Sunday, April 26, 2009

Isn't Photoshop Awesome

Brooke, a co-worker of mine, took several of my pictures and blended them together to make this. She made a L A R G E print out of the file and it hangs in the home of the racer, her boyfriend. Photoshop can be such an awesome tool to make digital pictures even better. Thanks Brooke!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

More From The Track

Here are a few more pictures for Miller Motorsports Park.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

What A Wreck!

What A Wreck! Part II

What A Wreck! Part III

What A Wreck! Part IV

What A Wreck! Part V

Miller Motorsports Park is an AWESOME place to shoot. It is one of my favorite place to go for action shots. Today, I was at the right place and the right time to capture a wreck. Secretly, I have always wanted to see one. I know that is bad, and I really don't want to see someone hurt. But it was cool and I got it! The rider's name is Mark, and he only suffered a sore wrist. The motorcycle, however, not so lucky. Better luck next time!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Morning In The Backyard

Walking on the wild side!

Awaking early this morning to the sun shining through my window, I got out of bed to mow the lawn. As I walked from the backyard to the front I saw several birds chirping, singing and feeding. A very happy sight to see, hear and feel. Because the grass was still wet with morning dew, I choose not to mow but to get out my camera. I'd rather spend the morning watching nature wake-up than waking up my neighbors with the sound of a mower. Spring time in Utah!
D200, 70-200mm with 2x doubler, f5.6, 1/1000 sec., ISO 200

Monday, April 13, 2009

Rusty Valve

Digging through my archives, I found this picture. An old rusty valve is not interesting by itself, but the slightly out of focus tree gives some texture and the green leaf adds color. DOF makes this picture interesting. D50, f8,1/50sec.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Air Bard

For being injured, Bard still managed to get air. If gravity wasn't strong, he could be flying with the birds! Let's hope you heal quickly, Bard. One of these shots will make a great 20x30. D200, Sigma 18-50 lens, fish-eye lens, ISO 400, f6.3, 1/1250 sec. Some cropping.

Spring Air

Not a bad way to start a Tuesday morning. With the weather getting better, the amount of AIR will too! We had the local skate park all to ourselves. I could get some great angles without the fear of getting run over. D200, Sigma 18-50 f2.8 lens, (I bought just for this type of shooting.),ISO 400, 1/500 sec., f16 and a fish eye lens, ISO 400, f4, 1/400 sec. Some cropping.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

A Coke Among Friends!

The inspiration for this series of photos, comes because a few friends of mine, enjoy a coke now and then. Are you craving one now, my friend?
D200, Sigma 18-50 lens, some level edits.

Wrestling a coke!

My coke!

No, my coke!

Let me try!

I should have brought a bottle opener!

Which One Is Not Like The Others?

For the Coke lover in all of us!
D200, Sigma 18-50 lens
f4, 1/15 sec. ISO 400

Hang Time

The roar of a finaly tuned motor, mud flying past, the thrill of the jump, and the hang time of an athlete.

Spring Line-Up

Watching my niece's softball game get started, the girls lined up. One of them had not changed into her cleats and her brightly colored shoes caught my eye. D200, 70-200 lens, f8,1/250 sec., ISO 320.

Friday, April 3, 2009

On The Track

Its not often you can play on the tracks. This would look better if I had used an aperture of f11 instead of f2.8. Still not a bad picture though, and it is a learning process. Shot using my D200 and new Sigma 18-50 f2.8.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Fruit Loops For Breakfast

In Popular Photography Magazine, I found a small article on shooting water drops. After borrowing a few things and getting my wife to help, we tried to capture a drop and splash of water. Never the same picture twice, like a snowflake. It worked well with water why not milk. To make it interesting, we added fruit loops. D200, 105mm macro lens and R1C1 wireless speedlight system, f5, 1/60 sec., ISO 200, spot metering.

Just For Laughs

Pull my finger!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Early Morning Air

Here is another picture of Jared. I made this into a 10x20 for the wall.
D200, fish-eye lens, f5.6, 1/250 sec., IOS 400

Jumpin' Jared

I sometimes wonder who is the craziest, Jared or myself! I vote Jared because he has been hurt and I have been lucky, knock on wood, not to get run over while shooting in the bowl. This was early morning and we had the park all to ourselves. We get the best shots that way but it is usually 6 A.M. and I like to sleep in. D200, 50mm lens, f4.5, 1/160 sec., ISO 800

Look For Lines

LINES, LINES, LINES, I know they are all around but I do not always see them or incorporate them into a picture. I have very few pictures with leading lines in them. It is time for a photo assignment, nothing but lines.
I spotted these at a water park. I used a Pentax W60 to get these shots. In or out of the water I get great pictures. Later, I will post some of the under water pictures.