Monthly Archives: April 2014

Yorkies on the Run!

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My three Yorkies girls, Lady, Brandeigh, and Raven had a ton of fun playing!!

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Elliott Erwitt Homage

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Elliott Erwitt has one of the longest spanning photography careers, over a half of a decade.   What makes his work so unique is the irony and humor in his photographs.  He does not plan his pictures, he just reacts to what he sees.  He basically wanders around and shoots what strikes his eye.  His favorite subjects are dogs and children.   I love his work!

 

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Here is some of my work:

 

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Elliott Erwitt loves jumping dogs!

 

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I thought this was funny because the photographer in the picture is trying to get the attention of the dog but the dog kept staring at me while I took their picture, unbeknownst to the family!

 

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Interesting photo!

 

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Valiant effort to picture my dog and cat with our unique shirts on!  Snuffy was non compliant!

 

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Lily was not happy either getting her picture taken!

 

 

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This alley cat just sauntered into the photo as I was taking pictures!

 

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Long Exposure

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These pictures are all taken with a tripod and have a show shutter speed to show

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This blur is my daughter!  The ISO is 100, the f-stop is 25 and the shutter speed is 30 seconds.

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This is my dog, Raven playing with a ball.  I used ISO 400, f-stop 9.0 and the shutter speed is .6 seconds.  I used a tripod.

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Another picture of Raven.  The ISO is 400, f-stop is 14, and the shutter speed is 1.0.  

 

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This was taken in Harbor Tunnel.

 

Reflections

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Who is looking at you?!

 

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This is a mirror on the road near Patapsco State Park.

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You can see the reflection of my neighbor’s house in my glass door.

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The duck’s reflection is in the water.

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Lots of seagulls at Lake Waterford!  Their reflection is against the ice.

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I love taking lake pictures where you can see the trees in the water!

 

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Macro Shots

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Most of these shots were all taken with my 100 mm macro lens.

 

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This was taken at Lake Waterford.  I like the sharp contrast of the blue sky and the tan plant.

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Bird seed is in short supply at my house!

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Close up of Snuffy!  She is not scared of the cameras like my Yorkies are!

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Interesting picture of my Russian Blue’s claw!  

 

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ISO

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ISO measures the sensitivity of the image sensor.  The lower the setting, the less grainy the picture will turn out.

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100

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400

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1600

 

Scenario 2:

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200

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400

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3200

 

Scenario 3:

 

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200

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400

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6400

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White balance is a camera setting that adjusts for lighting in order to make white objects appear white in photos.  I took 10 difference scenarios with each on a different setting.

First Scenario:

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Cloudy

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Daylight

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Shade

Second Scenario

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Cloudy

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Daylight

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Shade

 

Third Scenario:

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Cloudy

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Daylight

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Non-Traditional Light Source

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All of these pictures were taken using ISO 6400.  It was fun trying to get the pictures to even show up!  I obviously had to play around with the aperture and shutter speed.  A flash was not used at all and the only light source was non-traditional.

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This is my son while playing on his x-Box.  The f-stop was 4.0 and the shutter speed is 1/60.  I like the blueness to this, to be honest.  I feel that it accentuates his cheekbones.

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My son is still playing his game and the f-stop is 3.5 and the shutter speed is 1/125.

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TJ is now playing on his cell phone and I am closer to him.  I think this turned out the best.  The f-stop is 4.0 and the shutter speed is 0.5 seconds.

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I took this last picture of my son while he was playing his computer game.  The f-stop is 5.6 and the shutter speed is 1/13.

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Hard to believe but the flash was not on and all the lights were off minus our big screen television.  The f-stop is 4.5 and the shutter speed is 0.4 seconds.