Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I’m going to try to start posting again. At least in the near-term future anyway. Because, see, I finally got to take some pictures. That doesn’t happen too often anymore. But, I just got back from a trip to Colorado, where I got to see some cool stuff, like this. So I’m going to hopefully be posting a few of the pics. And, thus, here’s the first one.
This was taken from the ski area at Telluride, which sits between the town and the little mountain village area. It was fall. It was colorful. Those are aspens. Hooray!
It’s also worth noting that I’ve (finally) decided to change my strategy for what to do when somebody clicks on the image. Up until now, I’ve had it open up my blog in a new tab. The thinking there was that people viewing the entry via email or an RSS reader would then arrive at the webpage proper, where they could then click around and discover all my other content, for whatever that’s worth. But now, I’ve instead decided to make available larger versions of the images (which, let’s be honest, look a lot better). So if you click on the image, you’ll see a larger version. I think I settled on 1200xwhatever. Maybe tomorrow I’ll go all the way to 1600 so you could actually use it for your wallpaper and stuff. And maybe I’ll get around to doing the same for some of my historical updates too, if I get bored. We’ll see.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/250s, f/10.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 22mm.
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, July 27, 2011
Today’s picture is the 400th post to the Picture of the Day!! Congratulate me, dangit!
Right, good, now that I’ve got that out there… Here’s another shot from Point Reyes National Seashore, just north of San Francisco. I mentioned I had several photos from my recent visit that turned out pretty well, so here’s one of them. The area that’s called the “National Seashore” is kind of a spit of land that’s mostly separated from the main coastline and juts out a bit into the ocean. It mostly consists of small rolling hills covered with grass, and some low marshy/swampy tidelands. I had a lot of fun taking a bunch of shots of the late afternoon sun playing around on the grass, especially when the odd cloud would pass by, which did some cool stuff with textures of lighting. Using a polarizer was a must, as it cut through a lot of the haze and made for some nice cobalt-blue skies. The only downside was that it was right about when I took this picture that I remembered that I’ve got a fairly strong allergy to grass, and that’s why I had been sneezing and blowing my nose and generally feeling pretty miserable the whole day. But, it’s all worth it when you get a decent shot or two.
Okay, see you tomorrow for post number 401!
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/250s, f/10.0, ISO 400. Focal length: 21mm.
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I know, I know, another winter picture. Hey, it’s what I had handy. This is a view from in-bounds at Alpental (a ski area near Seattle), looking into the backcounty. That’s chair peak, and I was standing in International Bowl when I took the shot. I know I’ve said this before, but this is, more often than not, the kind of weather we get at our ski resorts. Lots of great snow, just not a whole lot of blue sky. Sometimes you’re skiing in the fog, sometimes the fog lifts a bit, but it’s generally pretty grey.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/200s, f/13.0, ISO 100. Focal length: 50mm.
Monday, June 27, 2011
I’m going to call this a daisy. It might not be a daisy, I don’t really know. I don’t even remember for sure which lens I took it with, so the one listed below is not much more than just a somewhat educated guess. Educated in that I know which lenses I own, so there’s a pretty good chance it was one of those.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel T1i, Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 lens. 1/200s, f/9, ISO 200. Focal length: 50mm.