Day 311 (6 Nov 2012) Kryptonite

At least that’s how it looks to me 🙂  I had a glass mixing bowl shatter in the freezer and I thought some of the pieces would make great props for a shoot, and I think I was right!  This isn’t the first time I’ve shot using junk or ‘garbage’ for this project; it’s amazing what you can do with simple stuff lying around (or that is no longer useful for it’s intended purpose)

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Day 100! (9 April 2012) 100th day! (and Star Trails)

Monday’s begin the crazy days where I usually don’t get to pull out my camera before 10 pm left me with limited ways to celebrate my 100th post.  So, I thought: it’s gonna be dark out, why not try some basic light painting?  And what better to paint than “100”?

Well, it being late and after a full day, I didn’t spend the effort to get any fabulous shots (I thought I had some sparklers left, but they ended up being fire crackers.  With fire danger being high this week, I didn’t feel up to that risk).  So, day 100 is here, and soon to pass.  Regardless of what these photos look like, I am happy that I’ve made it to 100 w/o missing a single day of shooting!

Looking back over the the past 100 days, I can’t help but be pleased with many of my photos, and even more pleased with the growth I’ve had in my skill and creativity.  I can’t wait to see what I’m doing by day 200!

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18 mm, 30 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (100)

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18 mm, 30 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (100)

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18 mm, 30 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (100)

Edit: here is a nice 30 min exposure of star trails, Too much light pollution here, but I like anyway 🙂

Star Trails

18 mm, 31 min 8 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Star Trails)

Day 59 (28 Feb 2012) Swinging

Since I’m busy working on a paper due tomorrow today (I only had 2 paragraphs started, out of 3-5 pages needed done before today), I didn’t have much time to do any photography.  I was going to try and shoot something w/ my iPhone (which I just got today), but I’m not familiar enough w/ it to try to get ‘fancy’ 🙂

But I remember that I have my LED strands hanging from the banister rail to straighten them, so I thought maybe I could just swing them like a pendulum and take a longer exposure and see what happened.  I know it’s a lot of photos posted, but I couldn’t pick out just one or two; I like a lot of them 🙂 Not bad for a last-minute idea, IMO.

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