Blue hour is the hour after sunset or before sunrise. I don’t think I’d ever intentionally taken a blue hour photo before this challenge. I had the idea to visit the Mormon Temple nearby and take my blue hour photos there as the grounds were lit up with Christmas lights. I wanted to practice before … More Week 49 – Blue Hour
Let’s be honest…the classic “bodyscape” photos are typically some type of nude. Yeah…that wasn’t going to fly. I had to get creative as I looked for inspiration. Wouldn’t you know that inspiration was sitting on a shelf in our house? Years ago I bought my wife a statuette of one of her favorite sculptures: “The … More Week 48 – Bodyscape
Here was something new. Shaped bokeh? What’s that? Turns out if you take a piece of dark paper and cut a pattern in it and place it over your lens you can get bokeh that looks like that pattern. You’ll often see it done with hearts. Naturally, I chose to do it with dinosaurs. I … More Week 47 – Shaped Bokeh
Here’s another taken in the Palouse area of Washington state. I couldn’t help but pull the car over when I saw the field of canola blooming. Since the challenge for this week was to take a landscape photo with a strong foreground element, I thought the striking yellow of the canola definitely provided that.
Nothing too fancy here. Some coffee art on a chilly day. I was preparing for a final evaluation this week and didn’t have a lot of time so I went with something that didn’t take a lot of extra effort. Such is life but I was able to stay on schedule with the challenge.
This was literally the first time I shot with an ND filter. I bought one specifically for this challenge. To grab this sunrise photo, I got up well before dawn and drove about 40 minutes from home to Annapolis Rock. Then to get to the rock I had a 2 1/2 mile hike in the … More Week 44 – Magic Neutral Density Filter
On a windy trip to the National Mall while my Mom was in town we made a stop at the Washington Monument. The flags were whipping in the wind and I saw an opportunity to take a photo looking up at the flag and the monument. Once again, this was taken with my iPhone 8 … More Week 43 – Movement