Thursday, May 23, 2013
Nothing profound about Seagulls, especially over here on the Coast... Common as Pigeons or Crows anywhere else. But what the heck I guess they deserve a bit of recognition now and then too. So here it is, my Ode to Seagulls in the form of a photograph.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Arts In The Round
Taking pictures of the Fine Art and the displayed photos of the photographers in the many booths on the grounds was not encouraged. Most had "No Photos" signs prominently displayed! So be it!
As the perimeters were walked I noticed this reflection in the round glass of an event building. Nary a "No Photos" sign in sight!
In no way did the "No Photos" signs take away from the wonderful Art that I was privileged to view. The photographers work is a sight to behold! The bar seems to be raised each and every year I visit. Just Amazing!
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Sunday and Monday of this week Central Oklahoma was the target of devastating Tornadoes. Sadly there was a large loss of life. Whole neighborhoods of homes were literally blown away. Lives were changed as many lost everything but the clothes on their backs. As I listened to the interviewed survivors one theme came through; All were thankful for surviving, and all asked for prayers for others. I will Pray for all!
Monday, May 20, 2013
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Hope everyone has been safe with all of the severe weather here lately. I took these after a line of severe weather moved through Kansas tonight. I was shooting the back side of the storm as it moved east towards the Missouri and Kansas state line.
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Friday, May 17, 2013
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Just playing around a couple of days ago with an adjustment in Photoshop called "Threshold". Photoshop threshold divides the photograph you are working on into two colors, black and white and allows you to adjust the dividing point between the two colors. This works pretty good on a photo with lots of contrast. The bottom photo I went one step further and used the "Replace Color" command and turned the white background red.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
These three shots were taken with the D800 and the Sigma 150-500mm at 500mm and cropped about 50%. As much as I hate to say it, the D800 seems to be better suited to static subjects and not moving subjects. The 36mp sensor really picks up on any movement at all so you have to use a very fast shutter speed to keep the images from showing that slight fuzziness to the edges of a subject.
Cheryl and I are headed to the Gulf coast for a few days of R&R so I may not be posting anything for a couple of days.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Unlike Ron's point and shoot birds from yesterday this one held still long enough for me to take it's picture. I'm thinking it couldn't decide what to do... Ha ha! (Sitting on the fence, get it?)
Curious to know where the expression "Sitting on the fence" came from I looked it up and found this on Big Site of Amazing Facts
During the Revolutionary War, a prominent New Jersey jurist, Judge Imlay, hadn’t yet committed to either the revolutionaries or the loyalists.
So when Washington encountered one of Imlay’s slaves he asked him which way the judge was leaning. He replied, “Until my master knows which is the strongest group, he’s staying on the fence.”
Washington was so amused by the response that he retold it enough times for it to become part of our language.
Who would have known?
When Aaron and I were trying to get photos of the eagles we kept getting buzzed by these little fast moving swallows. Try as I might, I couldn't follow the swallows in the viewfinder of the camera because of all of the quick turns and dives they were doing.
Being a little bored at the time I decided to just hold the camera up and try to follow the birds in flight while holding down on the shutter release, not even using the viewfinder. After 8 different 16 shot bursts with the D700 I ended up with two frames that had a bird in focus and that is what you see here.