Monday, May 28, 2012

Cottonwood Seeds

Cotton on the tree. I have not taken the good lens off my camera yet; it takes such beautiful photos. There are some wide-angle shots I will go back to get later. Reading Scott Kelby's Digital Photography Book 4, he suggests higher sharpening of the raw files and I am trying it.

 Canon gear, t3i+100mm f2.8L macro.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Cloud rainbow

Now and then we have these circular rainbows in the clouds; my sis hollered @ me to come out and get a photo. Also see the cotton bits floating here and there.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sundown in Lake California

Sweet! from across the street, handheld, the Canon 100mm f2.8 IS macro lens. How I love this lens; I wanna marry it, yep. It takes beautiful landscape photos.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Not the Solar Eclipse

Sadly I did not have the glasses or solar filter for looking @ the sun and taking photos. It never seemed dark enough to risk it; I need my eyes! I love my camera! So I took some trios of photos with different exposures at the airstrip a few blocks away to process as hdr. I found a free program and instructions at wikihow while perusing an hdr flickr group and here is my first attempt. The cloud actually looks like a jet over the little plane on the airstrip.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Clouds in Red Bluff

I love clouds, and taking photos of them, too.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Osprey Mom

I was focused on the nest; camera on tripod, when the mom did a flyby to check on the kids. She didn't land, just flew back towards the river, hunting I suppose. Shot near my home in Lake California.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Porch lites

Some of our solar nite lites. About a 30 sec exposure to develop the starry look.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Last Class Shoot Red Bluff

Met with the photo class last eve in Red Bluff to do a night shoot. Bob Grace gave us lots of support and told me how to do light trails, what fun! Will definitely do more of this...
The class is over, but has given my photography journey a great start!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sunset in Lake California 05-09-12

 I shot this last night @ the entrance pond; thanks to Bob Grace's photo class, I am developing some confidence with image capture. This old dog CAN learn! Arf, arf!

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

sundown and barb wire

Took some photos this eve down by the entrance to Lake California. Having a lot of fun learning to use my Canon t3i.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Homework in Red Bluff

My photography class is nearly over; next Sat is our final shoot. The homework assignment was to do a recon of the area in downtown Red Bluff and I got it done last night. I am particularly fond of window reflections photos; this was taken across from the post office.

Sunday, May 06, 2012

My shot at the supermoon

I rented a
sigma 70-200 lens from Crown Camera to shoot the supermoon last night. I had gone out the night before to practice shooting the moon and realized my canon 18-135 just wasn't going to give me enough zoom.  Fyi the Sigma ex apo dg 70-200 f2.8 macro hsm lens weighs 3 lbs! fortunately it came with a tripod collar, a uv filter and a nice case and bonus! Crown Cam is not open on Sunday so I get to keep it until Monday for the reasonable price of $20! So, yeah, I will do some more shooting with it today. This is definitely the best image I have ever shot of the moon, tho I am struggling with post processing. I have Photoshop Elements 9, Canon's Digital Photo Professional that came with my camera and I downloaded a trial of Lightroom 4. Lr will probably be the winner, but I don't get how it works yet...

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Photos from Lake California

Evening fun in the grass at the airpark in Lake California.