Mar 032011

ISO 80; f/5.7; 1/250; 100mm (Canon SX10)

More from January’s QIA Pow Wow Gem and Mineral show.  When I took this one, I didn’t have the confidence that the bear would be able to be seen separate from the rest of the animals carved from Malachite.  In some ways it wasn’t — but with the help of Aperture, I was able to bring out the bear a bit more.

My apologies for only getting to post these photos now…

By the way, I have decided to use the Alphabet  for rocks, gems and minerals.  I was going to go in alphabetical order, but decided that would be an immense undertaking.   Instead, I’ll post as I find them and then I can always do a collage when I’m done.

Oct 292010

Halloween Cactus 723

ISO 80 f/8 1/125; 7.7mm; 6:38am in May 2010 (Canon  Powershot SD950 IS)

I took this in May and have been waiting until now to post it.  If I was really participating in the Alphabet challenge, this would be disqualified since we are suppose to take current pics each week.  But I’m making up my own rules.  Anyway, I got a kick out of how ghoulish this cactus look when I got down low and took the photo straight on.

Oct 182010

ISO 80; f/8; 1/200; 7.3mm; 3:58pm (Canon SX10)

Finally, the digging is completed on the sewer project. But to accomplish removing the dirt on this last final bit  meant that the tractor would need to sit on air, literally.  I put the camera in movie mode when the team maneuvered into this position. Fortunately Travis is fearless and pulled this feat off like a pro.  I was ready, though, for an opportunity to submit an entry to America’s Funniest Videos.

Sep 182010

Blue Birdhouse 681ISO 80; f/8; 1/200; 61.4mm; 7:28am (Canon SX10 on tripod, aperture priority / vivid mode)

B is for Blue Birdhouse and Blue Sky

It would have been nice to have a bird in the photo… but they are all hanging out at the bird feeder .

I’ve just decided to do the alphabet challenge privately…  that is I’m posting here on my blog but not at the site that is hosting the challenge. It’s the second week that I’m too late to submit my link. Anyway, the point is to “see” fresh subjects to photograph, which it seems to be doing.

Sep 112010

ISO 80; f/5; .06s; 41.4mm; Tripod (Canon SX10)

The fruit truck surprised us with a drive through the park today.  We haven’t seen him in months.  So I bought avocados, oranges, tomatoes and grapefruit.

I hadn’t planned on making any of this part of today’s blog until I saw the 2 entries for the Alphabet Challenge and realized that I had bought an “A.”

For lighting, I used a combination of natural, stove top and overhead fluorescent.  Not a light box but it seems to have worked.