Daily Photo 4.23.11 (Water Lily)

I took this photo at the Zilker Botanical Gardens of the water lilies right at the entrance.  They are just beautiful right now!  It was pretty bright (middle of the afternoon), so I tried different photo apps on my Evo.  I think this was my favorite, it was with Vignette for Android.  Right now I do not remember what setting it was in, I wish I did, but I guess that makes it one of a kind! 🙂

Water Lilies

Water Lilies

Daily Photo 2.22.11 (Red Berries)

I went to my friend’s house out in Volente to shoot some headshots and photos of her working in her studio.  We spent several hours there and I got a great tour of her house and the grounds around it.  Beautiful place!  We came across these red berries in a dry creek bed.

 

Red Berries

Red Berries

 

 

Daily Photo 2.14.11 (Valentine’s Rose)

My goal today was to take a photo of something romantic, something “Valentine’s Day” like.  Of course this red rose is perfect.  I took a couple of shots, some outside in the light and some indoors in a room that was getting dark.  This turned out to be my favorite.  It’s the indoor version, much more dramatic than the well lit one!

 

Dark Red Rose

Dark Red Rose

 

 

Daily Photo 2.4.11 (Snow Day- Austin)

I was so glad I did not have to go into work today.  It sounded dangerous out there to drive, but then we decided to take a walk and shoot some photos.  When I stepped outside, it was cold but sunny, and for just a bit I thought “oh, maybe it’s not that bad”.  But then we got to the street right outside our complex, and they had 17 cars on the side of the road that could not go anywhere.  They slid into each other on a big patch of ice right outside our driveway!  So I was VERY happy I did not have to drive anywhere.

Here are some of my favorite shots from today.  I will start with the mess on our street.

 

Icy Road

Icy Road

Downtown Austin with Snow

Downtown Austin with Snow

Snow on Lady Bird Lake

Snow on Lady Bird Lake

Paddle Boarding- In this weather?

Paddle Boarding- In this weather?

Snow

Snow

Snow On Tall Grasses

Snow On Tall Grasses

 

 

Daily Photo 1.13.11 (Jade Plant)

I waited till the last minute to take a photo tonight.  Went to an art reception, then out for dinner and drinks, then to help my daughter with some paperwork.  I know, not a good enough excuse, but at least I took some photos!  Yes, I used my EVO phone camera, but they did come out cool.  I could not make up my mind on which photo to post, so I decided to post all three.  They were taken with my different Android Apps for photos.  I think my favorite is the Vignette.

 

Jade Plant- FxCamera for Android

Jade Plant- FxCamera for Android

Jade Plant- RetroCamera for Android

Jade Plant- RetroCamera for Android

Jade Plant- Vignette for Android

Jade Plant- Vignette for Android

 

 

My Daily Photo- Top 10…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Well, I started my Daily Photo Blog at the beginning of 2010, hoping that I learn more about photography, learn my camera and I think I have done that.  I do notice an improvement from the beginning of the year, and now when I want to take a specific photograph, technically- I kinda know what I am doing! 🙂

I wish all of you a very Happy New Year!  I hope you all set goals and reach them (even surpass them!).  I set some goals each year and I try really hard to accomplish them.  Sometimes I feel that just by having some of my goals on my blog, or on Facebook, it helps me, because I feel like “I told the world, so now I have to do it!”

Here are my top 10, as chosen by friends, family, comments, views & myself:

 

Freak Out- Carnival at night

Freak Out- Carnival at night

Dragonfly by the Pool

Dragonfly by the pool

Austin after the rain

Austin after the rain

Rain Drops in Black & White

Rain Drops in Black & White

Tree and Moon

Tree and Moon

Stairs at Night

Stairs at Night

Brooklyn Bridge- sepia

Brooklyn Bridge- sepia

Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights

Scissors

Scissors

Blue Heron in flight

Blue Heron in flight

 

 

Daily Photo 10.13.10 (The spider said: “Stop & smell the flower”)

I could not resist! Perfect opportunity, but very challenging.  Here’s 2 versions.  I was trying to get the web, but when I did a longer exposure and used a flashlight to light the web, it came out good but the spider was out of focus.  The breeze was moving the spider too much.  I still like these though.

 

Flower & Spider 1

Flower & Spider 1

Flower & Spider 2

Flower & Spider 2

 

 

Daily Photo 9.30.10 (Night Blooming Cereus-Again!)

Got another bloom! This time I had fun playing with my tripod (my Manfrotto 055XPROB w/a Giottos MH 5001 head). I had my camera balancing over the balcony edge to get the bloom.  Fun!  I love my tripod!  I will post a photo of me and my tripod in a bit on my Facebook Page if you are interested.  That is not a great shot (night shot done with a cell phone camera- non-iphone! 🙂 )

Night Blooming Cereus

Night Blooming Cereus