Small Part of a Whole – New assignment

September 2, 2009

Due 9/7
Photograph a small part of a whole, for example the stamen of a flower. Post 5 different photographs, choosing your top 1. As always, no post-editing. No contest this round, unless the majority would like one.

:::Off I go searching for a good lens to get in close:::


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.

_DSC1380

_DSC1391

_DSC1378

_DSC1368

_DSC1339

_DSC1358


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

Reflections…

_DSC0957

_DSC1128

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

_DSC0912

And Shadows…

_DSC0603

_DSC1198

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.

_DSC1281


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.

_DSC0101

_DSC0333

_DSC0704

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.

Outside:

_DSC0882

Inside:

_DSC0903


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.