Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Color in Winter

Chucks and Colors
Originally uploaded by Apocaplops
It's hard to find. If you want a really colorful place, try a playground. They look especially weird when it's too cold and snowy for the kids to play, I think. This shot was at Hawk Island Park, the water park area. They obviously have turned off the water, and no kids around, so I can finally take some photos there without feeling like a creep.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Bring your camera with you!

Winter Heron
Originally uploaded by Apocaplops
Seriously! I usually bring mine to class with me every day, but today I forgot it at home. Of course there was a beautiful Blue Heron in the middle of the Koi pond today, looking majestic against the snow-covered rocks. I raced home to get the camera, and by the time I got back of course he was gone. I eventually saw him flying rooftop to rooftop and managed this photo.

The key to great Osanpo photography is just taking your camera with you, and keeping your eyes open. Be prepared!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Busy time of year!

Blank Ballot
Originally uploaded by Apocaplops
I've been pretty darn busy photographically lately! I had a wedding about 3 weeks ago that I shot for a friend and I'm still working through the RAW files - over 500 of them! Whew, that's a lot of processing, gotta keep going.

I also went to a great costume party for Halloween, and was quite happy I brought my camera. I went digital, with my Canon XT, and I recently plunked down the (whole lotta) cash for a 580EXII flash, which has been oh so useful lately, what with the sun setting at like 5 pm. So there are some good costume shots here, especially if you're a big Hayao Miyazaki fan!

Finally, you may have noticed it was election day recently. I took my camera with me to take some shots at the polls, and a friend mentioned later it's illegal to take any photos there. So for the record, I didn't take any election photos at the polls, because we all know that's illegal in Michigan for some dumb reason.

I'll update with the progress on the wedding photos soon.