I took this picture at a nursery, where I had been doing bokeh shots of all the colorful flowers. The image is uncropped by software; I took the picture like this so that I could get good color in the background but also because the statue had a price tag just below the line of site.

Camera Canon EOS 60D
Exposure 0.004 sec (1/250)
Aperture f/4.0
Focal Length 50 mm
ISO Speed 100
Exposure Bias -2/3 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
X-Resolution 240 dpi
Y-Resolution 240 dpi
Date and Time (Modified) 2011:06:05 14:06:51
Exposure Program Aperture-priority AE

Young Surfer on Beach

small contemplative surfer

John and I went to St Augustine recently and I brought home tons of pictures. I posted about 275 out of the 1,300 that I shot…. about 40 of them are really good I think.

I will be posting more in the coming days but here’s the first. We were walking along the beach and I came upon this young man sitting on his surfboard. He had his head on his knees as I was focusing but started to bring his head up… which still works well. The photo comes across as him being sad; I’m not sure that is true. Good picture though; I like the composition and angle.

Taken on May 31, 2011 at 5.41pm EDT
Posted to Flickr June 4, 2011 at 12.24PM EDT
Exif data

Camera Canon EOS 60D
Exposure 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture f/5.6
Focal Length 60 mm
ISO Speed 160
Exposure Bias 0 EV
Flash Off, Did not fire
X-Resolution 240 dpi
Y-Resolution 240 dpi
Date and Time (Modified) 2011:06:03 16:00:02
Exposure Program Shutter speed priority AE

Shot of the Day – 30 May 2011

Lady Bug and a Star

oohhhhh look what I found

I started working on a good way to take photos of miniatures today. I like the idea of it but I could never pull it off well. Today I tried low light with long exposures, wow it looked great!

This is my cute little lady bug with a laser light going into the plastic starfish. I really like the ladybug expression. She looks like she’s found something special.

Camera Canon EOS 60D
Exposure 10
Aperture f/7.1
Focal Length 106 mm
ISO Speed 100

There are plenty more miniatures, I’ve included a link to the set here

Ohhhhh look what I found