Wednesday, April 28, 2010

This Might Sting!

I recently visited the doctor to have a mole removed. I was going to ask the doctor if I could take a picture, (the one you see is what I had in mind) he noticed I had a camera with me and asked if it was mine. This made it very easy to explain what I wanted to do. With his permission and one shot, literally and photographically, the mole was removed. If you get squeamish around needles I'm sorry. Some people are hysterically frightened by them! Are you one of those people?

Jumpin' A Volcano

Here are the "volcano" shot I referred to in my last post. I believe this was a more frighting than jumping the "spine!" My brother-in-law cleared the entire structure, landing hard on the opposite side. (Top) To make it more fun, lets have him jump over a "sacrifice to the cement volcano!"

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Jumpin' The Spine

The "spine", skate park term, is the out cropping which the guy is lying down on.  Both "spines" are reluctantly being jumped by my brother-in-law. Oh!, the crazy things I can talk him into doing! I caught him jumping a volcano too! I will post those later. D200, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 lens, f/2.8, 1/1250 sec., ISO 100, Manual mode, cropping and  a little correction of color.

With Dad Looking On

My friend's son, who has not been able to ride for several years do to an injury, is showing off skills once learned and being remastered. There is new meaning to the phrase "Once you learn to ride a bike you never forget!" D200, Sigma 18-50mm f/2.8 lens, f/2.8, 1/1250 sec., ISO 100, Manual mode, with some corrections and crop.

Around The World

I have merged six photos together to come up "Around The World". The young man is my nephew. Both of us were at his sister's softball game. I was taking pictures of course, he was being a supportive big brother and working on his skills as a yo-yo master. After the varsity game was over, I captured several shots with  hopes of getting a good one to post. I am not well known for my photoshop skills, but I believe I have created a yo-yo master piece, with a little help from my nephew! D200, 70-200mm f/2.8 lens, Manual mode, f/7.1, 1/200 sec., ISO 200, merge, contrast and levels correction done in Photoshop Elements 7.