Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Ohio scenery

I had to go to Jackson, Ohio, yesterday, and there are some pretty neat sites along the way. I didn't really have time to stop and shoot stuff, but here's a shot of a barn I grabbed from the (moving) car.

Friday, May 26, 2006

Photo Tip No. 68

... make sure your camera strap isn't hanging into the frame. You'd think this would be obvious with digital cameras that use LCDs nowadays to show you exactly how your photo will look. In fact, the Fuji F10 that I have did away with the viewfinder completely to make room for a larger LCD. Still, I don't even use that sometimes, as in this case. I held the camera down to get a really low angle and just trusted my autofocus and fired off a few shots. I liked the exposure and composition of this shot the best ... minus the camera strap of course :-)

My other camera that I use is a Nikon D100 digital SLR. I have lots of people ask me if they can use the LCD on the back of their digital SLR to see the photos before they take them. The thing is, with the digital SLR, it's pretty much impossible because it works just like a film camera with a shutter that opens, exposes what it sees onto a chip behind the shutter, then stops when it closes ... therefore there is no way for the chip to "see" what it is about to take. The tiny point-and-shoot digitals that most people use have chips that are more similar to video cameras, therefore they can do a "preview" of what you're about to shoot.

That's probably more long and rambling than anyone wanted to read, but just thought I'd throw it out there.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Wisteria update

Good news, I found my USB cable. Here are a few shots of the wisteria in my yard that is an update to this post. They're coming along very nicely.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Finally, a new post

Sorry I haven't posted in a while, but things at work have been crazy. It's finally calmed down, and I had all these pics I had taken recently I had planned on posting, but I can't seem to locate the USB cable to my camera this morning. So, here's one that I had previously downloaded. A while back, I had complained about getting stuck on the road behind this guy. I now realize things could have been worse, as I could have been stuck on a two-lane road behind the guy below.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Tree, Cloud, Sky

The Fuji F10 that I use has a neat chome feature that bumps up the color saturation, which works really well on greens and blues. Other than cropping, this is how the color of the above photo looked straight from the camera.

Thursday, May 04, 2006

More funny signs

I know they're cramped for space, but you would think they could come up with a better abbreviation for Methodist. Maybe calling it the Meth church will attract a whole new crowd?

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Sorry I haven't posted much in a while. Been a little busy. Here are a couple of flower shots from my yard. The first one is a close up of a daisy, and the second is a wisteria plant that hasn't bloomed yet.