Aug 142010

ISO 80; f/8; 1/4; 11mm (Canon SX10)

Any guesses as to what this is?

Since coming back from my trip to NH, I’ve taken very few photos… its been just too hot… the only time I can get chores done is in the very early morning.  (Like now and I really have to get out there…)  I did take a moment to document one said chore.

Post processing done in Aperture. Rotated, cropped, and skewed the white balance and set extreme vibrancy while lowering the saturation.  Also darkened shadows and added 100% saturation to the blue hue.  Goal was to bring out the rough!

P.S.  I’ve had to concentrate my time on MostlyFiction… I’ll be back to enjoy and comment on your wonderful photos more consistently soon.

Mar 032010

Another find walking around the swap meets in Quartzsite.  This is a bucket of scissors which claim to be taken from people at airport security. Look how many different ones there are!  I didn’t find mind, though.  I considered using this for “Faith” since people put a lot of faith in the fact that security measures will keep them safe… but decided that was twisting the meaning of the theme a bit too much!

As with all my photos, shot with my Canon PowerShot SD950 IS.  ISO 80; 1/400 sec f2.8; focal 7.7 mm.  (This is what is recorded… I am not yet at point of controlling  these aspects.) The only post processing was to run it through “curves in Aperture 3.0 and then to save in a size amenable to the blog.

Feb 122010

When I was working in the office last weekend, one of my friends came into the office to pick up her mail.  She was excited because her donut pan had arrived. I asked her what a donut pan was… and she took it out of the package to show me.  Of course, I took a photo of it!  She said that this pan is used to bake rather than fry donuts.  I’m still waiting for her to bring by an example.

I cropped and adjusted the levels on the photo in PSE 8.  I used the “black: dipstick in levels.  The top photo is not in black & white.

The next photo is same adjustments, but converted to black & white:

I can’t decide which I like better.  Maybe this one.