Sunday, September 26, 2010

Biker's Leather

These are shots of some leather work on a Harley that was on display at a local festival. I would guess the guys name was Henry but then there is also the name K Smith on another piece. Since there is a R.I.P. work, maybe there is some honor in mentioning one of the names for someone that has died. No matter, the work is really nice, so nice I didn't take a picture of the bike. Just a white Harley with lots of chrome.



Friday, September 24, 2010

Turn Signals

I went to a car show last weekend. It was the Dayton Concours De`Elegance at the Carrillon Park. This is a setting with an old Erie Canal setup, the Wright Brothers bicycle shop look a like some trains and other replicas of the late 19th and early 20th century. It has lots of trees so it is ideallic in nature. This year being as dry as it has been made it a tad dusty for the cars. You can see the haze on the fender in the side shot more so than the over the top shot. Clouds kept it very comfortable but made it difficult to get the shot with or without the polarizing lens. Ended up giving up and just stayed with the polaizer.



     The morning sun coming up over the trees.
     We have had and are still in a drought situation. This puts a lot of dust into the air. The afternoon and night before we  finally got some needed rain but it didn't help the atmosphere that much.
     I was hoping for a good harvest moon shot but the clouds took care of that and having the rain was more important. It would have been the Harvest Moon on the night of the first day of fall. How unique.

Monday, September 20, 2010


This morning we caught a balloonist just north of here and I followed it with my camera until it was a mile or so south of our house. I wanted to get more of the balloon lobes to catch the sun.

The camera was set on ISO 400, 1/500 shutter speed and the f-stop was f-9. Focal length was 270mm.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Morning Glow

We were starting our first day of the three day community garage day sale. Up at 6, eat, outside around 7 to start getting everything that needed or should be outside placed before the opening bell at 8. It was suppose to be a clear day and it did turn out that way. Not a cloud in the sky so I decided to take some early morning shots.

Both were taken at 6:20 AM. The camera is the Canon Rebel EOS XTi. The lens is my one and only, at least for now, Tamron 18-270mm Di II VCD.

The first picture has the following specs; 3888 x 2592 pixels, 72 dpi resolution, f-stop 5.6, ISO 1600, focal length of 32mm and a shutter speed of 1/2 sec. Size is 1.17 MB.

The next picture is 2710 x 1368 pixels, 72 dpi, f-stop 5.6, ISO 1600, focal length 32mm and shutter speed 1/2 sec. Size 570 KB.

I have played with the color intensity a bit and plan on trying some Lightroom effects. Afterall, this is my learning curve.