The Birds of Stafford Creek
This little guy stayed at our campsite the entire time we were there. He would show up in the morning, chirp at us, and basically go out of his way to be as photogenic as possible. I kept calling "pretty bird" over and over, and he'd come right up to the camera. Some of the shots I took had him mere feet away from me.
And of course, there were impostors:
From a camping trip this summer. These were all lit by a full moon and painted with color using an LED flashlight. 30 second shutter time for all the pictures.
Shannon + Camping
Two quick pics from my recent camping trip. The first one is just a plain, ordinary shot I thought was rather well composed.
The second shot, however, is the interesting one. This picture, Shannon reading in front of the campfire, was taking with a 30 second shutter. I lit the scene by running around shining my flashlight on anything that looked interesting. I think it turned out pretty well, but I wish I had colored gells so I could emulate Troy Pavia.
Shannon at the Campfire
Camping at Stafford Creek
First, I got my new lens--a Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 55-200mm puppy with vibration reduction. As you can see from below, I have no regrets!
And finally Shannon
The hardest part was calibrating the color when I got home. I really regret not bringing a gray card.
Nature Challenge - Camping with Nature 2009
"Enigmaticfaerie" Was not the only one camping, we went on our yearly camping trip to Allegheny state park in NY. The weather was not all that great but we make the best of it.
We did have some visitors at our cabin this year.
And the creek that goes around our cabin was flowing with more water than usual this year (lots of rain storms around here) It was beautiful to see and hear.
(Can anyone give me an Idea how the crop "rushing waters' I like the photo but I think it may be too much going on in the pic.)
This group of mushrooms was on a trail that my family took.
It was a good trip Just wish we had more sunny days to enjoy.
We can not change Mother Nature's Plans. Lol
Enjoy and all comments welcome. Thank you. ;)
Soda Springs / Summit Creek
Allegheny camping 2008 part 1, Animals that I saw (sorry no bear) ;(
Hurray, I can make a slideshow and put it in my story!!!!! Thank you Cory for fixing that. ;)
OK, thats out of the way, Now about the story.
My family and I went on our yearly camping trip to Allegheny state park and I have many photos to share. But I will try to keep it simple and in Parts. This first post is some of the animals that I got shots of. And just to let you know I seemed to become camera Stupid on the trip. I left some settings on my camera that I should have not used and when I got home to down load them I had to fix some of the photos. did my best but not trying to be a pro, just want to share.I put them into slideshows to make it less cluttered. The first slideshow is of birds, woodchucks, deer and a toad. Camping 2008
The last 2 bird shots are unknown to me so if anyone can identify them please do.
The second is small but is the Osprey that nest near the lake we go to swim at. They are there every year. This year there were 3 Young Osprey and they were fun to watch. This is where my bad setting became a problem. the back ground was way too over exposed and I did my best to make it better. these are the only two that I am willing to show. camping 2008_2 Also a unknown moth.
Enjoy and all comments welcome. ;)
(next Camping part 2, the scenic view)
Bi-Weekly Challenge: Catch the wind
Faster? Missing Comments?
However, there have been reports of comments getting "hidden", not showing up, or just acting plain old strange. Given the secret sauce I used for the speedup, I'm actually not surprised. I pushed out the changes quickly because they had such a huge impact on speed. The good news is the comments are likely still around, they just aren't showing up.
If you have a comment disappear, post a link to the story / forum it happened in so I can take a peek. Let me know what you did when it disappeared (editing it? posting it? nothing at all?).
Thanks for your patience on this!
Here is some un-edited pics from my camping trip. These were taken from a nearby hill we scrambled to the top of. Since these are all taken in the daytime, none of them are really that great.
Mt. Ranier While you can't see it, our camp is almost smack in the middle in some trees below. Little Twin Sisters Lake
Update [2006-7-7 15:23:7 by coryking]: Let me know if that fixed it!
It's Saturday, we must be camping: Seminole Canyon, TX
Seminole Canyon, TX
More Big Bend, TX
Seminole Canyon State Historical Park, TX
Rowing in the Sunset
- Which is better? Rowing from Afar or the cropped version. I like the cropped one better. My only complaint is the amount of noise in the picture. That of irritates me. I had the ISO setting at 400, which might be the problem. I should have dropped it down to 200, and went for a slower shutter speed, hell I did have the tripod (I think).
- Rowing in the sunlight.
- This one was luck. I was trying to set this up right, but wound up fussing with the camera at the key moment, so the sky is not the right color.
- Rowing in the dusk
So much to post...
This is the first of a series of photos I will post. Obviously, I took a lot of pictures. I have been playing with my new toys - the "Moose filter", and the subject of today's post - the Infrared Filter.