Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Basketball Hoops, Black and White

Hi all,

My apologies for not posting in a while. I just recently got back from visiting amazing Goshen Indiana. I'll be posting some photos from the area soon. For now, staying with the theme of Indiana, I'm going to post some of my experimental photos of a basketball hoop (Indiana is the birthplace of basketball).

First, we simply have a black and white image of a basketball hoop. I like this because it feels basic in such a good way.

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Next, we have the same, but from another angle, and with a little more action; notice the ball that is heading toward the basket.

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And finally, the same photo in color.

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Thursday, March 8, 2007

El Salvador - A glacier lake in the north-west mountains

I had the amazing opportunity to go to El Salvador this past summer. Not only an eye opening experience, it was an absolutely beautiful place. On a trip to the north-west mountains, we went past this amazing lake that was formed by glaciers. The sun and clouds were perfect, and the water couldn't have been a better color.

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Here are more pictures I took of the lake.

photography photo picture camera el salvador lake

photography photo picture camera el salvador lake

Monday, March 5, 2007

Bird by Walden Pond

I came across this very outgoing bird on a walk around Walden Pond in Concord, MA. I almost didn't take the picture because I was sure that as soon as I aimed the camera it would fly away. However, it must have been pretty used to walkers; I was able to take the first photo and still had time for more before it flew away.

Photography photo camera walden pond bird

If anyone out there knows the name of the bird, I would be very appreciative of a comment about it. I'm fairly sure it's a young bird, since its colors aren't very developed. Its colors look fairly uniform except for a possible reddish brown mark on the inside part of the tail.

Thursday, March 1, 2007

Sunsets off Crotched Mt. NH

I took this set from Crotched Mt. in Greenfield NH this past summer; again using my Pentax *ist DS and 28-80 mm Tamron lens. It was an amazing experience to show how much conditions can change in minutes, because before sunset, the view was barely worthy of a photo. At sunset, the magic spell was cast, and the view was spectacular. The tricky thing with taking this kind of photo, is finding the right balance of trees, sky, and mountains. You don't want too many trees because they don't do much in the way of color, but a couple in the corner give effect and just look great.

photography photo picture camera sunset

photography photo picture camera sunset

Add a hawk, and you have some real magic:

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