Sunday, July 25, 2010

Favorite photo Friday

I have been submitting to Favorite photo Friday for the last couple weeks now.  I like it because I am not necessarily limited to a single subject matter or idea, it is simply getting me to get out there and take pictures and post what I really like form the week.  This week my family made our way up to my husband's favoite place on earth; his boy scout camp!  He worked there for years and calls it home.  A bunch of "the guys" decided to make a trip up there for Friday night campfire so we decided this would be a good time to show our boys this wonderful place.  Our oldest had been a few times, but our youngest had never been.  We wandered the camp's grounds and made a stop by the lake.  The scouts were all at dinner so no one was on the lake.  I couldn't resist this shot of the boats all parked at the dock with the reflection of the water.  The light circles in the corner were intentional, I like them, it is a matter of personal opinion, but I like them.  They add to the feel of this picture for me, reminds me of the intense summer sun.  Anyway.  The picture was taken with my Nikon D50, tamron 28-300 lens.  I had everything on auto for this, and I brought the exposure down a notch in postproduction.  Other then that, it has not been changed.  Hope you all enjoy, leave a comment and then visit Favorite Photo Friday to see other pics form the week.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Favaorite Photo Friday

I just could not choose this week so you are getting two of my photos on this post.  I took these one evening this week while my boys were watching a movie.  The light coming in through the giant living room window was perfect and I just had to capture it.  My boys are so used to me sitting there with a camera in their face that they didn't even budge.  Too funny.  Anyway, these were once again shot with my Nikon D50, with a Tamron 28-300 lens.  I had a fairly slow shutter speed, around 1/15 or so, and yes I used a tripod cause there was no way I can hold my camera still for that.  I did brighten them up a little and then set the black point for these.  I don't know photoshop terms for that, I use nikon software.  Hope you all enjoy, and if you wanna check other favorite photos from the week, check out Favorite Photo Friday.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Favorite Photo Friday

So here is the cliche 4th of July photo, but I love fireworks.  I take photos every year at one of our local fireworks displays.  This year was no exception.  This photo was semi planned, I knew I was taking pics of the fireworks, but I set up the camera, take about 100 pictures and then wait to see what turns out well.  This was one of my favorites.  I shot it with my Nikon D50 tamron 28-300 lens.  My shutterspeed was about 3 seconds.  I edited out a lightpost that was distracting from the photo.  I hope you enjoy, and to see other's favorite photos for the week check out Favorite Photo Friday.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Favorite Photo Friday

Favorite Photo Friday has been a tough one for me this week.  I haven't really picked up my camera much this week and that makes me a little sad.  So I dug through the files this week to find something I liked.  I took this picture at the beach, my sister was digging up sand crabs for my oldest son to look at.  He really wanted to hold one, but if she just plopped it in his hands they would run away so she cupped his hands for the next one.  It was just picture perfect and I couldn't pass the moment up.  Funny looking little creatures, but my son loved them.  The picture was taken with my Nikon D50 28-300 zoom Tamron lens.  I was pretty close to my subject, but also zoomed in a little.  I don't recall whatI did in post processing, looks like I probably turned up the brightness and sharpened it up a little, but I have to admit I did this weeks ago so I am not 100% sure I remember, the original is below, not too big of a difference.  Enjoy!
The pic below sets the scene a little bit better for you too.