Category Archives: Technical

Week 43 – Theme # 9 (Product)

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This theme was a challenge for me. I do not have much experience “setting up” pictures. My photography hobby is focused on nature, more along the lines of “let me grab the camera and see what the birds are doing.” What I love about this challenge is learning so much about all the different areas I can explore and the techniques I can try when I get more time.

I have been drinking coffee since I was twelve. I’m half Italian and love nothing better than sitting down with a good book and a cappuccino. When I don’t have the time to froth up milk, my “go to” grocery store brand of coffee is Melitta. Melitta’s North American headquarters are actually right here in Clearwater, FL. Melitta uses an extra fine grinding method which, in my opinion, makes a terrific cup of coffee. You get a very flavorful cup without having to use an extra amount. For this picture, I used the iPhone 10 in portrait mode and put studio lighting over the can of coffee to highlight the brand in the photo.

Week #37 – Theme #29 Sky Overlay

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I took this picture at the end of May while staying at the Long Boat Key Club and Resort. For my Sky Overlay challenge, I added a moon from my own collection of moon photos. It was my first time trying to do a sky overlay. I watched a few YouTube videos and tried to follow the tips of fellow bloggers but still had trouble getting the box around the moon to go away. I finally gave up and adjusted the opacity as a way to blend the photos.

Week #30 – Theme 21 – Wild Side

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I spent the weekend at the Long Boat Key Resort, a special treat for my mother who was visiting from Buffalo. I had my camera with me to capture sunsets at the beach but was disappointed with most of them. At one point, I left the beach and took a walk on the “wild side” otherwise known as the lagoon and managed to capture what I believe to be a juvenile Night-Heron snacking on a turtle.

Week 28 – Theme 33 – Water Drop

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When I first saw the theme “Water Drop”, I thought “Oh, that will be an easy one, when I get to our vacation cottage in Western North Carolina, I’ll submit a picture of one of the beautiful waterfalls that the area in known for.”  After reading some of the other bloggers posts and seeing what they have done, I soon realized that this is called a “challenge” for a reason and I had some work to do.  I Googled “water drop photography” and all sorts of amazing images showed up. Luckily, my neighbor recently gifted me with  a Sony DSLR -A 300, it is an older model but I have been having some fun with it. I thought before I get out the tripod, eyedropper and food coloring, let me see what I can do with a dripping faucet. Viola! I am happy I got a shot of the drop hitting the puddle in the sink. I think I am going to consider this challenge met and move on. While I found the images of water drop photography very impressive, I do not think it is my thing. I will stick to birds and nature :).

Birthday Boy Bergy – week 13- Theme 49 – portrait with f/8.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays fellow LWRDCP bloggers. I got an early Christmas present from my husband, an iPhone 10s. Here is my Goldendoodle Bergy with the camera in portrait mode set to f/8. Studio lighting was used. One way to keep up with the challenge during the hectic holiday season. Off to New York where I hope to capture great shots for some of the other themes.

Bougainvillea Burst -Theme #1 – Zoom Burst – Week 9

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I wasn’t sure if I would be able to do a Zoom Burst as I have a camera with a zoom lens, a Canon Powershot SX40, but the zoom lens is not removable. What I did to capture this picture of the Bougainvillea tree in my front yard was to put my camera in Av mode and then use a setting where it fired off three shots at various speeds. The first two shots look like normal pictures put this is what I got on the third one.