Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

It is that time of year, so I thought I would post a Christmas tree. I took some test shots of it last week, and decided that this would be the way to go....dark and warm at the same time.

Winter has arrived.

This is my version of a shot done by my daughter last week. I have been teaching her about contrast and having her practice black and white shots to help her train her eyes to see when good contrast offers the potential for photo opportunities, and to become familiar with how it plays into composition.

The minute she spotted this view and shot it, she knew she had a good one. I agree, and liked it so much that I decided to make one for myself, changing the angle slightly to emphasize the asymmetry on the left a little bit more.

She is a great student, and is catching on very quickly.

I have a Christmas photo planned for tonight, so look for that here either tonight or tomorrow, and hopefully it will clear up enough for me to get a view of the full lunar eclipse which is supposed to be viewable here in the wee hours tomorrow morning. The weather forecast is not looking good for that though.

Monday, December 6, 2010


Elephants are fascinating creatures, in so many ways.