21 October 2009

The galaxy is on Orion's Belt.

About this time every year, my favorite constellation holds a party...a shower if you will. The Orionid Meteor shower.

Last night I decided to stay up and see what all the fuss is about.

Got a few good shots of my fave star pattern to start out the evening (evening being about 2:30AM)













And here's the shot-from the lower left star in the belt, start heading diagonally to the lower left corner..see that little streak that looks like a scratch? Yup-meteor! I didn't think I got any caught on film of the 3 I saw.


How about you? Any one else got any stellar shots from last nights celestial bash?

18 October 2009

Fall Shots

I had every intention of getting up early Saturday morning, going out and watching the sun rise over Hoover Dam, get some shots and call it a happy fall photography weekend. 

For whatever reason, that didn't happen. So I shift the plan to Sunday. The sunrise portion of the plan didn't happen, but by 9 O'clock or so, I was over at Hoover, camera in hand.

The Photos from the shoot are up on my Facebook Page-click HERE to see them.

I parked where I normally park and decided to walk on what I thought was the nature trail. Turns out I was actually on the course of the Hoover Disc Golf Course. It was VERY serene and peaceful (and may prompt me to take up that particular sport in the spring-we'll see).

I got some good pictures. The shots up on Facebook are the unedited JPEGs. I shot RAW+JPEG, so I may get some better images once I get in and play with the lighting.  If I get to those soon (I've still got Wedding Photos to go through), I'll post the edits here.

Meantime, enjoy!

-AT

12 October 2009

Not for lack of trying

Sorry the posts have been so sparse lately. I've just been WAY busy :-)

Here's one from the wedding I shot this past weekend to tide you over.





02 October 2009

Wuv....twoo wuv

I apologize to my 4 readers who frequent this blog. I have been remiss in my photographic duties.

We just got done with the Dream Conference at ICC and the weeks leading up to it were a crazy mix of excitement and terror-but it all came out very well.

That's not to say I haven't been taking pictures, I have. I just haven't gotten to where I've been able to get them ready to post.

The most recent set that I shot was of a couple at our church that's getting married next Saturday (I'm shooting the wedding, too, so that should be interesting).

They asked me to shoot some engagement photos for them. I used my favorite haunt, Inniswoods and here are the results. T and O Engagement Photos (It's a facebook album, but you should still be able to view it).

Other than that, the shots have been mostly random. I did wind up getting the SB 50 DX flash. It's older, so it has to be used completely manual, but that's ok because (a)it's teaching me WHY I need to do things a certain way instead of just doing them and (b)having a old flash for fill lighting is better than no flash.

I also built a home-made diffuser out of $1 worth of velcro and a $.90 bottle of rubbing alcohol. Thanks to this site I now have, for $2 something that everyone else wanted to charge me $20-$40 for.

Sure, I plan on getting an SB-600 and maybe a 'real' diffuser someday, but for now, these will work just fine (and I could actually see the difference in the shoot at Inniswoods).

I'll have some more pics up soon.

Until then, happy shooting!