Photo Post 9.25.11 (Wyoming at Night)

I was in Wyoming a couple of weeks ago, with a gorgeous full moon.  The view was breathtaking, and there was no way I could capture it in a photo, but I tried.  Also my attempt at a star trail shot (not a very good one!)

Here’s a few of my night shots.

Wyoming Full Moon #1

Wyoming Full Moon #1

Wyoming Full Moon #2

Wyoming Full Moon #2

Wyoming Full Moon #3

Wyoming Full Moon #3

Star Trail

Star Trail

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Photo Post 5.30.11 (Extreme Apertures)

Today I had the urge to play with my camera.  I thought I would take photos at both extremes of the apertures!  I like the different effects you get from both ends.  Love the star burst shape from the f/22, and the bokeh from the f/1.4.  Here’s what I got! (And thank you to my hubby for posing for me!!!) 🙂

f/22- 360 Condos

f/22- 360 Condos

f/1.4- Watching the Fountains

f/1.4- Watching the Fountains

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 10.21.10 (Arthouse- Artist Sneak Peek)

I attended the Arthouse at the Jones Center Grand Re-Opening- “Artist Sneak Peek”.  They did a fabulous job with the architecture!   Also, the rooftop is amazing!  It’s going to be a great place for artists and art lovers here in Austin.  I almost forgot I had a great camera on my Evo!  Here’s a few photos from tonight.

 

Arthouse 2nd Floor

Arthouse 2nd Floor

Arthouse Architecture

Arthouse Architecture

View from Arthouse Rooftop 1

View from Arthouse Rooftop 1

View from Arthouse Rooftop 2

View from Arthouse Rooftop 2

 

 

Daily thought! (and surprise for reading the post)

Well, I had a super busy and interesting night.  I went to my art group meeting (Creative Arts Society), and I guess you could say I was the group “guinea pig”! But in a good way.  Our speaker was Richard Cutler, who is an art and radio-film-tv professor, who does creative consulting for artists.  He used my work as an example, to evaluate and give me guidance and his thoughts.  Wow! It was so interesting!  It’s amazing how everything that happens in our lives shows up in your artwork!  I kept thinking “if he only knew my life story he would freak out!”  It was tons of information, that I am sure it will take several days to decipher.  I had no idea how he would explain my “wide array and variety” of work, but somehow he found some things that made me realize why I am attracted to certain types of paintings or photos.  Needless to say, I did not have time to shoot any photos.  But I sure have lots to think about.  On top of it, I did get lots of good feedback on my work, from him and the other artists in the group.  So I guess it was a pretty good night.  Now, it’s time for bed, I am wiped out!

Well, just for reading this post, I’ll post one of my favorite photos that got very positive comments at the meeting.  This one actually made it into a photo show in Colorado once! I am pretty proud of it!

Cowgirl on Sand Dune