Sunday, January 24, 2010

Watch out for water drops...

Here's a cautionary example to periodically check your lens for obstructions. I stopped at Casselman Bridge yesterday morning for a quick shoot.
I kept the lens cap on the camera until the camera was set-up on the tripod for the shot. It wasn't raining or snowing, but it appears a stray drop of snow or water somehow found a way to get onto my lens. I had the camera LCD screen on histogram-view, so even though I was checking the screen after each shot, I didn't notice the big water spot until I was downloading the pics from the camera.

If you're interested in seeing some of my previous Cassleman shots (without huge blobs of water ruining the shot), you can view them here - Casselman Bridge & Spruce Forest Artisan Village

Thursday, January 14, 2010

WMSR #734 in December

Here's a shot of the Western Maryland Scenic Railroad #734 loading passengers in December. This was taken on the last run of the 2009 season. I like how snowy & icy the passenger cars looks like it was a cold night at the rail yard.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Header pic

Anyone up for changing the header pic to a winter scene?

Here is my entry!

What say y'all? Let's see some snow!!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Pittsburgh skyline

Here's one that I took last weekend of the skyline of Pittsburgh. Shot was hand-held, mid-day, from a boat, using the fixed length 50 mm lens...settings were 1/1600 @ f8. ISO 400.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Saturday Morning in Damascus

Here are a couple of shots I took this morning at a horse show in Damascus. I have a lot more work to do in getting my action shots and I sure could use a better telephoto, but I'm happy with these for my first time shooting a sporting event.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Well since there have been no post in a while I thought I would kill 2 birds with one stone.

First I posted a shot of one of the HDR images I have been working on for a show and the Kayaks is an image Marcia has been working on for the show.
Secondly is to invite everyone to Sanctuary Studio's Show and Sell.

At least 5 members (that I know of) will be showing this weekend, Mary Ellen, Ginny, Jinx, Marcia and myself. If I left anyone out, I apologise. Just chime in and let us know.

I was lucky enough to get a glimpse of everyone's work last evening when I dropped off a few of my pieces. Everyone has done an awesome job. I know we all hope you can make it. Hey free food and drinks on Saturday between 6 & 8 pm. And it is a beautiful ride.

I hope we see you there.

Take I-68 east, take Exit 62 turn left, go less than 2 miles and turn Left onto Green Ridge Road.
Go 2 miles (There is a retreat on the right and a small church on the left). Turn right onto Scofield Rd. follow to Y in road keep left. Studio is in woods on the left across from 13910 Scofield. You will see a large wooden sculpture in the yard on the right. If you need further directions call 301-478-2735.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Pano of Pittsburgh Skyline

Here's a shot I took of the Pittsburgh skyline last weekend. Actually it's several shots, stitched together to form one panorama.