I again went to what seems to be my entire 365 project this year (with the exception of my instagrams) the lake right around the corner from the house. I did venture out to a different spot. I kept coming back the framing of the couple on the bench. The photo is far from perfect, but I just loved the moment it spoke of.
H2 & I went to the lake in almost freezing temperatures. A gentleman & his dog were feeding the ducks (and gulls) and I took advantage of an opportunity to shoot some birds in flight. This is STRAIGHT OUT OF THE CAMERA. Yes, I yelled it because I think it's awesome. Not bad for no editing. Not even a crop.
Well, kind of. I didn't get my big camera out, I should have I found lots of opportunities for pictures, but it was the first day of school, I was distracted and I wasn't really wanting to carry around my camera. But I did get a phone shot.
I played with the TeleMacro today. It's an old 35mm lens. I mostly shoot on manual, but with this I have to adjust shutter & F stops all in my mind. I can't use A/S/P at all only Manual. But with the exception of a few shots - the foggy shots I did really well with my relationships in that respect. I loved the color here and I really loved the change in the veins on the leaf underneath the water drops. Lots of fun experimenting today - and I met a friend. Isn't he cute?
Yes, I'm one of those obsessed Words with Friends players, I'm spending my Saturday night watching American Pickers & playing games. This one with one of my favorite photographer friends and she's beating the heck out of me.
This was a complete mistake on my part. Totally clicked the shutter before I set my shot, but I'm completely taken by this shot. It is straight out of the camera and I personally find it quite appealing. Don't really know why, but I do.
I'm gong to be honest, this is this morning's sunrise and not yesterday's photo. I went to the doctor yesterday and was diagnosed with a double ear infection and the heavy antibiotics basically put me to bed. I didn't let it get the best of me today though. Love the heron down in the corner.
Today was 1-11-11. It really didn't hit me until now that I should have done something with the calendar or a clock or something. I guess it goes to show you its just a number and not some cataclysmic or mystic thing. Or maybe I'm missing something BIG, who knows. All I know is I was outside in below freezing temps with single digit wind chills (or really close) when I took this. My toes and fingers are still not warm.
It was 28 degrees when I dropped off the kids at school this morning. Snow covered the grass and the rooftops, but the roads that I drove were mostly clear. I stopped by the lake and a huge group of birds were on the lake and the closer I got to the water the faster they cleared out. I love the old filter building and with the snow on the ground & rooftop next to it, it was the day to take this shot. Its one I've taken before, but I truly love the view around the lake.
Straight out of the camera. I love, love, love to post pictures straight from the camera. It doesn't happen often, but sometimes, it happens right. The vision of what you see and what you take are one. I was going to take the sunset, but the sunset well didn't pan out. But my favorite unbalanced tree was waiting for me as always. I could watch the sunset from this view every day.
Today's dailyshoot was take a photograph using strong converging lines. So I took things that converged. Feeling very black & white as well I converted almost everything I took to B&W. This one spoke to me, it might have said something like "Why are you standing under me a broken down railroad bridge covered in graffiti?" or something along those lines. I wasn't listening, I had my iPod going.
Think what you will but my answer is 1) I'm exhausted & 2) The remote is really really dirty. Seriously, I had an long and trying evening with E who's middle name is now PROCRASTINATOR after waiting until the absolute last minute to do his book report. So this is what I took. No apologies, motherhood sometimes get in the way, I will promise to do better tomorrow.
In my house, when I come across a day that I like more than one photo, I often go to my husband for advice. Today was one of those days. He chose the top version & I chose the one below. I would love to know your opinion and why.
My husband preferred the pronounced sun and I preferred the darker silhouette, the deeper tones and the wispy clouds.
I worked today so when I got home I ran outside and took a shot. This is what you get sometimes, when there is no planning. But to be honest, I love the tree branches against the fading light in the sky and the wispy clouds. So sometimes it works out A-OK.