October 31, 2009| Anna in a Pumpkin | 1 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/2.2
focal length   85 mm
exposure   0.005 sec (1/200)
iso speed   320
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June 24, 2009| Hooray! | 0 comments

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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May 23, 2009| Prego Front | 0 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   45 mm
exposure   0.008 sec (1/125)
iso speed   100
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May 23, 2009| Michelle and Lazlo | 0 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   88 mm
exposure   0.008 sec (1/125)
iso speed   640
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December 10, 2008| T | 2 comments

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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July 19, 2008| M | 0 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   65 mm
exposure   0.013 sec (1/80)
iso speed   100
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April 14, 2008| Building & Brick Wall | 6 comments

A reworking of an image I took in Portland, OR in monochrome with punched up skies a little.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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January 7, 2008| Happy Sun | 1 comments

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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November 11, 2006| Hutong Door | 0 comments

Door in Beijing Hutong

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/5.6
focal length   35 mm
exposure   0.01 sec (1/100)
iso speed   400
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May 10, 2007| Field of Wheat | 6 comments

Amish country

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/11.0
focal length   35 mm
exposure   0.003 sec (1/400)
iso speed   800
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August 18, 2007| Nosy Pig | 0 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   24 mm
exposure   0.02 sec (1/50)
iso speed   800
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July 7, 2007| Flower | 3 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/6.3
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.002 sec (1/500)
iso speed   400
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April 12, 2007| Bizzare | 16 comments

Sandwiched with itself version of this image

 
 
 
 
model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/11.0
exposure   0.005 sec (1/200)

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March 29, 2007| Basketball | 20 comments

Shot with flash in front and below ball, with a cinefoil snoot.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/22.0
focal length   105 mm
exposure   0.005 sec (1/200)
iso speed   100
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February 10, 2007| Tulip | 0 comments

A Tulip.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/3.5
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.077 sec (1/13)
iso speed   200
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February 10, 2007| Pod Things | 6 comments

The pods are coming to get me!

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/5.0
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.033 sec (1/30)
iso speed   400
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November 7, 2006| Curves & Angles | 0 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/5.6
focal length   32 mm
exposure   0.003 sec (1/400)
iso speed   3200
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December 24, 2006| Barn Sky | 0 comments

An old barn in Frostburg, MD.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/16.0
focal length   24 mm
exposure   0.1 sec (1/10)
iso speed   200
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November 18, 2006| Great Wall Lanscape V2 | 0 comments

Trying out the new Black & White adjustment layer in Photoshop CS3 beta. A little more control than the Channel Mixer. Here is the other one where I used the channel mixer.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/16.0
focal length   170 mm
exposure   0.025 sec (1/40)
iso speed   200
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November 17, 2006| Village Man | 2 comments

A corn loving and friendly old man in a village outside of Beijing, China that invited me into his home to have a look around.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   105 mm
exposure   0.001 sec (1/1600)
iso speed   800
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December 5, 2006| Van Window Reflection | 1 comments

I saw this in the windshield of a van parked out on our street. I grabbed my camera and the owner was no in the car preparing to leave. Maybe that gives it some context, but I think it might have been better without the driver. I'm not sure what I think of it, but it did look interesting so I thought I would share.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/5.6
focal length   300 mm
exposure   0.008 sec (1/125)
iso speed   100
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November 17, 2006| Village Administrator | 0 comments

We think this man was the administrator for the village we visited. He seemed official, and of course, was riding a bike.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   105 mm
exposure   1/3200 sec
iso speed   400
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November 18, 2006| Great Wall Wide | 1 comments

Larger size is here

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   24 mm
exposure   0.003 sec (1/320)
iso speed   400
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November 17, 2006| Levels | 0 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   105 mm
exposure   1/4000 sec
iso speed   200
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November 15, 2006| Building Lines | 2 comments

So many buildings look the same now. I liked how several buildings lined up into a mash of lines.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   300 mm
exposure   0.01 sec (1/100)
iso speed   800
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November 9, 2006| Intimidation | 0 comments

