Wednesday, March 31, 2010

D182: My New Toy

Manual:  Read page 138 to 139 "Deliberate Overexposure".

Images:  Viewed images by Stephan Cooper

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

D181: Purple Beauties

Manual: Read page 134 and 135 " The importance of a Tripod".

Images:  Viewed images in Lenswork magazine.

Monday, March 29, 2010

D180: Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore.

Manual:  Read page 128 to 133 "Night and Low-Light Photography

Images:   Viewed images on TimeCatcher website.  If you want to see some stunning landscape images, check out this site.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

D179: Almost Full Moon

My first shot of a full moon.  I wish it was sharper, but didn't have my tripod with me.

Manual:  Read pages 126 to 127 "Mr. Green Jeans (The sky brothers' cousins}

Images:  Viewed images on flickr.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

D178: Starfish

I went to Fitzgerald Marine Reserve with my friend Cheryl.  It was low tide so there was a variety of marine life to photograph.  Below is a picture a leather starfish.

Manual:  Read page 122 to 125 "The Sky Brothers"

Images:  Viewed images in "Studio and Photography location magazine"

Friday, March 26, 2010

D177: Busy Bee and the Easter Egg Tree

Manual:  Read page 120 "The Gray card"

Images:  Viewing images in this month Rangefinder magazine

Thursday, March 25, 2010

D176: Waiting for the Train

Manual: Read page 118 to 119 "18% Reflective'

Images:  I viewed images Frederic Larson blog

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

D175: Threads

Manual:  Read pages 114 to 117 "Exposure Meters"

  Viewed images in Popular Photography magazine

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

D174: Cherry Blossoms

Read pages 110 to 113 "Backlight"

Images:  Viewed images in 'Twittering photographers" flickr group

Monday, March 22, 2010

D173: Daisies

I walked down to the lake during my lunch hour.  Sat on the grass and just people watch and enjoyed the sun.  There were several daisies scatter around the grass where I was siting.  This group of three caught my attention.

Manual: Read pages 106 to 109 "Sidelighting"

Images:  Viewed images in Photography BB online magazine.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

D172: Cartwheels

Manual:  Read pages 102 to 105 "Overcast Frontlight"

Images:  Viewed images by Marc Adamus  I love his work.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

D171: Tulips

I went up to Clear Lake with the local meet-up group to photograph tulips.  There were at least 25,000 of them,  all in full bloom.  I had a great time.  These were some of my favorites from the shoot   I did a little experimenting. The images on the right and bottom was shot looking through a wine glass.  The effect was pretty cool.

Manual:  Page 100 and 101 "Front light"

Images:  Viewed images on flickr

Friday, March 19, 2010

D170: Spring Smorgasbord

Manual: Read page 98 "Exercise Exploring Light"

Images: Viewed images by local photographer Thomas Broening

Thursday, March 18, 2010

D169: Abstract

Manual:  Read page 96 "The Best Light"

Images:  Viewed images in SF Social Flickr group

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

D168: Afternoon Snack

I had a choice between a fuji apple and peanut butter or fresh strawberries for my afternoon snack.

Manual:  Read page 94 and 95 "The importance of Light: The Importance of Exposure"

Images:  Viewed images by John Paul Camponigro

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

D167: Reading list

 52 books in 52 weeks challenge.

Currently reading Bryan Peterson's "Understanding Exposure"

      Audio Books:     The Four Agreements:    Don Miguel
                                           The Curious Incident of the Dog in the 
                                           Night-Time:   Mark Haddon

Manual: Read pages 90 and 91 "Making Rain"

Images: Shutterbug magazine.

Monday, March 15, 2010

D166: All by Myself

Manual:  Read pages 88 and 89 "Implied motion while zooming"

Images: Viewed images by photographer Bert Stephani.   Beautiful portraits.  I like his faces series.  check it out.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

D165: Another Sunset

Another beautiful sunset.

Manual:  Read page 86 and 87 "Exercise: Motion with a Stationery Camera"

Images:  Viewed images in "Twttering photographers" flickr group.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

D164: Side View Sunset

Another gorgeous day in the Bay Area. While driving down highway 12, I notice this beautiful sunset in my side view mirror.

Manual:  Read pages 84 and 85 "Implying motion"

Images:  Viewed images in American Photo magazine.

Friday, March 12, 2010

D163: Sunset

Manual:  Read pages 80 to 83 "Panning"

Images: images by Chase Jarvis

Thursday, March 11, 2010

D162: Gated Community

One office building's reflection in the mirror like windows of the other. ...also has the appearance of being behind a tall fence. Almost 3d effect.  Thanks Cheryl for the catchy title and the description.

Manual:  Read pages 76 to 79 "Freezing Motion"

Images:  Viewed images in Rangefinder magazine

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

D161: Shadows on the Wall

The shadows from the trees made an interesting picture on the brick wall.

Manual:  Read page 74 and 75 "The right shutter speed for the subject"

Images:   Viewed images by Nick Rapaz .   He has some great images of Michelle Obama

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

D160: Chocolate and Citrus

This was my afternoon snack. Tangerine for vitamin c and M&M's for antioixidants :)

Manual:  Read pages 72 to 74 "The importance of shutter speeds"

Image: Viewed images on flickr

Monday, March 8, 2010

D159: My Fortune

Cookie from today's lunch

Manual:  Read 68 to 69 "Aperture and Specular Highlights"

Images:  Viewed images in Photography BB magazine.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

D158: Full Bloom

Took a trip to Napa today with my friend Cheryl and the local meetup group.   We had a blast shooting the mustard fields and other scenery around Napa.   This was one of my favorite images from the shoot.  I will upload more images to my flickr page.

Manual:  Read page 62 to 67 "Aperture and Macro Photography"

Images:  Viewed images by UK photographer Christie Goodwin

Saturday, March 6, 2010

D157: End of day

Perfect ending to a beautiful day

Manual:  Read page 57 to 61 "Who cares? Apertures"

Images:   Viewed images in Flickr's "Twittering photography" group.

Friday, March 5, 2010

D156: Robin Eggs

The Chocolate kind.  :-)


Manual:  Read page 48 - 55 "Singular Theme Apertures"

Images:  Viewed images in  Popular Photography magazine.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

D155: UFO

I saw this single cloud hovering about the trees.  Reminds me of a UFO.

Manual:  Read page 46 and 47 "Zoom Lens Conversions for
                  fixed-lens digital cameras".

Images:     Viewed images in flickr explore.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

D154: The Window

I was standing at the corner waiting for the light to change. I happen to look up and notice this window.  This is a 20 story building.  My guess is with the strong wind and heavy rain we've had the last two days, it pop open.


Manual:  Read 38 to 45 "Storytelling Apertures" 

Images:  Read Scott Kelby blog today.  The guest photographer was
                   Calvin Hollywood.  I viewed more of his images on his 
                   website. Interesting images.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

D153: The Cathedral

This is a very interesting building.   I really like the architectural design.  I tried shooting it from different angles and found that this angle works best.   I could probably do a better job if I had a tilt shift lens.


Manual:  Read page 36 and 37 "Aperture and Depth of Field"

Images:  Viewed images in photo techniques magazine.

Monday, March 1, 2010

D152: Oh what a beautiful Morning

Woke up this morning to a spectacular sky.  Mother nature showed her colors.  It was a beauty morning.

Manual: Read page 32 and 33 'Seven creative exposure options"

Images:   Viewed images from the Twittering photography group.