This is a simple picture of a candle with some white christmas lights in the background. To get the flame shaped bokeh I used my 50mm prime lens set at f1.7, and I placed a piece of black construction paper in front of the lens with a small flame-shaped hole cut out in the center. This basically gives the lens iris a different shape, and all out of focus points of light will conform to that shape.
The Hotel Lobby at the Hassayampa Inn.
In The Passage
"There's a ring around the moon tonight
And a chill in the air
And a fire in the stars that shine so near - so near."
Slide Rock After a Snow Storm
Slide Rock State Park after a late March snow storm.
Monsoon 2012 #05
Lots of branches on this bolt.
Monsoon 2012 #04
Yet another vertical crop of an impressive bolt.
Monsoon 2012 #03
Vertical crop of a nice bolt.
Monsoon 2012 #02
A real active Thunderstorm this evening. Looking west over the prison.
511 20 second exposures stitched together using "StarTrails".
Taken by the Aspen Yurt at the Flagstaff Nordic Center on Aug 13, 2012. Pentax K-5, ISO 6400, F 4, 20 seconds, 15mm. (StarTrails strips EXIF data)
The Milky Way
Taken by the Aspen Yurt at the Flagstaff Nordic Center.
My father got me interested in photography as a kid with his Rolleicord medium-format twin lense reflex camera and later a Canon FTb 35mm. We even converted a large closet into B&W darkroom - that was fun.
It wasn't until 2009 that I seriously started getting into digital SLR photography after buying a Pentax *istDL on clearance. Since then I have upgraded twice to a Pentax K-x and more recently to the amazing Pentax K-5.