Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Boathouse on the Concord River

While on a tourist visit to the Concord History Museum (with my camera in hand of course), I found this great little boathouse on the Concord River.

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I took this picture with my most commonly used Tamron 28-80 mm lens. The building looked old and unused, but it must have been well kept, and was definitely not about to fall over. I love the way the dock leads right out to the water. I prefer the photo in sepia, because it draws out the fact that it's a historical building.

Here's the photo in color. Many thanks to the handiness of digital photography.

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Monday, February 26, 2007

Pathway by flowers

This is one of my favorite flower shots. I particularly like this one because it's shot so close to the ground that you get the feel of walking on the path. I also really like the spectrum of colors in this photo. While the focus on the reddish orange flowers is in the middle, there's great flow from the yellow ones in the foreground, all the way to the two shades of purple in the background.

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I took this picture at the Acton Arboretum in Massachusetts using an old little 49 mm lens at a close focus. More specifically at the flower and insect garden. You can't see any in this picture, but this garden is absolutely alive with insects, primarily different types of bees and butterflies.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Welcome - My personal background

Hello and welcome to my photography blog.

I'm a young amateur photography hobbyist (primarily in nature) and blogger. So I thought I'd love to combine the two, and make a show of my art for the interested public and my friends. As a child I was always told I had a knack for cameras, but then, it was just family photos and vacation snapshots. When I was 14 my family bought a small 3.1 megapixel point-and-shoot digital camera. That was when my interest took off, and I began taking many photos of flowers in my local area, and landscapes wherever I went. Last winter I bought a Digital SLR (a Pentax *ist DS to be exact) with the advice of a family friend, and the help of some birthday money. Since then I have become more and more serious in nature photography, and have a wide scope of work. I'll be posting my photos here with short blurbs about where I took it, what I was trying to do, and what it was like.

I am always welcome to (and appreciative of) comments, questions, and suggestions, just comment on the page.