Blog Post 5.11.12 (Night Flood- Photo Challenge)

I think sometimes I am just drawn to see if I can capture something specific in a photograph.  If it seems difficult it just makes me try to figure out how to do it.

The other night it was raining really hard, and the drive at our apartment complex had water rushing over it.  I really wanted to capture that so I could share it.  I didn’t really feel like going out in the rain and covering up the camera, so I set up the tripod right inside my window and I pretty much just did a long exposure.

Low Water Crossing

 

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

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 2.4.11 (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 2.3.11 (Frozen Fountain)

I thought I would take advantage of the freezing weather and get some photos of frozen fountains.  I really like this fountain, with the great metal sculpture around it.  This is located on Auditorium Shores, at S. 1st and Riverside Dr., just on the south side of the river (Lady Bird Lake).  Did I mention this is in Austin, TEXAS!!

 

Frozen Fountain

Frozen Fountain

Frozen 360 Condos

Frozen 360 Condos

Ice Cave? no, just the fountain...

Ice Cave? no, just the fountain...

 

 

Daily Photo 1.15.11 (Capturing Rain Drops)

My goal on this ugly rainy day was to photograph rain drops.  I tried to capture them, “freezing” them in time.  This was tough, and I don’t think they came out great.  The hard part was focusing on where the drops were falling.  Also I didn’t want to get my camera wet!  I know what to do now, but it got dark early so I was not able to try it.  Maybe tomorrow (since there is more rain in the forecast).  Here’s 4 of my shots.

 

Rain Drops 1

Rain Drops 1

Rain Drops 2

Rain Drops 2

Rain Drops 3

Rain Drops 3

Rain Drops 4

Rain Drops 4

 

 

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 11.7.10 (Beautiful afternoon on Lady Bird Lake)

I had a great day wandering around Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake) with my daughter and taking photos.  My CF card was full, so I could not use my camera! (I let her borrow my card and have not gotten it back yet), so I used my EVO to take some photos.  I downloaded the FX Camera for Android and Retro Camera for Android and I really like some of the photos I came up with!  Here’s a few.  (Don’t the photos of the abandoned building look like a torture chamber?)

 

Lady Bird Lake w/FX Camera

Lady Bird Lake w/FX Camera

Lady Bird Lake w/FX Camera

Lady Bird Lake w/FX Camera

Abandoned building on Town Lake

Abandoned building on Town Lake

Abandoned building/Town Lake w/Retro Camera

Abandoned building/Town Lake w/Retro Camera

Abandoned building/Town Lake w/Retro Camera

Abandoned building/Town Lake w/Retro Camera