Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cooking

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Glow

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Orange Ceramic

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mystery #3

Try to guess what this is, and post your guesses in the comments. I'll post the answer a week from today on August 4.

See the original post for the answer to Mystery #2.

Answer:
This is a shot of two plastic whistles given to me by my 3 year old nephew.


Sunday, July 27, 2008

Red & Green

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Bug

Friday, July 25, 2008

Light

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Jogging Trail

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Bahia de Banderas

I'm transitioning to a new computer right now and didn't have time to post anything new.  This is a shot from a whale watching boat in Banderas Bay off the coast of Puerto Vallarta in Mexico from a trip in January 2008.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Victoria Peak in Hong Kong, China

I'm transitioning to a new computer right now and didn't have time to post anything new.  This shot is from Victoria Peak in Hong Kong from a trip in December 2007.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Mystery #2


Try to guess what this is, and post your guesses in the comments. I'll post the answer a week from today on Monday, July 28.

See the original post for the answer to Mystery #1.

Answer:
You guys guessed it! This is a shot of the cables wrapped around an Xbox controller. Here's a shot of the whole controller:

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Tea

Mmm, there's nothing like a hot cup of Irish breakfast tea in the morning.  

I took this shot with my new 50mm f1.8, Nikon's least expensive lens.  This lens made it to the top spot on Ken Rockwell's list of the 10 best Nikon lenses.  I really like it so far, even though it won't autofocus on my D40.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Pet Bed


Where the previously introduced kitty usually naps.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Burner

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Holly

I needed a break from close-up shots. Meet Holly.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Colors

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Fresh Basil

Monday, July 14, 2008

Mystery #1

Ok, this is my first mystery photo. This is not an original idea. Rick Lee is the first I know of to do mystery photos, and he's quite good. And Josh from Josh in Real Life suggested that I try my hand.

Try to guess what this is, and post your guesses in the comments. I'll post the answer a week from today on Monday, July 21.

Update: See the comments for the answer!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Tea Set - Black and White

I thought I'd see how my tea set shot looks in black and white. I used the GIMP's desaturate feature based on luminosity. Which do you think is better: the color version, or this black and white version?

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Woodwick Candle

Friday, July 11, 2008

Remote

This is my official entry for Project Black. I also think this previous post counts.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Dead Vines

This is another older shot taken with the Pentax K1000 35mm and scratched 50mm lens, the same camera used for this shot.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Nighttime in the Suburbs

I took this hand-held using a wall as support. This is the image after a crop and some levels adjustments in GIMP. Is it still too dark?

2 sec exposure, f/6.3, ISO 200, 18mm


Here's the original:

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Candle Flames

Monday, July 7, 2008

Bicycle Chain

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tea Set

This is a tea set from Hong Kong, China. I took this shot in December of 2007 with an old Pentax K1000 35mm film camera and scratched 50mm lens. You can find the K1000 and 50mm lens used here.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Bluebonnets

Friday, July 4, 2008

Texas Capital

This shot was taken in 2005 during a trip to Austin, Texas. I think the capital building with the United States and Texas flags makes a good post for the 4th of July.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Chess Board #2

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Chess Board

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Blue Tiles

I found this sign on a building in Sundance Square, downtown Fort Worth. It reads:

Tarrant County
Historical Society
First Bank
1872
Tidball & Wilson
Established by Thomas A. Tidball
And John B. Wilson


I liked the tiles.