Friday, April 25, 2008

A Couple More Tulip Shots

I am really taking advantage of the blooms while they last. Again, both are taken with the A100 and Sigma 24-70mm.

70mm, f/3.2, ISO 100, 1/1250sec

55mm, f/9, ISO 100, 1/80sec

Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Dogwood Tree Blooms

A sure sign that spring is in full spring. This is the last tree in the yard to show some color. Both shots taken with the A100 and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.

70mm, f/9, 1/500sec, ISO 200

70mm, f/6.3, 1/640sec, ISO 200

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Tulips Finally Blooming

A couple of shots from the backyard taken with the Sigma 24-70mm on the A100. The bees are quite pesky this year, must be a sign of something.

Monday, April 21, 2008

April 2008 NYC Trip Part 2

Some more pictures from a great weekend. I am liking this lens a lot.

April 2008 NYC Trip Part 1

All taken with the A100 and Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 lens.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Dogwood Waiting to Bloom

A100, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8, 70mm, f/7.1, ISO100, 1/250sec

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


A100, Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8, 50mm, f6.3, ISO 200, 1/250 sec

Moon over Boston

Taken on a trip to the Boston Children's Hospital.

A100, 18-70mm kit Lens, 70mm, f/7.1, ISO 100, 1/200sec

A100, 18-70mm kit Lens, 28mm, f/9, ISO 100, 1/160sec

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Test of Sigma 24-70mm f/2.8 Wide Open

This is a test of the lens wide open in a dim room. The subject was at 4 feet. All shots were at f/2.8, ISO-800, 1/80sec. They were taken i RAW and converted to jpeg in ACR, with no retouching.

Click on each image for a larger version.





Friday, April 11, 2008

Latest Shots with Sigma Lens

Lens first: Sigma 24-70mm EX DG Macro

Indoor Begonia with Window light:
F/7.1, ISO 200, 70mm, 1/60sec

F/13, ISO 200, 50mm, 1/125sec

F/2.8, ISO 400, 60mm, 1/50sec

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Iron Chef Photography-Fork Challange Entry

I participated in my first photo challenge. Neil Creek is hosting one at his blog. It calls for any type of physical or literal fork. I decided to take the plastic route.

Photo Details:
Quantaray 75-300 LDO Macro
300mm in Macro mode
1/3 Sec
Special lighting was used at camera left.


Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Playing with Aperture setting and fill flash. This is taken with the 50mm F/1.7.


Friday, February 22, 2008

Summer Waits Feb 22, 2008

50mm F/1.7
1/2500 sec

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Tripod Flashlight Feb 15, 2008

Another shot taken in the lightbox. The tripod is 2 inches tall.

50mm F1.7
1/80 Sec

DIY Macro Light box

Here is a light box I created with instruction from the Strobist. It works great as evidenced with the prior goofy photo. The total cost was $0.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Goofy Macro, Feb 15, 2008

Sony A100
Minolta 50mm F1.7
ISO 400

Monday, February 11, 2008

Hospital Wall Sconce 2/9/08

Quantaray 70-300mm