Saturday, January 23, 2010

Woodpecker at the feeder

This guy has become a regular at my back yard feeder and he is welcome. I love seeing a woodpecker. They have always alluded me and I guess that is why I highly regard them.

Both are soft, I know. Taken with the new 400 and my 2X for 800mm but with bad form on my part. I was not using a tripod but had the camera braced. Not so good.

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Friday, January 22, 2010

Clowds over Rising Sun

A very interesting morning lightshow. Things like this make me wonder hoe many people look and enjoy what nature has to give on a daily basis. There is always something.

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Thursday, January 21, 2010

At the end of a Rainbow

Just some very cool landscape on my way home the other day.

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Busy Busy Busy!

I have taken a few shots here and there but just busy. This shot is the first shot from my new lens I received by our dedicated and loyal postal carrier: Tokina 400 f4.5. This is the first image shot, hand held in my kitchen, no cropping: ISO 6400, f6.3 @ 1/160sec. Not bad, very little if any blur. (Pentax does a great job with anitishake built in!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Give us the ball......

A pair of portraits of the dogs while playing with my new 21mm lens and in camera effects. They are cool I think. I was using a ball to keep their attention and their expressions show it!


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Thursday, January 7, 2010

Gull Through the Trees

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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Rough Seas

Another surf shot at Yahats, Oregon this past weekend. Very high tides and storms made for interesting water!

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Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Splash at Yahats, Oregon

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Monday, January 4, 2010

High Tide Coastline

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Sunday, January 3, 2010

High Surf, Oregon Coast

New Year trip to the coast for the weekend brought full moon and storms. The result is extra high tides and rough seas. It was very interesting to watch the flow and crashing of the waves on the rocks. These high waves are on the rocks of the small coastal town of Yahats. There were quite a few of us just watching Mother Nature do her thing. It was extra nice to have a little sun break to get some dramatic lighting, thus negating all other high crashing wave shots up until then. Very nice, more to come in the next few days.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Moon Setting

This shot has no special meaning other than the first edited image in Lightroom 3 beta. Great software for what it does but I find myself wanting to edit just a little of this or that using layers. I think I can do what I want to for the most part, so it is up to me to get past my knowledge limitations. Photoshop is still best for true editing.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year

We are at the coast again, hanging out looking around between rain showers. The sun actually poked through the clouds yesterday morning and I caught these rays through the trees.