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Photography and assorted thoughts

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Painterly Photos

I’m in the process of working through Kathleen Clemmons class on Creative Live, Creating Painterly Photos. In the class she talks about using Lensbaby lenses to accent the focus, just where you want it to be.  Here, I was working with the Lensbaby Velvet 56, which is a different style of Lensbaby.  There’s no bellows or rotating mount for this lens.  So it’s a softer focus style lens.  

We were photographing a show from the Denver Orchid society, and I believe that this one came in second place.  It was nice of the folks at Tagawa garden center to allow us photographers access.

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Flashpainting

   This weekend we went to Wings over the Rockies to take some pictures before they let the public in.


Last month Erik Holladay showed us his technique of using a hot shoe flash with remote triggers to construct pictures of airplanes in a dark hanger. I went back and extended the technique a little using a 600 W battery powered strobe. So instead of taking 4 or more pictures blended in photoshop, this only took two pictures.

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Some folks have the best imaginations

    I was walking downtown and ran across this.

bicycle stand
I’m trying to figure out if this was a clever piece of marketing, or just a joke. There wasn’t wasn’t the room for a bicycle’s front wheel. Then again, you could lock your bike to it. But I did enjoy the eat Denver on it. It was in front of a nice looking restaurant.

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Birds at Night

Last year I was taking pictures of the cranes at Monte Vista, and we all wondered where the birds went at night.


I found the answer later in the year when I taking the exposure values class at Hudson Gardens and Scott pointed out these birds. I never really thought I would be taking pictures of birds three hours after sunset.