Monthly Archives February 2018

Moonrise with Sunset

I went back and forth between the sunset on the NW side of the pier and the moonrise on the SE side of the pier.

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Moonrise and Bird
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Sunset over UCSB

We made it to Goleta just before sunset. Our hotel guy told us the best sunset position on a pier! So, we got the gear and headed to the pier and got some nice sunset photos!

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Seagull in Sunset
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Week 8 – Technical: Zoom Burst

By changing the focal length during long exposure you can add movement to your frame, producing leading lines within your frame.

This is one my favorite techniques to make quite a unique photo. Fortunately we were traveling and so around “night lights.” Unfortunately, my cheap travel tripod was NOT up to the task! All these pictures were either handheld or braced on something! I was pretty proud of being able to get half-way decent photos like that!

This shot was a try at getting some distortion with a day-time shot on shot shutter speed with an ND filter.

The McDonalds across the street zoomed while the shutter was open.

We were staying at the Hollister Inn, so it was perfect that I try this technique on its sign!

Categories: 2018 Photography Challenge and Photography.

Santa Cruz Natural Bridges

Even though Richard and I have been to Santa Cruz several times, somehow we’ve missed this bit of the western coast where this lovely Natural Bridge is! So, here’s some pictures of it, the lighthouse, and also some surfers. Some of the pictures are also with a slow shutter speed to blur the waves.

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Bean Hollow State Beach

Our first stop was our favorite beach just south of San Francisco, Bean Hollow State Beach. It’s also a free beach, so that’s another reason we like it!

First I tried using my new ND (dark) filter and slow shutter speeds to blur our the waves. Then I shot some more traditional shots. Thanks to Richard for the shot of me!

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Week 6 — Vision: Alternating Rhythm

Alternate patterns of light to bring depth and rhythm to the photograph.

Icy Calves: ISO 1600, 300 mm, f/6.3, 1/60 second. This evening we fed the calves and I had to run back in for my camera to get the line up of calves with their icy backs layered back from me.

Corral Layers: ISO 200, 113 mm, f/5.6, 1/160 second. I walked around our corral and shot a lot of pictures of panel after panel in layers. This is my favorite.

Categories: 2018 Photography Challenge and Photography.

Week 5 — Wildcard: Photographer’s Choice

Capture an image on your terms; who, what, where, when, why, how … it’s all up to you. Caveat: You must tell us your intent.

This week was challenging for me to get my weekly challenge done. We had a lot going on, and I still don’t have my computer back, so no Lightroom to help with cropping, naming, formatting for Facebook, watermarking, etc. etc. However, I did take several pictures, and these three are the best.

“Adventurer” 1/160 second, f/11, 189 mm, ISO 400 I was looking around the farm for something special to take a photo of, and I saw this. Who knows how many years this has been nailed to the garage? I love the colors, peeling paint, and detail. I widened the depth of field and it worked, it was all in focus!

“Grass in setting sun” 1/200 second, f/6.3, 300 mm, ISO 200, no editing. The sun was setting and I looked at how it was hitting this grass and thought it might be a good shot. I was going for the great color, and got it!

“Resting Tiger” 1/320 second, f/6.3, 300 mm, ISO 400 I just happened to look over and saw that our cat, Tiger, was laying on this overturned wash-tub. He’s quite photogenic, but I haven’t really been able to get him in a position he would stay in long enough that was a good spot for a portrait shot. I needed the fast shutter speed and 400 ISO because it was cloudy.

Categories: 2018 Photography Challenge.