Sunday, May 31, 2009

151 - Night Light

From 365 Project
The street lights and stoplights sparkle in this long exposure of a night street scene. A ghostly bicyclist leaves a wobbly read streak from his taillight. Canon 40D, 55mm, 5 secs @f/20.0, ISO 100 mounted on a tripod.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

150 - Rutgers Dogwood

From 365 Project
This is the large bloom of the Stellar Constellation Dogwood one of Rutgers hybrids developed by Dr. Elwin Orton at Rutgers University. These are a cross between American and Kousa (Chinese) dogwoods. They have larger blooms, bloom later and are disease resistant. Picture taken at the historic College Avenue Campus in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Canon G10, 1/500 sec @ f/4.5, ISO 200 in macro mode.

Friday, May 29, 2009

149 - New Egypt

From 365 Project
Nothing like old Egypt - we went to visit the Laurita Winery in New Egypt, New Jersey today. It was beautiful country and the vineyard was very relaxing especially in contrast to yesterday's chaotic trip to the Statue of Liberty. Denise gave us a private tour of the whole facility and the wine was great. Canon 40D, 28mm, 1/1600 @ f/5.0, ISO 200.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

148 - Liberty

From 365 Project
Visited the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island for the first time today accompanied by about 5000 middle school students. Arrgghh!!! It was overcast and misting, not a very good day for pictures. This one took considerable post processing work to be presentable. Canon 40D, 280mm, 1/125 sec @ f/11, ISO 200.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

147 - Marble Flight

From 365 Project
These glass balls reminded me of the marbles I played with when I was a kid. The display of the glass balls suspended on strings was never intended to be viewed from the bottom up. Located outside of Christopher's at the Heldrich Hotel in New Brunswick, N.J. Canon G10, 11 mm equivalent focal length, 1/5 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 100, camera triggered with the self timer.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

146 - Marching to Infinity

From 365 Project
These fallen soldiers will march on in perfect ranks for infinity. The Hampton National Cemetery, Phoebus Annex on the day after Memorial Day. Some of the 28,000+ flags still fluttering in the early morning breeze pay tribute to the memory of those who served our country. This section dates from the early 20th century and contains many Civil War veterans who died at the Hampton Old Soldiers Home - now the Hampton V.A. Hospital. Note the designation U.S.C.T. on Alvin Went's marker in this photo link. There are thousands of these markers at Hampton. Post a comment if you know what it stands for. Canon 40D, 8mm fish eye lens, 1/1600 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200.

Monday, May 25, 2009

145 - Spider Mum

From 365 Project
Macro photo of a white spider mum converted to B&W using Silver Efex Pro. Canon 40D, 50mm compact macro lens with life size converter, 1/250sec @ f/6.3, ISO 640.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

144 - Cool and Refreshing

From 365 Project
Summer is here, so I thought a photo that made you feel cool and refreshed was in order. This orange slice in sparking water creates just that feeling. Canon 40D, 50mm compact macro, 1/250 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 100. A little bright sunlight and some help from a reflector. Thanks Bryan Peterson for the creative macro lesson.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

143 - Prism Effect

From 365 Project
I noticed this rainbow like prism effect on our foyer floor early this morning. A ray of morning sun coming through the beveled glass in the front door produced this colorful effect. It was gone in just moments, but not before my camera captured it forever. Canon G10, 11mm, 1/15sec @ f/2.8, ISO 400.

Friday, May 22, 2009

142 - Nothing Runs Like A Deere

From 365 Project
My grandson and his John Deere tractor work hard on the landscaping. Canon G10, 11mm equivalent focal length, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 200.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

141 - Decay

From 365 Project
I like taking pictures of older things that have been left to decay by the society they once served. This is part of an old chimney on a warehouse adjacent to the Lambert's Point RR tracks on Princess Anne Road in Norfolk, Virginia. The bricks are lose and falling away, the iron bands placed years ago to add life are failing and the vines are working slowly on nature's reclamation. It's only a matter of time. Canon 40D, 173mm, 1/100 sec @ f/18.0, ISO 100.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

140 - Yellow

From 365 Project
Coldplay - Yellow from the Viva La Vida tour tonight at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Great show, the band was awesome. Blackberry Storm Camera Phone, I was the only one who didn't carry a camera or video camera in.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

139 - Judy Lane

From 365 Project
The Judy Lane at the Hampton harbor in Hampton Virginia. While the harbor now houses many large yachts, sailboats and sport fisherman, it is still home to many of the boats of working waterman. The Judy Lane is a Chesapeake deadrise workboat, for over 100 years the craft of choice for local waterman tonging for oysters, pulling in crab pots or fishing nets. While the mountain of oyster shells that once marked Hampton's waterfront is gone, commercial fishing struggles to stay alive. Canon 40D, 1/125 sec at f/18.0, ISO 100, 70mm.

Monday, May 18, 2009

138 - Whisps

From 365 Project
Thin whisps of clouds appeared as a cold front moved two days of rain out of the area. Soon the heat and humidity of a mid-Atlantic coast summer will make blue skies and thin whispy clouds a rarity. Canon 40D, 1/400 sec at f/22, ISO 100, 70mm focal length.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

137 - Marketing 495

From 365 Project
Personalizing your graduation cap is a tradition for many college graduates. At CNU's graduation today, there were many clever messages but this one captured what's on the minds of many graduates in this tough economy. I bet she's a marketing major. Canon 40D, 1/15 sec at f/5.6, ISO 1600, 400mm focal length. Hand held with the help of image stabilization.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

136 - Tribles

From 365 Project
Early evening outside the Paul and Rosemary Trible Library on the campus of Christoper Newport University in Newport News Virginia. Our son Michael graduates from CNU tomorrow and the Candlelight Ceremony was held tonight. Former U.S. Senator from Virginia Paul S. Trible, Jr. has been the President of CNU since 1996 and has transformed the university. The new library was dedicated last year to honor President Trible and his wife Rosemary for their leadership at this up and coming public liberal arts college. Canon G10, 1/13 sec at f/3.5, ISO 400.

