Thursday, April 22, 2010

Yet More Photos

These were shot the other day with my new 24-105 f4L lens. Some friends and I were out at the park talking about how to use the 7D for video work, and as we walked back found that the evening lighting was just about perfect for some stills.

By the way, these were run through some minimal processing in Lightroom 3 (Beta 2), but the sun-flare affect was achieved by using a higher-than-normal aperture setting. I don't have the EXIF data on hand, but I think these were shot at f22. When the aperture blades are closed that far it will cause a nice flare affect around any strong point of light in the image (it works best when the sun is in the shot - for other light source a star filter is recommended).

Sunday, April 18, 2010

More Spring Photos

28, f8, 1/10, Canon 7D, tripod, processed in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

28, f9.5, 1/10, Canon 7D, tripod, processed in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Photo of the Day

"Texas in Bloom"
135mm, f11, 1/46, Canon 7D, tripod, processed in Lightroom 3 Beta 2

Yesterday evening, a friend and I went out in the country on our weekly bike ride. What was supposed to be a 20 mile ride ended up being 39 miles. But the route was so beautiful that it made up for the extra pain and suffering. Texas can be amazing in spring.

I went back to some of the more memorable spots along our route and got some photos this evening just as the sun was setting.

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Spring has Sprung!

Like it or not, the world is going green - literally! I'm so thankful that the Lord gives us such a beautiful season (emphasis on "season" - it doesn't last), even in San Antonio TX!

These shots were taken at my new favorite park about 10 minutes from our house. I would like to give due credit to the local mosquitoes as they played a big role during the shoot. It just wouldn't have been the same without them.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Photo of the Day

You probably wouldn't believe me if I told this I took this photo in south Texas...but you're going to have to believe me because that's exactly where I took it.

One of the local parks - which is usually very peaceful and pretty - is just stunning right now. In fact, there's so much green I could almost convince myself I was in Washington!

"Oasis in the Desert"
(sorry TX lovers, I had to say that)
28mm, f3.5, 1/45, Canon 7D, tripod, processed in Lightroom 3 Beta(2)