Sunday, February 17, 2013

Blizzard 2013

Hamden had the honor of being "the bulleye" for Nemo, the Blizzard of 2013 -- we had 40 inches of snow!

I like this image below for perspective, Buddy is our 100 pound Golden Retriever...

We saw a plow on our Street Friday evening, then we did not see one again until the following Friday! A neighbor's grandson did come Monday with his small pickup truck and he made a path down our street.

The weather after the blizzard was actually quite nice, sunny, not too cold. A lot of snow melted, these icicles were from water dropping from above...

And an artistic (Fractalius) version of the image above...

one last piece of snow resisting the wind...

I made sure to clear a path to the birds feeders while Tom was digging us out in the front. As I was putting the bird feeders back up I noticed a feather at my feet. 

An artistic rendition of the feather above...

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Water Creativity

Fun with waterdrops...

The first images were from a waterdrop workshop with Susan Candelario while the last few images were inspired by an article in the PSA journal and images by Charles NeedleCheck out some of Susan's awesome high speed photos here:

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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Tom's HDR images from Radio City Music Hall

Tom's HDR images from Radio City Music Hall

I love the way he included the bend of the railing on the bottom... 

He even has the water running in this one!

Having so much fun with HDR

I have been having soooo much fun with HDR

This first image was taken in Radio City Music Hall, yes we went into the bathrooms too since many were decorated in Art Deco, Georgia O'Keefe, etc. 

I titled this image "Now I know why there is never a line for the men's room"
and yes, it is the only time that I have been on the floor in the men's bathroom, LOL

This was taken in the NY public library. The image was 5 exposures HDR and tone mapped using Photomatix and then I added Pooja (a model shot in our studio) and the light rays in post processing.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Frog friends

Pixel (our red-eyed green tree frog) seemed lonely and we contemplated getting him a friend (but are worried that he would eat it or fight with it).

Pixel  would have preferred that his friends were from "The Amazon", rather than from I think that while he enjoyed the company he thought that his new friends were a little rigid, LOL.

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Refreshment stand at Radio City Music Hall

The refreshment stand at Radio City Music Hall.

We went on a workshop with Susan and Roman and got to use tripods at Radio City!