Monday, October 31, 2011

Brookside Gardens

A beautiful fall shot, full of fall foilage. Brian and I spent the afternoon here.Valerie

Friday, October 28, 2011

The State Arboretum of Virginia

Valerie and I traveled to Virginia to see the Annul Balloon Festival but due to high winds no balloon's were allowed to go up. We did find the State Arboretum of Virginia right down the street. Time did not allow us to investigate properly due to the fact that it is 400 acre's. Truly a beautiful place to visit and I think we will return in the spring. Here is a sample of what we saw....Gary
All of these we shot with a Nikon D-300,ISO 200,Aperture priority f-16 with polarizing filter....Gary

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Moving Waterfalls in Maryland

Most of the time when I shoot moving water I use manual or aperture prioity. Keeping a low ISO and a  high F-stop above f-16 which most of the time will yeild a slow shutterspeed and give you the ghosting effect on the water. The addition of a polarizing filter will reduce or completely eliminate glare on the water. If you try to take a picture under full sunlight it's going to cause massive problems of  to much light in white area's, the solution is get up early and take the picture before the sun becomes to bright or shoot on an overcast day...Gary

Little Patuxent River in Savage Mill Maryland
9040 Gorman Rd. on the Savage Mill Trail, 100 yards
from the street.

Can you spot the Great Heron in this pic...

Cascade Falls
This waterfall is found in Patapsco State Park, Maryland.....Gary

Friday, October 21, 2011

Another Sky View

Another view from skyline  drive, shot with a Nikon D90, 18-200 Nikon Lens, 1/60 shutter F5/6 . It was a beautiful morning glad to be there, sky was amazing. Valerie

Monday, October 17, 2011

SkyLine Drive

Spent the weekend in VA, it was breathtaking, more pics to come from Gary and I

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Last of the Summer Roses

Brookside Gardens watching the last of the Roses, Nikon D90, with 85mm F 3/5 G macro Lens. ISO 200 250 shutter F13. These are Mardi Gras roses. They were beautiful . Valerie

Monday, October 10, 2011

and the koi go crazy

So today we took a trip down to D.C to visit the national arboretum which was hosting an orchid flower show and they have a huge koi pond. For 50 cent you can feed the koi and they go crazy. Here are some of the shots from the day enjoy.................. Brian Gillis

All shot with a Nikon D-200, 18-35mm and 50mm lens
 Tips & Tricks- The koi shots- Flash held over the koi and fast shutter speed

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Falls Glory

 Morning trip to the National Arboretum,  don't know the species, just that they are pretty, thats enough for me.1/100 F/5 ISO 200 back light. love the color. Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200mm lens. Valerie

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

A day at the skatepark with mom

So yesterday mom and I went to check out the skatepark and had a great time. For mom's first sport, fast moving action photography she was on point with the camera. If you have taken pictures of something moving fast then u know its not an easy shot to get also im almost 30 so doing high risk trick over and over is not as easy as it was when I was 14. All in all we had a great no broken bones and some really cool pictures.enjoy................................ Pictures by Val