Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Amanda - Expressions and a Tree (but not a real tree...)

Burnt Hills, NY

Nikon 50mm, Shutter 1/800, Aperture f2.5, WB Cloudy, ISO 320

Parade Vision
Londonderry, NH
Thanksgiving Day

 Nikon 50mm, Shutter 1/320, f2.0, WB Auto, ISO 1600

Festival of Trees
Meredith, NH

 Nikon 50mm, Shutter 1/125, f1.8, WB Auto, ISO 1600

Cushion Fort
Gilford, NH
  Nikon 50mm, Shutter 1/30, f1.8, WB Incandescent, ISO 1600

Emery - Dec Post - More Expressions

Hi gang - Here is my last post for this month...I've been looking at this tree for months when I'm in the yard. I feel like eyes are on me.
Basically I need help with my exposures. Since I got my DSLR a few months ago, I just have not been happy with the colors. I just feel that it is washed out. Hope someone can offer advice at tonite's meeting

Expressions - Tree People

Taken at 9:30am; speed: 1/25s; aperture f/5.6; ISO-160

Monday, December 6, 2010

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Dec 7th Post for Ashley

Here's Ashley's first posting. The first one is pine needles in a tree behind my Dad's house. Taken at 3pm; speed 1/500s; aperture: f/4; ISO-1600

This is my cat Henry. Finally got him to sit still and pose under the Christmas tree. But he has demon eyes! Speed 1/60s; aperture: f/3.5; ISO-80.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Don't Forget Meeting Next Week -Dec 7th

Hey Everyone!
Just a reminder of our meeting next Tuesday, December 7th.
And before you say, "I forgot the homework assignment", here's a little reminder.
We'd like you to take some pictures that have something to do with evergreens, or something with expression (or both).
And if you have any questions you want the group to help you with regarding your picture, bring the questions to class for discussion.
If you want to explain some technique used in your picture, please share it!

Lastly, please read your manual and be prepared to briefly share 3 things you learned. It can only help us all to become better photographers.
Here are a couple of pictures I took this weekend in St. Albans Maine.

Expression - Morning Smile

A Light Dusting

See you next week! And don't forget to load your pictures to the blog!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hey Everyone check this out...

National Geographic's Photography Contest 2010

National Geographic is once again holding their annual Photo Contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on November 30th. For the past eight weeks, they have been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to rate them as well. National Geographic was again kind enough to let me choose some of their entries from 2010 for display here on The Big Picture. Collected below are 47 images from the three categories of People, Places and Nature. Captions were written by the individual photographers. (47 photos total)

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Mary V

Amanda's Fall Photos

Ghosts on the Banke
Strawbery Banke, Portsmouth, NH
October 30, 2010

Lens: Nikon 50mm
ISO: 2500
Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f/1.8

Outside Prescott Park
October 30, 2010

Lens:  Quantaray 28-80mm
ISO: 1000
Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f/5.6

Before the Parade
Gilford, NH
October 29, 2010

Lens:  Nikon 50mm
ISO:  1000
Speed: 1/620
Aperture:  f/2.2

In The Yard
Gilford, NH
October 27, 2010

Lens:  Quantaray 28-80mm
ISO:  800
Speed:  1/500
Aperture: f/7.1

All of the above photos were taken with my white balance set to "cloudy" even if it was not cloudy outside or I was indoors.

Monday, November 1, 2010


Hallowe'en faces

Halloween 2010...

Halloween Ghouls

Windham NH - Halloween Eve, finally got the flash off the  camera,  placed it on the ground in front of the kids to create a creepy shadow.  I would of loved to try and get a few more shots but the kids scattered right after this photo was taken...

JG the Dog and the Devil Dog

Taking photo's of the dogs at night was a trick, getting the exposure, the flash and the dogs to corporate proved to be a huge challenge,  I like the way that this one came out...

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Emery - November 2010 Assignment

This month's theme is something to do with Fall...Leaves, Turkey's, Halloween, etc: Whatever strikes you as picture worthy...

Fall Morning on Winnisquam

I was heading to work down Union Ave at 8am one morning, and looked out on Winnisquam. Had to quickly go over to the Belmont beach...Ignored the "Keep out between 9PM and 9AM" signs..Ignored the "Belmont Residents Only" signs, and the "No Trespassing" signs. Had to catch this view looking over towards Sanbornton...Lots of fall colors, lots of fog...Really cool!
This was taken with a wide angle lens, 1/200s exposure, Aperture f/5.6, and ISO 200.

Stacked for Winter
A sure sign of the coming winter...Picnic benches stacked up at Gilford Beach...Summer came and went all to quickly. Exposure 1/100s; Aperture f/6.3; ISO 200

Whole Lotta Leaves

My work is never done...Exposure: 1/5s ; Aperture: f/18 ; ISO: 100

Gilford Village Scene
View of hill behind Gilford Village. Taken with Zoom lens about 1 mile away on Labonte Rd.
Exposure: 1/250s; Aperture: f/5.6; ISO: 320

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Attention Clickers! 2010 Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011

I was reading a Nikon Blog this morning a came across this contest that I thought might interest some members of the club, "The application period for the Nikon Photo Contest International 2010-2011 has now begun.  Established in 1969, the Nikon Photo Contest International is one of the world's most prestigious international photographic contests. Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, November 30th, 2010. Entries for the 2010-2011 contest will be accepted for two categories. The first category is a free subject category (A) and the second entitled "Energy" (B). Photos of any subject or theme are invited for the free subject category. Entries for the "Energy" category should be photos that capture the energy of sights and subjects that inspire, motivate or excite you or viewers. Photos covering a broad range of subject matter from throughout the world are expected for both categories.
A total of 53 awards and prizes will be given out, including the Grand Prize for the lucky winner:
  • Nikon D3S digital-SLR camera
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24mm f/1.4G ED
  • AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED"
Good Luck!!!


Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Emery - Macro Shots for October

Hey Clickers!

This month's assignment is Macro Shots. Here's my submission. They were taken with a Canon Power Shot A620 using a Wide angle lens and a tripod.

I look forward to seeing your entries. Please contribute! And be prepared to discuss at the next meeting. That will help us all learn to be better photographers. Thanks!

Ant on Tiger Lily
f-stop: 4.1
exposure: 1/50 s
focal Length: 29mm

Busy Bee
f-stop: 4.1
exposure: 1/50 s
focal Length: 29mm

Fly Who Thinks He's a Bee
f-stop: 4.1
exposure: 1/80s
focal Length: 29mm

f-stop: 4.1
exposure: 1/50 s
focal Length: 29mm

Tuesday, September 7, 2010