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Showing posts with label PHOTOGRAPHY. Show all posts
Showing posts with label PHOTOGRAPHY. Show all posts

Monday, May 21, 2012

George's Fabulous Water Photos

On April 23, 2012,  George and I made a trip to the Smokies..   So far,  I've done 2 posts from that trip.  If you missed either of them,  click HERE  and/or HERE.   Today I'm going to blow my husband's horn (since he doesn't like to do it)...  I'm going to share some of George's pictures taken that day along the creek in those beautiful Smoky Mountains.

George and I both love photography.  However,  I'm not nearly as patient with my photography.  I take LOTS of pictures --hoping for a good one.  George, on the other hand,  is patient and works hard to get the PERFECT photo.  He reads and studies ALOT ---learning more and more about how to take really good photos...

Recently,  after taking a photography class,  he learned about a new FILTER --which he immediately ordered.   This is the filter he got:  Polaroid HD Multi-Coated Variable Range Neutral Density Filter.  Basically this filter darkens the scene so that he can use slower shutter speeds.   WELL----the filter is fabulous when doing water scenes.  The water looks like silk!!!!!   I just HAVE to show you some of George's beautiful water scenes today!!! Hope you enjoy them.  The pictures seem to get better and better,  the more he took them that day.  Be sure and click on the photos for enlargements.































I know I'm prejudiced ---but I truly don't think I've ever seen any water pictures that are much better than any of these.   I am so proud of my hubby!!!!!!  (I know this will embarrass him---but I just have to brag about him!!)  Hope you enjoyed George's photos today. All of the photos were taken along the creek at various places where we stopped and hiked.

Have a wonderful, terrific day!

Hugs,
Betsy

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July 4th Fireworks


On Sunday night, Fairfield Glade had its own 4th of July Fireworks Display in celebration of our country's birthday. George did some research beforehand --and wanted to see what he could do taking pictures of the display with his new camera. He used his Canon Rebel T1i and used the 55/250 lens. He did not take his tripod though ---but says that next year he will definitely do that...

I think (and I'm not too prejudiced) that his pictures came out really great. SO--today, I'm showing you 7 of MY favorites... I will provide details for all of you photography people. In the picture above, the ISO was 800, the shudder speed was 1/50, the aperture was 6.3, and and the lens focal length was 208. Below are more!




These first two pictures were not cropped --but I did tweak all of the photos a little using Photoshop Elements. In the picture above, the ISO was 800, the shudder speed was 1/40, the aperture was 6.3, and and the lens focal length was 208.




In the picture above, the ISO was 800, the shudder speed was 1/25, the aperture was 5, and and the lens focal length was 55. This picture and the remaining ones have been cropped.




In the picture above, the ISO was 1600, the shudder speed was 1/8, the aperture was 5, and and the lens focal length was 60.




In the picture above, the ISO was 3200, the shudder speed was 1/50, the aperture was 5, and and the lens focal length was 55.




In the picture above, the ISO was 3200, the shudder speed was 1/50, the aperture was 5, and and the lens focal length was 55.




In this last picture, the ISO was 3200, the shudder speed was 1/50, the aperture was 5, and and the lens focal length was 55.

Whether you are a photography 'buff' or not, I hope you enjoyed these pictures... George and I had a wonderful weekend . We enjoyed brats on the grill, some 'tater' salad, and some of my 'fabulous' (ha) baked beans. We also enjoyed seeing some of the great Patriotic shows on TV (such as a Capitol Fourth, the Boston Pops, and our local Knoxville Fireworks display with the Knoxville Symphony). It was a great celebration!!!!

Now--it's back-to-the-ground (having to water our yard and flowers since we are desperate for rain here --with none in sight). It's also gotten hot again --so our AC is back ON, after being off for about a week. This is turning out to be one 'gosh-darn-hot' Summer!!!!! (I'm ready for Fall!!!! ha)

Hugs,

P.S. Blogger is having trouble with comments today.. I am getting your comments by email --so don't hesitate leaving a comment for me. Hopefully, Blogger will get it straightened out soon. (I have 31 comments as of 8:45 a.m. --so I am getting them even if my blog doesn't show it!!!!) Thanks!