April 2012 : Wednesday
Apr 2012 : Wednesday
Monterey PhotoWalk Soon! Over 260 people RSVPed!
Time/Date: April 12 starting at 9:30AM – Arrive early to shake hands!
Start Location: Monterey – across from the Aquarium
End Location: The Wharf!
- Free event
- Hosted during the EG Conference – day passes will be avail if you want to come
- All skill levels – bring your mobile phone!
- Family-friendly – great for kids and dads and moms
- RSVP on Google Schemer: http://goo.gl/8JrU0
- Can’t get on Google Schemer? Click link: http://goo.gl/RoxQg
Tag to use for your photos on Google+: #MontereyPhotoWalk
Big Lenses = Big Sun
Do you notice how some photos just seem to have HUGE suns and moons? Well, for one thing, I think that 75% of the “cool” moon shots in landscapes are faked. That is, they will paste in a “big” moon from another photo above a mountain range or something. I don’t do that. Like, for example, the sun here was really here. I don’t add stuff like that to photos.
Anyway, to get the sun or moon to look Big, you have to do two things:
- Orient an object that has a known size (human, tree, car) in front of the moon or sun.
- Use a huge lens (in this case, it was around 300mm) to zoom in and make the distant object seem even bigger.
Daily Photo - Paddleboard in Hawaii
The weather in Hawaii was rather dour and dismal for most of my trip. I only caught one sunset while there, so I decided to try to make the most of it.
This lone paddleboarder was skating across the surface of the ocean while I was walking along the beach. Although this photo looks fairly serene and calm, I was not. You only get one chance for this shot, unless you are willing to take a shot, sprint, take a shot, sprint, take a shot, SPRINT, etc. I’m sure people on the beach thought I was a loon, but I couldn’t think of any other way to get it done!