Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Days 281 - 285

Okay, behind agaaayaan! Only 5 days this time so I feel pretty good. I'm working down backwards from today's photo to day 281. 

Today was just one of those days! 

I got ready for Bible study, 

left the house and dropped of my daughter's forgotten extra credit homework, 

went to grab some coffee and realized I'd forgotten my purse at home. 

Backtracked to grab my purse, 

and saw that even if I left now, I'd still be almost an hour late to Bible study, 

so I decided to scrap it all and get my flat tire repaired. 

That didn't work, so 1 new (used) tire for me! 

And, luckilly, a pretty park nearby to just relax, reset, and try some new techniques!

I tried some panning with falling leaves, that was HARD to get right. I got close, but still not that easy to focus on that "one" falling leaf (blowing in the wind). I also did something fun I saw on Isabelle Frances Photography page. That was the twisting of the lens while taking a photo up a tree.

Day 285
 Still shot. I like the rustic look, and it was such a happy surprise to find the acorns all over!
 ISO 100, f/3.2, 1/60, 50 mm

Day 284
Fun technique! 
ISO 100, f/5, 1/25, 18 mm

 Day 283
Trying hard to capture ONE leaf and focus on it. Had to pan a bit, but finally got ONE image where you can somewhat tell what it is. Right? Maybe not...
ISO 100, f/18, 1/40, 60 mm

 Day 282
Lovin' the beauty of the dying thistles beside the road. 
ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/500, 200 mm
added texture

 Day 281
FINALLY grasping the sunburst, thanks to my wonderful friend, Carolyn! She's fabulous in this department. So I hopped out of the car this particular morning and grabbed it through the trees. Yay!
ISO 800, f/22, 1/3200, 50 mm


Misty said...

These are all terrific. I'm gonna have to try that panning tree shot sometime.

Daniela said...

hmm..going to try the sunburst shot!

Kim said...

WOW! You are really good! I need a class....

Amanda said...

Beautiful shots! Love the sun flare!!

Sara said...

Gorgeous shots, love the acorns and the dying thistle, beautiful tones! That sun flare is wonderful!

Missus Wookie said...

Loads of acorns here - it's a mast year. Fun panning tree and leaf shots :)

Kristal said...

Those are some great fall shots! Sorry you missed bible study, but you got to play with your camera!

Trish ~ ♥ ~ said...

you may have missed a few days but your photos sure didn't suffer ~ these are all great! nicely done

Laura Delegal - Leroy Photography said...

I love all of them, Kara!! Beautiful all.