Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Not Enough Time

Sunday, I broke down and bought a couple of things that I needed for my camera. I bought a UV filter and a tripod. Both of these acquistions has led me to go out and test. Which means for the past three days, each day, I've taken enough pictures to fill up the camera's memory card. Which in turn means two to three hours of going through the photos and comparing the settings to see what worked and what didn't. Plus, the tripod makes it soooooooooo easy to take night photos.

I may or may not be tired of my new toys by the end of the week. Here's one that I took tonight.

I liked the patterns the lights made on the bridge supports.

Cross-posted at my other blog Shira bat Sarah

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Seaside in November

By the Seaside

William Wordsworth

THE sun is couched, the sea-fowl gone to rest,
And the wild storm hath somewhere found a nest;
Air slumbers--wave with wave no longer strives,
Only a heaving of the deep survives,
A tell-tale motion! soon will it be laid,
And by the tide alone the water swayed.
Stealthy withdrawings, interminglings mild
Of light with shade in beauty reconciled--
Such is the prospect far as sight can range,
The soothing recompence, the welcome change.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Mermaid on the Beach

The Mermaid
by Afred Lord Tennyson

WHO would be
A mermaid fair,
Singing alone,
Combing her hair
Under the sea,
In a golden curl
With a comb of pearl,
On a throne?

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Breaking Through

The sun broke through most of the fog. The sun highlighted the boats and water at the D'Iberville Marina. In the background, some of the fog still lingers.

Monday, November 12, 2007


I was experimenting with the different settings on my Nikon D50. For this picute, the white balance was set to flash. The aperture was 4.80. I was using a zoom lens. The exposure time was 1.25 seconds.

A boat had passed by about 30 seconds earlier. All of these factors combined to make an ethereal picture of pelicans sitting on a damaged pier.

Sunday, November 11, 2007


I enjoy the photography in National Geographic. Lately, I've been reading some of their photography tips. One suggested using your sunglasses as a filter. Since I don't have any filters, I decided to give it a try. The above photo is the result. I like it. Now I'll have to invest in filters for my Nikon D50.

Monday, November 05, 2007

Across the Bay

Taken at Fountain Pier and looking across the Bay toward Biloxi.

Sunday, November 04, 2007


Last Thursday, 26 months after Hurricane Katrina destroyed the old bridge, the new Biloxi-Ocean Springs was opened. This was my first attempt to photograph fireworks.

The camera settings were as follows:

F-Stop: f/20
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure time: 1.60 secinds