Saturday, March 26, 2011

Caw.. caw..caw..

Saw this guy perched on top of my favourite tree.. Amazing that he can hang out there as long as he likes, so it seems. Nifty to have balance like that.


Playing with some abstract colours.. Not sure if this worked or not..

Monday, March 21, 2011

Waterfall by the Road I

Driving by, I caught a glimpse of this waterfall by the road and I had to stop to snap a shot. Can you see the shopping cart in the shot? Still beautiful, in my opinion. #ottawa

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Bird Through the Trees IV

Bird Through the Trees III

Bird Through the Trees II

Bird Through the Trees I

What an awesome indicator of spring!

Study in trees III

This is a grand old tree.. I love the blue at the top. Should have brought my new filter to try out. Oh well, next time.

Study in trees II

Ok, so I am not sure if it's bad for the camera to take shots of the sun. For some reason I think it might be. I should really find that out.

Loved the look of this tree on the skyline, with the sun of course.

Provia Low again.

Study in trees I

I really liked the shape of this tree, plus I was practicing side shots. For some reason, I really do not like side shots, but I read that it is good to practice taking both styles. Here goes.

Waterfall in Spring I

I was driving along St. Joseph Blvd and caught a glimpse of this waterfall and had to stop and take some shots. Was an amazing sight.

Provia Low on the processing. I wish the light was hitting this waterfall, but alas, it was not. Shadows galore. Must go back.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

White Daisy Photography Test X

Ok, this one turned out really well. I am really pleased with the colour and fullness of the frame.

Trying to learn what makes a neat photo and what makes an awesome shot. It takes some thought.

Daisy Flower Test IX

I love the yellow in this one. I think it`s a Gerber daisy, but I could be wrong. It was across the street :).

Played with the lights a bit here, it`s hard to tell which is the better shot..

Purple Flower Photography Test X

It would seem that often the last picture of a set taken is often the best one. Is that 'chance' at play or just because I am practicing? More testing needed.

I think this is the best shot of the bunch (for the purple).

Daisy Flower Test IX

There`s that pesky painting in the background again. I like the colours on this one for sure.

Is that a lemon under there? :)

Purple Flower Photography Test X

Another shot of the purple flower, but this time inside using studio lights. Not too bad, compared to the overcast I had going on the balcony. Good times.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Purple Flower Photography Test X

Playing around outside on the balcony. You can already see an improvement in the light and colours. Nothing beats the sun. Nice shade of purple, in my opinion.

Cinema high again.

Now that I look at this again, I really dislike the colour in the background. I have better shots.

Daisy Flower Test IX

Ok, so in the studio, playing around with flower and my lights. Two out of 5 light bulbs have already burnt out. Technology needs to invent a bulb that can last. didn't have enough light, but had fun playing around. Sun would be way better.

Cinema high on the processing.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Flower Photography Test VII

Just playing around with lighting and some flowers from across the street. Sure is handy they deliver so much across the street. Flowers are way too pricey though. Cinema High on the processing here. Two hard lights used, 500 watts x 2 on a stand, and another 500 watt on the floor from bottom up.

I like the lighting effects here. I don't really have a studio here, but I like to play around.
Wish list includes some pro strobe light systems. ($) all in due time.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Living room night test

I actually took this shot at night on a 5 minute exposure, but shined my flashlight on that painting above the couch. Kind of a neat outcome..