Monday, May 30, 2011

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Planting time ::

The farmers have been busy in the past couple of weeks trying to get their seeds in the ground, as have I. I have corn and okra peeking up out of the soil along with my tomatoes, squash, zucchini and peppers. Now I just have to keep the deer away!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

A Clear Day In January ::

I really thought that I had taken this shot back during the summer, but a check of the metadata definitely places this at January of this year.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A New Holga Photograph ::

Taken just a few days ago.

The flowers are there as a small memorial to a lady who drove off the road late one night, clipped the side of the tree, and her car went into the lake. No one saw the accident happen, but the next day someone driving by happened to see the antenna sticking up out of the water, but it obviously was too late.

Friday, May 6, 2011

A Flag ::

I don't think I've posted a flag photograph in a while, so here's one from last month:

Thursday, May 5, 2011

From Yesterday Morning ::

Here is my latest HDR attempt. I think that my expectations were too great on my first HDR tries and I made several mistakes, the first being that I expected to reproduce a far too great contrast range, and I produced too many bracketed shots. I had been shooting as many as 9 stops, but lately I have consciously limited myself to 3 and that seems to work much better.

Now, if I can just discipline myself to use a tripod! I've been experimenting hand-held lately and I can definitely see limitations with that approach.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Yard Sale ::

I've been some more experimentation with HDR and this is one result from a couple of weeks ago:

Until a couple of years ago this building housed a pawn shop until it was robbed one afternoon and the lady who owned and ran the shop decided that the risk of further robberies just wasn't worth the reward so she immediately shut down. I can't say that I blame her!