Saturday, February 20, 2010

Light painting with the kiddos

While babysitting this evening I shared a bit of my knowledge of photography with my niece and nephews. It was fun to see them excited about creating something new and exciting. They all got into it in one way or another.

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I thought I might use this as my profile picture in places. I thought it was cool.

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This was created by using the hot shoe flash in multiple areas around the kids. Kind of a portrait of what we doing.

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DJ being goofy. Once I showed them how it all works they were coming up with all kinds of ideas.

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It looks like they lost their minds on this one.

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This is one of my favorites. Caleb took hit LED light and traced around his brothers and I used the hot shoe flash to give their faces a little light.

Last but not lease is my niece writing her name with light. I was supper impressed. She was only able to get the first 3 letters of her name but Ell is clearly seen here.
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow, Estern Colorado and Crops

Lately I have seen lots and lots of pictures with the snow falling down around the subject. The weather looks cold but the subject adds some warmth. Well I didn't have a real live person but I do have 2 dogs. I would have pictures of both dogs but it was ugh to get a picture of a black dog in an all white background.

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This dog hates anything that might mess up her fur. When it is snowing or raining she will go out the door, feel the rain or snow on her fur and turn around to come back inside. This day the show was light enough she didn't feel it and decided to look around.


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Then she looked back at me, realized that it was snowing turned around to come back in but could not resist the urge to stretch.


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Then she shot me a look like I should have never let her out in these horrible conditions!

That afternoon went well and the dog made up with me as soon as she knew food was involved. The next morning brought yet another trip to eastern Colorado.

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Center pivots are all over the farm land in the United States. This one happens to be near the Colorado Kansas border. I thought I would try a sepia wash on the picture. It looks good but a little washed out next to the next couple pictures.


The next few picture are what I see almost daily. Some details, some landscape and all black and white.

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Framing a picture is very important. It helps exaggerate a feature of the picture or help minimize a feature. I played around with the same scene in different orientations.

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Landscape - Here the barn looks wider

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Landscape further away

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Portrait - This view makes the trees look taller

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Lastly, a completely different view of the same building.

So many pictures and so little time.

More to come...

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Panorama Stich

I am on the road and the laptop that I am using has poor quality so no promises on this one. This a panorama of the Town that has consumed my last 4 months of work.

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Cheyenne Wells Pano

and a slightly smaller one without the power lines.

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Cross Road

Cross Road

Taken on a trip to wonderful Eastern Colorado