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Archive for August, 2007

Mom’s wall


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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

I’m printing this big for a couple of reasons.

1- I need to how big I can go with my new printer (and these are general test prints too)

2- It’s going on Mom’s back of her cabinets

3- I love getting big prints back.

SS 1 second, f/something, ISO 200, 105 mm

Also, today on flickr I was playing with the sun. I’m definitely not there yet but you can’t see my progress pictures if I don’t take them.

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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

I’m loving the lens, but I’m amazed at how thin the DOF is. This bee was taken at f/4.5 but I was able to get close enough that the middle of the bee is in focus but the bud of the flower he is on and the top of his back isn’t. He’s a curly little bee so he was ‘thicker’ than some of the others I’ve shot and he let me get a lot closer.

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Cool old building


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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

I wish I knew who owned it, I bet there is some wonderful streaming light inside of there and the tall weeds in front of it would be wonderful to stick kids behind too.

SS 1/800, f/3.5, ISO 200, 105 mm

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Adjusted version


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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

I didn’t do heavy anything. Curves, contrast, saturation, levels, and light burning.

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Bee whisperer


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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

I took my “not mine” lens up the canyon today and notice a bee on some clover. Of course I had the tripod on and everything set to get the waterfall blurred. I got a couple of shots with the tripod sticking out behind my arm but went on to the waterfalls.

On the way back I stopped again to sit down by the little patch of clover and see if any other bees were hanging around. I saw one, waited for him to come closer and then they were everywhere (not in a bad scary horror movie about bees way, I was calm they were calm we were all good)

Once again, no PS’ing done other than cropping, resizing, watermark, and USM. I think I will pull this one into PS again and see what a few layers do but I wanted to post before I forgot.

Oh, if anyone is curious, when a bee lands on the lens hood you can not focus on it.

SS 1/320, f/5.0, ISO 200, 105 mm

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I’m in love


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Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

I’ve been shooting just about anything I can think of, a few are being cropped/resized/usm’ed so I can post here but not much else. I shot about 260 images today (a lot of multiples playing around the settings and I only saved one)

Some of them are on my flickr stream. If you click the image it will take you to my flickr.

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08030712
Originally uploaded by HDC Photography

I’m renting this from ziplens, and was getting all antsy and impatient like a kid at Christmas with waiting.

I can’t put into words how much I’m loving this lens. I have a lot more images on flickr, none of them have been edited besides resizing.

For this one, f/5, SS 1/2500, ISO 200, 105mm

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