I think these guard lose some intimidation points by having cute baskets on their bicycles.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   70 mm
exposure   0.01 sec (1/100)
iso speed   400
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November 9, 2006| Blue Bike & Red Wall | 0 comments

This might not be all that interesting of a photo, but I liked the blue bike contrasting with the red wall.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   70 mm
exposure   0.01 sec (1/100)
iso speed   800
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November 11, 2006| Vegetables Drying | 0 comments

Vegetables drying in a Beijing, China hutong.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/5.6
focal length   35 mm
exposure   0.017 sec (1/60)
iso speed   400
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November 9, 2006| Hello! | 1 comments

While we were stuck in traffic, this guy was staring at me. People staring at me happens a lot in Beijing. I decided to wave back and this really make him laugh. He managed to get the bus window open so he could talk to me at about the same time traffic started moving.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   150 mm
exposure   0.067 sec (1/15)
iso speed   800
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November 10, 2006| Men in Hats (except one) | 1 comments

Some old men in a tour group resting at the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. The various tour groups of Chinese people seemed to all wear different colored hats.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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November 8, 2006| Pushing Bike | 0 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   98 mm
exposure   0.005 sec (1/200)
iso speed   400
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November 7, 2006| Oblique Squares | 0 comments

A view of the wall of lighted wooden squares at the H.Q. Rtiz in Beijing, China.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   45 mm
exposure   0.008 sec (1/125)
iso speed   1600
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October 25, 2006| Great Falls 3 | 1 comments

Great Falls, VA

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/22.0
focal length   67 mm
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iso speed   200
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February 13, 2005| Old Man | 2 comments

 
 
 
 
model   Canon EOS 10D
aperture   f/8.0
exposure   0.067 sec (1/15)

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October 15, 2006| Flower Trio | 2 comments

meadowlark-triangles

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/3.5
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.033 sec (1/30)
iso speed   800
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October 14, 2006| Shadow Birds | 0 comments

construction-site

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   300 mm
exposure   0.002 sec (1/500)
iso speed   400
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October 14, 2006| Sky Curves | 3 comments

I ventured out to a construction site this morning. I thought these overlapping curves worked nicely here.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/5.0
focal length   140 mm
exposure   0.003 sec (1/320)
iso speed   400
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September 28, 2006| Guy (flipped) | 0 comments

reflections

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/11.0
focal length   300 mm
exposure  
iso speed   200
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September 28, 2006| Triangles of Light | 2 comments

Last night it rained and I took the opportunity to play around with photographing reflections.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/11.0
focal length   300 mm
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iso speed   200
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September 28, 2006| Reflection Texture | 0 comments

reflections

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/11.0
focal length   300 mm
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iso speed   200
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No one I show this picture to seems to like it very much. I like it. It seems to make a silly face, but also has nice lines and shapes. It is the side of a Public Storage building.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   92 mm
exposure   0.003 sec (1/400)
iso speed   400
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September 16, 2006| Harbor Cabinet | 0 comments

Herrington-Harbor

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   105 mm
exposure   0.017 sec (1/60)
iso speed   200
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August 15, 2006| Mantis | 3 comments

Larger

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.005 sec (1/200)
iso speed   400
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July 9, 2006| Chain | 1 comments

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/3.5
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.008 sec (1/125)
iso speed   400
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July 9, 2006| Trio of Drops | 1 comments

I've been trying to find a scene where I could get something through water droplets for a while. Theser are challenging to get in focus. The little bit of sun flare is part of the photograph and was not added. I think it provides a little sparkle to the phtoograph.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/6.3
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.002 sec (1/500)
iso speed   400
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July 1, 2006| Only | 1 comments

DC

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   95 mm
exposure   0.003 sec (1/400)
iso speed   400
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May 27, 2006| Potter Hands | 2 comments

