Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Aug 23 ~ Day 236 / 366 - Repeating Speed

I thought yesterday was the last day of catch up or repeat old themes to improve. Apparently not! I am taking this opportunity to repeat speed fro Apr 29. I need to improve but I feel it is lot better than my picture from spring.
Picture of the day in 2011: P for Painter in the park
Picture of the day in 2010: Groom's sword

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Aug 22 ~ Day 235 / 366 - Catchup day: Repeating stopping time

Today is the last day of catch up days and wanted to photograph night pictures. I struggle taking decent picture in the night. Tried again today but of vein. I ended up repeating stopping time, again!
Picture of the day in 2011: O for On the rocks
Picture of the day in 2010: Bride's saaree

Monday, August 20, 2012

Aug 20 ~ Day 233 / 366 - Catch up day 9: Exploring

I like the composition of the above and the details of the bee in the below pictures.
I was trying macro and this is the best I could do. Time to get a macro lens!
Picture of the day in 2011: M for money
Picture of the day in 2010: Visit to ICU

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Aug 19 ~ Day 232 / 366 - Catch up day 8: Square frame

Repeating square frame from Apr 16. It was very challenging capturing this butterfly.
Picture of the day in 2011: L for Litter
Picture of the day in 2010: Bonsai plant

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Aug 16 ~ Day 229 / 366 - Catch up day 5: Clouds

Today I am repeating clouds from Jan 19 & Mar 23. On both the days, it was very cloudy and could not capture them properly.
Picture of the day in 2011: I for ingredients
Picture of the day in 2010: Surprised

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Aug 14 ~ Day 227 / 366 - Catchup day 3: Orange


This is my pick and the one below is my husband's pick. I could not make up my mind and hence posting both the pictures.


Repeating orange from Feb 24. I liked my subject then but was not quite impressed with the photograph. The walkway did not have any natural light and there is a cast in the photo because of the light. In today's picture it is the opposite. There was plenty of sunshine and I took it under direct sunlight as I wanted the shadows.

Picture of the day in 2011: G for Gloomy Weather
Picture of the day in 2010: Flower

Monday, August 13, 2012

Aug 13 ~ Day 226 / 366 - Catch up day 2: Exploring, freezing time

After stopping time, I did the opposite here. Freeze time. I shot this in my kitchen which has no natural light. I had to use fast shutter speed and despite increasing the ISO, this was the best lighting I could get for the picture.
Picture of the day in 2011: F for filigree
Picture of the day in 2010: Hiding

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Aug 12 ~ Day 225 - Catch up day 1: Stopping time

Next few days are going to be catch up days or repeat a theme. I have not missed any themes thus far hence will be repeating some of the themes during these catch up days. One theme I really wanted to repeat is stopping time. When I did this  theme back in Feb, I owned a point & shoot camera and could not really play with the settings. Now that I have a SLR, this theme has been on top of my "to repeat"  list. I actually wanted to photograph traffic in night but decided do this first.  I wish I had removed all the clutter before clicking.. :(
Picture of the day an year ago: E for egg shells
Picture of the day two years ago: More flowers

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Aug 9 ~ Day 222 / 366 - Glass of grapes

I did not receive the theme for Aug 9, so posting my choice.
Picture of the day in 2011: B for bridges
Picture of the day in 2010: Photo session

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Aug 7 ~ Day 220 / 366 - Day 7 of 4C10D: Color & Exposure

Today's theme is f-stop, shutter speed and color. With constant f-stop, changed shutter speed so see how the color changes. In the above pictures were taken with f-stop f/11 and shutter speeds are 1/60, 1/30, 1/15 from left to right for grass and 1/160, 1/80 & 1/40 for daisies.
With same shutter speeds as above, with f-stop f/8
With same shutter speeds as above, with f-stop f/5.6
Picture of the day in 2011: Roses
Picture of the day in 2010: Homemade sausages

Monday, August 6, 2012

Aug 6 ~ Day 219 / 366 - Day 6 of 4C10D: White Balance

Left pictures are with white balance set to sunny and the right images with cloudy.
Picture of the day in 2011: Birthday cake
Picture of the day in 2010: Toys shopping

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Aug 5 ~ Day 218 / 366 - Day 5 of 4C10D: Repeat in different time

Today's theme is to shoot one photograph from the last 4 days in a different time. I repeated green from day 2 of 4C10D. I shot that picture around 10 am and today, I took the picture around 3pm when there was plenty of sunlight falling directly on my subject.
Picture of the day an year ago: Random picture
Picture of the day two years ago: New sandals

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Aug 4 ~ Day 217 / 366 - Day 4 of 4C10D: Complementary colors

I took two pictures with complementary colors and posting both the pictures.

Picture of the day an year ago: Dora all day
Picture of the day two years ago: Times Square billboard

Friday, August 3, 2012

Aug 3 ~ Day 216 / 366 - Day 3 of 4C10D

Since I did green yesterday, today it is the other 3 colors; red, yellow & blue
Camera: Used both a P&S and a SRL
Picture of the day an year ago: Do you like it?
Picture of the day two years ago: Aerial view of Newark

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Aug 2 ~ Day 215 / 366 - Day2 of 4C10D: Fill the frame

For day 2 of 4 colors 10 days (4C10D), I chose green and filled the frame with green
Picture of the day in 2011: Carousels
Picture of the day in 2010: Flowers

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Aug 1 ~ Day 214 / 366 - Day 1 of 4 Colors

Day 1 of colors: red, yellow, blue, green
Camera: Sony Cyber Shot
Picture of the day in 2011: More flowers
Picture of the day in 2010: Elephant