Wednesday, February 25, 2015

reflections

reflections

February 25, 2015


This week's challenge selection is reflections by Lew. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

The header is a small office building in my area. The evening light bouncing off the snow lights up the brick like mid-day, but you can see from the reflections that the sun is setting behind me. I like that it appears here like someone hung sunset pictures over a wall of face brick.


Oklahoma City skyline reflected off a giant ornament.

Downtown OK City mirrored off my daughter's shades.

Speaking of mirrors... here we have a myriad of reflections inside a kaleidoscope. (The opening was so small, I took the pic with my phone.)

A bride and her sister.

Tears of joy.

Last cast of before heading back home.

Icy reflections in frigid temps. This was taken in single digits--if not below zero.




Wednesday, February 18, 2015

vertical

vertical

February 18, 2015


This week's challenge selection is vertical by Christine. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

This week's header is of a very shy cat. She's fine on top of the stack of kitty-carriers, but she'd rather I keep my distance. I liked these cat pics a lot, because the dim room gave me an opportunity to be creative with off-camera flash & manual focus.

"Mr. Craver, why are you on your belly, Sir?"
Cats perched in the kid's room.

Blindfolded games with the kids.
 
Puppy kisses. Posterized. (by remote control)

Here's an easy one... looking up at the moon.

Taking risks & getting real close... almost UNDER a skateboard.

Say cheese!
On the subject of saying cheese, how do you like the smiley face in my spaghetti & meatballs?

Wooden wise men.

Wedded bliss.

Shiny quarter... minus the glare. [click on image to enlarge]
 
Here's how I did the quarter: The technique is called "axial lighting." I shot through angled glass, and the side light shone on the face of the quarter by reflecting off the angled glass.

Addendum: more info about the gear in this tricky shot can be found in the comments.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

something red

something red

February 11, 2015


This week's challenge selection is something red by Imac. Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

Red. That's a tough color for electronic reproduction. I find that reds are often blown out and look over-saturated. But it's an attractive color for most of us. I have a friend who is color blind to reds. I suppose he doesn't mind, so long as he doesn't realize what he's missing.

The pic in this week's header is red berries. The birds who visit that bush like those berries, as evidenced by the missing fruit.

Male Cardinal. A favorite. [click any image to enlarge]


Just because.


My own camera is red, though I have long-since done away with the paper on the lens cover.


The reds are blown out here, but I liked that we have the cloth's texture & bokeh circles in back.


Red leaves from last fall.


Ketchup. Great on a burger, but not allowed on hot dogs.


It's tricky to get good color under fluorescent lights. She's a cutie, though. :-)


Playing pranks in the office.