Saturday, February 28, 2009

Week 9: Signs of Spring

Signs of Spring, originally uploaded by Visions By Vicky.
Friday after school I took a walk in my backyard and came up with some photos of the flowers currently in bloom. There's still a lot not in bloom but the colors are starting to pop!

Date Taken: February 27, 2009
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
ISO Speed: 400 on all
No Flash
Focal Length: 75 mm except lower right which was 63mm
Manual Exposure
Upper Left: Exposure: 1/60, Aperture: f/3.2
Upper Right: Exposure: 1/80, Aperture: f/4.0
Lower Left: Exposure: 1/200, Aperture: f/4.0
Lower Right: Exposure: 1/125, Aperture: f/4.0

I had a hard time choosing what to post this week which is why there are 4 different images here already and here's a bonus shot of a Lemon Tree too. This is actually our neighbor's tree but this branch hangs over in to our yard.

Lemon Tree

Date Taken: February 27, 2009
Camera: Canon EOS 40d
Exposure: 1/200
Aperture: f/4.0
Focal Length: 75 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Manual Exposure
No Flash

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Week 8: Friday Night at the Pub

Friday Night at the Pub, originally uploaded by Visions By Vicky.
Bob Cowsill spends his Friday nights entertaining people at a pub in Woodland Hills, CA. I also spend many a Friday there enjoying the music and once in awhile I take a picture or two, too. I have been a fan of The Cowsills since I was 11 or 12 and I first walked into this Pub in 1990 to see Bob and his sister, Susan. I've been a regular there ever since and now I am even the webmaster for The Cowsills. Amazing the twists and turns that life can take.

I took this one with a point and shoot that I recently purchased to use at school. It went to Catalina with the Middle School chaperones and I wanted to try it out to see what kind of results I would get in a low light situation. I discovered that even though it goes to ISO 1600 there's no way I can take photos without flash at the Pub.

Date Taken: February 20, 2009
Camera: Canon PowerShot A590 IS
Exposure: 1/60
Aperture: f/5.5
Focal Length: 23.2 mm
ISO Speed: 250
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: Auto, Fired, Red-eye reduction (which didn't work!)

Friday, February 13, 2009

Week 7: OUCH!

OUCH!, originally uploaded by Visions By Vicky.
My daughter left for the annual trip to Catalina on Monday morning. Due to windy conditions on the way over to the island, the trip was very rough. In fact, my daughter was literally knocked to the floor in the restroom on the ship and this is the result - stitches in the lip, a broken tooth and several other loose teeth, a bruised cheek and lots of swelling. So instead of enjoying the week on Catalina, my husband went and brought her back on Tuesday (we tried to get her home on Monday but all boats and the helicopter were canceled) so she could see the dentist. Poor baby and major OUCH!

Date Taken: February 10, 2009
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 1/40
Aperture: f/3.2
Focal Length: 63 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On & Bounced

Friday, February 6, 2009

Week 6: Yearbook Creation

Yearbook Creation, originally uploaded by Visions By Vicky.
The first 1/2 of the yearbook is due on Monday so this will be my view the entire weekend as I try to meet the deadline! Welcome to my world. Oh, and ignore the dirty speaker on the bottom of the monitor - amazing how that stuff shows up in pictures when you don't see it in real life.
Date Taken: February 6, 2009
Camera: Canon EOS 40D
Exposure: 1/40
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0 EV
Flash: On, Bounced, FEC -1