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.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Island Landscape

Hi all. I'm always sharing pictures with you of the bridge to Solomon's Island. How about a couple of pictures from the bridge of Solomon's Island? Now keep in mind these were taken in a moving car and no I was not the driver. LOL.
It was such a gorgeous clear day which is essential in trying to get a shot like this. Otherwise you would just see a buch of haze. Here is the second picture. The water was a popular place that day.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Garden Splendor

I was off on Friday and after I got things done around the house I decided to take a little trip to Sotterly Plantation to work on playing with manual mode, exposure, and using my telephoto lens as a macro lens.
I spied this bunny statue sitting on bench next to the children's garden. It reminded me of Peter Rabbit and I just loved the weathered look on him. I shot this in manual mode, but the original picture was much darker. I edited the picture Photoshop Elements 6 to lighten and sharpen the image. I actually took a picture that was done in aperture priority, but prefered the underexposed image because the sunlight wasn't as harsh in this picture.
This is a picture a took trying to use my zoom lens as a macro. Not too bad, but I have a feeling that a true macro lens will need to be added to my list. The sun was really bright in the mid-afternoon, but it was the only free time I had so I had to do what I could. I think one thing that I normally come across when shooting in these conditions is that light or white colors will get blown out. This one actually turned out pretty decent, I can see detail on the inner petals although it is a soft focus.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Another Evening at Solomons Island

Today was an outing day for the Camera Club that I am in. I got there at 6:00pm this evening which was still a little bright for sunset pictures so I just walked around the boardwalk thinking of things I might want to capture. The sky was gorgeous and the breeze on the water was perfect. Here is a sunset picture of the bridge.
After I finished on the front side of the island I moved to the alcove in the back to take pictures of some of the boats docked. There are a ton of boats back there.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Last Days of Summer

Yesterday I met a friend and her two daughters at a local park to practice taking some pictures and of course let my daughter enjoy the cooler temperatures. We enjoyed a little picnic and some monkeying around on the playground. My baby brought some bubbles to play with and here is a picture I happen to catch. be four years old. Thanks for visiting and have a fabulous day.