Thursday, June 30, 2011

Tiger Swallowtail

Taken this morning at Brookside Gardens outside of DC, Nikon D90, 18-200  Nikon Lens, ISO200,shutter 500, F5/6. 7 am. Manfrotto Tripod. Bright and beautiful.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Daily Quote

"There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs." Ansel Adams

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pink Lotus

Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC is one of my favorite places to shoot, you have to imagine ponds of these pink beauties as far as the eye can see. 7 AM  is my favorite time of morning to shoot these beautiful delicate plants.  Nikon D90, 50mm 1.8 lens  Iso 200.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

How to shoot a Dragonfly

Here's something that I discovered about dragonfly's they tend to land in one spot stay a short time fly off and come back to land in the exact same spot. So set up and focus and compose your shot move very slowly getting into position and if the dragonfly fly's off get ready stand still and don't be shocked when he land back in the exact same spot very shortly ( 30sec or more). If the dragonfly is not moving then try Aperture Priority F-16 / Shutter speed 1/50sec / Iso 1 Ev under 200 / Focal Length 200mm...

Blue snow Balls

A trip to the Aquatic Gardens in Washington DC. These flowers remind me of my Grandmothers house. She had them growing on the side of the house.  The name is Hydrangea. Shot with Nikon D90, 85mm  Nikon macro lens.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Ospray by the Magothy river

These were taken with a nikon d200 Iso-320 f-4 at 1/100 sec lens- old 70-300. We were on a boat drifting towards a light marker and got a great view.

Love For Skating

ISO-320 F-1.8 1/1600

A quick layer mask using a set of photos taken can give you a one of a kind project. A how-to is on the way, stay tuned in.....

Less is More

Photo Tip For Today

Select only your best shots, to show to friends or potential clients . Showing every picture is quite boring. Shooters less is more.

Italian Garden

Longwood Gardens, it was over cast, which is my ideal day, I love the colors of the folliage, shot with Nikon D90,using the 18-200 zoom,  shutter speed 100 f/5 iso 200.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Val At Work

Val at the Lake shooting flowers and butterflies, the weather was  warm, with a slight breeze.Nikon D90, with Nikons, 18-200 telephoto lens.

McKeldin Rapids

Early June 2011
Iso 320   Shutter speed 1/2 sec   Aperture F-29   Focal lenght 42mm
Iso 320   Shutter speed 1/60   Aperture F-4   Focal lenght 30mm
Iso 1Ev under 200 Shutter speed 1/1.6 sec.  Aperture F-25  Focal length 25
Well when your wife tells you not to go out on the slippery rock because you could fall in what do you do. Well I did what any red blooded guy would and I went out and took the pictures and fell in but did save the camera. These are the results...Shot with Nikon D-300 in raw format Iso 320/Shutter speed 1/2 sec./Aperture F-25/Focal length 32mm. All four of these pictures were shot with a polarizing filter...

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Photo Quote of the day

It takes a lot of imagination to be a good photographer.
You need less imagination to be a painter, because
you can invent things. But in photography
everything is so ordinary; it takes a lot
of looking before you learn to
see the extraordinary."
 David Bailey

Monday, June 13, 2011

Painted Clouds

A beautiful Monday afternoon, Wilde Lake Coumbia, Maryland, shot with Nikon D90 and a 18-200 lens. It was like God took up a paint brush and painted the sky.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Nikon men at work

Gary and Brian Gillis Nikon shooters, Gary (top) with his Nikon D300 at McKeldin  Falls state Park, he slipped and fell in, The camera was saved (thank God) . Brian with his Nikon D200 shooting at Longwood Gardens. We spent a beautiful day the grounds are beautiful. A must see for any photographer.