Saturday, March 26, 2011
Friday, March 25, 2011
Shutter 1/400 sec.
Mr. (or Miss) Pelican was hanging out by the tarpon feeding area where all of the crazy tourists(including my family and I) pay good money to feed these HUGE fish in the ocean. He was trying his hardest to get any fish that the tarpons did not get. I believe he was a little upset with me because I had a camera in his face instead of a fishie and he(she) was letting me know all about his not so happy feelings. I just thought he was kinda cool because he had blue eyes and was quite pretty as far as pelicans go.
Here's hoping that spring and warmer weather gets back here soon. Anybody else feel extra, specially cold after our 70 degree days today? We even started a fire at our house. Brrrr!
Thursday, March 24, 2011
This is a picture of a head of cabbage. I had just washed it and the the sun coming through the window just looked too cool to not photograph. I was particularly drawn to the magnifying effect the droplets have. The only thing I didn't do was set-up my tripod. It was magic hour and I didn't think it had enough time.
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 (yes, that's all I've been using lately. Whatcha gonna do about it?!?!)
I actually tried to go outside this afternoon to shoot outdoors (what a novel idea!) but I forgot it was still winter and was completely unprepared for the cold. I took one shot and high tailed it for the warmth of my Subaru. Funny how 37 degrees feels SO much colder after you've had a sniff of 65. What the Hell!
Anyway, were I to do this over, I would use an even smaller aperture, employ my tripod, and set the ISO speed to 100. All of which would have improved the quality, mostly in regards to noise and sharpness. Oh well. I know where I can get cabbage so maybe some other day. For now, I'm content with this.
Get your guesses in for WW! There's still time!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
The poster (that's me) will post a picture and its settings. No other verbiage is allowed. The commenter's (that's you) will guess in the comments section below how my picture associates with yesterdays (Tuesday's) picture. It can be a setting. It can be a play on words. It can be a theme. In every photo there are numerous ties, thus creating no right or wrong answer. Just make a comment below and you will be entered into our drawing to be our next guest photographer.
What if I am not good enough to be a guest photographer?
You are good enough. We love all kinds of photographers! That's what makes this so much fun. We believe that everybody has a unique view of this world and we want to see it through the lens of your camera. Any camera goes, camera phone, point and shoot, film camera that has its photos turned into jpgs., high end professional grade cameras, any and all of them! So make a guess and have some fun!
How does this all work?
The contest will go on until my (Brandi's) next post. I will use random.org to choose the winner and post the story behind my picture and what the connection is, along with my photo for that day. All you have to do, as our chosen winner, is email us your picture before 10pm on your post day. Usually on a Sunday, but we are flexible. The photo has to be yours, has to tie into the picture from the day before, and 3C1D has to be authorized to use it. Just remember to keep checking back with us to make sure you get the post about who has won.
Only one guess per person. Have fun!
As usual I am wishing for a macro. The focal point on non-macro cameras just aren't the same when trying to capture things like this tree bud. Can you see the lovely spider web hanging from the bud? For our family seeing the buds on the trees around our home is how we know that spring is just around the corner. Maybe it's the farmer in my husband whose job it is to grow things, so we notice and find it fascinating. We love to watch the buds grow and then explode with life. It's pretty awesome if you have never taken the time to actually watch it happen as the days unfold. How remarkable it is from a seemingly dead living thing to just start to pop out with life and color.
Monday, March 21, 2011
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
You'll notice the rather small aperture. The idea was to get a good solid depth of field with such a close-up picture. Owing to the small aperture I was forced to drive up the ISO a bit. I found however that when the subject has this much going on the noise is really difficult to notice, especially on the screen. It's there but it doesn't detract like it might from a crystal blue skyline.
So let's give a toast to spring! Here here! And more 60 degree days please.