Archive for March, 2010

March 31, 2010 – March Notes

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Well…this marks the end of the third month.  I have been successful, so far, about posting one picture every day (except for one day on which I posted 3 views of the same subject).

As I look back, there are certain things I am beginning to notice.  I tend to photograph details or close up…trying to isolate a particular feature or point as opposed to large scenes and events. I think that having a narrow depth of field, one can adds a bunch of mystery to the image – wondering what is in the blurred area.  This leads me to believe that if I could afford another lens, it would be best to get a macro lens such as a 50mm/f2.8 or 100mm/f2.8 lens.  Translated, this is a fixed focal length (no ability to zoom) and fast – meaning that you can really get in close to your subject and focus on one detail.

I also have noticed that I lack people.  I guess I am shy about asking people to pose for a camera – especially for a picture from which they will not benefit.  Yet, one of my favorite shots for March was March 24 when I got a beautiful shot of my wife as we enjoyed a stroll through the Desert Botanical Garden with mom and dad.

I am enjoying the picture taking but I am finding the challenge of maintaining stamina in the daily “creativity” waning at times especially when I think of the months yet to come.  I hope, for anyone following along, that you are enjoying it and seeing things develop.  Please feel free to make comments along the way.  It may be the only way I can truly measure the journey.

March 31, 2010 – Jack

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March 31, 2010

Jack Gonzalez (2 weeks until his first birthday)

Canon Powershot SD1000 | f2.8 | 1/250 | ISO80

March 30, 2010 – A Prospector?

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March 30, 2010

Oh what, far yonder, does she see?  Perhaps a desert wren or cactus bloom?

Sony DSLR-A100 | f7.1 | 1/250 | ISO80

March 29, 2010 – Colorful Stripes

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March 29, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/200 | ISO200

March 28, 2010 – Pink

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Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/60 | ISO100

March 27, 2010 – Morning Light

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March 27, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f8 | 1/30 | ISO100

March 26, 2010 – Evening Seasoning

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March 28, 2010

Sitting, waiting for the meal to be served I saw the warm glow of the candle light.  With the table acting as a tripod, I let the camera do it’s thing.  I could not really view through the finder to compose the shot – I had to rely on my “best guess” both for exposure settings and composition.

But when is the food going to come…I wanna eat!

Sony DSLR-A100 | f6.3 | 1/4.0 | ISO100