I spotted a Ferris wheel on the way home from work and decided to take Big Bertha to the carnival.  This was the perfect location to experiment with different camera settings. This ride below looked boring until it started moving.  I experimented with shutter speed. This ride below was covered in lights.  I placed the camera on the tripod, selected a slow shutter speed and zoomed the lens in and out until I liked the results. More fun with a slow shutter speed and moving the camera. The Ferris Wheel! Camera:  Big Bertha (Canon EOS 5D Mark II) Date:  February … Continue reading Carnival!

Rubbish as Art: Cardboard Box

I was filling the car up with gas after work and noticed a box by the gas pump. It’s not the typical trash you see – usually there are soda cans or food wrappers but not a box of tomatoes.  I liked the contrast of colors against the pavement and thought I might as well take a photo (or two.. or three) while I wait for the tank to fill up. This also begins a new category I call, “Rubbish as Art.”   Here are the results of the Rubbish as Art series: Tips: A couple years ago I was … Continue reading Rubbish as Art: Cardboard Box