Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
The steam rising off of the Finley River offered this neat shot. I could see the effect of the sun rays coming through the trees, the problem was capturing what I saw.
This somewhat mysterious shot will have to be my Halloween shot. I hope everyone has a great All Hallowed Eve.
Monday, October 27, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
A lull in my work schedule has enabled me to finally get out and get some fall color shots for Stacy. Nature has cooperated with my schedule magnificently.
Yes, I did get up and out at sunrise to get my fall shots. I am finally a convert to the golden light hours.
This shot was taken on the Finley River near Linden, MO.
Friday, October 24, 2008
Check out your local rock show or rock, gem and mineral society. I bet the members would love to have you come to a meeting and take pictures.
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Next Thursday evening I begin a series of classes on portrait photography. Fortunately I have a willing subject to practice my lighting techniques on. I have been studying various artists lighting and I like the concept of minimalist lighting. I will be using mainly flash units in my work on this class so I will keep you posted periodically on my progress.
In the meantime please take a look as the the link on the right called The Strobist. This site is all about lighting.
Watch out, I will be looking for models for the next few weeks. If you live in the SW Missouri area and want to be involved email me.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
One of the highlights of the Rock, Gem and Mineral Show was this feast consisting entirely of rocks and minerals. It was amazing and easily the top draw of the show. Study the photos carefully and remember the food is all rocks and minerals.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
On a side note. Teresa has sent her camera off for repair. She has a damaged pixel which was leaving a bright orange spot on her pictures. Has anyone else had this problem? I am a little disappointed in the quality of my Nikon gear. She has had this problem and I have some difficulty with my 18-200mm VR lens. What has been your experience? The warranties really don't stand up too well either.
I hope everyone has a great week. Remember there are "field trip" possibilities everywhere! Just be willing to go, quickly!
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
Tomorrow we will leave "Signs of Fall" for a while for a special treat, which I am excited to share with you. It will give you a new idea for a "field trip".
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This was taken today at Phelps Grove Park. I hope everyone has a great week.
Thursday, October 09, 2008
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
This was taken looking up into the sunroof on my CRV. I happened to look up yesterday at lunch.
Tuesday, October 07, 2008
Saturday, October 04, 2008
I am going to make "Signs of Autumn" a new series. I am doing this for my friend Stacy who loves fall colors. As shown above, I may get out of the box a little on this one!
Take care and have a good weekend everyone.
Friday, October 03, 2008
I love to stand on the Commercial Street Footbridge and look west. Missouri, St. Louis specifically is known as the Gateway to the West. Kansas City is often called the first western city and St. Louis is often called the last eastern city. My own personal demarcation is this bridge. From this point on everything seems to have a western flair.
As most of you know I love trains and this shot is so typical these days. The container train on the left and carries Chinese goods east. The train in the middle with the engine on the rear is an empty coal train heading back to the Powder River Basin in Wyoming.
This is the last shot from the Commercial Street Footbridge. I wanted to give you all a flair for going to one place and taking as many creative shots as you could. When I started with our local camera club we used to do this with our field trips.
Go out to one spot this weekend and take as many shots as you can.
Thursday, October 02, 2008
A container train waits to head east loaded with Chinese goods. This, as with my other shots this week, was taken from the Commercial Street Footbridge. This was taken fairly early in the morning shooting straight into the sun which helps obliterate the front of the train.
One more shot tomorrow morning and then we move on.