Thursday, May 31, 2018

Morning Dew

In Texas, it is very common to see dew on outside plants in the morning hours. Dew is caused by heat during the day that evaporates the moisture in the air turning it into a gas. Then the night cools the moisture turning it back to a liquid and putting it back on the plants. This small flower has tiny droplets of water on it which is the dew.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Slow Walk

After waiting for several minutes, the bird decided that no fish were where it was, so it slowly walked to find a new spot to wait. The bird had to walk slowly and carefully to try to not scare the fish away. I like this picture better than the other because of how the birds head is positioned and how the sunlight is on it.

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Fish Hunter

After a short beginning of summer/Memorial Day break, I found this bird in a creek hunting for fish. As this fish-hunting bird waited in the creek, I seized the opportunity and took pictures of it. I like the algae in the background since it gives the eyes something else to look at.

Friday, May 25, 2018

Streaks of Light

During the late dusk hours, I biked to the corner of two major streets and photographed the cars as they drove through the intersection. I decreased the shutter speed, decreased the aperture (close the hole that allows light into the camera), and lowered the ISO to the lowest it could be. Before I edited this picture, it was too bright. I couldn't darken the picture anymore because I was already at the settings that made the picture the darkest it could be.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Colorful Bloom

As the heat continues to increase in Texas, more and more flowers are starting to bloom. As these flowers bloomed, their petals are bright pink and orange. I tried decreasing the apurature (close the hole that allows light in the camera) to not blur the background as much with a higher apurature. There is less blur in the background in this picture, but there still is some.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Summer Blue

This blue is unlike any other blues that I have seen before. There are some petals that are bright blue and others that have turned to a green color. The difference in the colors makes the flowers more appealing to look at.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Red Moon

During dusk the of a full moon, the sun made the moon turn to a reddish color. I was able to take pictures of the moon before the sun went down. The sun turned the moon red, so the next time there is a full moon, look right at dusk and the moon will be a reddish color.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Family Reunion

After I faded away from the family of ducks, they reunited. The water in this small river is really clean with algae on the bottom. Just from this picture, we can see lots of other objects in the water. In the top left corner are many pieces not commonly found in water, but I can't figure out water they are from this picture. It looks as if some might be bubbles and others might be leaves, but they might also be pieces of trash and plastic.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Walking on Water

As I approached too close to the family of ducks, the baby ducks swam away in fear of me. The mother duck saw me approach but didn't move as fast as the baby ducks did. I like how I was able to capture the water droplets in the air but the droplets also overexposed the picture. I think that the rest of the water helped stop the reflection of the sun, but once the water separated, the sun was able to reflect through the droplets.

Friday, May 18, 2018

Ducks in a Pond

Along with metal, water also reflects the sun. This reflection creates the problem of having an underexposed picture to compensate for the overexposed spot. An easy way for photographers to avoid this problem is to take pictures during the first two hours and the last two hours the sun is out. The best weather to photograph, especially objects that reflect the sun, is cloudy with no humidity.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Painted Sunset

The heavy rains brought a colorful and different sunset. Even my wide-angle lens wasn't wide enough to capture all of the sky. This was the best part of the sky, the part where the sun was able to get through to the clouds enough to make some colored and others not. The clouds were really spread out, some were big clouds but most were smaller broken clouds.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


As a heavy rain storm moved through Texas, my roof overflowed with rainwater. As the rain fell, I tried to capture a picture like this. The raindrop that is 'going up' is too far back in the frame. I wish that rain drop was closer up in the frame. It is a really interesting raindrop. It hit the roof just hundredths of a second earlier and in this picture, it moved up and started breaking into smaller droplets.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018


While biking past a group of bluebonnets, I thought they would be really interesting to take pictures of. After I took a few pictures, I found that the bluebonnets are really hard to photograph. This bluebonnet's top wasn't very white, but the other bluebonnets I took pictures of had a white top. The white makes the picture underexposed but the white spot is still overexposed.

Monday, May 14, 2018


As the turkey was about to fly to the rest of its friends, it took a look at me to see if I was close to it or not. I believe that it was checking to see how close I was to it. One problem when taking pictures of things that are made of metal or reflect the sun is the glare that they make back into the lens. When I was taking this group of pictures, it was mostly cloudy with some intervals of sun. When I took this picture, the sun was hidden behind the clouds which is why there is no reflection blocking this turkey.

Saturday, May 12, 2018


After staying on the ground with me taking pictures of them, the turkeys flew to the top of a house. Three of the four turkeys flew to the very top, but this last turkey didn't make it up all the way. It was trying to fly up with the rest of its group, but the metal roof made standing up difficult. I took a few minutes to take pictures then walked away and found this last turkey with the rest of its group.

Friday, May 11, 2018

Single File

One of the times I got too close to the turkeys, they ran to the cover of a bush. Sometimes after I walked too close, I would try and hide to see if the turkeys would walk out so I could get a closer shot. These turkeys seemed to know where I was and they didn't come out until I was actually far away.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Turkey Thursday

On a regular bike ride, I was biking down a friends street when I saw these turkeys. I didn't have my camera on me, so I raced home then returned with my camera. I went to the spot where I saw them last but they weren't there. I continued down the street and found them a few houses down. Not that I have seen any turkeys before, but these turkeys seemed really scared. I couldn't get within twenty feet of them before they ran farther away from me.

Wednesday, May 09, 2018

Crane Flies

Near the flowers was this crane fly. While they look like big mosquitos, they are not like mosquitos. The crane flies do not bite humans and instead eat nectar. This would explain why it was near the flowers, to eat the nectar in the flowers.

Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Yellow Rain

Like the other flower, this flower turns the rain droplets a color. Since this flower is yellow, the rain turns to a yellow color. The rain on this flower made bigger droplets than on the last flower, especially the big drop in the middle of the flower.

Monday, May 07, 2018

Spring Rains

The morning after a night rainshower, this flower was covered in water droplets. The colors on the flower turn the water droplets that red-pink color. I like how most of the droplets are in focus. This allows us to see an edge on them.

Saturday, May 05, 2018

Swinging Low

One of the things batters have to realize is where the pitch is. Especially at 90+ miles per hour, you only have a split decision to swing or not to swing. There are also different spins and ways a pitcher can make the ball move. The ball could shift to the inside of the plate or spin outside.

Friday, May 04, 2018

Home Run

During the Ranger's first at bat, they were able to score one run off of Joey Gallo's hit. I took multiple pictures (around ten) during this single pitch. I set my camera to take pictures with a shutter speed at 1/4000. This is the highest it can go and I set it to the most amount of pictures it could take in a single push of a button. During the entire time, the ball was out of the pitcher's hand, I took four pictures. The ball was moving so fast that none of those four pictures had the ball in it. This picture happened under a second before the home run.

Thursday, May 03, 2018

Foul Ball

The batter after Jose Altuve was Carlos Correa. He ended up being the third out of the inning. While he was still hitting, he hit a foul ball that appears to brush his face. I don't think the ball is as close as it looks in this picture. I think the ball is about two feet away from his face but the angle I was taking the picture at made it seem like the ball is right next to his face.

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Pop Fly

As Jose Altuve's pop fly fell from the sky, the Ranger's center fielder made the catch. I like how I was able to stop the ball and mostly keep it in focus as it fell into his glove. The ball looks spherical and not like a blur in the picture.

Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Pop Fly

On Jose Altuve's first at-bat, he hit a pop fly to center. The next picture will show the Rangers center fielder catching this fly ball. I was trying to take the picture right as the ball hit the bat but the angle of where I was sitting and the speed the ball made contact with the bat made that very hard to achieve.