Challenge - staying cool
Inspired by MrQ's snow pic I had to stop and take this one when I was taking the dog to the Vet. -- And I didn't have to cheat --
Nice to know someplace within site is still cool. Another contribution to "soft" week. It was a little hazy out and I was using a 500mm prime -- not a good combination.
I don't know if she was keeping her chicks cool but she looks comfortable enough in the shade of the oak.
(these are just for fun and your enjoyment)
It was a Dark and Cloudy Day
Not a good day for pictures. Nope, not at all. But I had plans with friends to go out and after we did some errands in town we had less than enough time or light to get any pictures. Or so I thought. But after going through the few I took, I found I had a few that I don't find too bad. Maybe not my best. But decent enough to put in a little post-processing work.
Why don't you tell me what you think.
Thanks for looking and for all comments
Lookin' for me pot o' gold
Last week, after two days of rain, the sun broke through and I got my camera out and took a shot of this beautiful rainbow.
This is a composite shot of about 8 different shots. I don't have a wide enough lens in order to get the whole rainbow into one shot so I did a composit. I had a circular polarizing filter on and used the best saturated rainbow in the shots to make up the composite. And yes, it is a double rainbow and no I didn't put it in there in photoshop. PS was only used to combine the 8 images.
Thanks for looking!
Mini Challenge Day 3 post 1
Landscapes! I am not very strong on landscapes so I decided to try to take a couple. I need the practice. Hope they aren't too bad.
Any tips and pointers are much appreciated! Thanks for looking. Have fun. :o)
I won't enter this into the Mini Challenge as they are about 2 weeks old. But I did want to share them and lets face it, it'll help keep the front page going.
I have never done any landscape photography so this was basically my first try. I unfortunately didn't put my wide angle on the camera as I was hoping for "wildlife" so had my 70-300 on. There was NO wildlife so to speak of. Next time I'll take the wide w/me. These were taken outside of Phoenix on a hike w/some of my family. Warning-there are dirt spots in a couple of the shots.
You folks w/a better screen, let me know if I over processed these-originals came out drab so had to do some tweeking. Comments and critique always welcome and appreciated.
Let me know what you think. The lighting was perfect on the shed on Michael's property. I snapped this and literally the next minute the sun dipped behind the trees. I want input though because I've acutally done some post processing on it in Lightroom. After messing with the picture I found the original in color just didn't hold a lot of punch so I started playing. Not much, just a little sepia and contrast control.
So go crazy and critique this shot!
Hope everyone has a good day and thanks in advance for all comments.
Sunset on the James River
Just back from a great vacation in Wlliamsburg Va. Saw the birthplace of the nation, mountains, beaches and some amazing people. I will share with you the first of many stories with some great sunsets along the James River. Hope you enjoy.
Then there is a Glacier outside of Whittier, Alaska. It's rightthere starring at youwhen you're waiting to drive though a tunnel to get into Whittier, here is theat view.Whittier Glacier
My Trip Through the Emerald Isle
We headed to Blarney to visit the Blarney Castle where, YES, I did kiss the blarney stone! We then headed onto this beautiful drive called the Ring of Kerry and saw some beautiful places like this breathtaking view and thisstunning place. We also visited a place called Ladies View
We did not want to come home, but after two weeks we had to get back to reality...hope you enjoyed your short tour Ireland.....
Landscapes of Black Diamond Mines