I’ve mentioned before that we have a few croton plants in our garden. I love them – they’re colourful and interesting to look at, methinks, and even lovelier after a good rain. 🙂 I hope you enjoy looking at my crotons as much as I have. 🙂
A few days ago, I wrote about a water drop experiment and showed the resulting images . If you’re interested in playing with water drop photography, read this link – it’ll explain one way it can be done. … Since my images turned out rather more, ah, abstract as opposed to nice and crisp, I redid the experiment.
Today’s photo is of the front door of our house. I ran across a weekly themed photographic challenge over at Spain Daily through my friend Lynn Rutz’s photoblog , and I’m hoping they’ll let me play. This week’s theme is Front Door .
But every time I try to think “Contortionist Squirrel”, it comes out as “Contortionist Barbie”. Sue me. 🙂 Yup, squirrels hang out a lot around our house. … And since they don’t cause any bad behavior as long as they don’t come inside – which they haven’t with this house *knocks on wood* – I’m pretty much fine with them. 🙂 This one, today, was climbing all over the tree, upside down, sideways, just having a good ol’ time.
Nikon D90, 105mm focal length, 1/125 sec at f/5.6, ISO 3200, no flash There’s a tutorial over at Digital Photography School, which is, by the way, a cool photographic website, on water droplet photography . … Instead of using a coloured plate below a glass dish for color and a piece of coloured paper for the background, my setup is this: I put my cutting board over the sink, a glass pie plate on the cutting board, and added food colouring to the water in the pie plate so I wouldn’t have to worry about a nonexistent coloured plate. … It was difficult to get the water drops in focus – my kitchen is not very bright, much to my dismay. 🙂 On the other hand, it was enough fun that this is something I’ll definitely do again. 😀 It’ll be interesting to see how future experiments end up.
Redo. 1/10 sec at f/5.6, 85mm focal length, ISO 3200, no flash. … Personally, I’m inclined to agree that the photo needed a redo, and I like the second better. … Unfortunately, I can not compare the originals of both photos since the original .nef file from the original photowas lost in the Great Apple Fiasco of 2010, which is a much longer story.
These are pictures of flowering grass, a fairly common plant, yeah? I played around with tints, colours, and so on to see what kind of effects I’d get and what could be created out of a common plant. … What would you do if you were playing with these images?
Another view of our carved wood and rattan couch from yesterday. What do you think of the photo(s)? Do you like it, hate it, or are you indifferent to it?
What I do know is that it’s a rattan and carved wood seat suitable for seating 3-4 people. What I also know is that, in the original photo, the details of the carved wood were not available like they are after I turned the photo into a sepia image. It’s interesting how the sepia brings out the details so much better. 🙂 What do you think of the photo(s)?
No doubt there are many in the neighborhood, especially with the empty lot next door that seems especially inviting to a lot of the local critters. … Now if only he’d pose a little closer to me and my camera… … Do you like it, hate it, or are you indifferent to it?
They’re also called the seven sisters since they tend to travel in packs of 6 or 7 or so, and that’s usually about how many there are when they invade my garden. … I like bird song. 🙂 This yellow-billed babbler is sitting on our wall, watching his/her brothers/sisters further away in my garden, playing in my bushes and trees. … Do you like it, hate it, or are you indifferent to it?
While the neighborhood chameleons don’t visit every day, or even every week, they visit often enough that, despite how shy they are about being seen by me, I occasionally manage to photograph them. What do you think of the photo? Do you like it, hate it, or are you indifferent to it?
These pictures are of red vented bulbuls, a local bird that seems to love our neighborhood. They’re particularly identifiable due to their red underpants. 🙂 They’re on our neighbor’s roof, hanging out. You know how it is. 🙂 There’ve been dozens out there having a regular ol’ party, and coming and going quick as can be.
For a while there, my mother in law wondered if we had rats rooting around in the garden digging holes up against the house. … Finally, I clued in one day when, for the like fifth day in a row I caught the lizard digging around in the garden where the holes at the side of the house are. … And, unfortunately, he runs the second he hears me, which means I’m really good at getting photos of him from behind, but not so good at getting photos from the front.