365 Project: Mt. Rainier Sunrise – landscape or portrait? (Seattle, WA)

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Mount Rainier sunrise – landscape crop (Nikon D7000, 50mm/1.4G)

I posted this sunrise pic with my iPhone and am just getting around to checking out the shots using my Nikon D7000. Which crop do you prefer? Landscape or portrait? Thanks for your input, shutterbugs!!

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Mount Rainier sunrise – portrait crop (Nikon D7000, 50mm/1.4G)

Note to self: dust dark objects before photographing!

I love my new Fender guitar and think it’s soooo pretty! So, I thought I’d set it up as one of my 365 Project photos. I was happy with the composition but, when looking at it on the computer I realized I could see how dusty it was! Yikes! So, I’ll try again later but, thought I’d share this tip with you. Check for DUST, DIRT, GRIME, etc. when taking photos on dark objects!! 🙂

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Nikon D7000, 18-55mm 3.5-5.6G kit lens, ISO 800, F/3.5, 1/25 sec

 

Day 4 iHeartFaces December photo challenge: Shadow Play (December 4, 2012)

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365 Project – 313: Winter fuchsia blooms (November 8, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/2500, Aperture: F/1.4, ISO: 200

Do you like this tight crop and negative space? Would this work for a card? Or, does that cropped fuchsia in the bottom right corner annoy you? Curious what you think!

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365 Project – 298: Overexposing maple leaves to get a watercolor effect (October 25, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/320, Aperture: F/5.6, ISO: 400

I intentionally overexposed this photo to achieve almost a watercolor effect. It has a handmade paper effect to me. Just use a white/cloudy background to get this look. 🙂

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365 Project – 270: Composing a photo for a caption, a card, or a facebook cover

Shutter Speed: 1/3200, Aperture: F/4.5, ISO: 200

Shutter Speed: 1/3200, Aperture: F/4.5, ISO: 200

An easy photo card idea!

 

When I set up this photo I was initially just wanting to take advantage of the gorgeous light and take a pic with some negative space.  Then when I saw how those clouds looked like caption bubbles,  I asked Nora to stretch her arms out wide and give me a happy face.  It was too sunny for her to look at me so I had her raise her face with her eyes closed. Then, I had her try another pose with just one hand up, looking like she was serving up that cloud. And, to get that perspective that she’s way up high, I just crouched down low. That piece of driftwood is not that high. (BTW – do you see that she’s riding a driftwood bunny rabbit? Nora wanted me to point that out to you!) I thought about making these into cards for her grandparents but, mostly it was fun intentionally composing a photo for a caption. I also realized that I tend to take pics with my negative space on the right, instead of on the left, and those pics don’t make for the best facebook cover photos. Well, there you go…a fun photo project for you. 🙂
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365 Project – 214: Portraits of “lovies” (August 1, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/250, Aperture: F/3.5, ISO: 400

When taking photos of kids, remember to capture shots of their favorite stuffed animals, hands holding a frog or sandals with painted toenails. Sometimes focusing on those details, without the kiddos faces, can become their favorite shots. 🙂
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365 Project – 208: Daisies through the rusty sawmill hole (July 26, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/125, Aperture: F/5.6 ISO: 400

The same photo of the rusty sawmill…but, uncropped

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365 Project – 184: Dripping fat from peking duck feet (July 2, 2012)

Shutter Speed: 1/800, Aperture: F/2.8, ISO: 800

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