Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Saturday, May 19, 2012
|Giant Manta Ray Kite|
|Lots of Kites everywhere|
|A butterfly kite joins the fun|
|Helping to control the Manta Ray|
This morning, I went with my daughter to the Bug Light Kite Festival in South Portland, Maine. It was a lot of fun--tons of kite flying, happy people, blue skies and warm, Spring weather. We also got to go inside tiny Bug Light, which is something I'd wanted to do for a while, but the pictures aren't all that noteworthy. . .
You can see these pictures and many, many more on my new Bug Light Kite Festival Gallery!
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
|A 35 minute exposure at ISO 160, f/4.5 taken in the field across the street from my mother's house.|
|The identical perspective and camera placement to the above shot, but a dramatically shorter exposure and higher ISO to be able to capture the stars not moving. ISO 3200, f/4.5 for 45 seconds.|
I was also very happy the next morning that the birds woke me up exceptionally early (4:40 am!) and I looked out the window and saw that it was mostly cloudy. I thought I might go back to bed, but then I thought that I am hardly ever up in Deer Isle, so I dragged my butt out of bed and headed over to Marriner's Park, about five minutes away with my camera and tripod, where I was able to get some nice shots at high tide of the sunrise.
|Marriner's Park at Dawn: this water-filled canoe drifted into the picture and I placed my camera and tripod so I could capture the sunrise along with it and these beautiful rocks.|
|This is an in-camera HDR.|
Thursday, May 10, 2012
|click here to vote for my article!|
I posted it back in December when the $1000 Giveaway contest was announced and my article made it as one of 15 finalists. If you would take the time to check the article out and see if you think it is worthy of your vote, you can click on either the link below the Pentax forums picture or the hyperlink in the above paragraph.
If you know anyone who uses Pentax gear of any sort, if you could forward this on to them and ask them to give me a vote, too, that would be greatly appreciated! Thanks for your help. Cindy
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
|Shaken, NOT Stirred. . . .|
HOWEVER. . . .
When I put the olives into the glass first and then poured, inevitably, thanks to the physics of the glass shape, the water ejected the olives out the right side of the glass and OUT of my composition, leaving me with some great pours, but NO olives in sight, or olives flying hastily out of the frame along with lots of water. NOT what I was looking for obviously!
So, then I hit on the idea of using one of the underwhelming shots where the olives showed through the water nicely, but had made a really pathetic splash. I put the best splash shot together with the best olive shot and erased the olives into the splash shot and voila:
A Martini, shaken, NOT stirred!
You can see this and all of my other food & restaurant work here on my website.
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