo shop, so this is the pic my camera takes.

And what a great photo it is Myndi. Check it out gang.

Cannon Rebel EOS
aperture f5.6 @ 33mm
shutter speed 1/250 sec
ISO 400

This dude is seriously scary. Thanks so much for joining us Myndi.

Sere's up tomorrow. Can't wait to see where she's going with this!