Tuesday, July 31, 2007

another miniature

St. Augustine Miniature

This is my second attempt at faking a tilt-shift miniature. This is looking down from the top of the St. Augustine lighthouse. This technique only works on certain types of pictures, I think my first attempt worked a little better.

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Monday, July 30, 2007

Burlington buildings

Burlington, VT Rooftop

The last one is my first attempt at faking a tilt-shift miniature. One of these days I would love to own an SLR camera with a tilt-shift lens.

Sunday, July 29, 2007



I love how marquee's look, I always need to snap a picture when I see one.

Saturday, July 28, 2007

More Lake Champlain

Lake Champlain



A view of Lake Champlain through the trees. I tried taking this shot so you see the silhouettes in the foreground and the color of the grass, water and mountains in the background.


Ray's on Rye Beach

Friday, July 27, 2007





I was away on vacation for a week taking tons of pictures up north. I will be posting them within the next few days. My first stop on my vacation was Hampton Beach. I love the rocky coastline. I made this picture black and white because the sky was washed out in the picture.

Friday, July 20, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007



This is the view from the top of the St. Augustine lighthouse. I noticed the shadow of the lighthouse on the trees and thought it would be a different shot to get. I tried focusing on the shadow as much as I could to make it a focal point of the picture.

Monday, July 16, 2007

St. Augustine Light 2

St. Augustine Lighthouse

St. Augustine Light


I finally got away this weekend and went to St. Augustine, the oldest city in the US. I have a big fascination with lighthouses so of course I had to hit up the light house there. It is such a beautiful lighthouse. It was a little scary climbing those stairs though. I took this picture from the bottom looking up the stairwell. The weather outside was partly cloudy and it was near sunset so there wasn't too much light coming in. I only took a picture of the spiral staircase at this one angle, next time I should take note and shoot it at different angles.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

My Dinner

My Dinner

I took a picture of my dinner tonight, yuck can't believe I eat this stuff. I used the macro setting on my camera for this shot, it came out a little grainy. I need to figure out how to get it to not be so grainy. I really need to get out and take some more pictures. I've been finding things around the house to take pictures of in the meantime.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007



I took this picture yesterday around sunset. I place the box of crayons near an open window to get the natural light. I think it came out a little too dark to see the real colors of the crayons. The sharpness could be a little better as well. I need to retake this shoot with better lighting and try to focus a little better. Overall I am pleased with the composition.

Monday, July 9, 2007


Ozzie Loves shoes

So I haven't really gone outside anywhere lately, due to working so much and being tired when I'm not. So I've been practicing with objects around the house, mainly my cat. I took this picture inside where there was barely any light. I used my flash and put a white hand towel over the flash to diffuse it a little. I was pretty pleased with the results of the lighting, it made it so my subject wasn't washed out completely.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Fishing Off the Pier B&W


I took some advice and made this picture b&w. I'm very pleased with the results. I never really know when a picture would look best in b&w. I should practice more with this color.

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Saturday, July 7, 2007


Oleander Caterpillar

I love taking photographs of nature, I learn new things. I had never seen or heard of these caterpillars before, I did a little research and was able to find the name of this species. I found this one and maybe a few weeks later there were tons of them, they crawled up under the roof around the doorway and formed this black sticky cocoon and died.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

In honor of the 4th

4th of July Ozzie

Took this picture today, thought it would be appropriate to have the American flag as the background. I made that painting 5yrs ago, I'm not very political, politics make me mad that's why I made the painting.