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Running Strong

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My son running on the beach, enjoy the time you have with them when they are little you blink and they are all grown up. Keep running strong my son.

Love Dad.

Dark Skies

Shelter in the Storm Photo Walk

Spring Woodpecker

Woodpecker

Woodpecker

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Was walking in a park when I spotted this woodpecker in a tree. I followed him for a bit until I was able to get a picture of him. Love the colors in this picture and the contrast the bird brings to white flowers and blue sky.

Please feel free to submit any questions and I will do my best to answer them. I received a question from “ogletterhead” who blogs over at http://ogletterhead.wordpress.com/ and the question is “What’s ur advice in taking picture in the dark?”. I will post a complete answer Monday, thanks again for the question.

Clouds & Power Lines

Clouds & Power Lines

Clouds & Power Lines

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This is actually a long strip under the power lines where people come to walk their dogs. On this walk I was remembered to bring my camera.

Spring Begins, Nature is Hard at Work

Spring Happens

Spring Happens

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Walking by a tree I heard loud buzzing and noticed the entire tree was being attended to by the bees. It was a nice to see nature coming alive after a long winter’s nap. I singled out one section of the tree and focused in with my telephoto lens (70-300 Canon 550D).

Please take a moment to leave me your comments or critiques.

Winter Beach

Winter Beach

Winter Beach

Beaches even in winter is beautiful.

I find that I am often surprised when I wake up before the world shifts into high gear. I especially love indulging in the quite of the morning. On this one occasion the morning was very cold and walking on the beach I saw how all the elements came together to provide this image. I just loved how the ice formed on a discarded tree branch.

As always please feel free to leave me your comments or critiques.

Change your perspective

The other day I came across a an abandoned soccer ball that had seen better days. Got me thinking of the movie “Toy Story” and how the toys felt abandoned when the children grew up, my intent was to capture that feeling.

Step 1:

The Start of an Idea

Step 1: The Start of an Idea

 

So I lifted my camera and fired off a quick snapshot. From where I was standing not putting much thought in to the shot, it shows.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2:

Step 2

Step 2: Change you perspective

 

Next I walked around the subject (ball) and looked from all angles including getting low and standing as I high as I could. While I walked around I was looking for an interesting background that would help give context and express the emotion. I was looking to reduce the clutter that would distract from the feeling / story I wanted to show. I got low and took this photo.

 

 

 

 

Final:

End of the season

End of the season

 

After looking at the result on the back of my camera I started to see what I was looking for. I then adjusted my filter a circular Lens Polarizer to make the sky a little darker. I got really low lying on my stomach on the field, I framed the shot an saw the tower in the background moved a little to the left to cut it our of the frame.

I did feel a little silly lying on my stomach in the middle of a soccer field lucky for me only my Dad was there with me. Here is the final result which I really liked. I feel that this gives me the feeling that this ball’s life is over and will lie here all winter alone.

I could have cropped it closer however I like the way the shadow falls.