Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Easter eggs

Nikon D7000, 45mm (35-80), 1/1000, f/4.2, ISO 200

Happy Easter!

A carton of Easter eggs gave me an opportunity to do a little selective focus. With the aperture open that wide, the depth of field is fairly narrow. It’s a nice effect, particularly with the spring green in the background.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Pens and bottles (flash and transparency)

Nikon D7000, 42mm (35-80), 1/125, f/25, ISO 200

This week I decided to play around a little with off-camera flash. I also wanted to shoot some pictures of subjects with a mix of color and transparency.

The photo above is a close up of a rack of pens. I put the flash off to the right and triggered it using a remote.

The photo below is of colorful bottles on a glass shelf. The flash is below the shelf.

Nikon D7000, 42mm (35-80), 1/125, f/25, ISO 200

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Best of the 365 Blog – March 2017

No dramatic spring break photos this year (we stayed put for the whole week). But a few good ones from our regular environs.

On the drive to work I noticed that someone placed a birdhouse in one of the trees between the highway and the river.

Nikon D7000, 28mm (28-200), 1/250, f/8, ISO 200

Sunbeam cat. A rare good shot from the iPad.

iPad Pro

Clipboard in a paper rack.

iPhone 7

The Kansas City Rowing Club’s dock, on the day we cleaned the boat yard. This was my first time out there in more than a year.

iPhone 7

Glass skull, close up.

iPhone 7

A lion from the Pompeii exhibit at Union Station.

iPhone 7

Toward the end of the month I did a whole week of cats. Usually cat pictures are a sure sign that I didn’t photograph anything out in the world and needed a photo op somewhere around the house. But for these seven days I concentrated specifically on our feline friends and family members. This is the Dutchess, an outdoor stray in the mood to pose for a picture.

Nikon D7000, 80mm (35-80), 1/200, f/5.6, ISO 400, cropped

 And at long last spring is officially upon us.

Nikon D7000, 300mm (75-300), 1/40, f/5.6, ISO 100