This shot was also taken the same time of day, and I did a low number f stop with this, as it was misty and i just mainly wanted to focus in on the deer feeder and the edge of the porch, and wanted to capture the "mystery " and not focus on the other aspects of the scene. I love the lighting though in the early morning. For me, taking these photos though require a lot of time, effort, pre viewing a scene, and also carrying a lot of equipment with me, including my camera which is heavy, the lenses, my tripod, and what ever else is included. It is a lot of fun for me to have the creative opportunities that are presented in the pre sunrise time of day. I will be very anxious though to see the new camera, the LIGHT COMPANY has designed. This is the L16 and will be available soon. The thing that is so great about this is it is TINY and looks as if it gives you many , if not all, of the creative options, eliminating carrying around 30 lbs of equipment. Will be looking forward to seeing this camera in action, as the age that I am, it is cumbersome carrying around all of the heavy equipment. Check out my links for the light company if you love to be creative, but are having troubles carrying around your equipment....... and don't forget to CATCH THE LIGHT whenever you can. Scott Kelby says that after the sun is up for a few minutes, it is the time of the "WILD PANCAKE", in other words, your good light is gone, and it is time for breakfast, and to go home. Just wanted to share these photos and some of what I enjoy doing to capture these scenes. Have a great day!!
Friday, October 28, 2016
LIGHT COMPANY to ask if I was interested in sharing one of my favorite photos and telling a bit about how I captured the scene. The LIGHT COMPANY is in the process of beginning to produce a new camera called the L16 which is definitely a camera I would love to try out some shoots with. Will tell you why in a bit, if you don't figure it out on your own. So these shots are some that I had a lot of fun doing, and am looking forward to another opportunity in the near future to go back to this very place to try some new photos with my blog and real life friend, Deanna. These shots were taken in Rockport, Texas pre sunrise. I always love the chance to go out in a beautiful place well before the sun comes up, as this is one of the best times of day to capture the most beautiful light and deep colors. I try to arrive at least 30 minutes before sunrise , which is the best time, and it gives me a chance to set up my tripod ( which is a must for my camera) and get the right lens ready and think out what my creative goals are. My current camera equipment is a Nikon D800 which is a full frame DSLR camera, and I also have a number of lenses to chose from to help me get what I am looking for. I shoot fully manual 98% of the time and this also gives me more ability to be creative with my shots.
Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Thursday, October 20, 2016
Sunday, October 16, 2016
I'D RATHER BE BIRDIN
Friday, October 14, 2016
Saturday, October 8, 2016
SATURDAYS CRITTERS. These shots were taken at an amazing gardens that my husband and I visited. This is at LaDew Gardens which is a short distance outside of Baltimore. It was totally designed by a man who loved fox hunting, and also gardens. The gardens consisted of many topiary rooms which were filled with all sorts of "critters" which were beautifully kept . There were also many ponds which were filled with both water plants, and also many many very personable frogs. Hope you will enjoy my weeks critters, and also , if you are ever in the Baltimore area, be SURE to visit this amazing place.
Thursday, October 6, 2016
Just wanted to share something that I saw while i was in illinois for my 50 year class reunion that I thought would be a really fun thing for a Christmas gift. I have a friend who is an artist, and she has started selling some of her art made into lovely cashmere scarves, t shirts and shawls. I saw several of her pieces while I was in Illinois and had to share it with you. The company is VIDA ( click this link) and you can check out the various artists. Each scarf 's art is created by the artists themselves. My friend chooses the part of a painting that she thinks would look lovely in a scarf or other available piece. This is sent to the company, who then has the fabric created in different countries. This is a project that helps villages make money for education and other projects that benefit the village. The fabrics are really elegant in the pieces that I saw, and the prices are very reasonable. Just wanted to show you this as I really think these items would make great gifts. These are just a few examples. You can just browse their website, and also you can shop special artists . My friend, Rae has some lovely art in this , and if you would like to look at her specific link, it isRAE.