Here is my post for week 15….Late as usual but better late than never. We enjoyed a nice afternoon downtown last week after church.
We decided to have a little picnic after church today and watch the airplanes take off. I was surprised at the number of people there. The girls had a lot of fun. Even my oldest enjoys watching the planes take off.
I love the picture below. I am so happy that I had the camera in my hand at that moment. I don’t know what they were saying to each other but they look so cute.
I wanted to find a nice place to take pictures during lunch today. I drove around to a park where I had taken a picture of some flowers. I thought I would try my macro lens on them, but they were not there. So I drove around until I thought about freedom park. I walked around for a little, sat by the pond and took a picture of a few geese. I’m not 100% happy with the background being blown out, but I still like the geese. I used my new macro lens for these images.
You wont see much about golf on my blog, that’s my husband’s hobby. However I do enjoy going to the opening rounds of the Wells Fargo Championship. This is my 3rd year going with him and I took a few pictures. Here are some of my favorites.
I had a really good and busy day yesterday. We went to the Charlotte Thanksgiving Day Parade and came back hope to eat Thanksgiving dinner. I took a little nap before going to pick up my nieces and had a surprise visit from my mom and grandma. Then we went over my aunt’s house and got home pretty late. I didn’t take many pictures yesterday just a few of the parade.
Today I took my daughters, nieces and my little cousin to see Happy Feet 2. I’m happy and thankful that I kind of have the energy to do things like that with and for my girls. I grateful that my daughters have cousins close to their age because when I was growing up, I was the youngest cousin and was left behind a lot. I’m also grateful to have been able to have a thanks giving dinner with my family and spend time with them (which is something we should do more often).
We had a wonderful thanksgiving day yesterday and a really nice day today. It was a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season.
Today, for my picture a day assignment, I went back and looked at some pictures we took when we were in downtown Charlotte, and decided to process one of my flower pictures.
I took this picture with my new 50mm 1.8 lens and believe or not, I did not have the aperture set at 1.8. I set it 2.5. When I first got the lens I shot everything at 1.8 and soon realized that was not the way to go.
The first picture is straight out of the camera with the exposure bumped up a little. The second is the same picture, converted to black and white and bumped up the yellows a little. Then I used the Soulful B&W tints Action, Warm Mist to add a little tint to it.
Hope you enjoy…
Even though I live right outside of Charlotte city limits, and I work in Charlotte every day, I rarely take the time to go downtown to see what is going on. So, on my day off, I decided to take my girls and, one of their friends, to ride the LYNX train and hang out downtown.
Since I am a photo hobbyist, of course I took plenty of pictures. I also took this opportunity to use my new polarizing filter. I was pretty pleased with the results. The colors were a lot richer and not washed out due to the bright sunlight.
All of the pictures were taken at various spots along Tryon Street.
When I looked at this picture, and the buildings in it, I thought I’d covert it to black and white to give it that old vintage look since these are some of the older buildings in the city.
I started not to take this photo because the positioning of the sun behind the building, but I took a change with it and I am pretty pleased with my results. I metered for the light to the top right of the building. I love the natural lens flare came through and trickles down to the bottom right of the photo.
This is a brick statue of children climbing on a book. I should have taken a picture of the front of this statue too so you could get the full effect.