Sunday, December 14, 2008
So here is my first shot with infrared digital photography. The lens has a hot spot, and my results aren't nearly as cool as those others have taken by far. Wrong sized filter probably didn't help, but it stayed on, with tape. I used one of my cheaper lenses just in case. This was with my un-modified 5D, and about 10sec exposure. I used Aperture to do all the conversion from the red picture i took, not sure if i did that all right or what, something about the white balance should be set on something green, but in winter here, not much green. It would have probably helped if it had been a sunny day, not overcast near dusk, but oh well. Not exactly the most thrilling photo, but hopefully i'll get better at it.
Saturday, December 13, 2008
This is one of the wild rabbits at my parents house a while ago eating at the base of one of the bird feeders. Their yard bunnies are a bit thinner and more "wild" looking than mine, not sure why, could be because they live pretty much at the edge of a smaller town near a river, and foxes and such live there too. Mine are probably more protected as they are in a city (of only about 12,000) but fewer predators so they can relax. I am not sure how true that all is, i'm guessing. Still love them all though.
Friday, December 12, 2008
This is another attempt at lighting practice, although i noticed it's really hard to get sharp focus without a remote trigger. Just touching the camera to take the picture shakes it enough where it's out of focus. :P I have a remote trigger for the Digital Rebel XTi i have, but it uses a different connector than the 5D, boo... Oh well. I think i'm getting better at lighting though, made a diy softbox for the main light, put some foamboard to reflect the light on the other side and lit the background. I know, basic stuff, but i'm learning here.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
So this is what came out of trying to learn more about lighting and photography. Many of the photos were bad exposure, or seemingly lit bad. I should have done something to do that cool light circle behind her, (Haruhi Suzumiya by the way) or some other lighting behind to help her stand out better. Funny thing is this was on two sawhorses, where i placed extra bamboo flooring i had, and the background is my basement wall. I hope to get better lights at some point and possibly actual backdrops like paper rolls or fabric, but for now, this works.
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Oh my. This is from 1992, good times. I had to gank this from a friends post, as i lost my copy many years ago i think. Maybe in the move, or before that even. These were so fun to do, every year for a while a group would get santa and get these done. Sometimes the people would vary, but some were always there. Santa actually loved doing these, got really into it. I wish i could find my portrait of myself from around then that had me looking like a ren fest monk, pretty nifty. Rose probably has it somewhere, i lost mine. If you were wondering, i'm right above santa. I would give a lot to be in that shape now, that's for sure.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
Noticed this scout for the invasion in my kitchen, worried about more that are going to take over, but they are not very big and i can defeat it. Yeah, i'm in a weird mood. I also seem to love macro photos the most, as i also take a lot of them.
(yeah, this is just one of my many figures i keep around)
Monday, December 8, 2008
This is Otsuki Mina from the anime Getsumento Heiki Mina (Moon Rabbit Mina) taken Through the Viewfinder on my kitchen table. Kind of blurry, but it's really hard to focus doing photos like that. The anime is kind of odd, but you know me and rabbit related things. ;)
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Saturday, December 6, 2008
This wasn't what i had in mind when i took this, i was going to try to do some self portraits, but i found out the remote trigger i had didn't work with the 5D, so i'll have to wait for that. I had set up this (which i have had for over sixteen years now, full of memories) as a focus test, but i do like how it turned out. As soon as i can afford it, i'm planning on getting some lighting equipment from Alienbees and some backdrops. I don't really have someone to model for me yet, but i can always start out with things like this to practice on until then.
Thursday, December 4, 2008
This is Emily's nose, Through the Viewfinder. She has the cutest lips and is so curious when i do anything. I've had close calls where she runs under my feet, but so far so good. One of my old bunnies, Dru, used to run and land on top of my foot when i would walk around, and try to be launched in the air, no joke. I wondered what was up until one day i stopped when he was on my foot, and he got off and ran back on once i started walking again. Silly bunnies.
I took this Through the Viewfinder photo yesterday morning after the snow let up. It's of the bush that seems to want to get into my kitchen window. I was trying more to get the snow behind this branch but kept focusing on this one, but i love how it turned out.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Here is Kitty bunny doing what she seems to love to do, sitting under the stool and digging at the rug. She's a sweetheart, but totally feisty and silly. I never saw a bunny wag their tail as much and as vigorously as her before. She does it when she's happy, silly, or playing. Seeing a bunny wag their tail is an odd pleasure, always makes me smile. Kitty (for those who don't know, she was named this at the humane society, and it stuck. although i also call her Key-chan or Miss Kitty at times) is also now the smallest of the bunnies, the little girls have gotten bigger than her, she's a petite little bunn, but very healthy.
Monday, December 1, 2008
This is Amanda bunn about a year and a half ago, like April 2007. I just thought she was too cute and small looking on the rug. She's gotten a good bit bigger than this, not Clover sized, but she has gained about three pounds since then all in just getting older. She's quite the character, nice but loves to feel she is the one in charge. She gets along with Jerry great, and seems very happy with him, so i'm happy too about that. :)
Sunday, November 30, 2008
This is actually from march of this year, but it sums up my feeling of winter. It's pretty but kind of nasty at the same time. I love how it looks, and i don't really mind the cold if i don't have to go out in it too much, but people drive like idiots during it and i always seem to forget to stock up before the storms as i don't really like risking my life and car on slick roads. Don't even get me started how i got a garbage bag stuck to the front of my car today and didn't realize people were flagging me down for that, not the burned out headlight. D'oh.
Saturday, November 29, 2008
This is an older picture too, taken with an antique 120 film camera. Seems there is some light leak going on, but i like it, gives it an atmosphere. I rarely play with film, just gets too expensive and leaning new things add to that cost. Still, fun to use once and an while.
Friday, November 28, 2008
Thursday, November 27, 2008
This is a relative of the spider eating the fly i do believe. The macro lens i used is a favorite of mine, but i have to use the ring flash and get really close to them. I love how much detail i can end up seeing with it and i've gotten a new appreciation of spiders from doing them. There was a group on Flickr of close up insects, but i lost the link. I'll try and find it again and post it, although most of them do put me to shame.
I found the flickr group, Insect Close-ups.