Sunday, November 28, 2010

Close Up Filters

I just wanted to show you the close up filters that I bought.  Cost about $10.00 from Amazon.  But this is not what I want, I have to get very very close to my object to get Macro pictures.  Now that would not work if I want to take a picture of a bee for example.  Of course the bee would fly away.  So I have decided to purchase a Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4.0-5.6 Di LD Macro Zoom Lens from Amazon for $165.00, should receive some time next week.  Can't wait!





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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Old Church, Santa Cruz, Trinidad And Tobago


This is a Roman Catholic Church located Santa Cruz, Trinidad.  I estimate that it is no less than 50 years old!


Monday, November 22, 2010

Diving Skills


This young man is showing off his diving skills at a river near Tyrico Beach in North Trinidad. This spot that he is swimming is where the river meets the sea.





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Friday, November 12, 2010

Macro Photography

Well my quest for a zoom lens has brought me to Macro Photography aka Close Up Photography.  Macro Photography is basically a technique where you can take pictures of a very small object with the finest of detail.  To do that, certain equipment has to be purchased like a lens with a range of about 80 - 200mm.

These lens are a bit expensive so a cheaper way to start is maybe getting some close up filters, which I did.  The ones I got are +1, +4, +10 and +2.  I purchased my package from Amazon - must say that Amazon really provide a great service.  I was so excited to get my filters that I had used the express delivery service.

The filters came in a cute little black box.  The following pictures are my first attempt with all the filters on. 




My conclusion:  To take these pictures with the close up filters, I had to move my camera VERY close to the object which as much as I like this type of photography, is not what I am looking for.  I want to be able to take pictures of birds for instance, without having to get to close to them.  Because as you know, getting close up to birds would result in them flying away.  So I think what I really need is the zoom lens.  But I will work more with these close filters.

My Nikon D60 camera with a 18-55 mm lens and it does not allow me alot of zoom capability.  If I had to zoom in without the close up filters (to take pictures of the flowers -above for example), I would not get very close.  If I move physically closer, the image would be blurred.  So I am very limited with my present lens if I want to do any type of special photography tips.





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Friday, November 5, 2010

Special Friend

It has been approximately a year since I have been blogging and I have made some friends along the way.  One friend that I would like to talk about today is Terry Schultz.  She started commenting on my pictures basically from the time I started blogging.  Her comments have always, always been positive and inspirational!  I could never forget the time that I commented that I was concerned about running out of ideas of what to take pictures of and she responded by saying that there is always something.  All I had to do was to just look around my home and I will find something.

So what I did was to take some pictures of the water running from my shower and I submitted one of these pictures to an local online news paper.  Guess what?  It was selected!

A few days ago I wrote an article about my photography progress and yesterday I thought that I should ask Terry if she would honor me by posting the article on her website.  And trust me when I say, within fifteen (15) minutes, I received a response from her informing me that she had posted her article on her site!  I really appreciate her doing that for me.  THANK  YOU TERRY!!!  

Maybe someday we will get to meet each other face to face.  I will like that very much!