Archive for the ‘Photographic Adventures’ Category

Contrast | Photo Challenge

Sunday, July 18th, 2010

I only took one photo that I felt was strong enough for the “contrast” category. This photography was taken of a pine tree at the Chateau Morrisette restaurant in Floyd, VA.

Floyd, VA

Floyd, VA

Summer Holiday | Photo Challenge

Monday, July 12th, 2010

I had a lot of fun with last week’s photography challenge “Summer Holiday.” Here are the results!

Water | Photo Challenge

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

I recently joined a group of friends in a weekend photography challenge. Here are the results from the “water” challenge.

Bokeh Photography

Saturday, June 20th, 2009


Bokeh photography was much easier than I thought it would be. I read several articles about the best techniques of getting this effect and finally got something I was proud of!  My next adventure I would like to work on incorporating whole subjects!

I think the easiest way to explain this technique is:
Set your camera to the manual aperture priority setting.
Use the lowest aperture setting you have available to you, I used f/1.8. If you can go lower than that do it!
Have a bright background with color variations.
Choose a subject for the foreground.
And shoot!

Hope that serves as some inspiration 🙂

HDR Panorama

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

This is my first HDR panorama of the Virginia Tech Duck pond. I used the auto photomerge function in Photoshop.