Apologies for the super late post. I just got my new phone today, a Galaxy Nexus S, and I’ve been playing around with it a bit much. It is also my GF’s birthday, so, stuff had to be taken care of.
Anyhow, this was a picture shot at this massive art place in upstate NY, called Storm King art center. They have a massive expanse of land, and they have massive artwork all over the place. I don’t think we even got to explore the whole place. In one area, I just noticed a bunch of insects, bee’s, lady bugs, butterflies. I sat there observing, and I decided to just start taking photographs. I don’t have a true macro lens for my Pentax, but the DA* 50-130mm lens proved to be a worthy lens. Below is one of my personal favorites from that set.
Pentax K20D Pentax DA* 50-135mm F/2.8 1/1600 f/2.8 135 mm ISO 100 0 EV
If you would like to see more photos from that set, here’s the link.
One of the best look a likes for Superman I have seen, and Lois is not far off either. Even Lex Luthor in the background is pretty close. I later found out from a friend in Florida, that he does this a lot, and he actually knew him. Small world eh?
Nikon D700 Nikkor 24-70mm 1/80 f/2.8 40 mm ISO 2000 +1/3 EV
Apologies, I am a bit late in posting this photo. I was a bit torn on what to post today, and I was also busy at work earlier, and I could not sneak it in. In any case, I don’t know what sort of insect this is, but I found it somewhere, and I decided to keep it in a film canister for photo purposes. Set on a white poster board, it made for a nice peaceful photo if you may.
I used my Nikon D700 with the Micro Nikkor 60mm Macro, and a Nikon SB900 flassh pointed up.
Nikon D700 Nikkor 60mm Nikon SB900 2.5 f/18.0 60 mm ISO 200 0 EV
These were the first few days I shot of this years, very short, and very much failed 365 set. My first subject was toy cars, and I did have a ton to shoot, but a trip to Florida, and some other stuff going down quickly put a kibosh on my project. Maybe next year I can get going on it again, maybe.
Nikon D700 Micro Nikkor 60mm Nikon SB900 1/15 f/8.0 Focal Length 60 mm ISO 1600 -1/3 EV
More randomness, I mean totally random. I am trying to post stuff I’ve already shot before, and try to bring you newer shots. It’s a win win, since I really do need to get my head back into shooting, regardless of what camera I use, Cell phone, P/S, DSLR or otherwise.
Today I bring you some of the stuff that populate my desk. It’s typical in almost everyone’s desk, but, eh, it had some sort of colour combination or whatever. I thought it made for an interesting instagram shot.
My apologies for skipping a day, I was out with some sort of stomach virus that pretty much took me out all of yesterday and the better part of today. I am feeling better however, and normal useless posts will resume.
Today’s random photo is Raging Bitch by Flying Dog Brewery. The name really implies this beer. It has a mean taste, and a mean bark. If you don’t heed to it, it will bite you in the ass in more ways than one. One of my more recent favorite brews. Pick up a sixer if you ever get to see this around.
Pentax K20D Pentax M-50 1/1250 sec. F/1.8 ISO-200 85 mm
I actually didn’t shoot this. My friend shot this, and this image is highly edited. This was during possibly the greatest vacation I ever took. End of summer 2009, I went to the Pacific Northwest for a few days for fun and relaxation. It was all of that and then some. Just travelling without and stress is a worth ten times more than the cost of the trip itself.
My friend showed me around the Seattle area, and we took a drive down to Portland, Oregon for the day. On the drive back, we elected to drive towards the Pacific Coast Highway, to stop by the Pacific Ocean. We got there a few minutes before the sun started to set. I took a few shots of my own of the sun set, and little did I know my friend was taking photos of me taking photos of the scenery. I turned around and saw her, so I decided to take a pic of her also, and this was that photo. I ended up messing around wit it a bit in photoshop, and I made it look like i was shooting the sunset instead of me taking a picture of her.
Photo by Kat Sezto – Post processing by Jean-Paul de Guzman Nikon D90 1/250 f/14.0 52 mm ISO 200
And for comparisons sake, here is the original image, straight RAW conversion to JPG.