Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Hello everyone! Sorry for the several week delay there for post number 401. First off though, I gotta say, you all are *terrible* at following directions. Seriously. Like, awful.
Second, I had another kid! That’s what caused most of the delay. Basically, I’ve got other stuff going on right now, that quite frankly is more important than you. 😉 So, here’s Luci.
As you know, I’m normally not into the whole “pictures of people” thing, so next time I post I’ll be back to the nature and flowers and bugs theme that I usually go with. So, until then, look at my daughter.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/400s, f/2.8, ISO 100. Focal length: 43mm.
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
Unlike the last few tropically-themed pictures I’ve posted, this one is actually *not* from my recent Hawaii trip. Instead, this one is from Jamaica. Specifically, Negril. Even more specifically, this was taken from the restaurant at the Rockhouse hotel just outside of Negril. That, my friends (and non-friend readers), is an amazing place. There is a famous 7-mile long white sand beach in the town of Negril itself, but the Rockhouse (and a few other hotels) are a little ways outside of town, on what is known as “the cliffs”. So, there’s no beach per-se there, instead it’s a rocky shoreline, where all of the rooms are about 10-ish feet above the water, and there’s all sorts of little ladders and stuff that you can use to get in to the water. But, there’s some pretty great snorkeling and such literally feet from the door of your room. Like I said, not a bad spot.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/250s, f/7.1, ISO 200. Focal length: 50mm.
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Hey everyone! As promised (and requested by one reader in particular), here’s another shot from Hawaii (although probably not quite what any of you had in mind.) This is of course a member of the standard set of pictures that just about any tourist in Hawaii will come home with – a slow-shutter shot of one of the fire dancers at the luau. One of the cool (and, to me, really surprising) parts of this shot is that the dancer is only TEN YEARS OLD! According to the announcer, that kid had recently won the world championship in the children’s division for fire dancing, and I’ve got to admit, he was pretty dang good at it. Quite a show. I’m trying to think of something else I can say about it, but nothing’s coming to mind. So, I guess I’ll call that good then!
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Canon 55-250mm IS lens. 1/10s, f/5.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 146mm.
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
So, after kind of hinting at it yesterday, I really had intended to post a picture from Yosemite today. And, failing that, I was going to put a shot from my East Coast trip and say something about how I had suggested yesterday that it had been awhile since I was there and I’ve still only posted the one. But, I also failed at that, which means I’m totally at a loss as to what to toss up here today.
So, here’s a random picture of some people. No, I don’t know these people. I honestly have no clue who they are, but gosh, they’re sure having a good time, and I like that. I was playing around at Whitefish Mountain Resort (formerly Big Mountain) in Whitefish, Montana, trying to get pictures of people on the chairlift with cool stuff behind them. I was trying out this vantage point, but obviously the “stuff behind” part is pretty lacking. Ideally, you could get the valley view behind them, or even better, the peaks in Glacier National Park. But, I was never able to find a vantage point for the latter, and the lighting never really worked out for the former. But, I thought this was a nice little moment, and I can’t wait till my own kid is old enough that I can experience a moment just like it with him.
Back to the East Coast thing for a moment. So, I was (obviously) really excited to go out there, in the fall no less. But, between mixed weather and not really getting to spend enough time actually walking around in the trees (where I would expect to find the nice settings I was looking for), I was a bit disappointed in the pics I got. I was hoping that I was just being ridiculous, that there would actually be some really nice ones, and I was setting them aside for awhile hoping that I could revisit them with a clear head and realize that they were actually pretty cool afterall. So, I spent a bit of time last night looking through some of them, and at least in the subset I flipped through, there wasn’t much. I mean, there were a couple that were *almost* really cool, but they each had a bit of fuzz on them that kept them from being the shot I wanted. I mean, it totally makes sense – you’ve got to be really lucky to go someplace for only a day and a half and happen to get the perfect conditions for the perfect shot (locals always have the advantage, because they have the flexibility to go when it’ll be great, and often they also have the knowledge to know when that will be), but I was still hoping. Next time, I guess, next time. In the meantime, here’s Montana!
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Quantaray 70-300mm lens. 1/500s, f/5.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 218mm.