Tuesday, December 30, 2008

December 29 and 30

The good news is I am around halfway through my archive of pictures. The less good news is I am in the last 20% or so of space on my Photobucket account, but I think I have a Flickr and Picassa account around somewhere I can use as well.

I did not take many pictures yesterday, just these grab shots of Timmy and Harpo sharing a chair :
This one is a little over exposed.
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Need blue eye reduction again.
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I did do some shooting today, but not digitally. I finished up a roll of expired Kodak "High Definition" 400 film (I know I should stop using it, but it's nice not to pay for film...Unfortunately I know from the last roll of this I use it has very little color saturation now so it makes faded-looking pictures) as well as the last couple of exposures on the roll of Kodak Portra 160 in the Yashica Mat. Can't wait to see how they come out.

Spent some time flipping through photography books at a Borders. Saw some cool stuff. I was looking for a really neat book consisting solely of polaroids. I need to hunt down a copy...

I will be flying to see my girlfriend tomorrow for New Years and then heading back to school, so I don't know if I will be able to post anything new for a few days, but I will try.

For all three of you who read this.

summer break part VI

Leaves
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Messing around with manual flash and long exposures. This was a 10 second exposure at f/29 with a weak flash. I released the shutter, the flash fired, then I walked away quickly leaving a ghosty transparent image of myself. It would be better with a plainer background...
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Dead bunch of leaves
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Harpo looking out the front window.
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Interesting wood shapes
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Harpo sprawled out
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Timmy and Harpo and the front window again
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Harpo lying on the floor
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Harpo in the beam from the skylight. Our cats love to sit and sleep in these. When they do we refer to them as suburban sun cats.
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Harpo on the director chair
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Timmy and Zappa sleepin'
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Just Zappa
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Vampire kitty
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Action shot of Timmy stretching. I love the way they do this, arching the back, pulling the ears back, and flipping the tail up and over.
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Weird yellow mold
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Kinda saw a face in this knot
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Spiderweb
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Goblet shaped mushroom
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Groady oranges for orioles.
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Not an especially nice sunset.
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Caterpillar
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30 second long exposures at night with my 50mm f/1.4. Several of these were pushed a stop with Photoshop's Camera Raw converter.
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Shadows of plants on my garage
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One of our cars
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Light from inside through the skylight illuminating the house.
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Cars driving by
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Stars and clouds
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Snake! It's a snake! Badger badger badger...
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Due to the clouds our town's Forth of July fireworks were pretty hard to see. I took sailor's delight and blue sky while I was there.
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Handheld!
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Tire being subsumed by the ground out in the woods
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Mushroom seen in shroom
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And another fungi
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Feather in the water in the fire pond
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Dog getting a drink. Dissipate is a crop from a picture I took right after the dog left.
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Top of a post, but looks like a mountain range.
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Three different colored daylilies : white, orange -- although the color is not quite right, and red -- an older picture.
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For some reason I really liked this sign post
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Vanity
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Looking up
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Indian pipes
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