Archive for Jan 2010

#29 Palms

January 12, 2010

I know most of the country is shoveling out of a rather rough winter, so I thought I would take a picture which shows a traditional Southern California winter.  The weather is a little cool today, only in the mid 70s for the day.  But I can’t complain.

SWT+Photo 11 #29 Palms

f11 1/400 second  ISO 400  Nikkor 18-135 lens at 38mm.  Adjusted in Lightroom.

I thought just for fun I would post a different version of a similar picture.  I played around with this one in Adobe Lightroom a bit and ended up with a cool dreamy infared looking black and white version.  Comment below to let me know which you like better.  Thanks.

SWT+Photo 17 #29 Palms

#28 Disneyland

January 11, 2010
SWT+Photo 12 #28 Disneyland

Carrie and I spent the day Sunday at Disneyland.  We had a great time with her friend Shelly, her fiancee Brad, and her family.  Of course I drug my camera along and got a few pictures of the day.  This is my favorite time to attend the park, the crouds are low, and its not too hot.  By the end of the evening, my wife was freezing, and here I am walking around in shorts and flipflops.  We topped off the evening at Cafe Orleans, where I enjoyed a cup of their wonderful Gumbo, a Monte Cristo sandwich, and the most wonderful Beignets I’ve had since I was in New Orleans.  Not the most healthy of dinners, but it was wonderfully delicious.   It was just a wonderful day, spent with a wonderful woman, and fortunately for me, she’s my wife.

SWT+Photo 13 #28 Disneyland
SWT+Photo 15 #28 Disneyland
SWT+Photo 14 #28 Disneyland

#27 Thistle

January 9, 2010

I shot this picture of some thistle, and it just lacked any snap or flair.  I imported it into lightroom and converted it to greyscale, then played with the colors, and the split tones, and ended up with a pretty cool picture if I do say so.

SWT+Photo 4 #27 Thistle

#26 Teamwork

January 9, 2010
SWT+Photo 5 #26 Teamwork

#26   Teamwork.   Micheal and Brad found a new method to get to the fruit a little higher up on the three.  I used lightroom to give this picture a inferred film look.  I like the way it turned out.

I know I have been horrible keeping up to date with this, but I do love the challenge, so I am going to continue trying to post a new picture every day.  This one, I shot while sitting in my car in a Stater Bros. parking lot.  There were some nice birds of paradise in front of me, and all of a sudden this bird landed on top of one.  I quickly grabbed my camera, switched to aperature priority and shot off five quick shots before he flew away.  It was then that I realised the ISO was set for 1600.  Much too high.  So unfortunately it is a bit grainy.   I tweeked it a bit in lightroom so it is not so noticable, and I am pleased how it turned out.

SWT+Photo 2 Photo #25 Birds of Paradise


 

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