Monday, October 29, 2012

The Desert Lily

In this shot of an ordinary cactus blossom near Pompey's Pillar, I really enjoy how the flower stands out from the cheat-grass surrounding it. One of the details that degrades this shot is the 2 blades  of grass that over lay the blossom, making for a distracting element.

Pictured in this shot is a lily pad blossom from a lake in the Beartooth Mountains near Dean, Montana. I really like how the detail of the flower shines through and makes for a crisp shot. I think that if I zoomed out a bit more and let in some of the surrounding landscape create a background for the shot, versus having only the flower in the shot, it would make a better piece of photography.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Moss on the Flipside

These were both taken on a patch of public land by Lockwood. The first shot really captures what I was going for, which was the textures and follows the rule of thirds. The second shot even though it caught the detail of the moos, I don't like how it breaks the rule of thirds The tiny strip of leaves on the right draws attention away from the tree. I feel like this would have been a better shot if i shifted the camera to the left to get more of the log in view.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Earth and Sky

ISO 80    108mm     f/5.2     1/200 sec   No Flash

ISO 200    98.1mm    f/4.8     1/125 sec    No Flash

ISO 250    26.3mm    f/3.7    1/80 sec    No Flash

ISO 80    10.8mm      f/5.6      1/500 sec   No Flash

ISO 80   108mm    f/5.2    1/160 sec   No Flash

ISO 80  33.9mm    f/5.6    1/500 sec    No Flash

ISO 80    30.7mm     f/5.6     1/640 sec     No Flash

ISO 80      4.5mm     f/5.6    1/800sec     No Flash

ISO100    107.9mm     f/5.2   1/125sec    No Flash

ISO 125    9mm   f/5.6    1/320 sec    No Flash

ISO 125   128mm    f/5.2    1/500 sec    No Flash

ISO 80   7mm   f/5.0   1/500 sec    No Flash

ISO 125   76.4mm  f/4.3   1/125 sec    No Flash

ISO80   108mm  f/5.2   1/160 sec    No Flash

ISO 80   75.2 mm   f/5.6   1/500 sec     No Flash

ISO 80   105.1mm   f/5.6   1/640 sec    No Flash

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

A Beartooth Blizzard

I really like how the horizon is obscured in this shot and its hard to tell where earth meets sky.
The diagonal lines the ridges create create a nice element to, but I don't like how this shot doesn't have a  focal point.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

The Sky Icy and Aflame

In each of these pictures I like the contrast of the sky's colors in relation to the earth.
In the first picture, the smoke clouds are reflecting the flames of the 225,000 acre Derby Fire painting the sky orange.
The second image is Grinnell Mountain to the south of the Many Glaciers campground in Glacier National Park. I like how you can imagine the sky as the ocean crashing over a rocky coast in this one.