This is the original image from the right hand part of the diptych I posted the other day. I put this one on dpchallenge.com's "Single Light Source" theme challenge as their rules do not allow for using pixels from two images.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/5.6
focal length   105 mm
exposure   0.004 sec (1/250)
iso speed   1600
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May 24, 2006| Rose & Blue House | 0 comments

Rose in front of a blue house

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/5.6
focal length   105 mm
exposure   0.001 sec (1/800)
iso speed   250
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This scene reminded me of Super Mario Brothers.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   73 mm
exposure   0.001 sec (1/1600)
iso speed   400
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May 23, 2006| Into the Sky | 0 comments

I shot this at f/4 on my 5D which can produce a bit of vingetting. I sort like the effect here so I did not correct it. Gives it a nice framing I thought. There is another version of this image where I put in a light pole for some pespective. I'm not sure yet which one I like best.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   24 mm
exposure   0.001 sec (1/2000)
iso speed   400
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May 23, 2006| Squirt | 3 comments

Fountain in Portland, OR

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/7.1
focal length   105 mm
exposure   0.002 sec (1/500)
iso speed   400
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May 23, 2006| Ladder | 2 comments

Ladder at chinese garden in Portland, OR

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   84 mm
exposure   0.001 sec (1/1000)
iso speed   400
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May 28, 2006| Potter | 2 comments

Pottery maker from Portland Saturday Market. I had trouble exposing him and his hands in the same photo because his work light was so very bright. I thought I'd try putting the two photos together to tell a story of his art.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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May 13, 2006| So Sad | 2 comments

greenspring

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/3.5
focal length   180 mm
exposure   1/4000 sec
iso speed   250
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May 7, 2006| Flower Tentacles | 8 comments

This one reminds me of a sea creature. I really like how the appears to be a haze at the base of the tentacles. I converted this to monochrome in PS.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.017 sec (1/60)
iso speed   640
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I've been trying to take to heart advice from Tony Sweet. Find a nice background then try to find something to photograph in front of it.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/3.5
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.004 sec (1/250)
iso speed   400
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May 6, 2006| Blue Buddies | 5 comments

Two Exposures put together. One of the rear flower in focus and one of the front flower in focus.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/3.5
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.003 sec (1/400)
iso speed   400
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April 23, 2006| Tree Hill | 1 comments

Composition of two photos. First capture was at f/22. Second capture was at f/4 and slightly out of focus. Combined in photoshop. The f/22 image is also available.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/22.0
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.01 sec (1/100)
iso speed   200
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April 23, 2006| Blue Green Abstract | 1 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/22.0
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.25 sec (1/4)
iso speed   800
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April 16, 2006| Blue Ice | 1 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.02 sec (1/50)
iso speed   400
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April 16, 2006| Red Blobs | 2 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.04 sec (1/25)
iso speed   400
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April 3, 2006| Pressures of Genius | 2 comments

I took this one for a "Childrens Toy" themed competition on dpchallenge.com.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/3.5
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.025 sec (1/40)
iso speed   800
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April 2, 2006| Wicker Texture | 0 comments

Photo I took for Texture challenge on dpchallenge.com.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/11.0
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.008 sec (1/125)
iso speed   100
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April 1, 2006| Blue Trio | 1 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/6.3
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.003 sec (1/400)
iso speed   400
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March 26, 2006| Information Highway | 2 comments

Trying out the 180mm 3.5L macro lens. I think I put an extension tube on it to get larger than 1:1. Some times when I look at this it looks like an alien with slurpy things coming down from its face.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/10.0
focal length   180 mm
exposure   0.008 sec (1/125)
iso speed   400
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March 23, 2006| Grate the Rainbow | 2 comments

Trying out my new Canon 180mm macro lens. .