Friday, May 15, 2009

135 - Ice, Ice Baby!

From 365 Project
No it's not diamonds, it's really ice, you know the cold stuff. We were visiting a Frank Lloyd Wright Usonian home recently and they had an 1940's refrigerator with the old aluminum style ice trays. The docent told us kids have no concept of making ice in ice trays. One even asked what the recipe for ice was. So the ice machines have it. Canon G10, 1/60 sec at f/6.3, ISO 400, contrast highly exaggerated.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

134 - Crystal Shell

From 365 Project
This is a closeup of a hanging crystal shell I saw in a card shop. Regular follows of the blog recognize that I like glass and reflections and the way they play with the light. Canon G10, 1/500 sec at f/2.8, ISO 800 in macro mode.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

133 - Silicon

From 365 Project
This is a silicon wafer containing about 750 Intel 386 processors. Even though it is over 15 years old, I still marvel at the hundreds of processors each with their millions of microscopic transistors. Here's a link to a super closeup photo of a single processor from this wafer. Canon G10, 1/20 sec at f/4.5, ISO 400.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

132 - Buoy Boneyard

From 365 Project
Where do old buoys go to die - the buoy boneyard. These are a few of a row of 15 old navigation buoys forming a fence along the 23rd Street side of the L. Chenman scrap metal yard in Norfolk Virginia. Canon G10, 1/400 sec at f/8.0, ISO 100, 16mm equivalent focal length.

Monday, May 11, 2009

131 - Bless This Door

From 365 Project
This ain't no Starbucks! The shipping and receiving door at the Norfolk Coffee & Tea Company at 212 E 18th Street in Norfolk Virginia, a local landmark. The family has been roasting and blending coffee in Norfolk Virginia since 1918 and at this location since 1938. No venti soy double latte' served here, no website either, just great freshly roasted coffee for your coffee maker. See if you can find the "Bless This Door" sign. Canon G10, 1/200 at f/3.5, ISO 200, 28mm equivalent focal length.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

130 - Natural

From 365 Project
With two die in play, seven is the most common combination. The probability that a seven comes come up is one out of six with fair dice. Thus the role is know as a "natural". Canon 40D, 1/60 sec at f/7.1, ISO 800, 50mm.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

129 - Bald Eagle

From 365 Project
This is one of the pair of American Bald Eagles that nest at Norfolk's Botanical Gardens. This year they hatched three eaglets. Canon 40D, 1/320 sec at f/16.0, ISO 400, 400mm focal length. More photos from today's shoot.

Friday, May 8, 2009

128 - Clover Flower

From 365 Project
This is a super macro shot of a small clover flower. The blossom is less than 1/2 inch across so the small insect, which looks like a cricket is very tiny. Canon 40D, 1/80 sec at f/8.0, ISO 800, 4x macro at 65mm.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

127 - Welding

From 365 Project
Workers welding on a 24 inch gas main being installed under Armistead Ave in Norfolk, Virginia. Known as HRX (Hampton Roads Crossing it is a 123 million dollar project. They are using a technique called horizontal directional drilling to install the line 26 feet below the street along three blocks with only a small pit at each end. Canon G10, 1/250 sec at f/4.0, ISO 200, 44mm equivalent focal length.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

126 - Daisy

From 365 Project
This daisy was backlit with a an LED Micro Litepanel with front lighting provided by an LED flashlight. My earliest daily post was taken with a Canon G10, 1/220 sec at f/4.0, ISO 200, 11mm equivalent focal length in macro focus mode.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

125 - Super Heroes

From 365 Project
Super Hero PEZ dispensers stand watch over me. The new X-Men Origins Wolverine movie inspired today's photo. The Super Heroes are front and center in my collection of PEZ dispensers. Only other PEZHeads can truly appreciate. Canon G10, 1/125 sec at f/3.5, ISO 400 in macro focus mode.

Monday, May 4, 2009

124 - Eye to Eye

From 365 Project
One digital eye looks deeply into another and finds nothing. This dark soulless eye belongs to a video conference camera. Canon G10, 1/6 sec at f/3.2, ISO 800, 18mm equivalent focal length. Image stabilization and macro focus mode made this image possible, of course the steady hands of the skillful photographer player a role too.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

123 - Tweet Up

From 365 Project
Took part in the Hampton Roads Tweetup Photowalk in Olde Town Portsmouth Virginia today. Follow @HRVAphotowalk on Twitter for updates. We got thoroughly wet by a sudden rain shower but the puddle produced today's photo. Canon 40D, 1/320 sec at f/7.1, ISO 200, 55mm focal length.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

122 - First Order

From 365 Project
This first-order Fresnel Lens is at High Street Landing in Portsmouth Virginia. It began service in 1896 as part of the Hog Island Light off the Great Machipongo Inlet on Virginia's Eastern Shore. This type of lens was invented in 1822 by French physicist Augustin Fresnel. Rather than merely reflecting light, it used hundreds of prisms to bend and concentrate the light in a powerful beam.
Canon 40D, 1/3200 sec at F/4.0, ISO 160, focal length 75mm.

Friday, May 1, 2009

121 - Azalea Festival

From 365 Project
This week is Norfolk's 56th International Azalea Festival. The azalea's this year are just magnificent. A cooler than normal spring has produced the best blooms we've seen in years. This shot is one of the large bushes in my backyard. Canon 40D, 1/800 sec at f/4.0, ISO 200 with the Lensbaby Composer.