Friday, May 29, 2009

83 - Rays

Canon 5DmkII, 70-200mm at 200mm, iso200, 1/20 sec at f/13.0, +EF12 ext tube

Allow your intelligence to penetrate evenly throughout the body to its extremities, like the rays of the sun. B.K.S. Iyengar

Thursday, May 28, 2009

82 - Boca Chita Lighthouse

Canon 5DmkII, 16-35mm at 35mm, iso100, 1/125 sec at f/8.0, +CPL

What I was is unimportant, what I am now is important. B.K.S. Iyengar

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

81 - Octopi Need Homes Too

Canon 5DmkII, 16-35mm at 16mm, iso100, 1/125 sec at f/8.0, +CPL

This is a Stiltsville house in Biscayne Bay about a mile from land, of the seven that are left this is the most colorful and the best maintained. This is a sunrise shot so boating there requires leaving the dock in the dark and crossing the bay with little light, but its well worth it.

Monday, May 25, 2009

80 - Opportunity

Canon 5DmkII, 70-200mm at 150mm, iso200, 1/15 sec at f/16.0, +EF12 ext tube

Problems are only opportunities with thorns on them. Hugh Miller

Saturday, May 23, 2009

79 - Belief

Canon 5DmkII, 70-200mm at 125mm, iso100, 1/4 sec at f/11.0, +12 ext tube

I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge -- myth is more potent than history -- dreams are more powerful than facts -- hope always triumphs over experience -- laughter is the cure for grief -- love is stronger than death

This image is inspired by the wonderful work of Diane Varner please visit her amazing photography at Daily Walks

Friday, May 22, 2009

78 - Lighthouse Keeper

Canon 5DmkII, 16-35mm at 16mm, iso400, 3 sec at f/8.0 taken at Tybee Island, Georgia USA

And I saw the lighthouse keeper.
His hollow eyes that pierced my soul
He said that I'm just a desperate seeker
Searching for what I did not know.

From the song Lighthouse Keeper

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

77 - Betty Boop

Canon 5DmkII, 50mm Lensbaby, iso1000, 1/45 sec at f/4.0

Another lensbaby shot taken on River Street in Savannah. Although this lens is difficult to use at first, with practice the focus becomes easier. The lens blur is all what this lens is about it is great for portraits and images that are circular. It's weakness is flat shape objects and rectangles.

Monday, May 18, 2009

76 - Time in Savannah

Canon 5DmkII, 50mm Lensbaby, iso100, 1/1400 sec at f/4.0, Composite image processed in Photomatrix Pro

This image was taken for a workshop assignment in Savannah, Georgia. The focus of the workshop was the technical aspects and artistic uses of the different Lensbaby lens and accessories and of course to have fun.

I want to thank The Mindful Eye, Craig Tanner, Matri Jeffers for hosting a great workshop.

Monday, May 11, 2009

75 - The Miracle

Canon 5DmkII, 85mm, iso100, 1/1500 sec at f/1.8

If we could see the miracle of a single flower clearly, our whole life would change. Buddha

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

74 - The Character

Canon 5DmkII, 50mm, iso250, 1/45 sec at f/1.4

You cannot dream yourself into a character; you must hammer and forge yourself one. James Froude

Friday, May 1, 2009

73 - Going Green

Canon 5DmkII, 16-35mm at 16mm, iso200, 1/125 sec at f/9.5, +CPL aboard my Seawind 1000 catamaran named Hooroo at 8.4 kns

To me there is no better way to have fun, go somewhere and take your house with you all the while go'in green than sailing. An activity that you can learn rather easily and spend your whole life mastering. Lately in my part of the world its been on the decline, fewer and fewer sailors seem to be out on the bay. I base this on observation and the fact that the big regattas have one third the entrants they did in the 70's and 80's. Boating in general has not decreased, but power boats have taken up the difference. I find that a shame and another case of "I want it now and I want to get there now".

Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so. Douglas Adams