The palm trees in the front of my house provided me with a way to attempt a Starburst. While it certainly isn’t the best starburst out there, I was happy to see it actually looks like three. I think I should of worn last year’s eclipse glasses while attempting this challenge!
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.
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.
I took this picture today at Bob Gardner Community Park in Lakewood Ranch. It is straight out of the camera (SOOC). I love this park and think it is a wonderful addition to our area. It has a very nice dog park as well but you do have to walk quite a bit before you hit the dog area. I did not have my dogs with me today, my puppy is too young for a dog park, he finishes his shots next week and the last time I took my four year old dog, who is hyperactive, he exhausted himself before he actually got to the dog area and wanted to leave immediately.
This is my first 52 Week Challenge. I am learning so much from the other bloggers who not only share there beautiful photos but explain what they did. I was not familiar with “Shaped Bokeh” so I Googled the term and watched a YouTube video. I thought this would be easy as my other hobby is paper crafting and I have all kinds of shaped punches. What I didn’t have was a punch that could put the shape where I needed it so I used an X-ACTO knife which did the job but not exactly. A black sharpie fixed the jagged areas somewhat. This is my four year old Goldendoodle Bergy. I have another Goldendoodle “Dozer” who will be 14 weeks tomorrow and will probably make an appearance as a Wild Card during the hectic holiday season.
I love to photograph dragonflies when practicing Macro shots. I was hoping for a red or blue/green one this morning but I am in charge of watching my ten week old puppy and 4 year old dog by myself today and had to take what I could get 🙂