Day 262 (19 Sep 2012) Sculpture

I got to campus about 30 min before class started today because there is a huge red-painted sculpture on the campus I wanted to shoot.  I made several images from various angles, distances, etc.  It’s very interesting with the hard and soft edges, the arcs and angles.




Day 232 (20 Aug 2012) Spiral Bound

Remember “back in the day” when we went to school and computers were either nonexistent or only in special classrooms?  Remember back when we took notes on paper instead of typing into our laptop or iPad?  I remember those days, even in college my computer was a desktop and I had a spiral bound notebook for each class or subject.  I especially remember being very excited when they came with perforated pages, esp. since my teachers hated the little ‘tassels’ from tearing out the pages I did my assignment on 🙂

Well, today I was standing in my office debating weather I wanted to try and shoot the night sky/`milky-way from my yard, or venture off to get some more dramatic foreground for a night shot and not really feeling up to leaving my house.  So while the internal debate raged, I was also thinking I needed to start reading my textbooks to be ready for my first day of class this semester.  Thats when I saw the corner of an old, beat up notebook in a stack of binders and other school supplies and thought that it looked rather interesting with the metal spirals and the edges of the pages all dinged up.  What do you think?  Interesting, boring, or just a reminder of days you would rather have not remembered? 🙂

60 mm, 0.6 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Spiral Bound Notebook)


60 mm, 0.6 sec, f/4.5, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Spirals)

60 mm, 0.6 sec, f/5.6, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Corner)


60 mm, 0.5 sec, f/11, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Spiral Bound)

Day 98 (7 April 2012) Busy as a Bee

Today is what my employer would call a ” day off.”  But it’s funny that I always have tons of work to do on my day off.  Not for my job, but home work, yard work, auto work, house work, etc.  It seems I never have enough time to get it done, but that’s ok.  Most of it will still be there for my next “day off” lol.

On one of my errands, I swung into the local high school parking lot since I noticed a lot of trees blooming.  I swapped out the kit zoom for the macro lens and spend about 20 min shooting the flowers.  Today was bright and sunny, and shooting at about 2:30 pm meant the light was bright and harsh.  So could that with the challenge of shooting white flowers against a back-lit sky, I was happy that I was able to get some good shots 🙂

Busy Bee

60 mm, 1/1600, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Busy Bee) {cropped}

White Bliss

60 mm, 1/2000, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (White Bliss)


60 mm, 1/80, f/5.6, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Azalea)

And this is a sight I’m never tired of seeing!

Old Glory

60 mm, 1/500, f/5.6, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Old Glory)

Day 24 (24 Jan 2012) Goodwin College

Every day I drive past this college on my commute home, and love the way it looks in the dark.  Each street light is topped with a green light, and the tower glows a new color every 10 seconds.  It took some paying attention to realize it was a school and not a business of sorts.  I’ve been meaning to shoot this for a while, so today I took the exit and tried to capture its beauty.  I’m afraid that I was not able to do it justice; I’m not terribly proud of the results, but maybe on a darker night, when I’m not trying to get home and satisfy my hunger, I can take more time, try different angles & views, and get something I will be happy with.

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23 mm, 15 sec, f/11, ISO 100, EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens (Goodwin College)

One of the street lights that only had the upper green light working:

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33 mm, 30 sec, f/11, ISO 100, EF-S 18-55mm IS kit lens (Green Street Light)