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Random Flickr photo of the day – October 25, 2012

Butterfly

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.

Butterfly

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.

Random Flickr photo of the day – October 24, 2012

Superman and Lois

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?

Superman and Lois

Nikon D700
Nikkor 24-70mm
1/80
f/2.8
40 mm
ISO 2000
+1/3 EV

Random Flickr Photo of the Day – October 23, 2012

Dinner

With Thanksgiving practically around the corner, I thought I’d remind everyone (at least for those in the United States) of the awesome food that we will all be consuming.

This was from 2 years ago.  I have yet to process my photos from last year’s Thanksgiving, which I think I should…….=/

Turkey and pork

I’m hungry already

Random Flickr photo of the day – October 22, 2012

Dead Bug

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.

Dead Bug

Nikon D700
Nikkor 60mm
Nikon SB900
2.5
f/18.0
60 mm
ISO 200
0 EV

Random Flickr photo of the Day – October 21, 2012

Toy cars

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.

2/365 Miasto 2002 Jeep Liberty

Nikon D700
Micro Nikkor 60mm
Nikon SB900
1/15
f/8.0
Focal Length 60 mm
ISO 1600
-1/3 EV

Random photo of the day – October 17, 2012

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.

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Motorola Droid Bionic
Instagrammed

Random photo of the day – October 16, 2010

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

Random Flickr photo of the day – October 9, 2012

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.

Shooting the sun

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.