Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Bird of Paradise

 Beautiful Birds, shoot at Brookside Gardens,I happen to go a day when the blooms  were right. Shutter Priority,  1/80s F5, ISO 250. second picture was dropped into Topaz Labs, and played with. Valerie

Monday, August 29, 2011

A Face Only A Mother Could Love

Everybody always wants to show pictures of their pets and I am one of those folks. This is Colonel Bleep he is a Usambara Giant Three-horned Chameleon. Besides having independent control over each eye ( can look up and down at the same time ). The tail is prehensile ( can hang onto things ) and he has a projectile tongue which make feeding time very interesting...Gary

Sunday, August 28, 2011

2nd Chance

The other day I came across this fisheye adapter on amazon and it was selling for 8 dollars so I thought why not. Well here are a few of the first pictures I have taken and for 8 bucks and I would say " not bad at all". Now I know it's no 8mm nikon fisheye but hey times are hard out here, got to think out side of the box. 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Sky Above The Earth Below

I love when people tell me that you can't do something or bettet yet that you can't take a good photograph in that way. Well on my way to a birthday party in Las Vegas I took this picture out of the plane window and it's not to bad...Gary

Camera Nikon D-200 /

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Blue Beauty

Played with this image with Topaz Labs, love the effects. Photo was taken at Brookside Gardens.Valerie

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Lighthouse

This is the Concord Point Lighthouse in Havre de Grace Maryland. Valerie and I took a short drive up to Havre de Grace to see what we would find and in town by the water is this lighthouse. The town is very nice filled with resteraunts and shops, a great place to spend the afternoon....Gary

Camera Nikon D-300/Lens Tamron 18-270/F-16/Shutter Speed 1/200sec./Iso 200

Friday, August 19, 2011

Butterfly of the Day

This butterfly is called a Malachite or better yet Siproeta stelenes. It can be found anywhere from Florida to South America. I got this picture at Brookside Gardens butterfly house in Maryland. Some of you will think that I altered the color saturation in making this picture.The only thing I can tell you is that if your blessed enough to show up at the right time when the light is perfect and the subject is in the right position and you have the right lens on at the right time this is what you might get....Gary

Shutter 1-125s / Iso 200

Wednesday, August 17, 2011


I love sunflowers,happy flowers,I photographed them in a southern exposure window, with a piece of black velvet background, a tripod of course and aperture of 22. Nikon D90, 85mm macro lens.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Bonsai Tree's at the National Arboretum Washington D.C.

Another place to visit in our nations capitol is the National Arboretum (google for directions), this free national park holds the national bonsai tree collection. I first visited this place in 1979 when Valerie and I were first dating and have been returning ever since to practice my photography. I'll post some of those pictures at a later date... For pictures like these use your tripod focus on the trunk of the tree and try F-16 in aperture priority as a starting point....Gary

Chinese Elm / Ulmus parvofolia
Trident Maple / Acer buergerianum
Trident Maple / Acer buergerianum
Japanese White Pine
Pinus parviflora
In training since 1625

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Fighting, Weapons, Camera

This past weekend my dad and I shoot pictures for the U.S capital Classics which is the biggest martial arts tournament in the country. We had a great time at the event and captured some great images to go along with it. I took almost 800 pictures so I will need a little time to go through all of them so please stay tuned in for more to come. Most of the images I took were shot with a 50mm 1.8 at high speeds and low f-stops with a custom white balance reading from the video light.

a little fun with masking, remember  to open your mine

A Good Bottle of Wine

Sometimes natural lighting does the best job. This picture was shot in the late afternoon, sunlight coming in from a window to the left side gave the right amount of light and created the right mood for this shot. Use you tripod as always.

 Camera Nikon D-300 Lens Nikon 18-35mm / F-4.2 / shutter speed 1/20sec. / Iso 640

Friday, August 5, 2011

Hanging Out With The Girls

Kitty,kitty, kitty, The Girls of Washington Dc Zoo. Shot with Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200 lens. Shutter Priority, 100, F5/6, ISO 250.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Night Fire Hibiscus

Up close and personal with a Hibiscus. Nikon D90, 85mm macro lens, aperture 36, ISo 200 1/60 sec.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Tropical Lily

Beautiful Lily, I picked a great day to go shooting, over cast, and early morning light. Shot with Nikon D90, and Nikon 18-200 lens. Aperture  Priority, 1/40 -F25,ISO200, Valerie