Adventures in amateur photography
Well, you’d think living in Connecticut the worst natural occurance/disaster I’d have to worry about would be snowstorms.
Instead, over the past week we’ve gotten to experience the fun of earthquakes and hurricanes (okay, so the earthquake up this far was just a little rocking of my chair, but it was still the first time I’d ever experienced an earthquake).
Hurricane Irene has been the big news story for the past week or so up here, from when the track started putting it in Connecticut, to the actual storm, and now on to the aftermath.
We were okay, never lost power, didn’t have extensive flooding, just a lot of rain and wind. Other parts of Connecticut, even across town, weren’t so lucky.
I’ll be getting back to my normal photos soon, but for now, here’s some of the Irene aftermath in Torrington, Connecticut.
I’ve been doing a lot of flower pictures, and while I love my flowers, I thought I’d play around with something a little different for this post. I’ve seen a lot of really nice black and white photos lately, so I decided to change several of my own photos to black and white. I definitely think some turned out better than others. What do you think?
After seeing several other bloggers’ great raindrop photos, I was happy when we had some showers here and I was able to grab a few droplet-covered shots of my own.
As promised, here are the rest of my non-fire photos from over the weekend, a combination of goats, trees, and beach rocks.
Over the weekend, I went to a family picnic and had a ton of fun. I’ll have more photos from the weekend in another post, but today’s post is dedicated to one of my favorite things I photographed: the fire. I took about 150 photos of the fire, more than half of which I had to delete because they were blurry, but that’s to be expected. I played around with a few different settings including macro, firework, different shutter speeds, and different exposures. These are a few of my favorite fire shots.
After seeing on another blog post the dramatic difference a mere crop job can do, I decided to run a few experiments of my own. What do you think?
There haven’t been many great photo opportunities lately, so I’ve been experimenting with what I can capture on my camera a bit, as well as with editing photos with GIMP.
Yep, I’m still playing around with my newfound love of macro shots. I’ve got a few clouds to throw into the mix this time, though.
I got a new camera on Tuesday, a FujiFilm T190, 14 megapixels, 10x optical zoom. Definitely not a professional camera, but way better than my last camera, and I’ve been having a lot of fun using it the past couple of days.
I know, I know, there are a million photo blogs on the internet, and mine is just another one. I decided to start this blog as a way to share my photos that I think are well-done, experimental, or just plain interesting. I am not a professional photographer, but I hope you enjoy the product of my side hobby.