Through My Lens

46 – Sunset

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on August 31, 2009

Just about sunset time I like to head down to the end of our street.  There is a chance I can catch a decent sunset looking west down the road into our neighborhood.  Today, with low humidity the last rays were a nice gold color.  The magic time for photos.

Golden Sunset

Golden Sunset

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45 – Unintended Photography

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on August 30, 2009

I was concentrating on getting a good photo of this group of daisies, making sure the focus point was where I wanted it and the depth of field made a pleasing picture, I had the right exposure, etc.  I noticed the bee, but thought like all my attempts at a bee pictures it would be totally blurred.  Not too bad. And, I do like the mega pixels of the 5D to enlarge and crop.

White Daisies

White Daisies

Honey Bee

Honey Bee

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44 – Have Toy – Will Play

Posted in General Photography by lwroffee on August 29, 2009

In this case its Photoshop and finding a series of articles on a cheap camera that takes color saturated, seriously vignetted photos and has a cult following. The camera is the 35 mm LOMO LC-A, made in either Austria or Russia depending on which web site one reads.  So, I had to play.  Playing and learning I suppose is a decent excuse for spending several thousand dollars on a camera to produce incredibly sharp true images, and then more money on photo editing software and then making fuzzy dark images.

Lomo Photo

Lomo Photo

43 – Glass Art

Posted in Washington DC Places and People by lwroffee on August 28, 2009

When I first saw Beth Lipman’s “Bancketje,” long tables covered with clear blown and lampworked glass objects in the Renwick Art Gallery, my thoughts were about a fantastic photo opportunity.  I returned and tried.  Renwick’s description notes that, “by rendering the scene in transparent glass and skillfully blending the various components, Lipman demands that the piece be seen as a whole, not an assemblage of individual objects.”  The comment is quite correct.  A close view didn’t do it justice and neither did a view with a very wide angle lens.  It was fun to try, however.

Beth Lipman Glass Art

Beth Lipman Glass Art

Beth Lipman Glass Art

Beth Lipman Glass Art

42 – Quacks Like a Duck

Posted in Washington DC Places and People by lwroffee on August 27, 2009

It didn’t quack but clearly thought my camera was food.

duckview

41 – Russell Senate Office Building

Posted in Washington DC Places and People by lwroffee on August 26, 2009

A photo of the Russell Senate Office Building seems appropriate for today.

Russell Senate Office Building

Russell Senate Office Building

40 – Skylight Sun II

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on August 25, 2009

In addition to the bottle of seasoned oil I photographed yesterday I had taken some shots of a clear glass candle holder sitting next to the bottle.  You could tell it was pretty cheap glass from the way the light didn’t refract.  My good wife saw the photos, and this morning I found a crystal goblet sitting in the same spot.  How could I not photograph it?

Sun On A Goblet

Sun On A Goblet

39 – Skylight Sun

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on August 24, 2009

The mid-day sun streaming through the skylights in our kitchen often makes for some interesting photographs.

Sun Light on a Bottle

Sun Light on a Bottle

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38 – Dog Days of August

Posted in Aviation by lwroffee on August 23, 2009

There is no escaping them without traveling a significant distance.  Haze, heat and humitidy is all around, even several thousand feet in the air.  It was still nice to be up in that air where it was a tad cooler and we had a big fan in front of us.

Hazy Flying

Hazy Flying

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37 – Newseum

Posted in Washington DC Places and People by lwroffee on August 22, 2009

More playing tourist.  This time we were in the Newseum.  The exhibits were interesting and well done.  It was easy to blow through 5 hours there and not even notice it.  I particularly liked the architecture.

Newseum, Washington, DC

Newseum, Washington, DC

Stair Case in the Newseum

Stair Case in the Newseum

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