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! 🙂
This is one of the beautiful roses I got for my birthday yesterday. I love roses, I think they are the perfect flower. It amazes me that there is such perfection in nature.
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.
I always find challenging photos the most fun. It’s almost like, I want to see if I can get it. I love photographing the moon, and there were plenty of clouds so I had to wait till there was a break. I amazingly only took 20 photos to get this one (the clouds were moving fast!). I don’t know if I could have gotten any more detail in the moon without loosing the clouds. I am pretty happy with it.
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!
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.
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!!
I thought I would have a bit of fun with my photo today. I am not sure I was all that productive today, but it was 80 degrees in January here in Austin, Texas. I refused to turn on the air conditioner, so all that was left to do in the afternoon was to hang out on my front porch!
Ok, I tried again to get better focus on the drops, the problem today…not so much rain! But this did come out pretty cool. Big “exploding” splash, and I like the drip on the bottom!
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.