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Hot Pink Cool Purple, Lake Sam Rayburn TX    Wow I've got a lot of info for you today, so I'll get right to it:  This is a single four minute exposure of the same composition I posted on Monday  from our Friday night outing with the dogs at Lake Sam Rayburn.  If you're interested in the technique, this one is the same as the previous except I actually metered and then added a 5 stop neutral density filter so I could make a really long exposure.  It was getting dark so I had to go to f/8 to get enough light in.  This one was taken some 5 minutes later when the light on the cloud was fading and the colors were peaking.  The colors become a lot more saturated with these really long exposures and I've read that the color builds up as it changes during a long exposure.  I'm not sure if that's really the reason, but I'll go with it until I'm convinced otherwise.      This photo made me rethink color temperature once again, and I tried to find out what the "correct" color temperature setting is at this time of day (roughly 15-20 minutes after sunset).  Along the way I found this sunrise and sunset calculator that also provides some indication of color temperature.  Scientifically I think that there is a "correct" color temperature for every kind of light, but artistically everything is subjective.  WHAT DO YOU THINK?  The color temperature I used for this photo is 4095K, but not because the color temperature chart told me to.  I just liked the combination of cool and warm colors at this color temperature.      I've got a deal for you!  A friend forwarded me this great deal on canvas prints.  It's through AmazonLocal, a subdivision of Amazon that I had never heard of before.  It seems to be something like Groupon, which I've only had limited exposure to.  Anyway, there are a lot of great deals on there.  In this case you buy a voucher redeemable for $90.00 on printing for $35.00 (and you get free shipping with the voucher too).  I bought one and used it to buy a 36x46 rolled canvas print that regularly cost $99.00 + $8.00 shipping, but I only had to spend $44.00 ($35.00 for the voucher and an extra $9.00 for the large print size I bought).  The sale runs out in 6 days or so.  I don't think I'll have my print in time to tell you how good the print quality is, but at this price I think it's worth the risk.  I love having prints made and have prints laying around all over the place.  WHAT ABOUT YOU?    Critiques always welcome.    Daily photo: September 13, 2012, taken September 07, 2012
Saturday, April 21, 2012  "SALT AND PEPPER SHAKERS"  “Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi  A pair of distressed, rustic, collectible, vintage, Western tin cowboy salt and pepper shakers on the kitchen island at "my happy place."  There are not enough days in the weekend, but have a great one, my friends.  ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 12/31/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Friday, March 23, 2012  "FLOWERING STILETTO" by Mary Consie of Mesa, AZ  "If loving shoes is wrong, I don't want to be right." ~ Godschild (Me)  This was also among my favorite sculptures that reminded me of all the ladies who love shoes as much as I do (including but not limited to): my mother, my two sisters, my aunts, my best friend, a co-worker Shelia, SmugMug ladies Linda, Paula, Janet, Maryann, Judy, Nelli, and all the other shoe-a-holics in the world.  "Flowering Stiletto," by Mary Consie of Mesa, AZ, was donated in memory of Jane Binkley (1940-2007) by her family. It was dedicated to the city of Mesa, AZ in July, 2008. Flowering Stiletto depicts a 6 foot long stiletto with a flower growing out of it. The sculpture is made of steel.  Consie has said that due to having flat feet, she can't wear small shoes and creates large versions instead. Originally the sculpture was purchased by a resident of Tempe, AZ. The purchaser then donated it to the city of Mesa and dedicated it to his late wife, Jane Binkley, who had a large (in number, not in size) shoe collection.  Have a funtagious, footloose, francy-free, and high-steppin' weekend.   TGIF!!!!  Located on the NE corner of Main St. and Robson Rd. (downtown) Mesa, AZ   ***#1 photo of the day and all-time***  (photo taken 12/28/2011)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
11/8/09.  "Sunset on Half Dome from Glacier Point" Some nice color in the summer sky with clouds above Clouds Rest and Nevada and Vernal Falls. It was uncertain if we were going to get a good sunset as high clouds hid the sun from penetrating through. These last glimpses were at dusk as the sky started to light up. This is one of those places I want to be on a Friday afternoon!  Sept 8 -2011. Thanks for all the positive comments folks!  Love it. This image looks great as a 40x60 as well!  If you want to follow more of my photography, my Facebook Page has most of my latest images here. Thanks again!  John  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yosemite-and-Bay-Area-Nature-Photography-by-John-Harrison/190152125697
