Monday, November 5, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012

275

Cranes coming in for a landing at the crane party.

Exposure time: 1/1000 s
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO:250

Sunday, September 2, 2012

274

Cranes up close!

Exposure time: 1/1250 s
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO:250

Friday, August 31, 2012

273

Cranes! A huge gathering of them!

Exposure time: 1/500 s
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO:250

Thursday, August 30, 2012

272


They hay bales at a slightly different angle.

Exposure time: 1/2000 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:250

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

271


The perfect field of hay bales.

Exposure time: 1/2000 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:250

Monday, August 27, 2012

270


The lighthouse again, this time even closer.

Exposure time: 1/2000 s
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO:250

Sunday, August 26, 2012

269





The lighthouse from a different point of view.

Exposure time: 1/640 s
Aperture: f/5.0
ISO:250

Friday, August 24, 2012

268


It is a spiderweb!

Exposure time: 1/320 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:250

Thursday, August 23, 2012

267


Lake Michigan again. This time with the Manitowoc lighthouse.

Exposure time: 1/3200 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:250

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

266


some crazy flowers

Exposure time: 1/125 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:250

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

265


This is not necessarily one of my most favorite photos, but I just love how clear some of those drops of water came out!

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:250

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Saturday, August 18, 2012

263


Some more flowers at the gardens.

Exposure time: 1/3200 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:250

Thursday, August 16, 2012

262


I think this is a new addition to my top favorite photos.

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:250

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

261


The previous three photos, as well as this one, were all taken at the West of the Lake Gardens, which was an incredibly beautiful place. I can't believe I had never been there!

Exposure time: 1/500 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:250

Monday, August 13, 2012

260


As I was taking these photos, I was referring to it as the "caribbean of the north". This, my friends, is WI. Lake Michigan, in particular. Who would have guessed?! If I had not taken this photo, I would be convinced it was taken in a tropical paradise.

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:500

Sunday, August 12, 2012

259


And just guess where this photo was taken! I'll post another view tomorrow!

Exposure time: 1/3200 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:500

Friday, August 10, 2012

258


vibrant flowers! This image is not photoshopped (or gimped)!

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:500

Thursday, August 9, 2012

257


A wonderful trip to the Hamilton wood type museum!

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/2.2
ISO:500

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

256



beautiful hollyhocks

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:200

Monday, August 6, 2012

255


Very brand new baby cow! Momma was not happy that we were so close to her baby.

Exposure time: 1/1250 s
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO:200

Saturday, August 4, 2012

254






We saw so many fields with hay bales!

Exposure time: 1/1600 s
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO:200

Friday, August 3, 2012

253






WI seagulls!

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/2.5
ISO:200

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

252






weeds in the backyard

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:200

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

251


blueberries in our backyard

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:200

Sunday, July 29, 2012

250


Greg and I took advantage of having an asparagus patch in our back yard this year. Combine that with chickens, and there are many mornings with asparagus omelets for breakfast. yumm

Exposure time: 1/3200 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:200

Saturday, July 28, 2012

249






A little pink weed I found in the yard.

Exposure time: 1/3200 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:200

Thursday, July 26, 2012

248

Basil!
This year we were moving right in the middle of the growing season, which meant no garden for us. Luckily we have a mighty basil plant growing in a pot outside our front door.

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/1.8
ISO:400

Friday, June 8, 2012

247





Blossoms in front of the observatory

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO:1250

Thursday, June 7, 2012

246






I love the smell of the lilacs!

Exposure time: 1/1250 s
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO:1250

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

245

Under the canopy of blossoms.

Exposure time: 1/3200 s
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO:1250

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

244






After I had given my thesis to my committee for the first time, I went on a little walk to take flowers of all the tree blossoms. They smelled really quite good.

Exposure time: 1/3200 s
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO:1250

Monday, June 4, 2012

243






Several trees were cut down near the observatory in exchange for the college being able to put a tower up, which will block some of the sky for the telescopes.

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO:1250

Saturday, June 2, 2012

242






A dandelion behind Wilder. I guess three dandelions, really.

Exposure time: 1/4000 s
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO:1250

Friday, June 1, 2012

241





This is the staircase in Wilder. 

Exposure time: 1/8 s
Aperture: f/4.5
ISO:1250

Friday, April 6, 2012

240

The observatory at twilight, HDR style.






It took a few tries to get the layering right on this one, but I am really pleased with the outcome. Yay science. Yay photography.

239 - inverted color






Part of the process of creating the HDR images from yesterday involves making "masks". This one is from (and for) the lightest of the three images I combined, which was used to show the proper colors for the branches and blossoms. I actually really liked this image on its own, which was made by first desaturating it and then inverted the colors.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

238 - a sad attempt at HDR

This is what happens when you try to make an HDR (high dynamic range) photo on a windy day without using a tripod.







Two photos in one post as well! I figure two sad photos makes it worth blogging about? I did learn from this that the Gimp edits for combining photos in this way is really not terribly time consuming or challenging. So at least now I have the motivation of knowing I'll be able to do that part of it, in order to take the time to take the photos properly. Unfortunately, now is not the time for carefully taking photos, so until then, you get this. Oh and one cool photo that I'll post tomorrow.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

237


Different view of the flowers from yesterday.

Exposure time: 1/1000 s
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO:400

Monday, March 5, 2012

236






I think these little flowers are called Paperwhites? They were Kristina's, but she put them in my office while she was in Alaska.

Exposure time: 1/25 s
Aperture: f/5.3
ISO:400