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/11.0
focal length   180 mm
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iso speed   400
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March 11, 2006| Pinky Purple Flower | 2 comments

It would probably help with naming photographs if I knew the names of the flowers I took pictures of. I think most of my flowers pictures will end up being called "purple flower #10" or similar. This system breaks down when i'm not sure if its pink or purple though. This one seems to be equal parts of both. :-) Pinky purple perhaps.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   220 mm
exposure   0.003 sec (1/400)
iso speed   400
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Brookside Gardens

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/11.0
focal length   230 mm
exposure   0.008 sec (1/125)
iso speed   200
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February 26, 2006| Very Blue Agapanthus | 3 comments

Trying something here for this week's challenge over at dpchallenge.com. This is a agapanthus flower (blue) that I've illuminted with a blue LED to give it some extra blueness. I used a white LED to illuminate the stamen so it would reveal some of the yellow color. Anything not blue shows up black under the blue LED.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/22.0
focal length   95 mm
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iso speed   400
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exposure program   Unknown (9)

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February 2, 2006| Calm Reflections | 6 comments

I saw this branch and reflection while driving around Alviso, CA one morning. The little bird kept jumping from branch to branch. The bird is barely noticable, but I think it makes this photo for me.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   105 mm
exposure   0.004 sec (1/250)
iso speed   400
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January 28, 2006| Look Closely | 2 comments

Today a group of us from the photo club went to the Torpedo Factory Art Center in Alexandria, VA to take some photos of artists doing their work. In February we ae having a competition with a theme of "Hands and Eyes" and our field trip planner thought this would be a good way to facilitate some photos for that. I can say I really wasn't in the mood to go today. I wanted to go some where and take photos, but taking pictures of strangers isn't something I am all the comfortable doing. My wife told me that I needed to make myself uncomfortable if I wanted to expand myself, so I decided I might as well go. I'm really glad I did because this place is fantastic. There are dozens of artists allworking in their little studios making and selling their artwork. I had intiially gone into this gentleman's jewelry shop to ask about having some earrings made. We talked a little while and then I left to go take some photos. As I walked around I kept thinking about this particular photo in my head. I knew that being a jeweler, he would have some of these magnifying goggles. I had the whole thing planned out in my head before I went back to ask to take his photo. This was pretty much a first for me. Normally I just take photos and try to be inspired while I am shooting. I don't normally get the creative juices going ahead of time and come up any sort of plan. I'm very pleased with how it turned out.

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/4.0
focal length   85 mm
exposure   0.002 sec (1/500)
iso speed   800
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January 16, 2006| Taylor Eyes | 2 comments

I took many photos on our holiday trip to see our families, most of which didn't turn out to be worth sharing. My niece Taylor is very photogenic and cute as can be. I was doing a lot of indoor shots on this trip and tried doing some bounce flash. Unfortunately i think I had some settings wrong on the flash and many of them came out under exposed. Fortunately the Canon 5D seems to do really well with noise even at ISO 1600. However, when I corrected exposure in Adobe Camera RAW a lot of noise cropped up from the shadows. So, there is more noise in the photos than is probably acceptable. But anyway, I like her pose here and how sharp her eyes are.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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November 5, 2005| Fall Leaf | 1 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/5.6
focal length   65 mm
exposure   0.005 sec (1/200)
iso speed   640
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August 7, 2004| Q*Bert Building | 3 comments

This is an office building near my house. I've always thought the architect must have played Q*Bert growing up.

model   Canon EOS 10D
aperture   f/6.7
focal length   17 mm
exposure   0.011 sec (1/90)
iso speed   100
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October 10, 2005| Corner Office | 0 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/22.0
focal length   58 mm
exposure   0.008 sec (1/125)
iso speed   800
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October 1, 2005| Flower Bug | 2 comments

model   Canon EOS 5D
aperture   f/18.0
focal length   300 mm
exposure   0.01 sec (1/100)
iso speed   640
flash  
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February 13, 2005| Boy With Flag | 2 comments

From Chinese New Year Parade in D.C.

model   Canon EOS 10D
aperture   f/8.0
focal length   300 mm
exposure   0.022 sec (1/45)
iso speed   100
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August 20, 2005| Macro Circuit | 2 comments

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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May 23, 2004| Clarendon Metro |