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365/111 – Need2Speed

May 26th, 2010 by ronlute


365/111 – Need2Speed, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Wow. Too many days without. Went a whole week w/out picking up the camera. Here is just a nearby sign. It is a nice one.

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365/110 – Mother’s Day 2

May 16th, 2010 by ronlute


365/110 – Mother’s Day 2, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

We were gone last week so today we had my parents over for “Mother’s Day” It was a great time with Bar-B-Q and a nice visit. I also realize it’s great to take family portraits whenever possible because it won’t be forever.
Lighting 430EX II high camera right fired @ 1/4 power with RP JrX into a Westcott 45″ umbrella.

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365/109 – Prom Night

May 15th, 2010 by ronlute


365/109 – Prom Night, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

I had a chance to do a photo shoot today. A young lady was going to the Prom and I took some photos of her in her beautiful dress, her wonderful shoes, with her family, with her BFFs and of course with her date. These are her magical shoes.

Lighting 430EX II high camera right fired @ 1/4 power with RP JrX into a Westcott 45″ umbrella.

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365/108 – Time to Weed

May 14th, 2010 by ronlute


365/108 – Time to Weed, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Yes. It is that time of year when the weeds need whacking and defensible space is required. Soon it will change from 70s and 80s to 90s and 100s. And then all the cool greens will turn to brown. This year with the drought cycle being broken the grasses and weeds are especially tall and it wouldn’t surprise me if they have to be whacked twice. For now though it all looks pretty cool.

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365/106 – Flying

May 11th, 2010 by ronlute


365/106 – Flying, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Another photo with the bokeh master’s kit. This one is so, so and I couldn’t think of a title that didn’t wasn’t too dumb. I found out tonight that I have to work on getting the bokeh part in a little sharper focus and I’m not exactly sure how to do it yet. That will be something to work on and experiment with. Guess that is part of what is so great about it all and why it’s so frustrating to not have more time at times.

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365/105 – Monkey’s Paw

May 9th, 2010 by ronlute


365/105 – Monkey’s Paw, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Finally got my “Bokeh Master Kit” on Friday. Gone for the weekend and wanted to get a chance to try it out so I put the paw on. This is going to be fun to use at the right times and in the right place. It does a nice job turning the bokeh into the shape of the cut-out. As usual the biggest detriment to my photography is the lack of time.

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365/104 – For Life

May 9th, 2010 by ronlute


365/104 – For Life, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Here’s one with the”biggest” glass I have. Not great but ok for a quick Friday shoot at the river in a place that I ended up at.

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365/103 – Alley

May 7th, 2010 by ronlute


365/103 – Alley, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

I took a somewhat bland photo of a nearby alley from the upper deck parking and did a couple of passes with Topaz Adjust to end up with this rather painterly effect.

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365/101 – Some Family

May 2nd, 2010 by ronlute


365/101 – Some Family, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

Did a quick family group portrait with one light. The 430EX II high camera left fired with the RadioPopper at 1/2 power and bounced from a Westcott 45″ umbrella.
A little dark of course on the away side of the flash but I like this look better than fully light and kind of boring.

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365/100 – Always Smiling

May 1st, 2010 by ronlute


365/100 – Always Smiling, originally uploaded by ronWLS.

The title tells. I often find that for the self-portrait I look way too serious. On this one I put on the EF-s 55-250mm lens. Not my favorite but part of the reason I bought it was decent reviews so I best take a better look at it. Since I have a camera that can go higher in the ISO range than the previous one it will open up new possibilities.
The lighting on this is a single 430EX II high camera right bounced off a white umbrella at 1/4 power fired with the RadioPopper JrX. Post processing with Topaz Adjust and a pass with Exposure Correction and then a pass of Portrait Drama.

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