Day 312 (7 November) Winter Has Arrived!

not officially, but the season’s first snow is falling.  Last week was a hurricane, this week snow via a Nor’easter.  This is New England!

There wasn’t much accumulation before dark, and with the wind blowing, I snuck outside during my work day to shoot a couple images of the grass peaking through the snow.  I should have taken more time to frame them up and check focus and DoF, but there is always tomorrow!  Plus, I should have more light and not have to fight the wind 🙂

I like the idea of the first image, I just need to work on the execution.  The second image is of the ball-shaped flakes as they started to accumulate on my deck.

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Day 219 (6 Aug 2012) The Morning Dew

This morning as after I awoke, I noticed that the lawn was sparkling like a field a diamonds!  I recalled the photos I took a while ago, and how pleased I was with them, so I decided right then and there to grab my camera, macro lens, and my cardboard (It keeps me dry and comfortable when shooing on the ground, esp. after last nights rain 🙂 ).  I cropped most of these to focus on the best elements of the image.

I hope you enjoy these images as much as I do!

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60 mm, 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (My World In A Drop)

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60 mm, 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Dew on Grass)

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60 mm, 1/500 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Edge of the Blade)

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60 mm, 1/80 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Morning Dew

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60 mm, 1/1250 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Diamond Field)

as an FYI, I cropped most of these to focus on the best elements of the image.  I may experiment with a slightly smaller aperture on the drops next time, might get a shaper image, or more of the drop-world in focus 🙂

Day 165 (13 June 2012) 10 Minute Challenge

Today I decided to take Shannon up on her 10 Minute Challenge (check out her amazing blog, Seeing Spots Photography).  Basicly what you do is gather up your camera/gear, and “go” (drive, bike, walk, jog, dance, conga line, etc) for 10 min.  You then stop and shoot where you end up.  I decided to hop in my car for the 10 min trip, as it was a bit too wet to get a conga line going 🙂  I found myself on a dirt road I’ve never been on before.  I still had my macro lens on, and decided to leave it. I pulled out my tripod and snapped some interesting shots, if I do say so myself 🙂

I highly recommend taking up this challenge, esp. on a day where you may not feel so inspired.  It forces you to use what you find, rather than try and think of a subject/location.  I will deff do this again, it was fun!

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60 mm, 1/50 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100 (Dry Hydrant)

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60 mm, 0.6 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100 (Fence Post)

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60 mm, 1/200 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100 (Tall Grass)

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60 mm, 0.3 sec, f/11, ISO 100 (Wet Weed)