That wonderful glow

I’ve found that I really like taking pictures at night with long exposures.  Sometimes the colors are not true to life, but that doesn’t bother me, I like what I see.

While waiting around for friends on Saturday night I was able to grab a few pictures in the back yard.  I ended up with a flower picture I like.

I am surprised…. getting a picture a day is not as easy as it sounds.  It is fun, however, because I am forcing myself to take any picture that comes to mind just to make sure I have something.  It’s really helping to learn what works and what doesn’t.


Tonight I borrowed a couple of micro photography lenses from Phillip (thanks dude!) and played around taking close up pictures of anything that came close.  I found taking pictures of the dog a challenge since the depth of field on these lenses are a touch on the narrow side. 🙂  At any rate, stuff looks really cool when you can get really close.

For the curious, the lenses I borrowed are a 60mm 2.8 Nikkor and a 105mm 2.8 Nikkor.  I put the pictures which were mildly in focus in my micro gallery.  I took the pictures of the dog with the 105mm and the others with the 60mm.

Practice makes… well… better, I hope.

I’ve enjoyed taking pictures for as long as I can remember.  After getting annoyed by me stealing his camera all the time my Dad gave me my first camera when I was 6.  I took pictures of everything, but mainly my GI Joe.

So, now I’m older and wiser, I don’t take quite as many pictures of dolls and I’m not always happy with the pictures I take.  I was inspired by Rob’s description of the picture a day challenge (PAD).  The idea is you need to take and post at least one picture every day for a year.  As you take pictures and are forced to choose your favorite each day (provided you take more than one) you will also be forced to improve (also, now that I’ve gone public with this I’ll be embarassed to quit :))

To that ends I’ve started my Picture a Day gallery.  You’ll find that it’s a little bare as I’ve done a poor job taking one picture every day so far this year.  I will, however, keep it up now that I will suffer public humiliation if I don’t follow through.