Tuesday, April 21, 2009

New Drawing!

So here it is, the next drawing. This one went a little faster then I thought it would. I think alot of it is due the the fact that the background is really simple compared to the last one. I think it turned out really good.

Friday, April 17, 2009

My Favorite Test Subject

So whenever I get a new lens or something new for my camera I always take it outside in the backyard to take some test shots. Usually the subject of these shots is Snooch. She is a very good subject but she can be very difficult. She only wants attention from you when you are busy. If you have a camera in your hands and are fiddling with it, she decides that she needs attention right then. It’s kinda hard to take photos of your subject if they are trying to sit in your lap. With my new lens I am far enough away that she doesn’t pay much attention to me. Here’s some sample shots with different cameras and lenses.

Taken with Nikon D80 with 300mm Af-s F/4 lens

Taken with Nikon D80 with 80-200mm F/2.8 lens

Taken with Nikon D80 with 80-200mm F/2.8 lens

Taken with a Sony DSC-R1

Taken with a Sony DSC-R1

Saturday, April 11, 2009

HDR Photos - Sony DCS-R1

Here are some more photo taken with my Sony DSC-R1. These photos were originally taken in RAW format which allowed me to convert the images to HDR photos. To learn more about HDR Photos and what they are, click on the following link.


These were fun to see what I could create from a RAW file. I haven’t done many of these but here are a few that I have created. I prefer the more natural looking HDR photos.

Sand Dunes near Alamosa

Temple at Chichen Itza (had to wait for the right time to not have other tourists in the photo)

Day Hike in New Hampshire

Mountains at Rocky Mountain National Park

Monday, April 6, 2009

So after a 7 year wait I finally have another drawing finished!

So I have finally taken the time to finish another drawing. I plan on doing more in the future. Here's the first one after my long hiatus. I know it was a long wait for some people.

Here's a quick photo of it, not the best quality but it will do for now. Hope it was worth the wait. I think it turned out pretty good for taking a full 7 years off. In the future I do plan on making prints so we will see if I can sell some of them.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Up next the Sony DSC-R1

After doing a little research I decided to upgrade my Sony DSC-F828 to a Sony DSC-R1. Here’s a photo of what it looks like. I still have it and use it mostly as a travel camera and for Landscapes. I do not have any wide angles lenses for my Nikon D80 so I still pull this one out from time to time. I have also found something that it can do with it that is really interesting, more on that in another post.
This camera is a great Camera for Landscapes and Portraits. It has a larger sensor then the Sony F828 and a great lens. Here are a couple of photos that I have taken with this camera.

Tracks in the Sand Dunes at the Sand Dune National Monument.

Aspens near Vail

Stream on Monarch Pass

Elk at Rocky Mountain National Park

Lightning in front of the flatirons, got really lucky with this one. Was continuously snapping photos in hopes of catching some lightning and this is one that I timed just right.

Chipmunk at Rocky Mountain National Park

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Something a little different

So for this next post I decided to change things up a bit. As most of you know I used to do pencil drawings in the past. I took some photos of some of the drawings I have hanging in my house and I thought I would post them. Sorry that the quality of the images is not the greatest. I was getting a lot of glare off some of the images since they are under glass. Enjoy :)

This is actually a photo of an original drawing. Most of the drawings I have hanging in the house are prints. This one was done in High School during my senior year for art class.

This is a print of a drawing I did in college my freshman year. I gave the original to my brother as an x-mas gift.

This is a print of a drawing I did in college my freshman year. I gave the original to some close friends of the family. They were nice enough to make me a couple of prints before they framed it.

This is a print of a another drawing that I did after college. I gave the original to my parents for x-mas. I worked on this drawing off and on for a couple of years.