Thursday, January 11, 2018

Save It for a Rainy Day

Luckily after another long dry spell we are starting to get some rain again. My photography went through a dry spell as well. With all of the self imposed pressures of some big projects I'm hoping to complete in both my personal and professional life I'm going to knock my photoblog back to only one blog a week. Today it is raining once again. Thank you Lord! Here is a puzzle left over from Christmas. It's missing a few pieces as you can see. A good comparison to how I was feeling.Now there is a better road ahead. The other image is of a mountain top sticking up from the fog and clouds. God's love and blessings to all, chris #TeamCanon

Thursday, January 4, 2018

What is This Thing?

I find some strange things when I'm sorting and cleaning things up. I'm not the neatest of people and periodically I have to clean up and purge all of the detritus that surrounds me from my creative efforts. In cleaning out the cubbies in the closet I found a roll Kodak 35mm print film still in the box. It was a roll of 24 exposure Kodak Gold. I was really surprised to find that you can still buy it on Amazon though in the comments someone noted that the film was outdated. For the younger crowd out there this is what we used to have to put into cameras to create photographs. You had to load it into the camera take your pictures and then drop it off at the drug store or supermarket and they would send it out to a lab to be developed and then send your pictures and negatives back to you.In some places they had a lab in the store and they would develop it right there for you to pick up later. There are places actually still have these! I'm guessing that the box I found was most likely Lenores because I usually photographed with 35mm transparency or slide film. Although I sometimes would use a slide duplicator to make print using print film. On the box it was dated to develop by June of 2001 so that ship has long sailed. Amazing how much photography has changed since that time. Many people wouldn't have a clue as to how to even load a camera with print film today. We are too accustomed to the ease of photographing with our cell phones! God's precious light and love to all, chris This image was photographed on a white sweep with two L.E.D light panels using a Canon 7D MkII camera and a Canon EF-S60mm macro USM lens. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 125, F 20.0 at 1/6th of a sec. #TeamCanon

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Closer Look

Here is a much closer look at my pocket watch photographed with my Canon 7D MkII camera and a Canon Ef-S60mm macro lens.It's so much fun to see things close up. It's a whole new world in minature! The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 125, F 16.0 at 4/10ths of a sec. God's love and blessings upon your day, chris #TeamCanon

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Time Is Passing By

"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up". Galations 6:9 NIV Wow where has all of the time gone? It is so hard for me to fathom that it is 2018. While cleaning out the cubbies in my closet I came across my pocket watch which I rarely wear. It was a gift to me from Lenore on our wedding day. I always try to keep it in my top cubby so that I don't lose track of it. It seemed a fitting subject for today on this second day of the new year. I placed it on an old piece of weathered wood and I photographed it with a macro lens. I think it portrays the passage of time really well. Let's stay focused on doing good for others in the world around us. God's blessings to all in the coming year, chris This image was created with a Canon 7D mkII camera with an EF-S60mm F 2.8 macro lens. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 125, F 16.0 at .4sec. Lighting was provided by two orange jelled L.E.D. light panels.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Last Image of 2017

The morning before New Year's Day I photographed some trees in the foggy Little Lake Valley below where we live. I love to pick out landscape details using my telephoto lens. I used my Canon 7D MkII camera with a Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens. The camera setting used was AV mode, ISO 125,F11.0 at 1/125th of a sec. #TeamCanon, #WithMyTamronGod's blessings upon the upcoming year.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

We Have Become One of Them

I used to to poke fun of dog owners that overly spoiled their dogs. Probably because before getting Badger the Wonder Dog I've always owned hunting dogs like Labradors. One of my labs as a kid hated sleeping indoors even when it was snowing out. I can recall one morning after a new fallen snow he popped up out of a pile of snow in the corner of the backyard. He had access to the garage he just preferred being out of doors. Now back to the main gist of today's photoblog. Annika and Lenore bought Badger a dog sweater. Strange thing is that he likes it and so do I. When we put it on him he bounced around like he was proud of it. He made no attempts to try and shake or rub it off. I guess we have become one of those people that spoil their little dogs. Here is a window light portrait of Badger rocking his new sweater from Christmas morning. God bless, chris This image was created with a Canon EOS Rebel T5i and Canon 28-135 IS lens.#TeamCanon

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Merry Christmas to One and All

On this eve of the celebration of the birth of King of kings I wish everyone a Merry Christmas and God's blessings through out the coming year. chris