Calendar Girl…

♫ …I love, I love, I love my little calender girl… ♫ I submitted photos of ‘Sweetie’ to a calendar contest, and we won! Say hello to Miss December! Woohoo! :) I’ve known for a couple of weeks now, but wanted to wait until I actually had the calendar in my hands to announce it.…

Playing With Color…

Today I was playing around with converting my images to black and white. As it turns out, there are a number of ways to convert your photos. Each one has little nuances that make each picture slightly different. What works on one might not work as well on another. So it’s good to have a…

Safari Park, Part II: Elephants and More…

The last post got a little photo heavy, so I decided to make it a multi-part-post. Hopefully 17 pictures for this post isn’t too many. For this post, I will attempt to show the landscape of the Safari Park (landscape pictures are not my strong suit). I think it is also a pretty good visualization…

Safari Park, Part I: Flora and Birds…

This past weekend while working on my homework for my photography class we went to various places so that I could have many subjects to consider. One of those places was the San Diego Safari Park, I thought I’d share some of the pictures I was able to take interspersed with my attempts to capture…

Hummingbird Update…

Yea! The hummingbirds are loving my little garden. I’ve been letting them enjoy the flowers and feeder undisturbed for several weeks now. Today, I decided to sit out on my balcony and take some pictures, and at the same time continue to fiddle with the camera settings so that I can use the knowledge I’ve…

The Most Fun I’ve Had At A Photoshoot…

For my class assignment I am to take pictures of things in motion blur, with the caveat that something in the picture also has to be stationary and tack sharp. Basically, this means using a tripod and having a long shutter speed (1/30th of a second or longer). I’ve been taking pictures in the aperture…

Three GIRs to the Wind…

I don’t drink, so it’s not ‘three sheets to the wind’. ;) What is a GIR, you ask? Well for those of you who don’t know, he is a robot in a cartoon called Invader Zim. Oh and he wears a (green) dog suit to look more like he belongs on Earth. GIR is a…