It only took 4 days to break the “kid as subject” barrier. Who had that in the pool?
The deer in the backyard may end up being a common subject, if only because it gives me aÂ convenientÂ excuse to use the 55-250mmÂ lens. Â I’m not entirely happy with how these turned out. Â I thought it was because I can’t stand still enough when using the telephoto, but when I was switching the back to my “normal” lens, I discovered that auto-focus was turned off on the lens. Â I shot assuming it was on… Its amazing this turned out at all.
We have a projector on the garage (as mandated by suburban law) which has a ton of gels that are composed of a static part and an animated spinning part. Â For Happy New Year the confetti on the outside spins.
Using a long exposure and my ability to stand still in 20 degree weather, I created a pretty nice blur on the outside with a solid bright Happy New Year. Â I’ve also included a really high ISO that captured it motionless, and an even longer exposure image that I am unhappy with becauseÂ apparentlyÂ I can’t stand as motionless as I thought.
In the early morning hours of 2011, I decided that I needed to do some sort of project and try something I haven’t really tried before. Â I came up with an idea that, while not original, was something I believe I can reasonably pull off.
My plan is to take an original photo (and post it) each day of 2011. Â The tools at my disposal are my Canon EOS Rebel T2i, myÂ Canon Powershot SD630, andÂ my iPhone 4. As much as I’d love to use my T2i every day, I suspect a large majority of my daily shots will end up being with the camera I always have strapped on my hip, the iPhone.
If you’d like to follow along on the journey, I’ll be posting all the photos here under the Photo of the Day category so they’ll be easy to follow via RSS or ATOM. Â I’ll also probably be consistent in my titles, at least the prefix of them anyway. When I post the photo, I’ll share what camera I used and if there’s a story to go with the photo, I’ll also share that.
I can’t promise they’ll always be good nor can I promise they’ll always be interesting, but I do promise that I’ll try to mix them up so its not shots of the kids every day or something easily cheesy. Â Except the first one some time later today.