Sunday, April 24, 2011

Trip to Duck Park on Easter

So I got a tip that if I wanted to get some pictures of ducks, to go to Duck Park on Lewis and 15th. Here's how my trip turned out. A couple of these are going to replace pieces in my final.


Sleeping Hen

Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/125
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 187mm
Flash: Off

Hen Close-up


Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/100
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 250mm
Flash: Off

The Trouble Maker




Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/125
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 214mm
Flash: Off


Drake in the Water



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/160
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 179mm
Flash: Off

Drake About to Dive




Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS:
AP:
Focal Length
Flash: Off

Happy Couple



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/125
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 187mm
Flash: Off

Couple in the Water



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/100
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 240mm
Flash: Off

Another Couple in the Water




Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/125
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 179mm
Flash: Off

A Drake and His Shadow




Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/125
AP: F/4.5
Focal Length: 79mm
Flash: Off

Final Portfolio

Here are my final photos for the year. I used my Canon EOS Digital Rebel for all of them. Enjoy.

Ape Faced Rock


Camera Settings:
ISO: 100
SS: 1/400
AP: F/4.0
Focal Length: 55mm
No Flash

Location: Zimmerman Trail


Hen Close Up



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/100
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 250mm

Location: Duck Park



Pine Tree at Sunset

Camera Settings:
ISO: 100
SS: 1/500
AP: F/4.0
No Flash

Location: Zimmerman Trail


Portrait of a Rabbit

Camera Settings:
ISO: 100
SS: 1/320
AP: F/5.0
Focal Length: 135mm
No Flash

Location: Zimmerman Trail


Behind the Bushes

Camera Settings:
ISO: 100
SS: 1/320
AP: F/5.0
Focal Length: 135mm
No Flash

Location: Zimmerman Trail

Zimmerman Glass


Camera Settings:
ISO: 100
SS: 1/250
AP: F/5.0
Focal Length: 146mm
No Flash

Location: Zimmerman Trail

First Berry of Spring



Camera Settings:
ISO: 100
SS: 1/80
AP: F/5.0
Focal Length: 96mm
No Flash

Location: Zimmerman Trail


The Rainbow Bird



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/400
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 250mm
No Flash

Location: Zimmerman Trail


Shadow Portrait



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/320
AP: F/5.0
Focal Length: 109mm
No Flash

Location: Zimmerman Trail


The Lone Pine



Camera Settings:
ISO: 100
SS: 1/160
AP: F/5.0
Focal Length: 109mm
No Flash

Location: Zimmerman Trail


Robin Through the Trees




Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/160
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 250mm
No Flash

Location: Zimmerman Trail


Marble Still Life



Camera Settings
ISO: 200
SS: 5 seconds
AP: F/20
Focal Length: 131mm
3 Elevated Strobes (Visible in reflections)

Location: Alden Hall Studio


Splash Close Up



Camera Settings
ISO: 200
SS: 5 Seconds
AP: F/20
Focal Length: 131mm
3 Elevated Strobes (Visible in reflections)

Location: Alden Hall Studio


Warm Droplets Against Cool Background




Camera Settings
ISO: 200
SS: 5 Seconds
AP: F/20
Focal Length: 131mm
3 Elevated Strobes (Visible in reflections)

Location: Alden Hall Studio


Twisting Green Pillar 



Camera Settings
ISO: 200
SS: 5 Seconds
AP: F/20
Focal Length: 200mm
3 Elevated Strobes (Visible in reflections)

Location: Alden Hall Studio


Double Droplets



Camera Settings
ISO: 200
SS: 5 Seconds
AP: F/20
Focal Length: 200mm
3 Elevated Strobes (Visible in reflections)

Location: Alden Hall Studio


Drake in the Water



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/160
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 179mm

Location: Duck Park



Aqua Splash



Camera Settings:
ISO: 200
SS: 5 Seconds
AP: F/20
Focal Length: 200mm
3 Elevated Strobes (Visible in reflections)

Location: Alden Hall Studio


Blue Pillar



Camera Settings
ISO: 200
SS: 5 Second
AP: F/20
Focal Length: 200mm
3 Elevated Strobes (Visible in reflections)

Location: Alden Hall Studio


Red Drop Trail



Camera Settings
ISO: 200
SS: 5 Seconds
AP: F/18
Focal Length: 200mm
3 Elevated Strobes (Visible in reflections)

Location: Alden Hall Studio


Red Splash



Camera Settings
ISO: 200
SS: 5 Seconds
AP: F/18
Focal Length: 200mm
3 Elevated Strobes (Visible in reflections)

Location: Alden Hall Studio


Happy Couple



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/125
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 187mm

Location: Duck Park



Lonely Alden Flower



Camera Settings
ISO: 400
SS: 1/60
AP: F/5.0
Focal Length: 135mm
On Board Camera Flash

Location: Outside Alden Hall


Re-Edit Bike Tire Pan



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/15
AP: F/14
Focal Length: 194mm
2 External Strobes with Gels

Location: Molt Rd.


Re-Edited Pan



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/10
AP: F/22
Focal Length: 55mm
2 External Strobes with Gels

Location: Molt Rd.


