Monthly Archives: January 2011

January 11, 2011 – Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Alright, here we go! Here’s a picture from Garden of the Gods, in Colorado Springs. As I mentioned, I was there over the holidays, visiting my parents, and I finally now got a chance to download all of the pictures I took (mostly pictures of my kid and my brother’s kid, honestly) off the camera. Sadly, a lot of the pictures that I was at least somewhat excited about from this little photo shoot didn’t come out quite as nicely as I wanted. As in, they looked great on the little camera screen, but at full size, they weren’t as sharp as I wanted. I’ll still post them here eventually, don’t you worry about that. But I’m a lot less excited about them now than I was then.

In other news, you may have noticed that I added a neat little “Related Posts” widget to the blog. It only shows up when you’re viewing the page for an individual post though, so there’s a really good chance that you won’t be able to see it on the page you’re looking at right now. (If you’re looking at the main page, it won’t be there. If you’re reading this via a feed reader or email, I don’t believe it’ll show up. And, if you’re not reading this at all, which is the vast majority of you (total # of readers / 7 billion total humans total approximately equals 0), umm, dot dot dot. But, it’s very exciting! It even shows thumbnails! I’m very happy about all this, if it wasn’t clear. Hopefully, you are too.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Canon 55-250mm IS lens. 1/200s, f/9.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 90mm.

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January 10, 2011 – Yosemite Valley

Yosemite Valley

Monday, January 10, 2011

Well, the weekend came and went, and I still didn’t get around to downloading all of the pics on my camera from my recent trip home to visit the parents. Sigh. I mean, this is getting to be a bit of a dangerous situation, because as I talk about it more and more often, it’s almost like I’m trying to build up some hype, which would then just be setting everybody up for disappointment. I mean, I think I got a couple decent shots (from Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, and from a day I spent at Vail), but there’s really nothing mind-blowing. I just figured it’d be nice to toss a couple of them up here because they’re new and somewhat temporally relevant. Oh well, maybe tomorrow.

In the meantime, here’s a somewhat recent shot from my Yosemite weekend in November. For those keeping score, I was down in the bay area for work, and I managed to sneak into the Sierra for the weekend while I was there. This wasn’t the Yosemite picture I was originally going to post today, but I couldn’t find that one, mostly because I was too lazy to really look. So, instead you get this one.

This was taken from the Glacier View (or whatever it’s called) viewpoint, looking over Yosemite Valley. (Okay, a quick search says it’s actually called Glacier Point. Whatever.) It was one of those three-quarters-cloudy days, which meant that there were some neat little splotches of sunshine here and there over the valley. Halfdome itself was never really illuminated in a very interesting way (at least not while I was up there), but there were still some interesting shots to take. So, not a total waste of time.

Okay, see you all tomorrow.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Canon 55-250mm IS lens. 1/250s, f/10.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 90mm.

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January 7, 2011 – Bee and Flower

Bee and Daisy

Bee and Daisy

Friday, January 7, 2011

Wait, what?? This blog is still getting posted to? Man, I thought it was dead there for awhile. But then, BAM, just like that, a new post.

That’s right, folks, I’m getting back on the horse! The horse meaning, of course, the habit of occasionally posting pictures, maybe a few times a week if you’re lucky. I spent some time out of town over the holidays and all that, but I’m back now. Perhaps eventually I’ll even toss up a couple photos from that trip. But, not today. I haven’t even downloaded them from the camera yet, honestly. Hopefully soon, we’ll see.

In the meantime, here’s another insect and a flower. It’s true, this one is very similar to a photo I posted a long time ago. But, while it was taken at the same location (the Rose Garden in Woodland Park), it was taken about a year later, using different equipment. So it’s totally fair game. Because, you know, it’s all a game, with rules and stuff. And I hate breaking the rules.

Have a great weekend everyone! I’ll try and put up at least two posts next week, but I totally want to ease everyone back into this, so I’ll definitely take it slow.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 90mm macro lens, Phoenix macro ring flash. 1/160s, f/20.0, ISO 100.

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