Friday, April 9, 2010

VPW April - Glow

Welcome sign

We will leave the light on for you!
Not a Motel 6 here but you are welcome
just the same!

Would really be neat to be able
to see the filaments in the bulbs.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

VPW April - One

One last bloom remains

This beautiful tulip tree flower remains
all alone.  Just this one is left from what
was a glorious blooming season for the tree.
Wish it would last longer but there are
so many things in bloom just now!

Monday, April 5, 2010

VPW April - Blooms

Blooms are everywhere in Alabama

One of my very favorites...dogwood
SOOC at sundown
This tree will be beautiful very soon!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Addition to the Light Assignment

A time consuming project (and a followup)

So this is early morning (7am) with light but
no direct sun.  The subject for the light study was the
pot, not the flowers.  I was surprised at the difference in the
early one without distinct shadows in how soft it appears.
I don't have a tripod and the 'shakey hand' was blinking so the
flowers are not very sharp.  There was not much light according
to the camera for this time of day but very light to my eyes.

As an aside, in the full photo the larger pansy
at top left has a redish edge as you can see here
at pixentral. 
Does that relate to the light, camera movement
or is this another study coming up that will
be revealed by our leaders later?

Ok, so the idea was to take a subject in different light during the day and
here is what happened.
I'm not happy with the results and don't know if I learned anything from this
other than how much difficulty I had trying to get three photos
resized to about the same size.

Sun is rising from the right side and first shot at 9am.
Noon is in the middle and 3pm on the left.
All are SOOC (with cropping/resizing).

I can see how the shadows moved from right to left
but can't see much difference in colors.

Maybe a different subject would help or a
better fill the screen object.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Weekend - Happy Things

Things that are good for happiness
while the weather remains cold
and wet.

An early morning in the kitchen

with the smell of coffee in the air

and sunshine coming through the windows
to brighten the room.

Monday, March 22, 2010

VPW March/April - Circular

Circles come in many forms

Assignment from my wife was clean out the garage.
A beautiful little blonde used this bike when visiting and
riding around the neighborhood.  Little brother really didn't
care for the color and had his own ideas of travel.

The trash men were happy to get the bike and several
other toys (fire trucks, tanks, ninjas).

My garage is less cluttered, my baby grandchildren gone.
But I have a Topaz adjusted wheel among my memories.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Weekend Photos

The weekend went very well for it to
still be cold weather.

We had a bit of seafood as usual.

This shot from the Oyster Bar at Perdido.

Love their sign when it gets dark.  Just looks distinctive to me.

We got to do some shopping
or wishing.

And walked the beach each day.
Weekend are nice even when retired.