Tuesday, June 19, 2012  "ANTIQUE TRACTOR" (The Metamorphosis - HDR Version)  “Everybody had a tractor in the '40s. There's not much farming now. In the '40s and '50s you had more farmers than you had people working in the cities.” ~ Don Davis  SURPRISE!!!! Although I rarely pp, I felt this "oldie but goodie" was worthy of Picnik's "HDR and Lomoish" effects and frames. Unfortunately, the picnik is over. As announced earlier, Picnik closed on April 19, 2012. Also, I photographed this same antique tractor during the fall of last year.  View the original photo here:   http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/16276033_mPgvrt#!i=1748663179&k=sfgj9tS&lb=1&s=A  View photo taken last fall here:   http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/17948199_qcLSF9#!i=1551716817&k=JXkCkhW&lb=1&s=A  SPEAKING OF SPORTS: Miami Heat will host Oklahoma City Thunder tonight in game 4 of the NBA Finals. The series is 2 - 1 with Miami  leading the way. The family and I are pulling for the "young guns" of OKC. Go Thunder!!!  Have a terrific Tuesday, my friends.  DAL Machine and Fab Company, Inc. Lake Village, AR   ***#4 photo of the day and all-time***  (Original photo taken and HDR version created 3/13/2012)  My Homepage: http://www.Godschild.smugmug.com
Lizard at the Zoo - I had several images to choose from but decided on this one because of the Detail,  BG Bokeh and Composition. Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 05/13/2013     Link to Photo Without Frame
June 26, 2011  Mississippi State University Starkville, MS
1/4/09  ICE POPSICLES  These icy globs were created by the cold and wind and the lake spray along the Lake Erie's coast.  As the water would splash over the huge boulders holding the shore in place, some would splash over and into the grass and create all kinds of frozen wonders.  View larger for more detail :-)
New Zealand's Southern Alps  © 2007 Colleen M. Griffith. All Rights Reserved.  This material may not be published, broadcast, modified, or redistributed in any way without written agreement with the creator.  This image is registered with the US Copyright Office.  www.colleenmgriffith.com  www.facebook.com/colleen.griffith
A Velvet Night.   for July 18,,,,   We're having a heat wave..See gallery "Hot Day in the Summertime"
September 10, 2011    Remember the story that I talked about yesterday where we ran into the rain storm and then came into the little town of Encino, NM and chased the train?  Well here is one of the shots of the train & a lightening strike.      We were parked within about 40 feet from the track that was elevated above the road we were sitting on.  The train was racing by and I was snapping photos.      It was raining pretty hard by this time, and I took lots of shots of the train out of the windshield of the car.  I was lucky enough to catch a lightening strike on this shot.  The sound was deafening.      This is not the best quality photo in the world, but I liked the way it turned out with the lightening, the train car and the dark sky.    Thanks so much for your wonderful and overwhelming comments on the road in New Mexico shot from yesterday.  That "road" shot was a precurser to this shot for today.    You guys rock!!!    I'm home today & part of tomorrow then  have to go to Austin TX for a week long class at the University of Texas.  I'll do my best to keep up with commenting on your wonderful photos.  I'm sure that will be WAY more fun than the homework we'll be expected to do in the evenings.  :-)).    Have a great day!  Linda
5-05: It's that time of year! This last couple of weeks we've been seeing baby geese everywhere. They grow so quickly - I think these are probably only about a week old.
A Daisy for the Dailies
Cormorant with a fish - the comorant has beaten this fish against the ground and, as you can see, the fish is covered with dirt and sticks.  I liked the incredible teal eye and the wild look of the cormorant in this shot.  Best viewed in the larger sizes.  Thanks for all the comments on my shot at the mall.  You guys are the best and you continue to amaze and delight me with the shots you put up.  Today was no exception!
February 1, 2009 - From the Dallas Zoo.    Following the leader, the leader, the leader  We're following the leader wherever he may go  We won't be home till morning, till morning  We won't be home till morning  Because he told us so.
Hot Pink Cool Purple, Lake Sam Rayburn TX

