Sunday, October 31, 2010

The Mad Hatter

My son's elementary school had a character parade and fall festival this weekend.  Everyone had a great time.  So many fantastic costumes - I really liked the one in this much color!

Saturday, October 30, 2010


This photo of a scarecrow was taken at the Corn Maze in Elkton, FL.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Bowl full of Jelly Bellies

Another shot using the softbox and a macro lens.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Little Pumpkins

Actually, I'm told these are some variety of squash.  Took the picture while at Sykes and Cooper Farms' in Elkton, FL last weekend.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Jelly Beans

Another macro using my homemade softbox (see "Sweet Tarts 1 post for link softbox fab instructions).
We've been eating our way through the Jelly Beans but I think I have enough for a few more shots.  Any suggestions...maybe a pattern?

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Sweet Tarts 1

I recently put together a "softbox" and tried it out using some low power strobes with a macro lens.  The strobes are Nikon R1's and the lens I used for this shot (and several more that I'll post) was a Nikon 105mm f/2.8.  I love the soft light and versatility of this little box.  If you're interested in making one, I happened upon the idea here (Strobist Blog).

Sunday, October 10, 2010

The Pergola Illusion

We were on the deck of a home several days ago and I looked up through a pergola (had to look that one up) and saw an image in the making.   I shot RAW and took the image into Capture NX2 were I did some typical post processing adjustments.  I then used Color Efex Pro 3 to make a B&W version and then the Color Stylizer filter to make a second version.  I really love the results.  Hope you do as well!