Monday, March 22, 2010

Some Images From the Last Few Weeks

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Not a lot to talk about right now, it's been pretty quiet around here as I enter my second month of unemployment.  I'm still working in a lot of study time, it's amazing how many resources there are out there.  I've tried to get out a couple of times a week to take some pictures, although I am kind of full of waterfront shots and the like.

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I've been playing with the custom settings on my camera lately.  Getting deep into the options, it's a lot of fun!  I've found a way to make some of the trickier night shots come out better.  That orange light that is so often used for streetlights can come out really ugly, but this particular mix of settings tends to tone it down.

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Mr. Bigglesworth was sitting in the window as I was preparing some test shots, so I decided to do my setup shots on him.  Surprisingly, he sat still the whole time and just looked at me, so I was lucky enough to get the settings right and a good composition.

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The other day I took a walk up to Washington Park and did a short shoot there.  I just wanted to get out and do something, and I hadn't been up to the park for months.  As you know, most of the interesting shots here have been done many times, so I wanted to try to find something new. 

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Luckily a few flowers are starting to bloom, so I had some more predictable subjects to shoot when I couldn't find anything interesting and new.  The wind was really blowing, so it made the flower shots tough to take.  I went with a higher ISO to try to get a nice clear shot.

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I hope you're all doing great!  I just wanted to share these.  I haven't really had anything exceptional come through lately, but I am still out there trying to stay sharp and keep my imagination alive.


2 comments:

ApdxB said...

Beautiful pics, LOVE the kitty.

SINVILLE said...

I like the street shot. I does convey a mood. The wood shots remind me of growing up in Canada. Followed your comment on the Trudeau pic and found your interesting site. Trudeau was very charismatic and you felt the electricity, when you shook his hand. I can't ever see anyone like him in American politics but who knows?