I could stake out this fountain every time I come to Las Vegas. Despite the cold temps, I still did a little walking around this part of the strip. If you haven't seen this, you really need to add it to your bucket list. It's amazing.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
Heading back to Vegas sure fires up the creative juices! Today we visited the Neon Museum of Las Vegas and The Pinball Hall of Fame. Between the two, I took 200 photos. Yikes! That's gonna be a lot of post processing. I found this one and didn't think it need much for post processing, so here it is. Lot's more to come!
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Here they are, 3 bags. My suitcase, camera bag and the bag I'll take to work with a change of clothes.
I'm updating all my blogs with this post because a trip to Las Vegas is when all 3 cross paths. I have poker, photography and fun all planned! The only thing missing will be my bride at my side. This will be my first trip to Vegas without her. Some parts won't be the same without her.
Have fun in Minnesota! While it's not warm this time of year, Vegas is also not 3 degrees. I won't be jealous. Promise!
Many updates to come! Laters!
-- Posted from my cell phone that starts with the i.
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Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
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Sunday, October 25, 2009
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Friday, October 2, 2009
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Thursday, October 1, 2009
The last shot, I did waffle back and forth about the blown out light, I do tend to agree with Astin about it being a little distracting. I like the capture from the perspective I think I got the bird and the girl looking like I hope I can get my people shots to look, just a bit blown out on the light in the background, although I don't think it makes it a horrible shot, just not, um, perfect.
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009
I've really struggled photographing humans. Probably one of the biggest reasons I've never really pursued doing portraits in the past. Sure, I've succeed and taken some nice shots, but call it an irrational fear, but people suck. They aren't symetrical and they rarely for nice lines...well. I might just be afraid and that it.
This next shot was from our trip out to Oxbow Park I keep talking about. I dang near filled up a 4 GB card.
We took the kids to see the keepers of the zoo do a demo about birds of prey that were on exhibit here. When I saw this one at home, I got a nice smil in my heart. I took a picture of a human and I liked it!
I used the the bright light in the background to take care of the horrible background. I gotta say, the bird turned out pretty well too.
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Monday, September 28, 2009
Back in September of 2007, I went to Oxbow Park in Byron, MN on a Photo Safari with Community Ed. If you go back to that set, I took a picture very similar to this one, but this time, the lighting was very much different. I've also changed how look through my lens.
Not sure I nailed it this time, but I do like second chances. Thoughts?
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Friday, September 18, 2009
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
I did manage to capture this wolf looking off to the distance. What a beautiful animal.
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While out on the Scott Kelby Photo Walk, I discovered a reflection that I had never seen before. This is the Plummer Building reflected in the window of the University Square shopping and U of M campus.
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Friday, September 4, 2009
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009
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Monday, August 31, 2009
Here's the second shot from the Scott Kelby 2nd Annual Photo Walk I'll be sharing with you.
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Friday, August 28, 2009
I shot this one while out on Scott Kelby's 2nd Annual Photo Walk.
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Thursday, August 27, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Monday, July 13, 2009
Monday, July 6, 2009
When we got to St. Louis a little over a week ago, I was excited to see the Arch for the first time. Since this weekend was sprung on me as a complete surprise, I didn't do any research before getting there. Sure, I'd seen the arch in pictures before, but I really didn't know what to expect or take any time to think about just how I was going to shoot it.
Friday, July 3, 2009
Summer is hitting me head on this year. I've actually been taking tons of pictures this summer, I have unfortunately not had any time for post processing and the quest to convince the better half of the need for a new computer continues.
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
I had shot this piece of machine before, but like the weathered barn, I had wanted to take a crack at this.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
I just loved this weathered barn at Oxbow Park. Each time we are here, I find something else about it I find interesting. These windows with the siding made for some interesting lines....you know me...and lines.
Saturday, May 16, 2009
This past Saturday, I took the kids out Oxbow Park, in Byron MN. They were celebrating their SpringFest. The kids loved it and I was looking forward to filling up a memory card or two. I've been here before for shooting and had a blast!
In post processing, I shifted the white balance to "Shade" in Photoshop Elements. The floor looks right to me, but there seems to be a bit more orange to the rest of the scene then normal.
Besides the obvious of setting the white balance better in the field...what are your thoughts? Warm, cool or something else?
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
This blog is all about photos of me. I love taking pictures of me. Har har! So funny! PG from Annoyingly Boring seems to have tagged me in this blog for a meme. Maybe the world was curious to see the real OhCaptain. This happens to also be the first time this blog has been tagged for a meme.
Here are da rules:
The rule is that as soon as you learn you have been tagged to play, you take a photo right away, no cleaning up, no primping, no preening. Just grab the camera and shoot. No cleaning up the photo in post either.
I was tagged yesterday...I got the tag at work. I was supposed to shoot it right away, but you see, I was at work AND busy. Then I forgot about it for a little while. Then I remembered it but was tired and went to bed. Then I got back to work and remembered it again.
There it is. As taken with my phone for all it's glory. Who's getting tagged? Drum roll please...
Friday, April 24, 2009
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
Monday, April 20, 2009
Well, here it is. Niagara Falls as shot from the Canadian side. I had travelled very light on this journey. Choosing to fit everything I needed for a weekend in a single bag. I had packed my camera bag and most of the my lenses and various other camera stuff in the carry-on bag as well. I like to move quickly through the airports.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
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Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Sunday, April 12, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I'm finally done going through all the pictures I took on the trip to Toronto last month. This picture was taken down in the Distillery District in downtown Toronto. I've never seen a city use this much colored light.
Friday, March 20, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This past weekend, I enjoyed a wonderful trip to Toronto to hang out with friends. On Sunday, we ventured down to Niagara Falls for a bit of sightseeing. This Ferris Wheel overlooks the falls but is actually quite beautiful itself. The park near by provided the beautiful green glow.
Monday, March 2, 2009
This time of year, well, it's not my favorite time of year to practice my photography. Our family is busy. It's either cold or its muddy, it's never in between. My camera has been pretty still. I know, it saddens me too.
But there is hope on the horizon. On March 13, I'm traveling to the Great White North for a get-a-way by myself. There is a poker blogger gathering going on and I'll be joining them!
So, why am I posting that here? I'm traveling by myself. That means there will be no one with me that has to go potty or doesn't have any idea why I find that ceiling fascinating and can we PLEASE not stand here any more. My family is usually pretty good about my taking a few shots now and then, but it does slow me down a bit.
A few of the bloggers in Toronto are also into photography. I plan on shooting a few memory cards worth while I'm there and as always, you will see them here.
What I've got for you below is a little something I threw together from our trip to Las Vegas in December. It's not the best of videos because it's just me hitting the shutter button a few times in a row. What this video did do for me was help me understand a bit more how to photograph this fountain. I think I'll be heading back and trying this shot again.
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Monday, February 2, 2009
I kinda quit mentioning this a while ago because it was true on almost every picture I'm sharing here. They are as shot unless previously mentioned. Why would someone, in the digital age, do such a crazy thing? Because my computer SUCKED!
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Friday, January 16, 2009
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Wednesday, January 14, 2009
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Monday, January 12, 2009
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