Archive for May, 2015

Photo Friday: no regular internet.

May 29, 2015

due to a discrepancy in Time Warner’s accounting proceedures, I have no internet, my photo today comes from my phone.  

  

Photo Friday: No Tripod, No Problem

May 22, 2015

Today’s photos have one thing in common; they were all taken in low light situations, and I didn’t have a tripod handy.  OK, that’s two things; whatever, but the point is I was able to keep my camera steady using whatever was available.  I used a light pole, picnic bench, a rock, and the post on a dock, to get these shots.  One other thing they all have in common; they were all taken with a simple point and shoot camera, which I carry with me everywhere.

Portland at night.

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Photo Friday: Found moment in time

May 15, 2015

I have always said there are two types of timing, in photography; planned, and found.  Planned is when you know ahead of time when you need to take a picture to get the exact photograph you want; or you manipulate lighting, and your subject, to create the right conditions.

Found timing is being in the right place, at the right time to get a photograph, without any forethought.  If you take any pictures of nature, animals, and street photography, these will make up about 90 percent of your photographs.  Many of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen have bee this kind.  If you want this more simply, these are also called “Accidental Pictures.”  They are shots that you could never plan for, but you have to be ready to take out your camera at any time, and this means you need to have a camera with you at all times.

In the “old” days, this meant carrying around a large camera, that usually took too long to set up.  These days, however, we have it easy.  If you have a cell phone, or a simple point and shoot camera, you can have a camera ready in a moment’s notice, without carrying around heavy equipment.

Today’s photos are a prime example of having a camera handy, when the moment was right.  As always, I hope you enjoy them.

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Photo Friday: Adding Drama with Clouds

May 1, 2015

Today’s picture is devoted to clouds.  Clouds can add drama, mood, and can help lead your eyes in a certain direction.  It can make an ordinary picture unique, and no matter how many times you take the same subject, you will never get the same picture thanks to clouds.  So, if you’re the type who waits for a sunny day to take out the camera, don’t.  You’ll get more interesting shots if you just include clouds.

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