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
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
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
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.
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
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:
Focal Length: 55mm
Exposure time: 1.60 secinds