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 2.23.11 (Photos from East Austin)

My daughter, a friend and I headed over to East Austin this afternoon to photograph interesting things we came across, “urban” photos.  We found some interesting graffiti, it amazes me the talent some of these artists have! Also I went to visit my Twitter friend at Blue Dog Printing ( @bluedogprinting on twitter) and got to meet her in person! Lots of funky photo ops around their place.

 

Graffiti in East Austin

Graffiti in East Austin

Metro Rail

Metro Rail

Broken Glass and Mirror

Broken Glass and Mirror

Cupcake Graffiti

Cupcake Graffiti

Need a Hug?

Need a Hug?

Peeling Poster

Peeling Poster

Tin Roof

Tin Roof

 

 

Daily Photo 1.1.11 (Happy New Year! Fireworks!)

Tough choice, I had so many good ones, but here’s my favorites!  I love the reflection in the 360 Condos! (The tall building next to the fireworks)

 

Happy New Year 2011 #1

Happy New Year 2011 #1

Happy New Year 2011 #2

Happy New Year 2011 #2

Happy New Year 2011 #3

Happy New Year 2011 #3

Happy New Year 2011 #4

Happy New Year 2011 #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 12.13.10 (Christmas Tree)

I decided to try and photograph some of the ornaments on my tree.  Well, I also photographed my entire tree, but I was not very happy with it, mostly I would need to move it so it would be in a better location, but not worth it.  There are 2 of my favorites.

 

Christmas Bird

Christmas Bird

Christmas Drum

Christmas Drum

 

 

 

Daily Photo 12.5.10 (Holiday Window)

Last night was the Holiday Stroll in Downtown Austin, and it was wonderful!  Christmas carols, shops open late, Christmas activities, art receptions, etc.  This is a photo of a window decorated for the holidays with paper snow flakes.  It was simple, and I love the way they had the light shining through it.

 

Holiday Window

Holiday Window