Jul 152010

ISO 800; f/5.8; 1/8; 28.5mm

ISO 800; f/5.8; 1/8; 28.5mm

Workers at the airport made a great subject for practicing blur. For awhile, there wasn’t anyone around except airport employees.

These were taken with the Canon SD950IS  — as it much more discreet in a public situation.  I added a bit of vignette.

Jul 072010

ISO 80; f/5.7; 1/640; 100 mm; 5:20pm (no tripod, obviously)

This photo was taken soon after we bought the new camera… it was a test of the range of the 20X zoom. It’s taken from the model airfield and I didn’t have a tripod, so this is naturally blurry, no special effects.  I like the photo because it feels like an Oasis sign for the automotive age.

Jun 152010

ISO 80; f/5; 1.0s; 53.8mm 8:06 pm

This is a section of Main St. in Quartzsite at dusk.

After taking pictures of the sky the other night, I turned around to walk back across the street.. and it struck me, “this is dusk!”   1) blue still in the sky 2) sun was behind the mountains 3) lights were on. So I set the tripod up on the sidewalk facing east; selected shutter priority for 1 sec and put the 10-sec timer on.  And magically two cars and bike appear out of nowhere.  Honestly, there had been no traffic!

I took a few more after the cars left, but as it turned out, I liked this first one the best. I just wish I had caught more of the biker on the far right of the photo.