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Friday, July 31, 2009

Fountain of Youth

This was scribbled on the street sign post at Stockley Street, Rehoboth Beach, DE. There was no evidence of a fountain, so I'm assuming they were referring to the beach ;-)



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
73mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/400 sec @ f8.0
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

You lookin' at me?

Mr. Seagull and I had a stare off at the beach a few weeks ago.


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
105mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/800 sec @ f10
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast

Monday, July 27, 2009

Reflection ...

I was out riding the bike and I pulled to the side of the road to take some photos. I thought it might be neat to shoot the rear view mirrors.

Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
75mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/125 sec @ f5.0
ISO 100
Curves adjusted for contrast

Submitted to A Glimpse of the Other Side (Weekend Reflections #9)


Saturday, July 25, 2009

Swallowtail Butterfly

This is a beautiful Swallowtail butterfly, photographed in the back yard. My wife grows planters of parsley and keeps them near the butterfly bush to entice the females to lay eggs. Once the eggs hatch, we capture the baby caterpillars and nurture them to maturity. The mature butterfly are released to continue the cycle. I hope to photograph the sequence some day. Unfortunately, no caterpillars this year. We're still hopeful.



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
105mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/40 sec @ f16
ISO 100
Curves adjusted for contrast

Friday, July 24, 2009

footprints

Footprints in the sand ...


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
47mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/400 sec @ f11
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast
I also tweaked the exposure to darken this. I thought it looked pretty cool

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Sailboat

I though this was a tranquil shot of a sailboat on the ocean with the beach umbrellas and dune grasses in the foreground.



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
70mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/500 sec @ f11
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Not a typical umbrella


I shot this while sitting on the beach one day. I thought the sheen from the underside and the contrast of colors against the sky would look cool.



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
24mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/400 sec @ f14
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast

Monday, July 20, 2009

Cold Drink

This was shot next to the Royal Treat in Rehoboth Beach, DE, while on our annual vacation. I thought it was odd that someone would think that a cold drink could be gotten from the Fire Department connection :-o



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
47mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/160 sec @ f8.0
ISO 200

Curves adjusted for contrast

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Hitchhiker

I arrived at work the other day to discover I had a hitchhiker on my bike. I let it be and when I returned to my bike at lunch, it had died :-(


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
105mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/125 sec @ f4.0
ISO 250

Friday, July 10, 2009

X marks the spot

This X marks the exact spot where .... (you fill in the blank)

I saw this interesting intersection of some jet trail on my way to work one morning this past week. The little guy in the lower left corner snuck in between the time I first saw it and was able to get to a spot where I could take a photograph.

My son's cloud book identifies these as Contrails.



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
40mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/200 sec @ f9.0
ISO 100

©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Beginning or end of the line?

Is this the beginning or the end of the line ??


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
45mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/15 sec @ f4.0
ISO 100
curves adjustments for contrast
Converted to Black and White


©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009

Danger!

Danger!



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
105mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/2 sec @ f4.0
ISO 100
Converted to Black and White


©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Caught in the act

Actually, a setup ....

Our puppy, Zephyr, has quite the personality. She has an affection for socks. If you leave socks around, she will snag them and carry them off where she licks them. She can dive into a laundry basket and remove all the socks without disturbing any other articles.

She was attempting to snag some socks from my clean laundry, so I put her in the basket and covered her with the clean clothes. She got a sock (naturally), so I took a few shots.



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
35mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/30 sec @ f4.0
ISO 640 (640?)



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
84mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/25 sec @ f4.0
ISO 800

©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Fireworks on the 4th

I normally do an amateur fireworks show, but my source of good fireworks is gone :-(

I experimented with some ground fireworks I purchased, and a few aerial shots of some neighbor's fireworks. All of these shots are hand held.

A ground firework at a fast shutter speed.


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
45mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/5 sec @ f4.0
ISO 100

A ground firework at a much slower shutter speed.


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
45mm Focal Length
Exposure 6.0 sec @ f10
ISO 100



This one's neat. The tail end of an aerial shot.



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
50mm Focal Length
Exposure 5.0 sec @ f4.0
ISO 100


I like the effect of this one as well.


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
50mm Focal Length
Exposure 5.0 sec @ f4.5
ISO 100


I saved the best for last.


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
50mm Focal Length
Exposure 5.0 sec @ f4.0
ISO 100


©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009

Saturday, July 4, 2009

4th of July

My town hosts the typical small town 4th of July Parade. Fire Trucks, bands (including bagpipes), and lots of John Deere tractors. Here's a few shots from today's parade.


Here's a shot looking towards Main St as people wait for the parade to start.


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
24mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/250 sec @ f11
ISO 200

Here's a shot of a rather intimidating police vehicle. One might ask why such a vehicle would be necessary in small town America.



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
55mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/200 sec @ f7.1
ISO 200


This one is a shot of Jack Riepe imitating the big guy. Jack on a Honda. What's this world coming to?



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
24mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/160 sec @ f10
ISO 200

©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Old

There are a bunch of commercial greenhouses that are being dismantled near my home. A park is planned for this site. I thought these photos would have an interesting 'rustic industrial' look.

A view through one of the old exhaust fans. I like the perspective in this photo.



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
28mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/10 sec @ f4.0
ISO 100
curves adjustments for contrast


The old door


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
32mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/15 sec @ f4.0
ISO 100
curves adjustments for contrast


Looking up the roof


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
105mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/60 sec @ f4.0
ISO 100
curves adjustments for contrast


Water drops on the edge of the glass roof


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
105mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/60 sec @ f4.0
ISO 100
curves adjustments for contrast

©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009






Wednesday, July 1, 2009

June Sunset

We had a slow moving low pressure front craw through the region during June. Once the low passed, it positioned itself off the coast of Maine and continued to pump clouds through the region for days. This made for some spectacular sunsets.

I'll post some other I took in the future.


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
58mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/200 sec @ f7.1
ISO 200





Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
24mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/125 sec @ f8.0
ISO 200
curves adjustments for contrast

We have ornamental grasses in our back yard, which provided an excellent
foreground for the setting sun.



Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
105mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/400 sec @ f8.0
ISO 200


This one is my favorite.


Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
105mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/400 sec @ f8.0
ISO 200

©Copyright Wayne Woodruff 2009