Friday, November 30, 2018


In the last picture, I wanted to add a reflection and put the camera closer to the surface of the water. I did that for this picture, but I still don't completely enjoy this picture. I tried to take pictures of the water that was in the leaf but the focus wasn't correct. I guess I am going back to try again. 

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Full Moon

After all the clouds disappeared, the full moon shined bright. In the past, I haven't been able to take pictures of the moon during the night. When I took these pictures, I figured out how. I kept the ISO and aperture the same as shooting in daylight, and only adjusted the shutter speed. I adjusted it to the exposure that fit the moon. I made sure the moon wasn't too bright or dark and was able to take this picture. 

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Partly Cloudy

During the night of a full moon, the sky was only partly cloudy. I missed the sunset, but the clouds made for an interesting full moon. They covered the moon for about 15 minutes before clearing away. So, I was able to get pictures of both the clear moon and a moon covered by clouds. 

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Red Berries

Continuing with the black and white with the selected color theme, I chose these berries to take pictures of. Above the roses were these berries. What I don't like about the picture, is the roses and these berries are red. I would have liked for there to be a different selected color between the two pictures. 

Monday, November 26, 2018


I saw this rose bush and this one rose stood out. There were very few roses and this was the only full rose. It was also a lone rose in a large area of green leaves. I chose to edit the color away from the rest of the green bush and have the focus on the bright red roses. I like this new style of black and white with selected color photography. I think my next theme will be over that and black and white photography. 

Saturday, November 24, 2018


Most objects in this picture are brightly colored. There are the bright blue sky and red leaves. Most times bright colors contrast each other or ruin the picture, but in this picture, I think they work. The leaves stand out against the sky and the sky complements them at the same time. The bright colors bounce off each other and create a neutral picture. 

Friday, November 23, 2018

Wall of Flowers

Near the flower that had dew on it, I saw a big bush of these orange flowers. The orange flowers also had dew on them. I thought it was a perfect picture, but if you look closely there are specs of white. That is from the water reflecting the sun and creating an overexposure in that tiny area. 

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Harsh Sunrise

Happy Thanksgiving! In the early morning hours of a bright and sunny day, I took pictures of the sun with silhouettes of leaves in the frame. I took pictures with the lowest ISO and highest shutter speed, but the picture still came out white. I adjusted my aperture (the hole to let light into the camera) to the smallest setting. After changing all the settings, I was able to capture this picture. 

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Morning Dew

I started taking pictures of this flower standing up and pointing the camera down at the flower. I thought this is too basic. So, I changed how I was taking pictures. I zoomed in close and placed the camera level with the flower. This helps the water stand out as it creates bumps against the flat flower. It also helps bring out the white edge on the flower. 

Tuesday, November 20, 2018


The same morning as the last picture, I took this picture. This tree's leaves weren't covered in ice. Instead, I tried to have them stand out against the overcast sky. I like how the only color in the frame is from the leaves. Everything else is blurred while the leaves that are in focus are red. 

Monday, November 19, 2018


Last week, temperatures dipped below freezing. While some spots with deep water didn't freeze, small sections of water froze. I went outside to capture the ice and I found this tree. The leaves of the tree were partially covered in ice. 

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Moving Sunset

As the sun continued to set, I moved to another spot to take more pictures of it. One of the spots where I stopped was this house that had toilet paper in the trees. I thought it would be another aspect to the picture that wouldn't be missed. I wanted to capture the toilet paper, but not make it the focus of the picture. I adjusted the camera to make the picture darker but not too dark that the paper wouldn't show up. 

Wednesday, November 14, 2018


I have taken many different angles of leaves during the fall. I have taken pictures of leaves on the branches of trees, floating in water, and laying on the ground. This picture is different than the rest since there is a background. In the other pictures of the leaf laying on the ground, the background is just water or more red leaves. With this picture, there is another tree in the background that is a different color than the leaf, this makes the picture much more interesting than the others. 

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Fall's Tree

I took pictures of this tree because of the two different colors. There are the red leaves and the green spiky balls. I like the contrast that the two give each other. It is like two seasons in one, the green is the summer and the red is the winter. 

Monday, November 12, 2018

Winter Sunset

During the summer, sunsets are brighter and more colorful because of the storms that create great sunsets. During the winter, there are fewer storms during the sunset which makes not as good sunsets.  While I didn't take pictures of this sunset during the peak time, it still is darker and not as interesting as sunsets during the summer. 

Thursday, November 08, 2018

Christmust be Celebrated before any Other Holiday

While looking for interesting places to take pictures of the sunset, I found this Christmas decoration. When I saw it I immediately knew what the title was going to be. I put the camera as close to Rudolph's nose as I could. I that most of the reindeer are in focus, while Santa in the back is out of focus. 

Wednesday, November 07, 2018

Sunset Tree

The other plant I put in front of the sunset was this pine tree. I like how there are the needles on the pine tree. It gives the viewer something more to look at besides the sunset. I also like how the colors from the tree are very dark but you can still see the green. The sunset is bright enough to be a sunset but dark enough to not be overexposed. 

Tuesday, November 06, 2018

Sunset Flower

During one sunset, I captured it through silhouettes of many plants. I like this picture because of the blurred sunset and focused flower. I wish I decreased the shutter speed so the flower would be brighter. If I did that though, then the sunset would be overexposed.

Monday, November 05, 2018


Still, in the canal, I put my camera as close to the water as it could go. I like how the leaf curls up out of the water. I also like the reflection it gives the water. After looking at it, I wish I angled the camera down a little and put the reflection in the center of the frame. 

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Flying High

Looking up from the flowers and lizards, I saw this hawk circling above. While it was circling, it kept on drifting west. I think it was just soaring and going where ever the wind took it. I took a few pictures and looked to make sure they were good, and when I looked up, the hawk had moved farther west. 

Friday, November 02, 2018

Fallen Leaves

These leaves actually fell to the ground naturally. Passing a driveway, I found it covered in leaves. Normally I would pass it, but I liked the red leaves, so I took a few pictures. I took close-ups and pictures from a high angle. I liked the close-ups better because you get more detail on the leaves and the leaves that aren't in focus or better looking than I large frame with everything in focus. 

Thursday, November 01, 2018

Falls Color's

During the past few weeks, there have been heavy rains. While this made flooding and other problems for the city, the water helps make some interesting pictures. In a canal beneath a red tree, several leaves fell (and I picked one to make this picture). I picked the reddest leaf I could find to stand out against the tree.