T-rex…

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Fun day at a new museum in town a few weeks ago. Not much to say here but cool textures and backgrounds everywhere.

Aperture priority. Shot with my 18-55mm @ f3.8 and exposed for 1/60 sec at ISO 720. How you guys doing? Everyone ready for spring?Roar!

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Through Two Shutters…

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This photo completely appeals to me and maybe it’s because it reminds me of that old Alfred Hitchcock movie the Birds. It’s kind of creepy and cool all at once. I applied some split toning to the photo until I was happy with it.

 While sitting on my dining room floor testing some new camera settings, the sun was shining brightly overhead. I noticed a flock of birds resting on the tree across the street and every so often several of them would fly off. It was odd because the scene kept replaying but there was still the same amount of birds left in the tree. So below is what I captured  through both my camera shutter and through my window shutter; hence, through two shutters…

Aperture priority with my 35-70 f2.8.Shutter View

Dried Salvia…

More practice with specular highlights. The hexagonal dots are created by the shape of the aperture. The only way to achieve perfectly round highlights is to shoot at a completely wide open aperture which in my case, would have been 1.8. I like the interest the hexagonal shapes add to the photo. Hope you are enjoying your weekend! –Angela

Aperture priority. 50 mm f1.8, ISO 800 and exposed for 1/180 sec at f8.Dried Salvia

You Highlight My Life…

“In close-up photography, any out-of-focus spots of light appearing inside the viewfinder will record on digital media or film in the shape of the aperture in use. Additionally, the distance between the main subject and the background lights determines just how large and diffused the out-of-focus spots will be. The spots are called specular highlights.” — Bryan Peterson, from Understanding Exposure.

Aperture priority, 50mm at ISO 100. Exposed for 1/350 sec at f2.8.specular highlights

Female Peacock Actually Male…

Yesterday I posted this photo of what I thought was the female peacock…

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In fact, the photo above is a young male that does not yet have a full tail. I looked in my photos and I must not have taken an image of the female, most likely because she was not as impressive as the males. I remember making a funny comment to the owner about how it figured the female was nothing special. Sorry, I dissed a sista! But I will make sure that the next time I visit to capture her beauty. If it wasn’t for the women, where would this world be?  Right ladies? Sorry if I ruffled anyones feathers, guys included. 😉

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Why do I suddenly feel like reading Dr. Suess?