Learning A 50mm Lens Challenge and Christmas Bokeh

I decided to give myself a New Years' challenge to get a usable shot every day with a lens I don't often use.  I have several lense's in my arsenal, but always end up grabbing a macro, telephoto, or a wide-angle lens to fit my need.  January will be my 50mm month, and before we take the Christmas Tree down, I thought I would grab some shots with the bokeh in the background to showcase the aperture of my Canon EF50mm f/1.4 USM a bit.

A Quick Photo Shoot With A Horned Owl

While I didn’t walk away with a tremendous amount of shots, I did meet my expectations of the day as I was looking for tight frame-filling head or body shots that would still print in large format without any issues. I probably would have had even more usable ones if I was not in aww just studying things with my avid birder curiosity.

2020-12-19T19:26:24-06:00By |Categories: Birds, Nature|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

Quarantine Creations

What does an artist do most of the places I would go for lens candy are closed and off-limits. When I cannot take another picture, of another squirrel, for the 45th day in a row. Well I decided to expand my artistic endeavors toward more pronounced digital abstractions. Many of them don't even resemble the original shot, while others may slightly.

2020-06-09T19:07:33-05:00By |Categories: Photoshop, Technique|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Hummingbirds

If you have ever seen a hummingbird at your bird feeder or in the forest, you were probably struck by a few things. You no doubt noticed the speed of its flight, as well as its tiny stature and perfectly formed body. You may have been struck by the vibrant colors of the bird as it moved through the air, or the way it seemed to hover in the air around your feeder.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Butterflies

You may enjoy seeing butterflies flit around your garden or land on your deck, but how much do you really know about these fascinating creatures? Butterflies are beautiful, but they are also an integral part of the environment, contributing to agriculture and even serving as an early warning system for climate change.

2020-06-09T18:59:59-05:00By |Categories: Nature, Tidbits|Tags: , |0 Comments

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