Friday, April 30, 2010

D212: A Rose

is a rose by any other name.....

Manual:  Read pages 64 and 65  "Frontlight"

Images:   Viewed images by Tony Puerzer

Thursday, April 29, 2010

D211: Peach Swirl

I don't know what type of flower this is, but it's colorful.

Manual:  Read pages 62 and 63  "The importance of Light"

Images:  Viewed images by Australian Photographer Maurice Guerrieri

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

D210: Musical Kisses

6 Kisses, 7 People.........

Manual:  Read pages 58 and 59 "Hiring models"

Images:  Viewed images by local photographer Nick Aitken

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

D209: Moonlit Night

Couldn't think of a better title.

Manual:  Read page 56 and 57 "Children"

Images:   Viewed images by Nick Onken

Monday, April 26, 2010

D208: Spring Flowers

We had nice spring weather here in Cali today.  The weatherman has predicted rain for the next three days, so I decided to go out and photograph flowers today. Unfortunately my allergies were not happy with my choice subject. I couldn't decide on one image, so I posted my favorites from the set.

 Manual:  Read page 54 and 55 "People at Play"

Images:   Look through several photo magazines at Barnes and Noble. Photographers Forum magazine had some interesting images.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

D207: Purple

Not sure what type of flower this is, but the bees love it. They were everywhere. I wish I had my macro with me.

Manual:  Read page 50 to 53 'People at work"

Images: Viewed images in Flickr Interestingness top 500.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

D206: Entree

Broccoli with Oyster Sauce over rice

Manual:  Read page 48 and 49 "Using people to express a concept"

Images:  Viewed images in Rangefinder magazine.

Friday, April 23, 2010

D205: Happy Birthday

Birthday balloons.  Someone was having a birthday party at the local park.

Manual:  Read page 44 to 47 "People as Themes"

Images:  Viewed images by David Bergman

Thursday, April 22, 2010

D204: Fresh Fruit

This is tonight's dessert.

Manual: Read page 42 and 43 "Photographing People in Foreign Lands"

Images:  Viewed images by Elizabeth Carmel.   Beautiful landscape images.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

D203: Carabiner

This was taken with my blackberry. It's actually part of a lock.

Manual:  Read page 41 "White Balance and Warming Filter"

Images: Viewed images on flickr.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

D202: Don't even think about it

Today, my goal  was to shoot more images for my cloudscape series.  I took the back roads and came across a baby calf nursing with his mom.  I pulled over to take a few shots. As I was shooting pictures of the calf, this bull started walking towards me.  He stopped and sorta glared at me. I guess he was letting me know I was getting too close to his little one.  That's momma cow off to the left.  As you can see, she was headed over to where I was parked too.  I'm glad I was in my car.

Manual:  Read page 40 "Planning & Props: The Advantages of the staged candid"

Images:   Viewed images on gallery

Monday, April 19, 2010

D201: Rays of Light

I like the storm clouds above the sun rays.  Tomorrow's forecast calls for rain and possible thunderstorms. 

Manual:  Read page 36 to 39 "Posed and Candid".

Images: Viewed images by Leping Zha.  Beautiful landscape images.  My Gallery is "Visual Harmony" His infrared gallery is pretty too.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

D200: Flower Power

Today, I reached day 200 in my 365 project. I went out and photographed flowers with my friend Cheryl. I couldn't decided on one, so I posted my 3 favorites from today's shoot.

Manual:  Read page 34 and 35 "Breaking through the Shyness barrier"

Images:  Viewed images by David Chamberlain


Saturday, April 17, 2010

D199: Light Streak #1

Manual:  Read page 32 and 33 "Choosing the Right People"

Images:  Viewed images by Stefanie Herzer

Friday, April 16, 2010

D198: Sweet Treat

Manual:  Read page 29 "On the face of it"

Images:   Viewed images in "Popular Photography"

Thursday, April 15, 2010

D197: Late Night Snack

Manual:  Read pages 26 to 28 "People and their clothing"

Images:  Viewed images in flickr's "Photographers on Twitter" group.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

D196: Spring is here

Manual:  Read pages 24 and 25 "People and their environment"

Images:  Viewed images in American photo magazine

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

D195: Mesh Clouds

Manual:  Read page 22 "Observing people"

Images:  Viewed images in "Photo Technique" magazine.

Monday, April 12, 2010

D194: Sunset III

Another beautiful sunset after a hard rain.

Manual:  Read page 20 and 21 "Networking & Getting people to sign a model release form"

Images:  Viewed images  by Jens Haugen.  Very nice work.  Check out his Art section.  Very interesting work.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

D193: The Storm

Manual: Read page 16-19 "Approaching People"

Images:  Viewed images in by Jim Goldstein

Saturday, April 10, 2010

D192: Ice

Manual: Read page 14 "Psychology 101'

Images:  Viewed more images in flickr explorer.

Friday, April 9, 2010

D191: Face behind the Wall

While out on my daily walk, I notice this face appearing from behind some broken plaster on this abandon store front.   I'm not sure if it was a mural or a painting, but I thought it was quite interesting and kinda eerie.

Manual: I started a new book today.  "Beyond Portraiture"  By Bryan Peterson.  I read pages 8 -11 "Introduction"

Images:  Viewed images by Seth Restaino

Thursday, April 8, 2010

D190: Motorcycle down

My 30 minute commute turn into an  hour and a half.  I'm glad no one was hurt. 

Manual:  Read page 158 "Push and Pulling"

Images: Viewed images by Frank Doorhof. Very nice work.  Nice website.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

D189: Pooh Bear and Timon

Manual:  Read page 156 and 157 "Color"

Images:  Viewed images in American Photo Magazine

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

D188: Look! Up in the Sky

I only had my P&S with me, so the image is kinda grainy.  

Manual:  Read pages 154 and 155 "ISO"

Images:  Viewed this month issue of Shutterbug magazine.  So many magazines, not enough time.

Monday, April 5, 2010

D187: Bridge over Sunset's Waters

Today's picture was suppose to be another cloudscape. I saw the clouds off in the distance as I was driving home. I knew where I needed to be to get the picture I had envisioned. I took several shots of the clouds, but I was not satisfied with the results. As I was approaching the on ramp to the freeway headed home, I notice the clouds near the bridge. I knew the sun sets behind the bridge and when it gets to a certain point, it will make a beautiful silhouette and a nice shadow of the bridge pillars. I quickly turn around and found the perfect spot and waited. An hour and a half later, this is what I got. I think it was worth the wait.

Manual: Read page 150 and 151 "Graduate and Neutral Density filters"

Images:  Viewed images in the months Popular photography magazine.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

D186: Mustard, Rain and Fog

Manual:  Read pages 148 and 149 "Neutral Density Filters"

Images:  Viewed images in flickr's Northern California Photography pool.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

D185: Cloudscape II

Manual: Read pages 144 to 147 "Polarizing Filters"

Images:  Viewed images by Stephan Cooper

Friday, April 2, 2010

D184: Tonight's Dinner

Honey Walnut Shrimp with Broccoli and Fried Rice.

Manual:  Read page 142 "Multiple Exposures"

Images:  Viewed images by Stephen Matera

Thursday, April 1, 2010

D183: Another Sunset

I just love sunsets. :)

Manual:  Read page 140 and 141 "Double Exposure and Sandwiching"

Images: Viewed images on Joe McNally's blog