Wednesday, December 16, 2009

My Back yard

I can't wait until spring. It's only December 16th but I already hate winter. Come on Spring

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Our back yard

A little photoshop magic. Katy and I were raking leaves when I took this shot. I used topaz remask which I was beta testing to cut her out and add her to the moon. Even though this in not real, it was taken in my back yard.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

My Neighborhood

This is an HDR Pano that was taken at the Portage Quarry in June "09". I needed something to play with when learning about color management and printer and monitor profiling with Spyder3Print and Pro. This worked pretty good, but I am still getting more purple than blue in my prints. I added the reflection and clouds in PS CS4 and did the HDR in Photomatrix. The stitching was done with windows live photo.

Monday, September 7, 2009

My Neighborhood

I shot this guy at Oak Openings this summer, I kind of just sat on it until I could figure what to do with it. I decided to start messing with black and white because I have NIK silver effect pro and haven't used it. I really like the b/w version of this.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Our Neighborhood

I haven't posted for awhile, just lazy I guess. I shot this pic of this Mallard Duck at Oak Openings park outside Toledo, Ohio. I still consider that part of my neigborhood because I work in Toledo, and go there everyday.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Our Neighborhood

Bambi's Mom came to visit. I think she believes that the grass is always greener on this side of the fence. This was taken at Oak Openings preserve in White House , Ohio

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Our neighborhood

Bowling Green, Ohio had their fireworks last night. The weather couldn't have been better. I got some of the best fireworks shots I've ever taken.
I guess this qualifies for my blog because Bowling Green is only 2 miles away, so that is still my neighborhood.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Our Yard

Happy Fathers Day, I'm willing to bet this guy is a father. Probably a few times over. At least I hope it's a male. I think by his color, he must be, because the other bird that he hangs around with is not quite as colorful and I believe the most colorful to be the Male.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Our Yard

I don't like to feature to many of the same animals, but these guys are my favorites. They are kind of hard to capture because of the shutter speed that you have to use to get them sharp. If you use a flash it makes them mad and they fly away, so you have to use a fast shutter speed and that requires a lot of light.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Our Yard

This little guy came visiting the other day, I think the flash from my camera bothered him because everytime I picked up my camera, he would hide behind some leaves. I finally had to put the camera on a tripod and use a remote trigger to fool the little critter.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Our Yard

These guys are in my garage. I think they need fed. I wonder if the like cheezebergers ?

Friday, May 22, 2009

Our Yard

This guy wanted to pose for a picture because I believe he just felt left out. He and his wife hung out for a few days to eat some food and take a rest. This shot was post processed in Photoshop CS4, Topaz Adjust, and onone frame pro.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Our Yard

Yes, we have one of these in our neighborhood.
The moon is real, the stars were added in photoshop
with " twisting pixels" plug in.

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Our neighborhood

These soldier like pick nik tables are lined up for the winter at Portage Quarry. The quarry opens on Memorial day for swimming and fun. We spend quite a bit of time here in the summer as it has better rules than the public pools. Here you can bring your own food and drinks, and use the grills provided.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Our Yard

This guy came to visit our yard. It's getting harder and harder
to find new subjects as the weather gets warmer. I thing I'm
going to start setting up for Humming bird pics as they should be
migrating north starting this month. I'd love to photograph one and
be able to stop their wings.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Our Yard

Our Back Yard

Portage, Ohio


These Guys were just in from a flight around the neighborhood.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Our Yard

Spring is back here in N/W Ohio.
Time for all the snow birds to come back from

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Our Yard

More of the Safari around our yard. I know
this isn't a great pic, but I like it.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Our Yard

This guy was asleep on a branch, right when I got ready to snap the picture, the dog barked and woke him up. Notice the snow on his nose.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Our Yard

A famous photograper once said: I went on a 2 week safari, and made it half way across my back yard. That gave me the idea for this set of shots. All taken in my neighborhood.