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Updated: 2018-03-05T14:49:54.426-08:00

 



Stark Mill

2008-11-12T21:48:03.948-08:00

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I took a trip to New England recently and took a walk around all the old mill buildings. I love the color of the brick against the blue sky as well as the green tones in the statue.



Piranhas

2008-11-12T21:48:04.374-08:00

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This was really the only picture of fish that came out good cause they were still in the tank. The newer version of the camera I have has an aquarium function, I wonder how well it works. I'd like to figure out the best way to get good quality pics at an aquarium, I don't get to go too often so I can't practice.



Georgia Aquarium

2008-11-12T21:48:04.758-08:00

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I went to the Georgia Aquarium over the weekend, this is a must see!!! Definitely a reason to vacation in Atlanta! It's also across from the Coca-Cola plant. But the aquarium, is the worlds largest and also has the worlds largest shark, the whale shark. The size of the tanks here are mesmerizing, they keep them so clean as well. It was kind of hard taking pictures of some of the fish cause they move so fast and my camera isn't the most capable of those types of pictures.



Lucky Oliver Shuts Down

2008-04-17T18:06:41.224-07:00


The stock photography site, Lucky Oliver has shut down. I was just starting to get into selling my photographs on their site. They had such a great looking site, with great photography and a nice setup. It's too bad. You can read a letter from the owner on their site here.



St. Marks Lighthouse

2008-11-12T21:48:04.995-08:00

(image) I went to visit St. Marks Lighthouse over the weekend. It was so beautiful there, lots of undisturbed nature! Saw a bunch of gators as well. I loved how the reflection looked in the water of the lighthouse.



Petting Zoo

2008-11-12T21:48:05.229-08:00

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I took this picture at the Central Florida Zoo. I love natural light! I am definitely not an expert yet with lighting indoors. I like how the light made the color of the barn stand out.



DIY Macro Studio

2008-03-17T14:46:59.313-07:00

So I found this post on Strobist that gives you information on how to build your own macro studio. I found it very helpful because I had been getting into using the macro function on my camera, but it seemed like every time I would take a picture it would come out grainy...I didn't have the best lighting and I am just learning about it. So I followed the directions, I already had all the materials needed and I set up shop. Sure enough my pictures came out much better. But I don't have the greatest lights, I'll need to get some more if I want to take pictures when it's dark out. I was relying on the natural light. I'll post up some pictures of what my studio looks like and the pictures I took from it.

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Old Pool

2008-11-12T21:48:05.716-08:00

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(image) This pool was around in the 1800's it was apparently one of the first and only pools in the area. You can tell by the decay of the columns that it's pretty old. I just loved how this pool looked it took me a while to get a good shot, I tried all different angles and I thought this was the best one. As I started wandering around the pool area there were little things I saw to take pictures of such as the sticks above this picture. I think taking shots of the little details sort of start to tell the story of the big picture, I like finding these things.



COLOURlovers

2008-11-12T21:48:05.979-08:00

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Every so often I find that when I design something it's really hard to come up with a nice color scheme. I'm not all that great at picking colors myself, I tend to wonder sometimes if I am color blind. I just came across this site called COLOURlovers, where you can upload a photo from the internet and it'll create different color pallettes from your photo, you can pick and change the ones that look the best. This is a good way to see what the colors look like together. You can save your pallette on the site for other's to view and make comments. It's also good to look at other people's pallette's (OPP) for inspiration. Here is a color pallette I created from a picture I took at the Ringling Museum. It's a cool tool to get inspiration for designing and to also analyze your photographs and see all the different colors.



Reflection Pool

2008-11-12T21:48:06.206-08:00

(image) This place was too beautiful, especially this area I wondered off in. I loved how the pool looked and this bench so I wanted to get them in the same shot in an interesting way. As I looked at the bench some more I noticed the intricate shapes and decided to use this to frame the picture.



Maclay Gardens

2008-11-12T21:48:06.368-08:00

(image) Maclay Gardens is absolutely beautiful! I felt like I was in Alice in Wonderland wondering through the gardens. This courtyard area was a surprise and was really fun to photograph. There are different flowers that bloom throughout the year so I will be making a trip back to take more pictures sometime. Also, I think it would look really cool to take pictures there on a foggy day, it would add eeriness to them.



