Friday, December 30, 2011

Photo Summary of my Week

I'll probably post some of the pictures from the photo shoots I did for this Photo Summary - but if you'd like to see them now please visit my Randomness Blog on like Monday next week or something to see the entry. :-D

I lead a pretty boring life, but this is my first time at this and I'd love some feedback.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Water Droplets

Some months ago my mom suggested I do some water droplets photos, so not long after that I found a plant at a friend's place and put water on it - then took pictures. I picked the plant because it was impervious to water, water just slid off of it, so it made pretty good droplets if you could get any water to stay on it.
I will have to have a go at this again sometime as I didn't get enough good shots, but here's what I do have, starting with the best, lol:

The best shot ^

This one was just so weird with how many different focal depths of droplets there were, it kinda hurts the eyes. This top one here is the higher-contrast and saturated one, that's cropped.

 And this one is closer to the original.

This picture turned out quite well in terms of the leaf and the colors, but the large droplet that I wanted in focus....was not. This above picture is using an "Earth Tone" filter.

And this shot was edited with a "Night Effect" filter. Which do you like best?

In other news, I'm over being sick, so I should be able to post more (I've got some more edits - of flowers - coming soon), and I changed this site's "Favicon" to the GT shown at right. ---->>
The favicon is what shows up at the top next to the URL and hotlinks to my page.
They're actually pretty fun to make, and I have a custom one for each of my blogs on blogspot here. If you guys would like one, just ask! :-D

Monday, December 19, 2011


I decided to do multiple edits of some clouds (influence: Amy's edits). I don't like things as edited as she does, but I need to practice going-out-of-the-box with my edits....and it's really hard for me, lol. I'll see what I can do with some of the river pics I have.

Near-original (slight contrast and noise removal)

Temperature drop (not far. With noise-removal)

High-contrast (with noise-removal)

Temperature raised to the high mid-range (also used noise-removal)

SUPER contrast with earth tone filter and a tiny amount of noise removal

Overall scene (contrast, saturation, noise removal)

You can tell I like noise removal, though sometimes it doesn't do much.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Flower Bush

We have a bush of these flowers nearby our house, and I'm not sure why I didn't take pictures of it before. They are amazingly hard to get complete focus on, so that is the main problem with the shots I have so far: Bad focus.
I hope you like them anyway though, I shall be taking more shots trying to get some better focus. :-)

This one is my favorite from this shooting. The focus is better and the flower looks so soft!

I like this angle, but yeah, the focus is kinda off.

Here you see one's before they are blooming.

This is from my second time trying. The flower doesn't look bad, but it's a little small an doesn't appear to be the main focus. I love the leaves in the bottom left corner though! They make an awesome border.

Things learned: The middle of the day is not the best time of day for taking shots of these flowers.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Cave Painting - Leaves

What do you think? lol.
It's actually an impression of some leaves on cement, after a rain fall.

Friday, November 25, 2011


A few days ago I created some icons for a photography group on deviantART called "ThatPerfectMoment".
At first I used some cat pictures and added the group's name on it (which can be seen Here), but decided it was probably better to create blank icons that text can be added to later on.
Here are some of the one's I made, of course they look better small:

The purple flower on the left could have probably used better focus, lol.

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Both of these shots are very nice in my opinion. I hope to add the full-size pictures very soon. :-D

If you've been following this blog for some time, then you've already seen the originals of these beach pictures.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Purple Stars Revisited

Finally a stand-alone single pic post. lol. This picture is called Purple Stars Revisited, but in truth I have taken more than just a few shots of this type of's just not many have made it out of my hard-drive. XD
Hope you like it.

Please Click for Full-View!

Friday, November 4, 2011


I had the great opertunity to pick grapes this last week! Wine grapes to say the least, one's that make $30 bottles of wine! XD (though I do understand most of the cost is the bottle itself...)
They tasted better than I thought they would, but that may be just because they left them on the vines as late as they could to get the sugar content up (it's the sugar that ferments to make wine).

Very fun indeed. Here's some pics!

Trio Cluster!

This one has a cool glowing feel to it. I hope to edit this into something awesome.

Two shots. One is a bit better than the other, which do you like better?

Monday, October 24, 2011

California Hills

I really want to move to more posts, less per post, but it's tough! Anyway, here's a shot I took from our vehicle of the hills around our area (while they are actually green, normally they are brown). You can also find this here:

Click for full size, but it isn't the best quality in the world.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Soft Red Petals

Wow, way too long since I've posted, but not if you've been following my deviantART! XD
Here's a few things that I've taken recently, the last being my favorite, and I hope yours too!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Cats Galore

I hadn't realized I had taken so many pictures of the same cat! Below I have some of my best ones, but for all of them, please go here:

Hope you enjoy! They look even better full-size! (click to go full-size)

 I LOVE the pose on this one!

 I'm soo sleepy



 Look into my eyes....


The Black and white looks really nice on this shot I titled "Devious Kitteh".

I love the quality on these shots too. They came out better than I expected with my compact (12MP setting woohoo!).

Monday, September 19, 2011

Red Burst Flowers

It's been way too long since I've written an entry! Yeah, I've been busy this last week, taking pictures that is, among other things. ;-D
Here's a few pictures of the same type of small red flower I took this last week and the week before.

One of my favorites, even if the focus on the center isn't all that good.

Focus also not the best, but it's decent.

A bee! :-D These are so hard to get.

What do you guys think?