Here's the latest posting from my other blog ...

Friday, July 30, 2010

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Icy Shadows

Posted here for shadow shot Sunday.  I'm really trying to give the new blog a workout to decide to keep it, this blog, or both. 

Friday, July 23, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Pissed off catepillar

I've decided to post this on my other blog, mainly as an experiment.  I know some of you have visited the site and posted comments before.  I've done a bunch of 'tweaking' and I think it's ready for prime time.  Depending on how it goes, I may switch to the new blog.

Here's a link to the posting. This is a macro shot you may not want to miss. 

http://2zars.com/photoblog/2010/07/pissed-off-catepillar/

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Fence posts

I shot this at the lighthouse at Turkey Point.  I believe these were fenceposts for the stable that was part of the lighthouse keepers home.

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens
Exposure 1/4000 sec @ f1.4
ISO 100
Curves adjusted for contrast

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Train Station

I've decided to post this to my 'new' blog.  A second submission for Weekend Reflections and a submission for Weekend in Black and White


http://2zars.com/photoblog/2010/07/train-station/

Friday, July 16, 2010

Window Reflections

I was roaming around the outside of an abandoned house and passed a basement window that consists of two rows of glass panes.  One of the bottom panes was broken, so I peeked in. 

You can see the support column transition through to the unbroken upper pane and then you see the tall grasses outside the house reflecting off the glass, to the right of the column.

Submitted for Weekend Reflection #43.

I'll be returning from vacation soon,  so hopefully I'll get a chance to visit and comment on your blogs. 


Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens
Exposure 1/50 sec @ f1.4
ISO 320
Curves adjusted for contrast

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sheena

My wife planted these really cool daisy's, called echinacea or purple coneflowers.  I've been wanting to photograph and they were parked right next to the parsley (where the butterfly's lay their eggs), so I took a few shots with the macro lens.  

I thought this resembled the hairdoo of a punk rocker, hence the name Sheena (as in Sheena is a Punk Rocker by the Ramones).


Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/100 sec @ f2.8
ISO 500
Aperture priority
Curves adjusted for contrast

Monday, July 12, 2010

Fire House structure

The Chalfont Fire Department is building a new home.  Alex and I visited the site the other evening and I took a bunch of shots.  I though the steel looked cool against the setting sky.


Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.4-3.5 USM lens
10mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/125 sec @ f7.1
ISO 200
Curves adjusted
  

Friday, July 9, 2010

Mill Road Bridge

These shots are of the Mill Road Bridge (bet you can't guess what road it's on).  It was built in 1888 and is still in service today.  It's not too far from the Bridge of Eight Arches and also spans the Neshaminy Creek.

This is the underside of the bridge.  I like the symmetry and monochrome make this rock.  I'm submitting this for 'The Weekend in Black and White'.

I'm away for a while, so I may not get to commenting on your blogs, sorry!


Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.4-3.5 USM lens
10mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/5 sec @ f8.0
ISO 200
Curves adjusted
  
Here's a more 'normal' view.  Pretty cool old bridge.  The bridge design is referred to as "Whipple through truss" 

Canon EF-S 10-22mm f3.4-3.5 USM lens
13mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/160 sec @ f9.0
ISO 200
Curves adjusted

Steel Reflections

I've occasionally stretched James definition of 'reflection' and this is no exception.  You can't see anything specific reflected, but it is a reflection. Submitted for Weekend Reflections #xx

This is the steel framework from the new Chalfont Fire House taken late in the day.  I thought the setting sun reflecting off the structure facing the sun looked cool. 

I'll be away for a bit, so I will not be able to respond to your comments.

Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens
Exposure 1/640 sec @ f5.6
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

fiber optic grass

My wife had a planter full of these funky grass things, so I got up real close and took a shot.  I like to squiggly white thingys (highly technical term).  I should have opened the aperture up a bit, maybe next time.  My wife tell me these are called 'fiber optic grass'. 

Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/25 sec @ f2.8
ISO 800
Curves adjusted for contrast
Aperture Priority

Monday, July 5, 2010

lightning bugs

We recently had a nasty storm that dropped 1.6" (4cm) of rain in less than one hour.  My wife noticed that the lightning bugs had crawled out of the grass and were seeking refuge on the plants and flowers. These guys were hanging out on the daylillies.

Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/15 sec @ f5.6
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast

Sunday, July 4, 2010

July 4th

Today's posting is on my other blog at http://2zars.com/photoblog/2010/07/july-4th/.  That site is best seen with FF, Chrome, or IE8,

Friday, July 2, 2010

floating steel

I posted this shot a couple of weeks ago from the Montgomery Square United Methodist Church.

This steel that will support the entrance. I was able to position myself to make the steel appear as if it were floating.

Submitted for Monochrome Weekend



Canon EF 50mm f1.4 USM lens
Exposure 1/1000 sec @ f7.1
ISO 200
Curves adjusted for contrast
Monochrome

frog reflections

I found this guy in Reading Creek, which is near my home.  Here's a google map link.  I found this guy under the railroad bridge (this is the same train line that Rebecca caught flack for photographing).  I was there because the one lane bridge that your see on map page is closed for repair.  One might ask why they are repairing a one lane bridge that was built in 1915 in the year 2010 and I wish I could give you an answer.  Anyway, since the road is closed ,it presented opportunities to explore that your would not normally get.  My youngest son and I rode our bikes on the road without fear of being run over. 

Submitted for Weekend Reflection #41

Canon EF 24-105mm L f4 IS USM lens
105mm Focal Length
Exposure 1/40 sec @ f5.6
ISO 400
Curves adjusted for contrast

Thursday, July 1, 2010

wet grass

Here on the East coast of the US, we normally get more than a few foggy mornings that result in a nice dew covering.  This year has been remarkably 'dry', so I jumped at the opportunity one morning when saw some dew had formed on the ornamental grasses in our back yard.  I took two shots and after looking at them in the display, I came to the conclusion that they sucked and I should delete them.  Thankfully, I didn't and I think they came out way better than I expected. 

The only difference is the bottom one has the aperture opened one full stop.

Pretty interesting reflections in the drops on top.



Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/100 sec @ f4.0
ISO 400
Curves adjusted for contrast

I like this one the best.  The appearance of larger drops outward from the focal point are really cool. 

Canon EF 100mm f2.8 USM Macro lens
Exposure 1/100 sec @ f2.8
ISO 400
Curves adjusted for contrast