Category Archives: Landscape

Mailbox Afro


an image of a snow covered mailbox

20 inches! And it’s not done yet, although it has slowed down considerably since yesterday. This was no surprise storm, as it had been predicted for several days. It’s the first big storm for the ’09 – ’10 winter and it delivered exactly as the forecasters promised – pretty impressive (the storm AND the forecasters)!

This is a shot of the front of the house after it was shoveled for the 3rd time in two days. That’s about a 13″ buildup on top of the mailbox! The city’s snowplows also left me a present this morning, making it more difficult to dig out. That’s a bit unusual for them. They usually plop a pile between my neighbors driveway and mine, but not last night. Oh well, it’s not like I’ve got much else that can get done today anyway.

Sorry about the large gaps between posts. I’m working on some stuff and haven’t gotten around to posting. I’m still taking photo’s though and at some point, some of them will make it onto here.

Photo Deets: 1/500, f5.6, ISO200 @ 10mm, cropped. Overcast conditions and if you look closely you can see it is snowing in the picture.

Until next time,
PG
***Update*** – Forgot to mention – if you click the picture, you’ll get taken to my photostream on Flickr.


First Time


My first attempt at street photography. This is a severe crop of the original photo, which is much larger. It contains a two-way street construction sign in the right foreground. It is very prominent and a very bright orange, that, once I viewed it on my ‘puter, I found to be very distracting. I like this comp much better as it is a more accurate depiction of what I remember about the scene, namely the long line of yellow trucks on the left.

I found the experience of getting this shot to have a certain energy I’ve never felt before and I’m not sure how to describe it. Certainly I was very self-aware of shooting on the street. There was also some excitement and anxiety as I was being watched by a construction crew who were setting pylons behind me. In fact, two other crew members met with the cone-setters as I was leaving and were clearly discussing why I was there taking photos. All-in-all, it was a fun experience but I’m not sure if street photography is for me. I’ll definitely try it a few more times though, before I make up my mind.

Deets: 50mm, 1/400, f/8, ISO100.

Until next time,
PG


Soccer Sunrise


Took this last June, on an early Sunday morning. I used a P&S. I was trying to get the rays coming through the clouds to be more prominent in the photo, but this was about as good as I could get it. It would’ve been nice if I could have gotten the rays, players, and mow lines more centered, but this was a year ago so there’s no way that thought crossed my mind. The fact that I’m thinking about that now shows that I’m learning. Now I just have to start accomplishing.

I still like the photo.

Deets: Canon A620, 1/1250sec., f/2.8, hand held.

Until next time,
PG