Sunday, November 26, 2006

Dew on the Web on the Web

I cleaned up the photos from earlier today and cropped out the branch. Now there is an abstract looking photograph. I think it has a high "cool" factor and makes a cool desktop. Posted by Picasa

Horse Pics Again

Here are some photographs from this afternoons picture session. I had fun, but the horses are a little past their prime picture taking period with their winter coats so formal shots were out. These are some more casual photos from a typical beautiful warm fall day though.

The brown one is an Arabian. He has a very regal look. The Paint is part quarterhorse and part Paint. Both were dirty and the hair wasn't 'picture perfect'. This picture is what I think of when I think of horses. If I get energetic I might try to photoshop out the fence.

Look at them running free in the pasture!

This is a very handsome Black Lab that Cindy's friend owns. What a great dog!

Cindy and her friend coming in from their morning rides. Posted by Picasa

Dew Drops

Here is the pic I talked about earlier. It's nice enough, but I like the cooler temperature blue version a lot better. It's that whole artist thing!

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Foggy Morning II

I went out for another shot at some foggy morning pictures. These were from the field where I took the last pics. The trees still didn't suit me, but these pics of dew on spider webs did. I'm fascinated with the unseen or unnoticed world around us, and here is a spider world that I haven't thought much about.

This is small portion of a field of many acres, all covered in these webs. That makes me think there must be millions of spiders in here...

I changed the color temperature on this and loved how the blue came out. I'll post an un-manipulated version in a few minutes.

This was the end of a soy bean stalk, about the size of a ping pong ball. I like how the world is upside down in the bigger droplets. Posted by Picasa

Natural Light Portraits

I took some pics today using natural light and no flash. These are the ones that came out best, especially considering that I didn't check all the settings on the camera first...

Bill looks much more serious here than he did about a half a second later as he broke into a big smile.

A nice smile and profile

Mary and Tim were messing around in the kitchen as Tim pointed out the significant difference in their heights. I like the B&W photo since Tim is always in the back of Mary's mind. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 13, 2006

Foggy shapes

Mary took a lot of delight in calling me early the other day to alert me to foggy conditions, per my request a while back. Here are some of the shots I got. Mostly they are about shapes, and not really what I had in mind. I think I need a foggy morning that is sunny..

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Saturday, November 04, 2006

More horse pics

These are the last of the pics. The mostly brown looking horse is named "Kingston" and the roane one is "Diamond"

Horse Pics

My wife's co-worker (Cindy) has a horse of her own and a few she boards. Cindy is more than a co-worker though, she took care of Kaitlyn and Tim when they were born. Anyways, Cindy asked Mary if I'd try taking some pics of her horse some time, so we went over today to take a look at the new barn and the horses, to see what I'm up against. I took some test shots... here are a few that I liked. Cindy's horse is Magic, the white horse with brown spots.