Tuesday, July 22, 2014

It's Late Night with Ron and Aaron

Aaron and I spent another late night out taking photos of the night skies this past weekend.
I'm a little late in getting something posted because my computer caught a virus on Saturday and it corrupted the hard drive and the operating system so bad I had to buy a new computer. Windows 8 is a pain in the butt!
This is a panorama of four shots stitched together to get most of the Milky Way all in one shot and a little closer.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Busy as a Bee!

Found this busy little fellow working up a storm all dressed up in "Workers Compensation Approved" black, yellow and orange "High Viability" work colors!


 Tunnel Beach

Sunset at St. Regis hotel

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Let Me Take You Back To Wyoming.

These photos are from my trip in Jackson Hole, and Yellowstone NP 2009.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Normally, I don't sleep much while I'm travelling, I guess I'm getting old.  Well, these shots are from one of those nights from sleepless in San Francisco.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Smooth Operator

 For as large as these birds are they are very smooth when it comes to landing. I am a little late posting these. I took them back in March when Ron and I met up with Q to take photos in Oklahoma. I have a lot of photos from that trip I haven't had time to post. So I guess better late than never right?

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

My Water Lilies

Here's my take on the water lilies that Aaron and I shot this weekend.

It's tough getting on the ground to take a photo when your son is standing by laughing the whole time.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Along Hiking Trail to Ho'opi Waterfalls.

Something weird, Just for Tex

I really wanted to get the 360 degree feel on the shot I posted yesterday so I went back to photoshop and curled my panorama just to see what it would look like.

It's a little weird and I wouldn't want to do it all of the time but it is something a little different and it definitely catches your eye.

Monday, July 14, 2014

I think I can do this one day!

I know most of you are laughing right now!

Weekend Water Lilies

 First time in a month or so that I have got free from work to take a few pictures. Ron is probably gonna get me for posting these before he gets a chance to post his, but what can I say. It was nice be out with the camera and any chance you get a chance to hang out with your dad and do something you like to do together makes for a good time. Hope you all enjoy my weekend lilies.

360 Degrees

I got tired of working yesterday so I thought I would take a break and do something I really like, goofing off!

I purchased a special rail for my tripod a couple of months ago for taking panorama photos and I haven't had the time to try it out until yesterday. I stood in the middle of the bridge that crosses one of our ponds and took nine photos encompassing 360 degrees around the center of the bridge. I used photoshop to stitch them together.

My brain wasn't working right at the time because I did't take into consideration the panorama would be flat and each end of the bridge would show in a different spot in the photo. I needed to start my shots at a different point to really get the effect I wanted but at least I know now and can use that the next time I try something weird.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

For Parker.

Anini Beach

Wishing you all the best with your recovery. May you use this restful time to recharge and energize. All the best.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Down on the docks...

We've been enjoying a nice patch of warm sunny weather over here on the West Coast, so I grabbed the camera and the fishing rod and headed down to the docks.

I'd have to say that I definitely did better this day with the camera than the fishing rod, I felt so sorry for the poor little fish I'd caught that I threw him back as soon as this picture was taken, which is pretty much what I do with most of the pictures I take too... Thank goodness for digital! 

In the weeds

Literally and figuratively. 

I was in the weeds when I took this photo and now I am back in the weeds at work. I may never get caught up!

This photo was an experiment just to see what would happen. I have been using focus stacking on my macro shots to get a better "all in focus" view so I thought I would try it on a larger scale just to see what happened. Instead of using a small aperture I took a series of six images, all focused at different points through the photo and then stacked them together.