Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Photo For A Friend

A few moons ago I told my friend, Joni, that I would do a double exposure type photo for her. I have finally come through with my promise.
This experiment started after a photo seminar I attended. The speaker only took film shots but mastered double exposing them. His photos are frequently published in calendars and postcards. Digitally, the same technique is quite easy to master. No years and years of failed experimentation here. Simple Photoshop knowledge trumps years of trial and error.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Flowers with Flash

I do enjoy photographing flowers but never used my flash to fill in light. Since I took the Wireless Flash class from Nikonians, I thought it might be wise to put that knowledge to good use.

These two pictures represent my first attempt. I like the results but realize I have a lot to learn. Nothing like learning from your mistakes.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Back to My Roots

I recent spent the past week back in my old Ohio home town. In addition to catching up with family, old friends and odd jobs, I was able to take a few photographs.

Originally I had hope to capture the opening of the spring flowers, I found that my trip was a week or two early. I was unable to photo them but I did catch a few beautiful sunsets.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

An April Sunset

As spring comes to southern California, it marks the end of storms and cloudy skies. I try to introduce interesting subjects to offset the sunset. On the above photo, I framed it to provide as much symmetry as possible.
As I looked back at the city, I noticed the sunset's glow reflecting off the building windows. I thought it made an interesting shot. Sometimes I find my favorite shots just after the sun has set.
A rain event approaches tomorrow and maybe offering one last visit before its long absense until late fall. I hope it provides for a few shots for my next blog.