Thursday, February 25, 2010

"Gotta Have A Sense of Humor"




Yesterday on a local television station, a photograph was shown of a small church with a sign saying, "If you are the one praying for snow, please stop!" I thought that was great...with all the foreboding news, someone still had a sense of humor!
So I continue to go out (I am trading in my mini cooper for an all wheel drive though!), have fun and look for the beauty in the muted colors within a backdrop of white and gray. Picturesque scenes with a true quiet elegance.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Winter Wonderland





Here in Philadelphia, everywhere I look there are still mounds of snow with a bit of ice thrown in...I can't wait to photograph the Flower Show at this point!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Canon 5D/Lensbaby at Longwood Gardens

video

After shoveling for hours on end, I decided I needed a change of thought from the cold winds of winter to processing images I had taken during the week of lush gardens. Longwood Gardens is hosting an orchid extravaganza through February and March and I experimented for the first time with the video capabilities of the Canon 5D Mark II combined with the lensbaby composer in an attempt to create an entirely different mood/feel.

Since this was my virgin experience of dealing with the video capabilities of the 5D, the learning curve was great. IPhoto accepted both photos and video seamlessly. However, working in Final Cut Pro, I had to convert the video footage using Compressor before it could be processed. So being house bound was not a bad thing, giving me the time I needed for this. Practice makes perfect, so the next experiment combining camera and lens will be the sights and sounds of underground Philadelphia in the subway system for an entirely different experience. See what develops!