Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I'm very busy at the moment, hopefully there will be new photos up by the weekend.

Sunday, January 3, 2010


I've been waiting for sunshine this whole week. I was finally rewarded yesterday but unfortunately only in the evening.

First, a few pictures from earlier in the day.

I don't know if you can see it (you might have to click the picture) but the little red thing in the center of the picture was what I was trying to catch. It's some kind of mini flea/spider thing.

I loved how this barnacle looked like the mouth of a shark.

This is actually a fish bone that I found on the beach. I really liked the texture.

I really liked how this shot turned out.

Later, the sunshine showed up and the sunset was pretty amazing.

Let's hope the sunshine will come back soon.

Friday, January 1, 2010


A few animal photos I took today. The amount of light coming in through the windows was minimum since it was overcast outside but I tried to deal with it. My camera hates artificial light, especially the kind with a tinge of orange or yellow to it.

Animals are some of my favorite things to photograph. I haven't taken any photography classes (yet) so I don't know much about lighting a subject. Human portraiture is really tricky if you don't know how to light it correctly. I've found I can take ok pictures of animals though. They're easier to light, as long as I have some natural light most of the photos will turn out ok.

First are some pictures of my cat. Like most cats she loves to nap, especially on the couch. She doesn't like to be disturbed. I've had her since she was 2 weeks old (she was so cute), if only I was as photo happy and had had my nicer camera back then.

Similar photo but she had her eyes open (she can look so annoyed when she wants to, of course I was disturbing her cat nap).

I liked the way the white throw is fuzzy at the bottom of the picture, gives a little bit of framing.

Next, the dog. The lighting wasn't that good, too much orange.

He's pretty old (for a lab) and his muzzle is graying. It doesn't stand out that much because he is naturally a light color.

I really liked this picture. He was focusing on some noise behind me.

He loves food. If anyone is cooking or eating any food he's watching them.

A close up. Not even a camera in his face will distract him from the prospect of food.

Here's to more sunshine. Lets hope for better weather! I have some photos from the past month in reserve though. Thanks for all of your support. Every single comment is appreciated.


Happy New Year. I would have posted sooner but I haven't taken any good pictures. I went out yesterday into the drizzle which was much more rainy then I thought it was and tried to take pictures but the weather sent me back inside quite quickly. I went to the library the day before yesterday though and got 5 photography books. Mostly nature/outdoor books, one on travel photography, and one on photographing your dog. I'm hoping to use some of the tips from that book to take pictures of my dog today. I was also going to see if I could use the tips to take photos of my cats. Hopefully I'll be back later to upload some of those pictures.