Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Egret in flight, taken March 24 at the Alligator Farm Rookery in St. Augustine, Florida. I've been to the High Island Rookery a few times in the last five years, and there is a pretty good distance between bird watchers and photographers and the nesting birds there. In St. Augustine, it was just the opposite. Many times I felt like I could almost reach out and touch the birds, literally there must have been 5-6 feet between us. I proably could have used an 85mm lens and made decent bird photos. I was reviewing photos and this one crossed my screen. Normally I would have thrown it away since the wing tips were clipped off, but I remembered our photo club had an assigment of "Big" in April, so I thought the size and the outstretched wings made for an interesting interpretation. Maybe even helped it. Go figure. 300mm, 1/1000 sec at f/7.1, handheld; toning and tint added in post.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
I got to work early on Tuesday to shoot a group photo at Old Red on the campus of The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. I was so early no one was there yet, so while I waited for people to arrive, I took a couple of shots before the sun rose over the hospital, off camera right. This plaza is filled with mid-day light, so working here is a challenge -- either with portraits or architectural shots. You can see the top left roofline just starting to get hit with a little sunlight even at 7:15 am. Three handheld frames merged together with Nik HDR Efex Pro, 18mm at f/6.3.