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Succulent? – March 28, 2013


This succulent?, cactus, aloe vera, is at the Pointe South Mountain, and was shot March 28, 2012. The top does not look nearly as menacing. Shot with the Canon 30D, ISO-100, F9, 27mm, 1/160 second.

Depth of Field – March 14, 2013

Depth of Field

This image was shot at the Pointe South Mountain, March 2, 2012. Josiah and went to scout photo locations. Depth of field, can refer to everything in the image being “tack” sharp, or one very small area can be in focus to draw your eye to that location. This is a very narrow depth of field. The background being out of focus is referred as “bokeh”.

Shot with the Canon 30D, 17-40mm L glass, ISO-100 , 1/160 sec, 40mm, F4 is what gives the narrow depth of field. If this same image was shot at F22 everything would have been much sharper, but a smaller aperture, (higher number for the f-stop) also means less light hits the sensor, so the shutter would have to be open longer, and possibly the ISO raised to 200, or 400 to make the sensor more sensitive the the smaller amount of light.

In photography, bokeh is the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur, in out-of-focus areas of an image. Bokeh has been defined as “the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light”. However, differences in lens aberrations and aperture shape cause some lens designs to blur the image in a way that is pleasing to the eye, while others produce blurring that is unpleasant or distracting—”good” and “bad” bokeh, respectively. Bokeh occurs for parts of the scene that lie outside the depth of field. Photographers sometimes deliberately use a shallow focus technique to create images with prominent out-of-focus regions.

Bokeh is often most visible around small background highlights, such as specular reflections and light sources, which is why it is often associated with such areas. However, bokeh is not limited to highlights; blur occurs in all out-of-focus regions of the image.

Best Angle – March 15, 2013

Best Angle

H A P P Y  B I R T H D A Y  Josiah!!. So sometimes for the best shot, you have to look from a slightly different perspective. Shot at the Pointe, South Mountain, March 2, 2012. Josiah is shooting the ceiling, which is  A M A Z I N G. Its very beautiful. My image shot with Canon 30D, ISO-200,  40mm, F8, 1/50 sec, Speedlight 580 EX mounted on camera and bounced.

Mario’s Tahoe – February 7, 2013


So my buddy Mario purchased a new Tahoe, and put some really nice tires and wheels on it. I said lets take some pictures of your new ride. The reflections on the wet blacktop from the wheels are very blue. This is one of my favorite shots of the night. A long shutter speed, 1.3 seconds blurred the water from the fountain in the background. The water is a different color because of the metal halide lights. The Tahoe is being lit with 2-Canon 580 EX’s off camera left, and right, triggered with the ST-2E. The location is the Pointe South Mountain, in front of the main fountain. Shot February 7, 2009. The 30D, ISO-200, with my EF 17-40 L lens at 24 mm, and F6.3. The lights were on stands, and the camera on my Bogan tripod, and ball head. We had to keep moving our gear out of the road, as this is the main entrance to the Pointe.