Thursday, February 28, 2008

Sometimes you just have to try

I felt very indecisive tonight, but then finally got my stuff together and headed out.

Diving along I realized that there were areas that I consider to be just outside my walking range, but that none-the-less offer some nice opportunities.

I chose to drive past them.

Instead I went to Jericho beach and noticed a pier that, quite frankly, I had no idea was there.

While there is only a single image I actually liked tonight, I will still show some other for the sake of showing a bit of the process. Note that most of these will be quite useless in a 400 pixel size, you may want to look for the 'slideshow' link at the end of the post.

Both the above took some doing to bring out the sky.

There is much water and a number of poles in tonights images.

I would have liked to have gotten a few more shots of this young couple, but they left.

This shot is the one I like. At anything below 1000 pixels you probably will have no idea why.

Beach scene:

I spent a bit of time playing with the fill flash again. Unfortunately, I brought everything except for the actual flash, so I had to shot with the on camera. Not as nice as I would have liked, but this next shot benefited as the water turned out very nice.

If you'd like to see the photos only and see them at a size in which they are intended, please click here.

Thank you.


Sunday, February 24, 2008

Signs of spring

Beautiful morning, so I went for a walk :)

"If you walk the same path, the same way, expect to see the same things". I try hard to walk the path in different was, to see different things:

I don't know what it is with the birds lately...

Sometimes I get ready to add a photo and catch myself and thing "What the hell am I thinking". So now this is black and white. ;)

If you'd like to see a slideshow of larger images, please click here.

Hope you are having a nice Sunday :)


Friday, February 22, 2008

The first "Spring" day of 2008

It felt so nice and warm today, you could almost imagine that the date was March 22 instead of Feb 22 and that spring had sprung :)

So I grabbed the camera and headed down to the beach to enjoy a nice sunset.

I wasn't the only one, the beach was noticeably busier than the last time I was there to shoot. And on top of it all, a volley ball game had broken out

I didn't move far, there was much to see and shoot.

... though why so many folks were looking down instead of enjoying the view, I could not quite understand.

And now it's time for another game of "Colour vs. Black and White"

Which do you prefer?

If you view this blog regularly, you know that I'm always predisposed to pick B&W over colour. However, today I really loved the light, the B&W shot above is the only one in this blog entry :)

A tiny bit of work with the fill flash

And many opportunities to photograph silhouettes, ducks, boats and the sunset.

... and one pink fluffy cloud :)

But mostly ducks and boats and silhouettes.

And that's it for tonight. Have a great weekend.


P.S.: If you'd like to see the photos as a slide show, please click here.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Think your data is safe with file encryption?

Warning, high-geek content

MS / Mac / Linux ... doesn't matter!

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Monday's Foggy - Moonlight - Sunny Photowalk

Just the images today:

I may add some more text later.

Hope you enjoyed the images. If you'd like to see them larger, here is a link to the slideshow