Wow I've got a lot of info for you today, so I'll get right to it: This is a single four minute exposure of the same composition I posted on Monday from our Friday night outing with the dogs at Lake Sam Rayburn. If you're interested in the technique, this one is the same as the previous except I actually metered and then added a 5 stop neutral density filter so I could make a really long exposure. It was getting dark so I had to go to f/8 to get enough light in. This one was taken some 5 minutes later when the light on the cloud was fading and the colors were peaking. The colors become a lot more saturated with these really long exposures and I've read that the color builds up as it changes during a long exposure. I'm not sure if that's really the reason, but I'll go with it until I'm convinced otherwise.

This photo made me rethink color temperature once again, and I tried to find out what the "correct" color temperature setting is at this time of day (roughly 15-20 minutes after sunset). Along the way I found this sunrise and sunset calculator that also provides some indication of color temperature. Scientifically I think that there is a "correct" color temperature for every kind of light, but artistically everything is subjective. WHAT DO YOU THINK? The color temperature I used for this photo is 4095K, but not because the color temperature chart told me to. I just liked the combination of cool and warm colors at this color temperature.

I've got a deal for you! A friend forwarded me this great deal on canvas prints. It's through AmazonLocal, a subdivision of Amazon that I had never heard of before. It seems to be something like Groupon, which I've only had limited exposure to. Anyway, there are a lot of great deals on there. In this case you buy a voucher redeemable for $90.00 on printing for $35.00 (and you get free shipping with the voucher too). I bought one and used it to buy a 36x46 rolled canvas print that regularly cost $99.00 + $8.00 shipping, but I only had to spend $44.00 ($35.00 for the voucher and an extra $9.00 for the large print size I bought). The sale runs out in 6 days or so. I don't think I'll have my print in time to tell you how good the print quality is, but at this price I think it's worth the risk. I love having prints made and have prints laying around all over the place. WHAT ABOUT YOU?

Critiques always welcome.

Daily photo: September 13, 2012, taken September 07, 2012

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Hot Pink Cool Purple, Lake Sam Rayburn TX    Wow I've got a lot of info for you today, so I'll get right to it:  This is a single four minute exposure of the same composition I posted on Monday  from our Friday night outing with the dogs at Lake Sam Rayburn.  If you're interested in the technique, this one is the same as the previous except I actually metered and then added a 5 stop neutral density filter so I could make a really long exposure.  It was getting dark so I had to go to f/8 to get enough light in.  This one was taken some 5 minutes later when the light on the cloud was fading and the colors were peaking.  The colors become a lot more saturated with these really long exposures and I've read that the color builds up as it changes during a long exposure.  I'm not sure if that's really the reason, but I'll go with it until I'm convinced otherwise.      This photo made me rethink color temperature once again, and I tried to find out what the "correct" color temperature setting is at this time of day (roughly 15-20 minutes after sunset).  Along the way I found this sunrise and sunset calculator that also provides some indication of color temperature.  Scientifically I think that there is a "correct" color temperature for every kind of light, but artistically everything is subjective.  WHAT DO YOU THINK?  The color temperature I used for this photo is 4095K, but not because the color temperature chart told me to.  I just liked the combination of cool and warm colors at this color temperature.      I've got a deal for you!  A friend forwarded me this great deal on canvas prints.  It's through AmazonLocal, a subdivision of Amazon that I had never heard of before.  It seems to be something like Groupon, which I've only had limited exposure to.  Anyway, there are a lot of great deals on there.  In this case you buy a voucher redeemable for $90.00 on printing for $35.00 (and you get free shipping with the voucher too).  I bought one and used it to buy a 36x46 rolled canvas print that regularly cost $99.00 + $8.00 shipping, but I only had to spend $44.00 ($35.00 for the voucher and an extra $9.00 for the large print size I bought).  The sale runs out in 6 days or so.  I don't think I'll have my print in time to tell you how good the print quality is, but at this price I think it's worth the risk.  I love having prints made and have prints laying around all over the place.  WHAT ABOUT YOU?    Critiques always welcome.    Daily photo: September 13, 2012, taken September 07, 2012
Hot Pink Cool Purple, Lake Sam Rayburn TX

Wow I've got a lot of info for you today, so I'll get right to it: This is a single four minute exposure of the same composition I posted on Monday from our Friday night outing with the dogs at Lake Sam Rayburn. If you're interested in the technique, this one is the same as the previous except I actually metered and then added a 5 stop neutral density filter so I could make a really long exposure. It was getting dark so I had to go to f/8 to get enough light in. This one was taken some 5 minutes later when the light on the cloud was fading and the colors were peaking. The colors become a lot more saturated with these really long exposures and I've read that the color builds up as it changes during a long exposure. I'm not sure if that's really the reason, but I'll go with it until I'm convinced otherwise.

This photo made me rethink color temperature once again, and I tried to find out what the "correct" color temperature setting is at this time of day (roughly 15-20 minutes after sunset). Along the way I found this sunrise and sunset calculator that also provides some indication of color temperature. Scientifically I think that there is a "correct" color temperature for every kind of light, but artistically everything is subjective. WHAT DO YOU THINK? The color temperature I used for this photo is 4095K, but not because the color temperature chart told me to. I just liked the combination of cool and warm colors at this color temperature.

I've got a deal for you! A friend forwarded me this great deal on canvas prints. It's through AmazonLocal, a subdivision of Amazon that I had never heard of before. It seems to be something like Groupon, which I've only had limited exposure to. Anyway, there are a lot of great deals on there. In this case you buy a voucher redeemable for $90.00 on printing for $35.00 (and you get free shipping with the voucher too). I bought one and used it to buy a 36x46 rolled canvas print that regularly cost $99.00 + $8.00 shipping, but I only had to spend $44.00 ($35.00 for the voucher and an extra $9.00 for the large print size I bought). The sale runs out in 6 days or so. I don't think I'll have my print in time to tell you how good the print quality is, but at this price I think it's worth the risk. I love having prints made and have prints laying around all over the place. WHAT ABOUT YOU?

Critiques always welcome.

Daily photo: September 13, 2012, taken September 07, 2012

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