I haven’t been keeping up on the blog lately. We had a pretty hectic 10 days before I left to come to Baltimore last Friday, and well, some things just had to give! But I’ve missed not posting work here. I hadn’t done much photography either, during that time. But now I’m having a few days to visit my friend, Steve Orr, and Tony Sweet, and play a little. We all went to an old mill to photograph rusty gears and equipment on Sunday, and Monday, today, Steve and I photographed flowers, stained glass, and the Baltimore skyline all in one day! I’m up for any challenge and we played with HDR, close-up, zooms and nighttime panoramas. We ended the few days with a trip to Longwood Gardens. It was a great time to be off the grid in terms of doing internet and my classes at Betterphoto had finished so I was all set for playing!! I was inspired by each of those guys as we played, and played off each others’ ideas. Here’s a few examples of what we did. I’m off to Morocco in about 4 hours, sitting in JFK airport waiting for the flight. I’ll try to blog from there if we get a good internet connection in our hotels, and I get time!
The stained glass/reflection shot is really masterful. Excellent work. Glad you are having so much fun. Enjoy morocco!
Met you at Longwood a few days ago. It was great watching you all at your art. Thanks for the free tips. I’m just an amateur photographer and belong to a local camera club in NJ. I’ve taken Tony Sweet’s workshop at Horizon, his Betterphoto course on lensbaby and am scheduled for his workshop at Eastern State in August.
My photos at Longwood were blown out. I was mostly shooting at 200 ISO and f4 and shutter speeds of 1/60, 1/125 and the poppies color was blown out. Any suggestions to help me? I understand the concept, but get confused in the field.
Have a great trip in Morocco!
Hi Jo – nice to hear from you! It was a fun day there, for certain. I’m sorry you’re pictures were all ‘blown out.’ Is it possible the compensation dial was set for ‘+’?? Otherwise, if you just took standard meter readings, it should have been OK at those readings you posted here. Hopefully the histogram would have shown you that you had some issue of overexposure, it’s very important to always be checking that.
Always great to find time to have fun instead of worrying about what you are producing. Have a great trip! Should be Spring by the time you get back.
We met last year in Bangkok, you were going to Bhutan, me to south Thailand. Long time lurker. First time poster.
I hope you’re well.
I too love the stained glass photo.
Thanks, Jack! I remember you and have been checking ‘you’ out from time to time as well on your site. Thanks for the post and the comment.
Have fun in Morocco!!
Had a blast @ Longwood and Savage.
Great seeing you again!
Sue and I were talking about how much fun it would be if you and Jed ultimately decided to move east!!……
Nice stained glass photograph, Brenda. One of my favorite subjects.
im so bummed i missed your talk in baltimore. one of our other full timers requested the week off for vacation a couple months before me. so i got stuck. have fun in morocco!!! hope you get a chance to blog 🙂
Thanks, Kalani – I was hoping to meet you, too! it went very well. Now in Morocco waiting for hotel room to be ready! hope to be able to blog while here, too!