Monday, May 31, 2010

D243: The Long Way Home

Book:  Starting a new book today:  "Within the Frame" by David  DuChemin.  Read pages 2 to 7 "It's about the Vision".

Images:  Viewed images by Australian photographer Craig Ingram. Beautiful landscape and wildlife   images.  He also has some awesome images of Rock climbers.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

D242: Asiatic Lily

Manual/Book:  Read pages 158 "Appendix B - Digital Workflow"

Images:  Viewed images by  Gill Taylor.

Saturday, May 29, 2010

D241:My Quiet Spot

Manual/Book:  Read pages 156 and 157 "Appendix B, digital workflow"

Images:   Viewed images on flickr

Friday, May 28, 2010

D240: Spinning Wheel

Came across this roadside carnival on my way home.  I had not taken my photo of the day so I stop and took a few images.  Since I'm doing the prime lens challenge this month, I only had my 50mm with me.  This was my favorite shot.  This wheel was not that colorful, but it was ok for my potd.

Manual/Book:  Read pages 154 and 155 "Sharpening"

Images:  Viewed images by Hark Lee .   This guy has some amazing landscape images.  I also like the layout of his website.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

D239: Cloud Mountain

I saw this bank of clouds at the end of a vineyard in Lodi.    It sort of looks like Mount St. Helen erupting.

Manual/Book:  Read pages 152 and 153 "Cropping and Resizing"

Images:  Viewed images in Outdoor Photographer Magazine.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

D238: I'm Still Standing

A gentleman walking along the pathway said that this use to be a huge Monterey Cypress or Eucalyptus tree.  He wasn't sure which one.

Manual/Book:  Read page 148 and 149 "Selective Atmosphere"

Images: Viewed images in this month edition of "Rangefinder"  There's a good article on "basic birding".

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

D237: Dover Park

Manual/Book:  Read page 144 to 147 "Adding Atmosphere"

Images:  Viewed more images in Annie Leibovitz book.

Monday, May 24, 2010

D236: The Book of Love

The book of love has music in it
In fact that's where music comes from
Some of it is just transcendental
Some of it is just really dumb
But I
I love it when you sing to me
And you
You can sing me anything
                                       from the song "Book of Love" by Peter Gabriel 

Manual/Book:  Read pages 141 to 143 "Sandwiching Images"

Images:  Viewed images in Annie Leibovitz book "A Photographers Life "1990 - 2005".

Sunday, May 23, 2010

D235: Saving Grace

I woke up this morning with a sinus headache.  I stayed indoors all day napping and reading. I didn't have the energy to do anything else .  Several days ago I saw this flower in my neighbors  front yard.  I had plan on  photographing  it next week.  My planned photo of the day would require me to drive at least 2  miles and I was just not up to driving anywhere.  Not sure what type of flower it is but I thought it made for a nice pic of the day.

Manual/Book:  Read pages 136 to 139 "High-Tech Cutting and Pasting"

Images:  Viewed images in "In our Prime" flickr group

Saturday, May 22, 2010

D234: Homeward Bound

The weather here in Cali was bizarre today. First, there was thunder follow by a heavy down pour. At one point it was raining so hard, I thought it was a hail storm. Finally  partly blue skies by 7pm. Strangest weather I've ever seen in California. I took the back road home and came upon this beautiful sky. I added a little HDR.

Manual/Book:  Read pages 134 and 135 "Adding Drama"

Images:  Viewed images on Flickr

Friday, May 21, 2010

D233: Fire in the Sky

Manual/Book:  Read pages 132 and 133 "Painting different colors"

Images:  Viewed images in Shutterbug Magazine.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

D232: Rose Bush

I'm not too happy with this composition,   I wish I had time to go back after sunset.

Manual/Book:  Read pages 128 to 131  "Mixing Color with Black and White"

Images:   Viewed images in this month edition of Lenswork magazine.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

D231: Sidelight

Manual:/Book:  Read pages 126 and 127 "Major Color Changes"

Images:  Viewed images by Michael Zagaris

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

D230: Cloudscape III - Blue Skies

Manual/Book:  Read pages 124 to 125 "Tweaking Color"

Images:  Viewed images by Trey Ratcliff

Monday, May 17, 2010

D229: Leaving the Station

My first attempt at HDR  This images appears soft to me, but when I click on it to enlarge, it appears sharp. Not sure why. ???  Looks better on flickr

Manual/Book:  Read pages 122 and 123 "What Wrinkles?"

