Bug-a-Boo…assignment complete.

August 30, 2009

Well I had a little trouble with getting the focus and light just the way I wanted it on this one but managed to get a few decent shots.  I need to work on shooting quicker. I missed a lot of butterfly shots because they moved out of my focal range too quickly.








Bugs, Insects, and Spiders…oh my!

August 28, 2009

Time to practice my macro-shots!  This week’s assignment is to photograph bugs, insects, or spiders.  Post my top 5, picking my top 1.

No editing in photoshop or similar.  What you see is what you get.
Due Aug. 31.

Reflections and Shadows – Assignment Complete

August 24, 2009




I love this one of Lily because you can clearly see me in her eyes taking the photo.


And Shadows…



This last shot is not the one I wanted to use.  I had a much better, richer image but after uploading and inserting it no less than 10 times only to have it show up distorted and rotated, I gave up and choose another image.


Week: Reflections and Shadows & Month: Alphabet

August 12, 2009

This week, are assignment is to photograph reflections and/or shadows.   Choose our top 5, no post processing editing allowed.  This should be interesting. As always I have a number of ideas. It’s just a matter of whether or not I’ll get them done as I expect.  Due August 17th.

We’ve added a month long assignment as well to photograph each letter of the alphabet. This one will prove to be a challenge but one I look forward to completing.  Due September 17th.

It’s not easy being GREEN! – assignment completed.

August 10, 2009

I’ll admit that I had ideas for the color assignment but ran out of time to go find the “objects” I had in mind. Also admittedly the lizard pic and the pears I took last week while I was looking to take my motion pics.  I’m including them because in all reality I took them specifically because of their color.




David has a collection of old glass insulators and I thought they would be interesting to photograph.
I did some inside and some outside. It’s amazing the difference in the colors.





Color my world

August 7, 2009

This week’s assignment is all about color.  We are to pick a color (any color) and shoot things that fall into that color.  Post top 5 shots.

I have lots of ideas on this one, weather permitting. Stay tuned.

Capture Motion assignment – mission accomplished

August 3, 2009

I didn’t have any great ideas for shooting the capture of motion, so I went with what was always around me (Lily the flying dog).  I did take one of a water feature at a local mall, but nothing notable there. (I’ll work on adding the settings tomorrow probably.)





And the rest of the story….


I miss timed Lily’s jump on this one but ended up with ball.



This one isn’t a great “capture” picture, but if you look in the lower left corner you’ll see a smiley face in the water drops.