The carrots sold by at our farmer’s market are like candy. Especially after being roasted on the grill. It’s important to get the skinnier ones, since the really big ones take forever to cook.
More from the walk to the farm. This time we have a happy little sunflower with some definite personality. This flower was just begging to be photographed. It was in a challenging location and it was tough to get an angle on it, let alone one where the camera would be still. I love the wide range of colors in this shot.
The “other” decent image from my photo-walk last night. I’m a fan of the translucent petals and reflective tips. While I was taking these, the ower of the the house was leaving in the car. I always wonder how people feel when I’m camped out shooting their flowers. They never said a word before they drove off into the sunset (and cast a brief shadow on the roses).
I am finding that I enjoy taking photos of the bees in the front yard. They don’t mind me being there and they are great subjects. This little guy was hanging on to the lavender with just his hind legs while cleaning his tongue.
This evening I walked out of the office and was treated to a wonderful array of colors in the sky. It has been some time since I have seen anything like this. Other than adding a bit of dark back into this photo, the colors are as they were seen. Amazing after a super rainy day. I only wish I anticipated it so I could have gotten to a place with a bigger sky.
I think this counts as a background for this Daily Shoot assignment.
#ds98 – Backgrounds are tricky. They can make a subject stand out or distract from it. Make a photo with a good background today.
#ds78 – Time for another color theme: Orange! Keep your eyes peeled for anything orange today and make an interesting photo.
I borrowed a friend’s speedlte flash yesterday. It was perfect for this assignment, or at least it was better than what I had without it Considering I have, to date, only ever used an in-camera flash before, the speedlite is a treat. I now wish I had more lights to get behind these oranges more to make the water light up.
In the brief appearance of the sun yesterday, I had about 10 minutes in it total. On my way home from the office I tried to make something of the sun. This shot of the Dumbarton Bridge was a pleasing result. With the sun low in the sky, it cast a warm orange light on the columns. The reflection in the marsh and the blue sky hit all the right notes. Other than adjusting some contrast and light levels to remove some haze, the colors are natural.
#DS33: “Set your weekend on fire by making a photo of a flame today: candle, match, fireplace, or your own interpretation!”
This was much harder than I was expecting. I think I went through a couple hundred shots experimenting with framing of fire in my fireplace, to long-exposure flames, to what I finally settled on, high ISO (3200), high speed 1/640 and closed up (f18) aperture. I like the resulting color depth. I still feel I need quite a bit of practice to get it just-right.