Images:     Viewed images in Digital Photo Pro magazine.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

D228: Celosia

The name Celosia comes from the Greek word meaning burning, and when one is confronted with a bouquet of red, orange, and yellow blossoms, resembling fire, the name is certainly apt.   I saw these at the local nursery.   They are so beautiful.

Manual/Book:  Read pages 120 and 121 "No One's Perfect"
Images:            Viewed images in Shutterbug and American Photo Magazine

Saturday, May 15, 2010

D227: End of Day

Manual/Book:  Read pages 114 to 117 "Lens Choice"

Images:  Went to Barnes and Noble today.  I look at several photo magazines and books.  One book that stood out to was "Through the Lens: National Geographic Greatest Photographs"  Beautiful images.

Friday, May 14, 2010

D226: Call me Mellow Yellow

The daisies in the background remind me of fireflies.

Manual/Book:  Read pages 110 to 113 "Choosing the Right Aperture"

Images:  Viewed images by Photographer Alex Fox.  Very nice collection of food images.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

D225: Triplets

I love purple

Manual/Book:  Read pages 102 to 109 "Movement and Speed"

Images:  Viewed images by Steve Dantzig

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

D224: Breath, Calm

I probably should have straighten the bottle and turn it more to the left, but I was too tired to re shoot.

Manual/Book: Read pages 98 to 101 "Backgrounds"

Images:  Viewed images by Chris Orwig. Chris teaches   Really website design and nice portraits.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

D223: Pulley????

Not sure what this is, but it looks like some kind of pulley. It was attached to a pole near a parking lot.   At first I thought it was some type of anchor, but there was no marina or lake nearby. Any one know?

Manual/Book: Read pages 94 to 97 "Scale"

Images: Viewed images by photographer Brian Matiash.   If you are a big fan of HDR, check out his work.

Monday, May 10, 2010

D222: Survivor

It was very windy and rainy the past two days. So, I was surprise to find these tulips still standing. There were quite a few, but this one stood out.   Half of the petals were gone, but it was still standing. Maybe it's just me, but it looks like a man sitting down with his legs hanging over the sides and his hands in the air.

Manual/Book:  Read pages 92 and 93 "Working the Subject"

Images:   Viewed images by Joe McNally

Sunday, May 9, 2010

D221: Yellow and Orange

Manual: Read pages 90 and 91 "Point of View"

Images:   Viewed images by Wes Kroninger.  Awesome portraits. Check him out.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

D220: Lightstreak II

Light streaks from a MAC truck

Manual:  Read pages 86 and 89 "The Rule of Thirds"

Images:  Viewed images in flickr "inourprime" group


Friday, May 7, 2010

D219: Leaves

After spending two days photographing flowers, my sinuses went berserk.  I decided to stay indoors today and rest.  Weapons of choice: Claritin, saline nasal spray and plenty of water .  I laid on the couch looking out  window and notice how the sun back lit  some of the leaves on one of my plants.  What really intrigued me was the details in the leaves.  Thus, my picture of the day.   

Manual:  Read pages 84 and 85 "The Vertical Format"

Images:     Viewed images by Rosie Hardy   Very interesting collection of portraits.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

D218: A Touch a Spring

I love photographing all the pretty spring flowers. Unfortunately my allergies disagree. I take the shot and then  have a sneezing fit for the next 5 minutes. The sacrifices we endure to get the image.: )

Manual:  Read pages 82 and 83 "Fill the Frame"

Images:  Viewed images by Mark Halper.  Absolutely  beautiful b/w portraits.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

D217: A Daisy

Manual:  Read pages 80 and 81 "What is Composition?"

Images:  Viewed images by Chris Grey

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

D216: Shadows II

Manual:  Read pages 76 and 77 "Dappled Light and Diffused Light"

Images:  Viewed images by Ian Spanier.  Nice images and great web layout. 

Monday, May 3, 2010

D215: Yellow Beauty

Manual:  Read pages 68 to 76 "Backlight"

Images:  Viewed images in F-Stop Magazine.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

D214: Suisun Lighthouse

Manual:  Read pages 66 and 67 "Sidelight"

Images:   Viewed images by Mark Malby  I forgot how I found this site, but I glad I came upon it.  This guy has very interesting collection of images from his travels around the world.  Check out his Stark Images gallery.  He also has some good articles.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

D213: Shadows

Shadows on my bathroom window.

Manual:   Read pages 65 and 66 "Frontlight"

Images:   Viewed images in the latest addition of Photography BB magazine.