A photo here for every day of the year…

Photoshop CS 5

Day 075

March 20, 2011

“DOF Comparison of Flowers”

I took a photo in the same spot of the same bush of flowers. I wanted to see the difference between each of the f-stops to compare the bokeh from f1.4 to f5 with a 50mm 1.4 Lens

DOF Comparison of Flowers

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f1.4-f5
Exposure: 1/400th sec
ISO: 125
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 1:07pm
Edited in: Photoshop CS5


Day 074

March 19, 2011

“The Original”

This is the longest ORIGINALLY operated McDonalds in the world! This is in my hometown in Downey, Ca where I grew up as a kid. It’s still there! I don’t eat fast food at all, but I thought this was cool that it’s still resides there. I would have spent more time on a better photograph, but it was getting late, I had my daughter and too many cars in the parking lot to maneuver around.

The 1953 McDonald’s restaurant at 10207 Lakewood Blvd. (at Florence Ave.) was the third franchised McDonald’s built and is the oldest surviving McDonald’s. It was listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s 1994 list of the 11 Most Endangered Historic Places.

The Original

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f6.3
Exposure: 1/1250th sec
ISO: 2000
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 6:25pm
Editing: Lightroom & Photoshop
Flash: None


Day 072

March 17, 2011

“Me want some clovers!”

HA! Took the Giant and stuffed his mouth with clovers for St. Patty’s Day.
Speedlight 580EX II

Me want some clovers

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f10
Exposure: 1/50th sec
ISO: 4000
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 8:53pm
Editing: Lightroom & Photoshop
Flash: Speedlight 580EX II


Day 070

March 15, 2011

“Records in Time”

Vinyl Records of the Beatles…. for my mom…

Recording in Time

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: 1.8
Exposure: 1/2500th sec
ISO: 4000
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 10:20pm
Editing: Lightroom & Photoshop
Flash: None


Day 067

March 12, 2011

“Cousins”

My little girl and her big cousin Gemma. Playing in the mirror is the most fun thing in the entire world!!!! 🙂
I used just the tungsten light from the lamp and no other strobes.

Cousins

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: 2.5
Exposure: 1/400th sec
ISO: 5000
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 3:35 pm
Editing: Lightroom & Photoshop
Flash: None


Day 064

March 9, 2011

“Lonely Lifetower”

I was cruising down PCH earlier and it was so pretty out! However the lighting was at 12pm so as you know – the worst time to shoot pictures! But I had to be somewhere by 1:00pm…. I liked this lighthouse… it was neon green! 🙂

Lonely Lifetower

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: 4.0
Exposure: 1/1250th sec exposure bias: – 0.7step
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 12:23 pm
Editing: Lightroom & CS5
Flash: None


Day 060

March 5, 2011

“Neon Food Coloring is FUN!”

Didn’t know what to do for my photo today. I was staring at my bedroom floor where lie empty water bottles that didn’t make it to the recycle. I was playing with food coloring yesterday so that hit in my mind and here we are. Its not exactly what I wanted but time was running out and Im super tired.
Speedlite 580EXII was lit under and up behind the water bottles against a white foam board. Another white foam board is under it with a piece of plexiglass.

Neon Food Coloring is FUN!

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f5
Exposure: 1/500th sec
ISO: 2500
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 10:30 pm
Editing: Adobe LR / CS5 Photoshop
Flash: Speedlite EX-II almost full power


Day 059

March 4, 2011

“The dolphin appeared”

High Speed Sync – Stopping water can make amazing things appear… can you find the dolphin?

Used a Speedlite 580EX-II off camera slightly to the left with a blue gel. Two lights on either side of the white plate slightly behind it and white foam board behind. I added pinkish purple food coloring in the water because the water clear color was coming out too light. If I tweaked the contrast a bit, you could see it, but I actually liked how the food coloring came out!

I zoomed into this photo and it looks like a dolphin is coming out of the water… I think its the coolest thing in the world!!! I couldn’t do that if I TRIED!

More photos of the same shoot HERE ON FLICKR … Click link and scroll down

The dolphin appeared

One more – I just loved it too!
Drop 2

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f7.1
Exposure: 1/800th sec
ISO: 200
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 9:02 pm
Editing: Adobe LR
Flash: Speedlite EX-II W/High Speed Sync


Day 056

March 1, 2011

“A day of Film”

I had to do my assignment today with my film camera for school so it was out from earlier. I am working in the darkroom a few times a week developing Black and White photos with my old but VERY perfect condition Minolta SRT – 201 w/ a Rokkor 50mm 1.4 lens. I wanted to get a photo of my film camera for my digital 365 project. I wanted to add the antique look because the camera is from the late 70’s early 80’s.

A day of film

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f10
Exposure: 1/60th sec
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 8:03 pm
Editing: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Flash: Speedlite 580EX II Pointing straight up


Day 053

February 26, 2011

“Flying Free”

It’s been raining a lot lately, was supposed to snow actually today… but it was SO beautiful out – beautiful, clear, windy, and cold but most of all a gorgeous day in Marina del Rey. I miss it so much here, it’s been 10 years since I lived here on the yacht. I need to get back to sailing my #1 passion!

Flying Free

Camera Used: Canon DSLR EOS 5D Mark II
Aperture: f7.1
Exposure: 1/640th sec
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 50mm
Time Taken: 2:08 pm
Editing: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Flash: None