Thank you for visiting me as I try to capture the world around me through my camera. Comments on how to improve the photos are greatly appreciated. Click on the picture to see a bigger version.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Evening at Solomon's Island

Today I have a couple of pictures that I took over at Solomon's Island. I had taken a Robert Tinari Workshop earlier in the day on Saturday. I learned several things on how to make a better picture. On our way from our 11th anniversary dinner, I told the hubby I wanted to try and get some sunset pictures at Solomon's. Well I think we were almost too late. By the time we got parked and I got my camera out the sun was going below the bridge instead of just above it. I wanted to try and capture the sun setting anyway. Here is my picture.
I also went to the backside of the island where I found my favorite light with it's yellow glow for the evening. I was hoping there would be just enough light to capture the edges of the lamp since I didn't have my tripod with me or much experience taking low light photos. I don't think picture turned out too bad. Although I don't know why you see granulated pixelation artifacts in the sky around the lamp on the blog. It isn't there in the orignal picture.

Friday, August 27, 2010

My First Post

So why did I start this blog? Well I wanted a place where I could share some of my pictures with those that want to look. I'm very new to photography, but have had an interest in it since I was kid. I'm just now seriuosly getting into it and I'm trying to learn all that my brain will absorb about taking good pictures.

I bought my Nikon D90 after seeing pictures a college kid, majoring in photography, took of my daughter on his Nikon D40. He captured my daughter beautifully and I wanted to be able to do that myself. The pictures I always got back from in store studios cost way too much and were way too posed. So I think it only appropriate to add my favorite picture I've taken so far of my daughter as my first picture.

Here my daughter was in the kiddie pool at Long Bay Resort in Myrtle Beach. It had a great bright yellow submarine that provides the great color in the background. This was taken with my 55-200 mm lens.

These next pictures are ones that I recently took while just practing composure and exposure.

I took this picture because I liked the shape of the street light. I didn't realize the added bonus of the reflected shore line in the dome base until I got home. This was taken with my 55-200 mm lens.

As I was turning into our development one evening driving home from work, I saw these HUGE mushrooms next to the fire hydrant on the corner. I knew I needed to try and capture them before they got knocked over. This was taken with my 50 mm lens.