Sunday, May 18, 2008

Stark Mill

I took a trip to New England recently and took a walk around all the old mill buildings. I love the color of the brick against the blue sky as well as the green tones in the statue.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008


This was really the only picture of fish that came out good cause they were still in the tank. The newer version of the camera I have has an aquarium function, I wonder how well it works. I'd like to figure out the best way to get good quality pics at an aquarium, I don't get to go too often so I can't practice.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Georgia Aquarium

I went to the Georgia Aquarium over the weekend, this is a must see!!! Definitely a reason to vacation in Atlanta! It's also across from the Coca-Cola plant. But the aquarium, is the worlds largest and also has the worlds largest shark, the whale shark. The size of the tanks here are mesmerizing, they keep them so clean as well. It was kind of hard taking pictures of some of the fish cause they move so fast and my camera isn't the most capable of those types of pictures.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Lucky Oliver Shuts Down

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The stock photography site, Lucky Oliver has shut down. I was just starting to get into selling my photographs on their site. They had such a great looking site, with great photography and a nice setup. It's too bad. You can read a letter from the owner on their site here.

Monday, March 31, 2008

St. Marks Lighthouse

I went to visit St. Marks Lighthouse over the weekend. It was so beautiful there, lots of undisturbed nature! Saw a bunch of gators as well. I loved how the reflection looked in the water of the lighthouse.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Petting Zoo

I took this picture at the Central Florida Zoo. I love natural light! I am definitely not an expert yet with lighting indoors. I like how the light made the color of the barn stand out.

Monday, March 17, 2008

DIY Macro Studio

So I found this post on Strobist that gives you information on how to build your own macro studio. I found it very helpful because I had been getting into using the macro function on my camera, but it seemed like every time I would take a picture it would come out grainy...I didn't have the best lighting and I am just learning about it. So I followed the directions, I already had all the materials needed and I set up shop. Sure enough my pictures came out much better. But I don't have the greatest lights, I'll need to get some more if I want to take pictures when it's dark out. I was relying on the natural light. I'll post up some pictures of what my studio looks like and the pictures I took from it.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Old Pool

This pool was around in the 1800's it was apparently one of the first and only pools in the area. You can tell by the decay of the columns that it's pretty old. I just loved how this pool looked it took me a while to get a good shot, I tried all different angles and I thought this was the best one. As I started wandering around the pool area there were little things I saw to take pictures of such as the sticks above this picture. I think taking shots of the little details sort of start to tell the story of the big picture, I like finding these things.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Every so often I find that when I design something it's really hard to come up with a nice color scheme. I'm not all that great at picking colors myself, I tend to wonder sometimes if I am color blind. I just came across this site called COLOURlovers, where you can upload a photo from the internet and it'll create different color pallettes from your photo, you can pick and change the ones that look the best. This is a good way to see what the colors look like together. You can save your pallette on the site for other's to view and make comments. It's also good to look at other people's pallette's (OPP) for inspiration. Here is a color pallette I created from a picture I took at the Ringling Museum. It's a cool tool to get inspiration for designing and to also analyze your photographs and see all the different colors.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Reflection Pool

This place was too beautiful, especially this area I wondered off in. I loved how the pool looked and this bench so I wanted to get them in the same shot in an interesting way. As I looked at the bench some more I noticed the intricate shapes and decided to use this to frame the picture.

Monday, January 14, 2008

Maclay Gardens

Maclay Gardens is absolutely beautiful! I felt like I was in Alice in Wonderland wondering through the gardens. This courtyard area was a surprise and was really fun to photograph. There are different flowers that bloom throughout the year so I will be making a trip back to take more pictures sometime. Also, I think it would look really cool to take pictures there on a foggy day, it would add eeriness to them.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Sorry everyone, I've been MIA for a few months. I've been dealing with moving, but I am now finally settled. Hopefully I didn't loose any readers. This is a picture I took on a road trip to Georgia, I stopped at a farm stand for some boiled peanuts. I don't normally like boiled peanuts but they made them pretty good. The sky was a little overcast but I thought these rows of crops would make for a rather nice composition. I will be posting on her more often now, so keep looking back.