Tuesday, January 17, 2017
When I saw the first coyote go by I wasn't quick enough to grab my camera. When the second one came along I grabbed the camera quick enough but I only had my 18-55 lens on it. No time to grab a longer lens. :-( So this is the best shot I could get. It's not bad but it could have been better. It was edited by sharpening, saturating, adding a slight vignette, cropping, and adding my name.
Monday, January 16, 2017
When summer drew to a close, we brought our hibiscus plant indoors. I don't usually have good luck with indoor plants but we thought we'd give it a try anyway. Much to my surprise and delight, the plant is doing quite well! So here we have a picture taken in very low light at ISO 5000 (handheld). Looks pretty good, eh? Slight editing: sharpened, desaturated, cropped, name added.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
And this is what happens when you have your camera all packed up instead of at the ready. The deer ladies came by just at sunset (on an overcast day). And they were strolling by not 20 feet from my window. I grabbed my camera and ran outside but by that time they were a couple houses down. And my camera wasn't set for low light. This is the best shot I could get off, and it was edited to brighten it up. I'll get 'em next time, lol!
Thursday, January 12, 2017
So I have this lovely mixed bouquet of flowers that are adding some nice color to my day. I decided to photograph them, practicing with my kit lens. I turned the vase this way and that, focusing on each different type of flower. When I got done I zoomed out to get some shots of the whole bouquet and look who stepped into the picture... Vladi, the photo-bomber! ROOTC + name + crop.
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
This is the real Michigan in winter. You know all those pretty snow-covered scenes with crystal blue skies? That's the exception not the rule. This is the winter we see most of the time from late November through March. Gloomy. ROOTC + name.
Monday, January 9, 2017
Sunday, January 8, 2017
Only crazy photographers get up before dawn and venture out in below zero windchill temps to catch the sun rising on ice sculptures. There's just no substitute for awesome lighting. (ROOTC + name)
OK, bonus. The sun was so pretty! After days of clouds and gloom, it was really nice to see the bright sun and capture its light on the ice. This little butterfly was my favorite. (ROOTC+name)