Tuesday, January 25, 2011

   I called this “Through the Looking Glass” because well… it just seemed to fit. You see I’m working on “developing” (pun intended) new types of photography, granted this isn’t really “new” but it is new to me, so it’s fun none the less. Now each one of these pictures I enhanced somewhat on my computer, (as you can tell)  which took about an hour because I couldn’t figure out how to get a certain program to work, so I kept having to go back to a different program which wouldn’t let me do the things I wanted it to do, and… Well long story short I finally figured it out and the picture you see now is the end result. Some may say I cheated because it’s really only one picture and I just changed each one to make it look different, but the truth is, I took about twenty pictures trying to get it just right, and in the end I just picked the best one, and the reason I took so many pictures was because I was taking them with that camera. How, you may ask? Well… let’s just say I couldn’t have done it without my good friends, the bathroom Mirrors.
   Oh, and by the way my camera is a SLR Digital Cannon Rebel, and my suggestion to all of you who enjoy taking good looking pictures; a good camera really helps. Believe me I know.       

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Little Ditty for Your Day

Roses are red...
This flower is blue...
This cute one is tiny...
And this last one is...
And yes I know this rhyme has been way over used, but I couldn't think of anything better at the time... Lame right?  

Thursday, January 13, 2011

A million little lights
If I were to say a million little lights the first thing you might think of is a big city at night.
 (This is a picture of San Diego around evening, and sorry for the blurriness we were on a dock and I didn’t have my tripod with me.)  

Or you might think of billions of shining stars on a clear night.
                   (I took this while the moon was in a total eclipse so that’s way it looks orange)         
But the little lights I’m talking about aren’t really lights at all, just reflections of one big light, the sun, and what is reflecting the sun?             
That’s right Snow! Billions of frozen little water droplets can make the ground seem to sparkle as the sun reflects off of it, and causes a whole new set of scenery perfect for taking pictures.  
Although these pictures may look normal, I was actually laying on my stomach taking pictures of the bottom of small trees, no bigger than an inch thick.                  
                   A winter scene although frozen and cold, can still show as much beauty as a spring flower, a summer lake, or an autumn leaf, and sometimes even more, you just have to know how to look.

              The sun was setting when I took this, so not only was the snow sparkling but it had also turned a perfect pink.                                   
A Simple Sunset

So many People go through their day without stopping to notice the little things, like a sunset. Sure if there’s a lot of clouds or a big storm system coming when the sun begins to set it would be hard not to notice, but what about all those days where there’s not a cloud in the sky and the sun just sinks below the horizon before anyone even realized that it was setting, I know because I’ve done it too. So for all of you that missed the simple sunsets this is for you. 

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

For the Sake of a Picture
Standing outside, my fingers go numb as I fiddle with the lens to my camera. I wasn’t feeling well and the air was so cold that I could feel my face turning red, but I press on, coming closer and closer to my goal, knowing that what lay beyond the hill is well worth the journey. I can see up ahead the pink in the sky and I think “it is already worth it” as I round the bind. The sky is filled with color as I stare in wonder at the glorious scene of a sunset. I bare my hands out to the chilling wind as I remove the cap from my lens and bring the camera to my eye. I look through the view finder and stare at all the gold’s, pinks, and blues, and press the button down. Rolling my eyes I lower the camera and flip the switch to “on”, a mistake I make too many times to count. Now I’m ready and I take the first picture. The screen lights up of the now frozen image, but I don’t bother looking at it as I am already taking the next picture. My fingers are so cold that they feel like their burning and I struggle with focusing the lens, I say to myself “Just one more picture” but I can’t seem to stop my finger from pressing the button. The sun was setting lower and the colors kept changing that it was like a new picture each time, so I “pressed” on. Twenty good pictures and ten frozen fingers later, I finally turn to leave, and I think to myself again as I walk towards the nice warm house, that it is so worth the sake of a picture.