Thursday, December 11, 2014


Iso 200. 75mm. f4.0. 1/50sec.
For this shot I was worried about my iso being low, to capture the dramatic light without blowing out the sunset.

iso 100. 51mm. f7.1. 1/125sec
To obtain the strong color of the sunset i used my lowest iso, and seeing as i was taking this picture from the back of a moving bus i used a fairly fast shutter speed.

iso 200. 125mm. f10. 1/1000 
Again for dramatic light, low iso. and again this was taken from a moving bus so i used a high shutter speed to stop the motion.
 iso 100. 18mm. f11. 1/400sec
Business as usaal. low iso for dramatic lighting. nothing beyond that.

 iso100. 55mm. f.22. 1/60sec
.... Low iso. Was playing with fstops like 13 and 22 to achieve the sunburst.

iso100. 18mm. f8.0. 1/200sec.
Seems the motif of my landscape shooting involves a low iso... i enjoy the dramatic light! My goal here was to capture the jesus rays and an fstop of 8.0 did that for me.


iso1600. 300mm. f16. 1/2000sec
Wish I could have left room in the frame for the top of the bell....

iso 1600. 55mm. f10. 1/250sec.
My considerations for this photo mostly involved the framing of the picture so that people would not be in the shot. As far as edited i slapped a graduated filter on the top right, as you can see, to black out some distracting neon signs and one vendor who was in the shot.

iso800. 20mm. f18. 1/800sec.

Considerations in making this photo were to keep people out of the shot, so i looked up! I also set the iso at a fairly low level to enhance the shadows, since there was ample light on this day.

iso 100. 18mm. f3.5 1.6 sec.

Making this photo was my my first attempts at night shots with long exposers. To avoid washing out the scene, i used a low iso and simply played around with intervals of shutter length until i got something that i liked. I didnt have my tripod so i was able to set my camera up on the railing and use a 2 second timer.

Iso 100. 18mm. f13. 1/400sec.
Since looking nearly directly at the sun i used my lowest iso, and achieve the star burst a fstop of 13 did the job.

iso100. 18mm. f11. 1/400sec.

just like before, low iso since looking towards the sun, and f11 to get the star in the sun.
The darkness in this photo is as a result of lightroom!


iso100. 10.5mm. f.8. 1/400sec
i took this one with my fuji xps. just trying to keep my head above water.

iso100. 5mm. f.3.9 1/480sec
and sometimes below water.

iso100. 55mm. f.10 1/320sec
A regal sea gull who i'm fairly certain was posing

iso 200 43mm f 5.0 1/6sec

iso 3200 25mm f.5.6 1/80sec

Crucial thing here was the iso being relatively high, since we were shooting in dim light.

iso200. 53mm. f8. 1/160sec

Christopher looking fabulous.

iso200. 55mm. f8. 1/200sec


iso200. 55mm. f.7.1 1/40sec
low iso and shutter speed.

iso6400. 300mm f7.1. 1/500sec

iso100. 37mm. f14. 1/500sec

iso100 37mm f7.1 1/400sec

iso3200 18mm f7.1. 1/20sec


iso100. 5mm. f3.9 1/180sec

iso400 5mm f3.9 1/17sec

iso64 4.15mm f2.2 1/30sec

iso 640 4.15mm f2.2 1/15sec

iso1600 51mm f5.6 1/2sec


iso400 5mm f5.6 5sec
Awaiting the travel ahead, foggy view from the villa

iso400 34mm f3.6 1/100sec
Flying out of Rome.

iso400 34mm f4.5 1/13sec
Gucci store in FCO.

 iso32 4.15mm f2.2 1/1600sec
And of course a crappy iphone picture from the window over the alps

 iso1600 18mm f16 1/640sec
Boston. Mass.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

10 final critiques

  1. #6
I was immediately drawn to this picture for due to the fly fishing aspect! besides that it is a solid photo. There's a nice division of thirds in this photo. water, mountains, sky. I very much like how he captured the line in motion as well as the silhouette effect of the fisherman. The sun was also captured well, you can see the star pattern emitting from the sun.

This landscape photo of soda butte draws the eye immediately to the small rock formation in the foreground. Your eye then slowly retreats into the high peaks in the background. there is a high degree of spacial depth as a result. These colors seem like they are remaining true. It evokes lots of feeling of winter to me as if you can actually feel the cool mountain air.

  1.  #27
What a sunset! the blues and the red/pink clash so well. The tree in the bottom right corner provides a sort of relief for the eye and i feel it greatly benefits the composition! my eye is drawn towards the tree, and then creeps upward. but still im left wondering what is in the foreground!

  1. #28

Im not sure what this is a photo of, but it a good one! I am a fan of how it is composed, with the water line at the 1/4 mark, the top of the mountains at 3/4 leaving the rest for the sky. He also did well to capture the reflection in the water, even if it is not crystal clear.

  1. #6

As unfortunate as it is to see either gas or oil spilled in water, i cant help but admit that it is pretty. I can see all colors of the spectrum at play here. Not much else too it more than that!

  1. #27

Although I can confidently say I do not enjoy spiders, I do enjoy this photo! She did well to make sure to capture the spider and his web in detail. The foliage also helps this picture by framing the subject spider. I am curious to see how this photo would look cropped of just the spider.

  1. #5

SKIING! thats all that i can think about when I see this one. The diagonal slopes provides a certain appeal to this photo, The mountains are also in sharp detail. This photo has a strong composition, perhaps a black and white filter could do this photo some justice.

  1.  #30

First of job done on capturing lightning, thats dedication. I really like the ominous clouds spitting out lightning on the city. I also like the sort of blurred lights that you will naturally get when using long exposures. 

  1. #28

As much as i hate running into these yucca plants when im out and about, I cant help but appreciate this photo. I enjoy the symmetry naturally provided by the plant, as well as the small strands of husk that are appearing. 

  1. #29

Again with the spiders.. They make great subjects. This is a great result from a camera phone. I enjoy how much is camouflaged and how he actually resembles stamens. On a side note i am jealous of your sweet camera!

Thats all she wrote.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

1.       ISO  50                  3.45mm                f/2.6      1/2300
2.       Iso-                        4.6mm                  f/2.8      1/150sec
3.       ISO 100                 4.6mm                  f/2.4      1/730sec
4.       ISO100                  4.6mm                  f/2.4      1/1400
5.       ISO100                  4.6mm                  f/2.4      1/640
6.       ISO 80                   5.64mm                f/4.0      1/640
7.       ISO 100                 4.6mm                  f/2.4      1/3700
8.       ISO100                  4.6mm                  f/2.4      1/30
9.       ISO100                  4.6mm                  f/2.4      1/150sec
10.   ISO100                  4.6mm                  f/2.4      1/125    
The following Photos belong to my end of the year presentation. It includes photos from my travels this soccer season as well as what I do in my free time.