Saturday, November 27, 2010

Faces from Colorado

Canon 30d
Shutter 1/125
Aperture f/4.5
ISO 100
Natural Light

I've spent a week or so in Colorado for the Thanksgiving holiday and here are 2 of my favorite people in the world: my brother Matt and my nephew Josh. I have so much to be thankful for and this is a good representation of it. I spent the day skiing and laughing more than I've laughed in a while.

For this shot, I was immediately struck by the cool reflection. It's funny, I skied all day with my camera strapped to my back and the shot I'm using could have been done without wearing skis at all.

I really want to tell you all more but frankly, I'm exhausted and I have an unbelievable journey ahead of me. More on the later I'm sure. Happy Thanksgiving everyone and kudos to B for the awesome banner.


Friday, November 26, 2010

Faces Friday with Jay'me

Cannon elph
duck tape
f 4.9

'Tis the season for friends and family. Hugs, love and warm fuzzys. This little sweetie (Maddie) has a huge crush on her uncle Craig. She is in heaven in this photo. I took lots of photos but came back to this one because it was the first and most authentic. I know the back ground it loud and the flash is bleaching out their color.
This is the best I've got. Love is always good enough - heck it's the BEST!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Let's Eat

From our tables to yours, Happy Thanksgiving.

Nikon D40 kit lens
ss 1/40sec

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wordless Wednesday with Sere

Well folks, big surprise I am up yet again for Wordless Wednesday :). We also are still looking for Rachel, the winner of last week's Wordless Wednesday. I don't believe we have heard from you yet. Please contact us at

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

Commenter's (that's you) must comment and guess how the photo associates with the previous (Tuesday's) photo. We will take a look at every commenter's comments and randomly select a winner on the following Saturday. The winner will get to be our guest photographer on the following Tuesday. If you can't make Tuesday, we will pick another day that works for you. We aren't too picky. So if you think you have an 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 and allow 3C1D to publish the photo and follow the rules...

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

Ready, Set, Go.....

Nikon D90
Nifty Fifty Fixed 50mm lens
Aperture F/2.8
Shutter Speed 1/60 sec.
On camera flash

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

That is sick

The tie that binds Scott's photo yesterday and mine today is that both will make you sick.

Nikon d40 kit lens
ISO 200
aperture f/11
shutter speed 1/15sec
manual, natural light

Nauseous yet?

I've been lamenting about being off my mojo in my photography lately. I've whined about it quite a bit actually. Today I set out in search of my mojo.
I searched my yard, no luck.
I searched my car, not there either.
In the end I found it hiding at a local park.

Somehow I decided that climbing on a tire swing in the rain and spinning myself around while taking photos would be a good idea. I must have lost my mind while looking for my mojo.
My stomach recovered sometime around dinner time even though these were taken at lunch time.

I should share with those of you that are actually interested in attempting this photo, the key to making this photo work was the cloudy sky. If it had been full sun I would not have been able to get my f-stop to f/11 (allowing for the tire to stay in focus) while slowing my shutter speed so you could see the spin in the mulch below.

Have fun, go play, and get sick.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Burger's the size of puppies!

So it's confession time. Sometimes here at 3C1D, I shoot photos and look for a connection later. In fact, I've even admitted to it here. Most of the time it works well. After all, Brandi and I have already decided we are twins somehow mysteriously separated at birth. But this time, I'll admit, the connection is tenuous at best. The truth is that I'm just not able to do a lot of leg work and I felt compelled to post this photo simply because the burger was HUGE!

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4
Shutter Speed 1/30
ISO 400
Natural Light

This is a place called Jack 'N Grill. It's a restaurant in Denver that was made famous on the show "Man Versus Food." In that episode, the host attempted to eat a 7 pound breakfast burrito. Naturally, when I decided to visit my sister in Denver for Thanksgiving I knew I had to sample this gargantuan concoction. Turns out they have enormous burgers too.

This is my nephew's attempt at eating this burger. He did not quite finish it but I did manage to capture the moment appropriately.

The bad news for me is I had to use an ISO setting of 1600 and an aperture of f1.4. The result is the noise and general softness. It's unfortunate but it's what I had to do.

Okay, I'm going to keep this short because I'm in the middle of cooking and I gotta get back to it. Thanks for checking in and I promise to try and connect a little better next time.


PS - The 7 pound burrito is bigger than it is tasty. It was still very good and the record for finishing it in one sitting is held by a woman and she ate it all in 28 minutes!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

3 Peas in a Pod

Cannon PowerShot SD790is (Elph)
Duck tape
ISO 80

This ties in with the last two posts - Irresistible babies and dogs...

I believe I'm at the desperate stage now. I'm feeling done with the iphone camera and my little broken Elph can't focus up close at all. I have to squeeze the camera to get correct contacts inside to keep it operating. It's actually held together with DUCK TAPE ! It lost it's end on one side and it's poor guts were all visible to the naked eye. I did an emergency tape job. She doesn't quite focus like she used to - but if you baby her, she'll work - sometimes. I have to stand way back then zoom in via photoshop later. It's pretty much the same as my iphone in capability (or lack there of).

Today's post is of our three baby Frenchies (French Bulldogs). They are 13days old, just starting to open their eyes and talking in their crazy wild dreams. How does something that has never even seen daylight have chasing dreams? Their feet are going and they're barking at something. I really want to see what they're chasing or what's chasing them.

I'm going to checkout the new Powershot seeing how awesome Amanda Post was with the glass art. It will step up to the plate while I figure out a solution for a big camera.
I see they are very reasonably priced and are great little, very capable cameras.
Stay tuned,