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Showing posts from November, 2015

Still out there

I adventured out with my mentor to do mid afternoon and sunset shooting. We did his pond this time right across from where he lives . We saw a blue heron, geese and some spiders along the way. The sunset  colors were beautiful . It keep going back and forth. We did exposures using the exposure  compensation to keep the sunset colors golden.

Full Moon Exposures

This year was the first time there was a full moon on my birthday. I turned 24 on November 25th. I went down to my godmothers pond and did night exposures down there which I had not done before. I was able to do moon photography and exposures. I used the manual setting and bulb on the camera to do this. I used f 8 which is an aperture on the camera to make it sharp and look like day but at night. As you seen on the photos there is lots of reflections in the photos I did at night.

Still getting out

Today I decided to call this post " Still getting out". Today I went to Battle Park, where i took Photos of nature and wildlife( I know right).. The red maples are very late this year due to the weather that has taken place this fall. I have seen many colors this fall. I have seen many different types of wildlife this fall including Blue Herons, Northern Water Snakes, Squrriels, Downy Woodpeckers and many more birds. I have been experimenting with water dopl ets this fall to photograph which is very cool. I am still getting out in this fall to photograph many more things and wildlife . This past weekend, I worked at Camp Royall. I have worked at camp for the past 3 summers and doing their mini camps this year. This past weekend we had the biggest mini camp ever with 32 campers! I am looking forward to celebrating my 24th Birthday tomorrow!! I am getting old I know!

Before going to work

This past weekend in Moncure, North Carolina. I adventured out to take pictures of fog at the camp pond. I did some bracketing of the fog. It was very cool to do this Which one do you like?  Let me choose the one I like and I will let you know why.. I chose the horizontal one because it show the fog rolling in to the pond.

Making Dew Lightning Conditions

I did some more lightning conditions with dew drops in the after noon. This was acutely very cool for me. I have never done dew drops in the afternoon.. Right I know that ! It was very sunny that afternoon which made for good conditions to shoot in for pictures. I have never done this with fall leaves before. This was my first time doing this. I am learning more about techniques in photography and picture taking.

Reverse Rainbow and Fall Colors

I recently went on hiking trails behind the Chapel Hill Airport which is no longer being used. But it is sometimes. I did some really cool fall pictures. The rarest thing i have ever seen was a reverse rainbow. I told my mentor Al D the first name as mine you know right.  The rainbow had lasted five minutes going back and forth. I got some really cool pictures of it and including the fall foliage with it. I have seen another rainbow similar to that one but it went around the sun. I did photos of that one where I went to boarding school on Cape Cod. This was very rare for me too.. I have  pictures to prove it. I called it a sun bow. This fall has been weird this year because we did not have many colors this fall like in the other falls in the past due to a lot of rain this year. I am continuing taking photos of the fall.

Carolina Beach Trip

I had the last photo opportunity at Carolina Beach this fall. Where they currently sold Booker Cottage where we stayed for the past 6 years. I truly enjoy the beach and nature there. I get up early and do photo shots with the sunrise and even the birds and get silhouettes which is really cool. Booker Cottage was built in 1932. It was used by 2 families for the start which consists of Lower Booker and Upper Booker. But in 1995 it was hit by Hurricane Fran. Which caused heavy flooding and ran to the area.  I got up early to do the last photo shots from booker and that last sunset exposures were done here too.   I am really enjoying the fall and fall colors . I am looking forward to taking more photos this year .