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Thursday - April 19, 2007

April Sunset

As I left the office yesterday evening, I saw that we were having yet another beautiful sunset. And, my car was parked on the roof of the garage so I couldn't help but take another photo:

[April Sunset]
Details: 1/250 sec at f/7.1, 64 ISO, 40mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

I love sunsets.

Posted by Joanna at 9:55 PM | Permalink

Solemn Tower

UT decided to darken the Tower in remembrance of the Virginia Tech shooting victims. I wasn't going to go to campus to take photos. But, then... I was out about 10 this evening and on MoPac and I saw it and I wanted to take a photo so I went back to campus.

A shot from the South Mall:

[Dark Tower]
Details: 1 sec at f/3.5, 100 ISO, 70mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

And, then from south-east of the Tower, near Garrison Hall:

[Dark Tower]
Details: 6 secs at f/11, 100 ISO, 70mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

Posted by Joanna at 12:12 AM | Permalink

Monday - April 16, 2007

Orange!

One of the things we did on my trip to California last month was go to The Huntington. This was my second visit to their beautiful gardens. We mostly went to take in a really really cool exhibit: Constable's Great Landscapes. After some tea and a tour of the Constable "sketches" and paintings, we went wandering around the grounds for about an hour or so. And, I took about 60 photos, mostly of flowers. I actually took this one (of a poppy?) near the entrance as we were waiting for them to let us onto the grounds.

[Orange Flower]
Details: 1/160 sec at f/7.1, 64 ISO, 170mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

And, just for fun...a zoom in on the detail at the center of the flower:

[Orange Flower Detail]
Details: 1/160 sec at f/7.1, 64 ISO, 170mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

I just love looking at the details. They're so unexpected and cool.

Posted by Joanna at 11:37 PM | Permalink

Tuesday - April 3, 2007

Seagull over Venice

After I took the photo of the ocean at Venice Beach, I noticed a few seagulls soaring around. And, I actually managed to get a pretty good shot of one:

[Seagull]
Details: 1/500 sec at f/6.3, 64 ISO, 200mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

Naturally, that made me think of the photo of the buzzard that I took out at my folks' house in January of 2006. I didn't realize that the buzzard never found its way to this page. I took it right around the time I started the page. But, it never found its way here. And, so...without further ado, the buzzard photo I took in Bastrop in January of 2006:

[Buzzard]
Details: 1/50 sec at f/7.1, 100 ISO, 200mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

Posted by Joanna at 7:20 AM | Permalink


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