Showing posts with label Canon Rebel XTi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Canon Rebel XTi. Show all posts

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Red & Green

The simple and distinctive colors of the season. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/80 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 200, 50mm macro lens.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Star Light, Star Bright

- In this case the start lights are seasonal LED's. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/100 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 400, 50mm macro lens.

Friday, December 3, 2010

'Tis the Season

A holiday seasonal photo I took last year. We're decorating this weekend so I wanted to get into the mood. I hope you're having a wonderful holiday season. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/25 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 800, 50mm macro lens.

Friday, November 12, 2010


- Some might think it odd to have a black and white photo of a beautiful colored rose, but by removing the color, the texture in the rose pedals is revealed in a new way. When seen in color your eye and brain immediately registers that wonderful hue and it becomes the focal point of the image. In black and white, your eye is drawn to the structure and the rose shows another side of its beauty. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/400 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 800, 50mm macro lens.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Piano Man

- Neil Giraldo on the piano at the American Music Festival in Virginia Beach last Sunday. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/200 sec @ f/2.0, ISO 800, 85mm focal length.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Neil Giraldo and Pat Benatar rock out on "Heartbreaker" during the encore of their show in Virginia Beach this past Sunday night. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/250 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 85mm lens.

Sunday, September 5, 2010


- It was all red as Pat Benatar began the performance of her song "Hell is for Children" on the 5th Street stage in Virginia Beach. Check out more photos from the concert. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/400 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 800, 85mm f/1.8 prime lens.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


A match at the instant of ignition. Canon Digital Rebel XTi, 1/125 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 200, Canon Macro MPE 65mm lens, tripod and focusing rails used.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Star Light

- Stars explode out from the light core. This is one of those fiber optic light wands photographed with my Lensbaby using the star creative aperture disk. The little different colored points of light at the end of the fibers create a specular highlight. Because they are out of focus, they take on the shape of the camera's aperture. In this case the aperture is a cardboard disk with a star shaped opening. Canon Digital Rebel XTi, 1/30 sec @ ~f/2.8, ISO 800.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


From 2010 Blog
- The Lotus Elise is a fiberglass body and aluminum chassis true roadster sports car. It's mid-engine power and read wheel drive make for an amazing handling car that can reach speeds of 150 MPH. The is a true sports car driver's automobile as the design aims to reduce weight, so there's not much in the amenities department. It's purpose is only to take two people and move them very fast. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/400 sec @ f/5.6, ISO 100, Lensbaby Composer with super wide angle adapter.

Friday, July 2, 2010


From 2010 Blog
- No it's not the Northern Lights but a simple light painting completed with $1's worth of thin chemical bracelet lights from Target. We always check out those dollar bins just inside the door at Target stores. Sometimes we find cool bargains like these lights, other times not much of interest. Canon Rebel XTi, 2 seconds @ f/5.6, ISO 200, 50mm lens mounted on a tripod.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010


From 2010 Blog
PEZ - you've got to admit they make you smile. Canon Digital Rebel XTi, 1/15 sec @ f/1.8, ISO 800, Lensbaby Composer with Fisheye Optic.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Currituck Beach Light

From 2010 Blog
- Moving south from Cape Henry Virginia, the next lighthouse is the Currituck Beach light located in Corolla, North Carolina. This picture is taken from the grounds of the old Whalehead Club which is adjacent to the lighthouse. Built in 1875 the Currituck Beach light filled the remaining "dark spot" on the North Carolina coast between the Cape Henry light to the north and Bodie Island to the south. To distinguish it from other regional lighthouses, its exterior was left unpainted. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/500 sec @ f/13.0, ISO 200.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Old Point Comfort Lighthouse

From 2010 Blog
- The lighthouse at Old Point Comfort in the Hampton Roads Harbor was built in 1802. It sports an unusual color pattern of white, red and green and is located on the grounds of Fort Monroe. The lighthouse is just outside of the fort's moat and massive stone walls whose construction was overseen by a young army engineer named Lt. Robert E. Lee. The Fort and the grounds around the lighthouse are open for visitors and it is well worth the trouble of going through the security check point to see them. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/200 sec @ f/14.0, ISO 200.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Pier Sunrise

From 2010 Blog
- This picture was taken in September 2006 at the Virginia Beach Oceanfront. The Virginia Beach Fishing Pier with its early morning anglers is silhouetted by the sun just as it rises over a bank of clouds on the horizon. As I look back on this series of sunrise photos, I am amazed at how fast the sun comes up and sky changes. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/250 sec @ f/18.0, ISO 200.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Spotlight on Joe

From 2010 Blog
- Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa ripping up the stage during his encore at New York City's historic Town Hall Theatre last night. Joe motto is "Always on the road" and his tour truck is the latest example of his climb in popularity. Canon G11, 1/80 sec @ f/4.0, ISO 800.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Night Harbor

From 2010 Blog
- The San Diego harbor and night skyline. I took this picture back in November 2006 from the deck of a harbor dinner cruise boat. It was a great clear night. I was surprised that I managed to make the picture this sharp with a relatively long exposure and the camera braced on the rail of the boat. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/3 sec @ f/3.5, ISO 800.

Friday, March 12, 2010

"A rose is a rose is a rose"

From 2010 Blog
"Rose is a rose is a rose is a rose." was written by Gertrude Stein as part of the 1913 poem Sacred Emily, which appeared in the 1922 book Geography and Plays. "A rose is a rose is a rose" is probably her most famous quote, often interpreted as meaning "things are what they are," a statement of the law of identity. Canon Digital Rebel XTi, 1/400 sec @ f/5.0, ISO 400, 50mm macro lens.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Double Knock-Out

From Austin
The red double Knock-Out rose is indeed a knock-out. Great color, lots of blooms and easy care have made this a popular home and commercial landscape item. Every time I see one, I catch myself photographing them. I must have hundreds of pictures of knock-out roses. I hope you enjoy as much as I do. Canon G10, 1/60 sec @ f/2.8, ISO 125 in macro mode.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Empire Sunset

From New York City
This photo was taken from the observation desk atop the Empire State Building at sunset in April 2008. I liked the way the stainless steel jumper cage reflected the evening sunset. I first thought this visit was just going to be another touristy thing but it turn out to be an amazing experience; one I would highly recommend. Canon Rebel XTi, 1/100 sec @ f/8.0, ISO 800, zoom at 17mm focal length.