Friday, May 28, 2010
It seems like every other day I’m posting a sunset pic from my Jamaica trip. But I’ve got a lot of good ones, so I don’t know what else to do! This was taken from Negril Beach, which is at the very western end of the island. I.. umm.. don’t really know what else to say here.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Quantaray 70-300mm lens. 1/200s, f/8.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 300mm.
Thursday, May 27, 2010
I’m not sure exactly how I feel about pictures like this. I mean, don’t get me wrong, animal pictures are cool and everything. But when you take them at the zoo across the street, they just feel.. somehow less authentic. Like, if you take a picture of some bird that’s in a cage, and then go around saying how awesome you are for getting a picture of that bird, it kind of discounts all the effort *real* bird photographers spend trying to get pictures of birds that are actually outside in the wild. (And believe me, those guys (and girls) don’t eff around. My understanding is that it’s an all-day ordeal tracking those suckers down. And you need some wicked telephoto lenses and such. Once you know even a little bit about those folks do to satisfy their particular obsession, it makes pictures of birds quite a bit more impressive. In my opinion anyway.
Anyway, whatever. It’s a tortoise. And it was a few feet away from me. Because I was at the zoo, standing right next to a couple children who thought I looked funny taking a picture of a tortoise.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/25s, f/6.3, ISO 200. Focal length: 300mm.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
No, that’s not my kid.
I was fartin’ around on the mountain trying to get pictures of people skiing with the town in the background, when I saw her skiing by. I thought it was a really cute moment, so I went ahead and snapped it. This was taken at Whitefish Mountain Resort (formerly Big Mountain) if it wasn’t already obvious from, you know, the title of the post. And that means that the town in the background is Whitefish. I think the picture’s tilted. Damnit.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Quantaray 70-300mm lens. 1/1000s, f/6.3, ISO 200. Focal length: 70mm.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Well, hey guys. How’s it goin? Yeah? Good to hear. Uhhh.. Have a good weekend? Great, great..
Here’s some dogwoods. I like dogwoods, they’re pretty. But for whatever reason, I haven’t been able to get a good picture of them since several years ago, and it’s really aggravating. I keep seeing nice looking dogwood trees, but then when I get close I realize there aren’t any nice blossoms down where I can reach them. Oh, also, they tend to be, you know, in people’s yards. So that would seem a little bit rude, to just go tromping around on somebody’s yard, and start snapping pictures right outside their living room window. I mean, don’t get me wrong, I’m totally not above doing that, I’m just afraid of shotguns.
Anyway, here’s a picture. Woo!
Notes: Canon PowerShot S500 (Point and shoot). 1/400s, f/4.9.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
And there it is.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Canon 50mm f/1.8 with Opteka macro expansion tubes and Phoenix ring flash. 1/160s, f/18.0, ISO 100.