Archive for September, 2010

September Notes

Posted in Notes on September 30, 2010 by AZSalsman

First, I have to toot my own horn for a moment:

I won FIRST prize in the “People” category in the “Amateur” division.  The photo contest was the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Photo Contest. Don’t know what the competition was but I entered and I won.  The prize was just a certification but I got chosen.  Thanks, Roy Adams, for being my subject.  What is more is that he image that won was really my May 1 photo-of-the-day! (http://wp.me/pKTHI-9s)

May 1, 2010


Today’s landmark is marked by the end of the 10th month and 273 days. Only 92 days and photos to go! Other than the few days missed in the hospital, I cannot believe the numbers. Certainly days and periods have provided challenges or seemed more like work than a creative challenge. But that is when you learn the most!

This month saw me working a little more with my flash. It can be mounted but most often I used it’s wireless aspect so I don’t have the “deer in the headlights” highlights and start shadows directly behind. Often, I found I was in a small space with that flash and fund that the light could bounce on all the walls like a photographers “softbox” reducing the harsh, direct light.

I am hoping the weather here in Phoenix will cool off a bit soon (it is unseasonably hot) and I can get out more to expand some photography options.

Bring it on, October!

September 30, 2010 – Waterfalls

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September 30, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/30 | ISO800

September 29, 2010 – Little Feet

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September 29, 2010

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

September 28, 2010 – A Picture of the Injury

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September 28, 2010I have trying to figure out a way of pictorially recording my injury without embarrassment to myself or being repulsive to your, the viewer’s, eyes.  I figured this might record the memory, at least.  This is the tale end of what is effectively a second round of gauze, bandages, and ointment.  We just both ANOTHER $20-$30 of the stuff (it ain’t cheap).

I don’t know what hurts more: the initial injury or peeling the tape of my, oh so fragile and dainty skin.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f7.1 | 0.4 | ISO100

Then there is a matter of pride as twice a day, I get a redressing by my wife. (okay, bad pun – I had better sign off before I become the butt of my own jokes)

September 27, 2010 – Reflections II

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September 27, 2010I know I did a “Reflection” a couple days ago but I guess one is attracted to water when one lives in the desert.  Had some technical difficulties today with the pictures I took so grabbed the least evil one.  I may try again tomorrow.

September 26, 2010 – Steeple

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September 26, 2010Living Streams Church where we attended this morning for a visit.

September 25, 2010 – Reflections

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September 25, 2010I really wish there would have been clouds in the sky to ad more interest.  I did take note that there were no….did I say “No”? …. ripples in the water.

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