Re-Edited Side Pan



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/13
AP: F/9
Focal Length: 55mm
2 External Strobes with Gels

Location: Molt Rd.


Re-Edit Light Rays



Camera Settings
ISO: 200
SS: 1/500
AP: F/6.3
Focal Length: 55mm
No Flash

Location: Molt Rd.


Losekamp , The Place to Practice Your Rock Climbing Skills




Camera Settings
ISO: 800
SS: 1/500
AP: F/4.0
Focal Length: 18mm
No Flash

Location: Behind Losekamp Hall


Lone Drake



Camera Settings
ISO: 100
SS: 1/125
AP: F/5.6
Focal Length: 214mm

Location: Duck Park



Wall Running



Camera Settings
ISO: 800
SS: 1/500
AP: F/8.0
Focal Length: 55mm
No Flash

Location: Behind Losekamp Hall

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Terje Sorgjerd

I was introduced to this artist by Kim Smith from the computer science department. He showed me this Vimeo video of a great time lapse. (http://vimeo.com/22439234?ab). This guy does beautiful landscape work. Here is a link to his Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/TSOPhotography). The lightning he captured (or composited) from this Iceland volcano is my favorite of his. This image came straight from his facebook page.


He has a whole album dedicated to the Iceland volcano eruption. There are some more great photos in there.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Color Portraits

I really wanted to work with some reflections this week, but my apartment is unfortunately a little limiting in what I could set up. I couldn't decide which of these I really like better. The first one gave me the color effects I wanted, but the second gave me better lighting and a better overall photograph. I wanted a warm to cool transition. The cool would be captured in the night sky, while the warm light would come from my spot lamp. I would have turned out much better without that building in the background. I tried shots from a bunch of different windows before settling with this one.




Camera Settings:
ISO: 1600 (Lousy Lighting)
SS: 1/60
AP: 4.0

Thursday, April 14, 2011

A Different Type of Landscape Photography



Almost everyone thinks of the beauty of Earth whenever the words landscape photography comes up. What else is there to think of? Space is the answer to that question, and the Hubble telescope has been photographing it for years.

How does the Hubble space telescope work? It is vital to take on this question before getting into the Hubble's photography. Here are some short articles about it. Sections 3 and 4 are the most important parts.

http://www.howstuffworks.com/hubble.htm


Eagle Nebula
NASA
"The Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 (WFPC2) is Hubble's main "eye," or camera. It sees with the help of four CCD chips arranged in an "L" shape to catch the light -- three low-resolution, wide-field CCD chips, plus one high-resolution planetary camera CCD chip. All four chips are exposed simultaneously to the target, and the target image is centered on the desired CCD chip. This eye can see visible and ultraviolet light, and can take images through various filters to make natural color pictures, such as this well-known image of the Eagle nebula."
(http://science.howstuffworks.com/hubble3.htm)


hubble

NASA
"If Hubble couldn't focus, it wouldn't have been able to take this image of a dying star named NGC 6369 on Nov. 7, 2002." (http://science.howstuffworks.com/hubble6.htm)

hubble

NASA
"Although Hubble can't point at the sun, it can still take some pretty awesome images, like this one, which shows a halo of hot gas surrounding spiral galaxy NGC 4631 that's similar to the Milky Way galaxy. " (http://science.howstuffworks.com/hubble7.htm)

There are far too many images taken by the Hubble to post here, but here is a website where you can view many more:


Here are a couple of my favorites.

Barred Spiral Galaxy NGC 1300

Credit: NASAESA, and The Hubble Heritage Team (STScI/AURA)

Dust Band Around the Nucleus of  Black Eye Galaxy  M64

Credit: NASA and The Hubble Heritage Team (AURA/STScI)


Hubble Captures View of 'Mystic Mountain'

"About This Image
Hubble's 20th anniversary image shows a mountain of dust and gas rising in the Carina Nebula. The top of a three-light-year tall pillar of cool hydrogen is being worn away by the radiation of nearby stars, while stars within the pillar unleash jets of gas that stream from the peaks.
Credit: NASAESA, and M. Livio and the Hubble 20th Anniversary Team (STScI)" (http://hubblesite.org/gallery/album/pr2010013a/)

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Portrait Assignment


This is my wife Megan. I asked her to wear white to blend  in with the background and earrings and a necklace to add a little bit of interest to the photo. I had to brighten up her earrings and necklace with a soft-light layer in order to get them to pop. To set up this portrait,  I took a white sheet and placed it in front of a strongly lit window to create a solid white background. You can see some of its texture pop through in the vignette. I then used my on-board flash to create a fill-light in from the front. 

Camera settings:
ISO: 100
AP: 4.0
SS: 1/60
Flash- on
55-200mm lens

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Roberto Fabbri

Roberto Fabbri is a wildlife photographer that works in Central and South America.

Here is a link to his biography:

http://robertofabbri.smugmug.com/

Here is a link to his gallery (you can also scroll down on the biography page:
http://robertofabbri.smugmug.com/wildlife

He has all of his photos locked down on his site, so unfortunately I won't be able to show them to you here in the blog.