Crops

2008-11-12T21:48:06.575-08:00

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Sorry everyone, I've been MIA for a few months. I've been dealing with moving, but I am now finally settled. Hopefully I didn't loose any readers. This is a picture I took on a road trip to Georgia, I stopped at a farm stand for some boiled peanuts. I don't normally like boiled peanuts but they made them pretty good. The sky was a little overcast but I thought these rows of crops would make for a rather nice composition. I will be posting on her more often now, so keep looking back.



NH Capital

2008-11-12T21:48:06.752-08:00

(image) NH capital building looking through birch trees.



I'm Selling a Sony Handycam DCR TRV950 on Ebay

2008-11-12T21:48:06.952-08:00

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Anyone out there looking to buy a Sony Handycam DCR TRV950? I bought this 4 years ago thinking I'd use it but only did a few times to film my cat. This camera is still in great condition, check it out on ebay. I've moved onto still pictures.



New Portfolio Site

2008-11-12T21:48:07.191-08:00

Sorry I've been mia for a few days, but I've been working on a new portfolio website to showcase my best photography and my print work. Please check it out here, I'm so proud I coded it all myself. Now hopefully I can get myself a job. Here is a screen shot of it.

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Bird's Eye View

2007-10-17T17:50:34.758-07:00

I've submitted another picture to Jpg Magazine that could possibly be published in the next issue "Bird's Eye View" with the help of you guys! Click on the link below, you may have to sign up to vote, but it's worth it! There's a lot of great photography on this site. It's not all professional, which is what's so great about it. I took this picture on the top of the St. Augustine Lighthouse. You can see a shadow of the lighthouse in the center of the picture, which overlooks an inlet. There are some pretty cool ghost stories about this lighthouse that you can read here.




Old Fire House

2008-11-12T21:48:07.576-08:00

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Supposedly this Fire Station is haunted. I think it looks pretty cool, with the old car out front it reminds me of Ghostbusters.



LuckyOliver

2007-10-08T18:25:39.054-07:00

I came across this micro stock photography site called LuckyOliver. I have been interested in selling my photography and have been running around my mind the idea of selling stock photography. I'm not too sure how successful you can be. It seems like you would have to submit hundreds of pictures and hope that people will buy them, because you get such a small profit. In this case you have to make $100 in order for them to mail you a check, it seems like a lot. I'm still weighing out the pros and cons. This site is worth checking out though, the design and layout is very nice and the photography is really good.




cre8Buzz

2007-10-06T20:01:15.670-07:00

So I joined this site called cre8Buzz about month ago, it's a community of talented people where you can let your creativity be seen and heard. It's great to get more exposure for you blog or any website you have. There are some really talented people on there right now. I've posted my photography and links to my sites and have noticed more traffic coming from there. In the photography community on cre8Buzz they started up a monthly photo assignment. A topic is chosen, you have a certain amount of time to post the photo and everyone makes comments on it. It's pretty fun, anyone who is creative and wants more exposure I would suggest checking it out.



Mask

2008-11-12T21:48:07.850-08:00

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Baseball

2008-11-12T21:48:07.963-08:00

(image) It rained today after I got home from work, around sunset the rain turned to a drizzle and there was the most beautiful color outside. So I went out and took a picture of this baseball that appeared in the yard a while ago. The color made for beautiful pictures, too bad it was still drizzling I would've scoped out the yard some more. I gotta take advantage of lighting like that, it's not too often that it happens. I didn't even do much to this picture in Photoshop other than adjusting levels slightly.



leaf

2008-11-12T21:48:08.160-08:00

(image) This is such a huge leaf, you couldn't tell by the picture, I think the texture of it almost look like plastic. I brought this into Photoshop and did some adjustment layers on it to give it that look.



Typography

2008-11-12T21:48:08.565-08:00

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I really like the art of typography, certain fonts and ornaments catch my eye. I'd like to take a series of photos all on typography.



Old Capital Building

2008-11-12T21:48:08.769-08:00

(image) Visited the capital of Florida this past weekend, for the first time. I always wondered why they chose that as the capital since it's not very central, but I guess at the time it was the closest city between St. Augustine and Pensacola. I really liked how the awnings looked so I wanted to emphasize that in this picture. The sun was just coming out from the clouds, looks like if I waited a little longer there would've been some defined shadows casting on the building from the awnings.



Garden

2008-11-12T21:48:08.923-08:00

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Here's another shot of a statue at the Ringling Museum in the rose garden. I really liked the details in the hair and clothes from the back. Old statues have an eerie look to them, so I brought it into Photoshop and desaturated the picture a little.