Monthly Archives May 2018

Week 20 – Composition: From Below

“Get down low; below 2 feet, and change your perspective. Look out or look up.”

This one seemed hard for me, but I was able to find two neat items to photo “from below” while at Purina Farms for a dog agility trial.

Very cool light at the Purina Arena in Gray Summit, MO

The same light viewed from directly below.

These huge fans (actually named “Big Ass Fans”) made great models for this theme. I tried two different shutter speeds to get the best effect. This one is at ISO 100, 18 mm, f/3.5, 1/320 sec

This one is at ISO 100, 18 mm, f/3.5, 1/15 sec

This one is at ISO 100, 18 mm, f/3.5, 1/8 sec

Categories: 2018 Photography Challenge and Photography.

Mother’s Day on the Farm

Along with the usual Mother’s Day celebration with 3 generations of mothers, we also celebrated Jessica’s FIVE YEARS SOBER on Mother’s Day! Richard smoked great meat and beans, and great friends came to share the day.

Putting water in the pan for moisture.

Put the meat on a little after 7 am

Checking on progress

Put the beans on at 10 am

Checking on the meat

Meat and beans cooking away!

The spread!!!!

Our official family party cake, German Chocolate for Jessica’s 5 years sober.

Most of the group enjoying the visiting.

Susan tried to light the candles, but the wind was too strong.

The Group Shot!

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Week 19 – Vision: Edge Cut Sun

“Having an edge cut through the sun looks nice, or having the sun rising over a line or diagonal within the photo. Stop down the aperture to create a starburst.”

This was another busy week with travels and visiting my son and his lovely family. This is actually one of my favorite subjects, and I did get these few nice shots during a sunset in New Jersey. I didn’t fully follow the instructions by having an edge cut through the sun, but I did get the starburst.

I love all the little stars in this shot of the sunset reflecting in the water.

Star Sunset

Categories: 2018 Photography Challenge and Photography.

Week 18 – 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 I was really busy at the NARM Board meeting in Rockville, Maryland. However, I did take time one morning to take more lensball photos! My intent was to photo the buildings using my lensball and learning more about how to get the best from the lensball.

This photo started out as a mistake to take it through the screen. But the effect turned out great!

Categories: 2018 Photography Challenge and Photography.