Saturday, August 11, 2012

My Summer Vaction in Virginia Beach...

I had a chance to travel to Virginia Beach for alittle rest and photography here is what I discovered.
Ok well if you take two pictures that don't quite make it on their own and photoshop them together sometime the end result is better. The background was a sunrise taken from the 8th floor off of a balcony at f-32, ISO 200, and 1/250 sec. Neptune was photographed at f-13, ISO 200, 1/60 sec. Although the direction of light is wrong (Neptune has light on his chest from the wrong direction), I still like the picture.
This Pipevine Swallowtail (Battus philenor) was photographed at ISO 320, f-6.3, and 1/125sec.
This Waterlilly photographed at ISO 200, f-22, at 1/60sec.
You can do some great Photographic work at the Norfolk Botanical Gardens. They have a butterfly house, a very large rose garden, multiple forest areas and water treatments. A tram carries you around and you can jump off at various spots to enjoy the scenery (it's only 20 minutes from the beach). This pic photographed at ISO 200, f-13, at 1/60sec. 

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