Friday, May 20, 2011
The posters that have an inspirational message, like courage, inspiration, is what I think of when I look at this picture. Adults and teens need that encouragement to reach higher, work harder, or get motivated. Some more than others. For work or play, the drive to succeed has to be refueled, recharged, or rebooted every once in a while. The charge, different for each of us, gives us the needed energy to make it through challenging times, up lifts our spirit and put a smile on our face. Share it with others!
Monday, May 16, 2011
I find it funny how we see different thinks in the same picture. Is it the letter U or a Y? For locals here in Utah, it may-be defined by the school you attend or root for, the University of Utah or Brigham Young University! What ever the case may-be, things old, rusty, or weathered make great subjects to photograph, don't you think? Keep your eyes open and camera handy you never know what you may see!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
It is hard to believe, but true, there is snow and ice on many of the roof tops in Park City! (May 1st) Traveling down one of the streets, I spotted Christmas lights and icicles hanging from the gutter of a home. After backing up, I jumped out and spent a few minutes capturing the frozen lights. If only it had been dark and the lights were on, what a shot that would make!
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Here is another shot from the Nikon weekend. A flag was used as a back drop that reflected into the water. It took a little timing and luck but I was able to capture a keeper. Nikon had set up five stations, each one was very simple and cost less than $25 to make. You can get away with just two of them. A black background and white background. They are made of stiff foam core boards. I will have to photograph the set up, so you can see how easy it is to reproduce. I have the supplies at home and I'll bet you do as well. The possibilities for backdrops with colored or patterned paper is endless.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
I attended an activity sponsored by Nikon. They had some stations set up with items to photograph. This was shot using a wireless flash set up. The Nikon Speedlight flash system is very impressive and versatile. I know I don't take advantage of it as much as I should. I have done a little photoshop magic to darken the background but other than that, it is what it is - a paint drip! My thanks to Paul and Bill from Nikon who make the trip to Utah each year and share their knowledge and all the equipment!