Archive for November, 2010

November 2010 Photography Notes

Posted in Notes on November 30, 2010 by AZSalsman

Today feels like what I might image a runner feels like as he rounds the final bend of the track after pursuing a long race during a track and field meet.  You have paced yourself, persisted when the muscles ached and the mind played games, and the thrill of the starting pistol has long warn off.  Yet, now, you smell the aroma of the finish line and you feel like you have just begun.  Your energy picks up again, you ask yourself “So soon?” and you find it in yourself to suddenly arouse your energy to sprint to the end.

One month, 31 days, 31 images remain. I can’t even remember those early days…yet.  I will when I gather this year’s images in some sort of photo yearbook. I will be interested to see how things have changed and developed over the 12 months. Hmmmm.  I do know that I will feel a real void, an emptiness if you will, on January 1 when I will no longer be posting a new photography or having to struggle to forge a fresh image.  But I am sure I will miss it too.

what have I learned through November?  I did manage some new things this month.  One was the opportunity to attend a photography conference presented by a couple of professional photographers.  Although it was mainly aimed at teaching people of the basic use of their cameras, I learned a lot about many things I thought I knew (yes, I know…there are somethings I don’t know).  Metering techniques, effective use of aperture and shutter speed.  It made an immediate impact on how I ought to approach photography.

The second thing during November was the evening I experimented with smoke photography.  I had been wanting to try it for some time now and finally took the opportunity to do it.  Not only was it the success of capturing the random grace of the lines and swirls along with it’s spontaneity and unpredictability, but it was also the creative fascination with what you can do with the images – endless, in fact.  Look for more this month.  I will try to it again and maybe improve on  it and experiment with it a little more.

Anyway, you be the judge. And if anyone has the audacity to suggest a challenge for myself for next year in any fashion … speak your mind – share it and then run for your life, I’ll be chasing you with a meat cleaver  or open arms…it depends.

November 30, 2010 – A Fashion Statement

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November 30, 2010I don’t know if it is the pants, the skateboard, or the hair….something just doesn’t work.  But that is MY opinion…what’s yours?

Sony DSLR-A100 | f8.0 | 1/160 | ISO100

November 29, 2010 – Squeaky Bird

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November 29, 2010I heard this squeak and thought it was a nearby door that needed oiling…but there was no door. So I thought maybe a branch was squeaking in the wind or ready to break. Then I discovered that this “squeak” was the chirp of this little bird. I don’t know what kind of bird it is but it had a unique voice. Would someone come and oil its throat?

November 28, 2010 – Wood in Motion

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November 28, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/125 | ISO200

November 27, 2010 – Christmas Bokeh

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November 27, 2010

Got the outside Christmas lights up today.  Thanksgiving is over and the season of glitz, glimmer and sparkle begins.  Thought I would begin the season with a technique photographers call “Bokeh” which basically is the concept of out of focus images to emphasis highlights in an abstract manner.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 0.6″ | ISO100


November 26, 2010 – Today’s Hike

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November 26, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/250 | ISO100

November 25, 2010 – Full to the Max

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November 25, 2010I can’t believe how much we ate and still there is plenty left over.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone.


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

November 24, 2010 – Smokin’ !!!

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November 24, 2010No trick photography, post processing or image editing….REALLY!

For others that I took (although with a little more artistic playing around and photo manipulation) go to my Flicker set.  I may post others in time to come.

Sony DSLR-A100 | f8 | 1/125 | ISO100

November 23, 2010 – Jennifer

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November 23, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/60 | ISO400

November 22, 2010 – Pomegranate

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November 22, 2010

Sony DSLR-A100 | f5.6 | 1/125 | ISO100