Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Eagles Falls

We left Sacramento at 2:30A.M. to catch the sunrise at Eagle Falls. I was amazed that there was no wind and the temperature was 51 degrees at 4:00 a.m. We hiked down to the top of the falls right from the road. Easy hike (the kind I like). We had a few clouds but it was not the dramatic sky I was hoping for. I would like to go back maybe earlier in the spring when there is more water and possbly some snow.

 I stayed until the sun made it over the mountain top. I was about to put my camera away and decided to shoot the falls with this couple in it. They were shooting from a nice poitn of view also. This is a blend of three shots. I thought it looked better than the single shot. I enjoy shooting a nice water fall with a good background or fourground!

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Glam Xtreme Photo Shoot

I attended a photo shoot with the Glam Xtreme group. One of my photography goals this year is to attend at least one portrait/workshop per month this year. I would like to become as proficient with my portrait photography as I am with my landscapes & cityscape. Attending these workshops will help me achieve this goal! This shot is identical twins Sabrina & Sara.  They were fun to shoot! see more from the shoot here.

Curvy Lombard St

This was my second time going to Lombard St. to shoot the trails from the cars tail light. I shot the trails a couple of years ago, but from a diffrent perspective. This time I wanted to shoot from the top of Lombard and Hyde. To get this berspective I had to lift my camera and tripod up on the 3 foot brick wall. Although it was not a clear night I was happy with the light trails I captured. This was a 30 second exposure, it was perfect to catch the tail lights. These type of exposures are my favorites to capture.

Friday, May 18, 2012

California State Fair Exhibit

I was happy to here that my photo of one of the rides at the California state fair was selected for exhibit during the California State Fair. I named the photo "State Fair Midway" The exhibition will  run from July 12  to July 29.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Golden Gate Super Moon

Super Moon beneath the Gate!

Truck passing in front of the Super Moon!
Shot the Super moon from Kirby Cove with photographers Bill Taylor & Ken Morgan.
We hiked down to Kirby, since it was a madhouse up in the Marinheadlands. Our intent was to
shoot with a  big zoom lens to get a big moon. There were other photographers at Kirby Cove, but we were able to get just about any spot we wanted.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Temple of poi 2012

I attended the Temple of Poi 2012 Sunset shoot at the San Francisco Civic. It was a fun but short shoot.The security officer only allowed the photographers to shoot at the Civic center for a little more than a hour. Well we broke up into several groups and started shooting. There were lots of photographers but I think we all were able to get some good shots. This is a shoot of two of the fire dancers spinning. Shooting fire dancers is a challenge because you have to use a long exposuers and they are also moving. You have to get a exposure short enough to get a sharp photo and long enough expose to for the fire also. With enough practice it can be achieved. see more about Temple of Poi here with owner Isa Glittergirl

Here is another shot of dancer Kandice Korves- Kaus
see my shots from the Temple of Poi 2012 shoot at the Civic center