We had a nice storm roll through Alabama last night. These pictures were going up last night except for the fact I lost power. No lightning bolts but flashes lit the clouds nicely. Looking east toward Tallassee.
Lightning flashes create interesting texture and lighting among the clouds.
The clouds are blurry due to the 12 second exposure and wind blowing the clouds. Note the flag. Very windy storm.
Long exposure brought out blue light from the clouds and flashes of lightning.
MORE LIGHTNING PICTURES.
Rickshaws come in many flavors in Dhaka Bangladesh.
A Rickshaw driver smokes as he drives through the streets of Dhaka.
Elephants wander across the grasslands early in the morning deep in the Serengeti.
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Elephants walk through the tall grass on an early morning stroll.
Well the summer is about over and the richness of our galaxy, The Milky Way, sets for another year. Even with all the light pollution nearby you can still get some decent shots of our galaxy.
The summer Milky Way sets in the west.
Leopard with Thomson Gazelle. Serengeti Tanzania 2014. 1/125 sec at f/4.0 420mm focal length
A common question asked by new photographers is “How do I blur the background?”. The answer lies in the aperture setting on your camera.
Aperture is the opening in the camera lens that light travels through. The larger the aperture the more light enters the camera. The size of the aperture is given in terms of a f-number or f-stop. Since this is a quick and easy tip I’m not going to get into all the details of how it works, just what you need to know to get that blurry background. [click to continue…]
You can create spectacular images using your iPhone. apps – PRO HDR , Instagram
There are a million apps out there for iPhone Photography users. Here are 3 that I use on a daily basis.
This is like the all in one toolkit for iPhone Photography users. It’s been around for a while and has just about everything you need for edit images on your iPhone.
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Do you want to take better photos right now? Here are 3 simple techniques to create more interesting photographs.
1. Change Your Perspective
Look back at all the pictures you have taken. Look back at all the pictures you have acquired in your lifetime. I can bet that 99% of the images taken were shot at eye level of the photographer. This is not necessarily the “wrong” way to shoot photographs but always shooting at eye level limits the camera to one perspective.
Take a look at the images below of Pastor Samuel making cement in his orphanage in Kenya. One was shot at eye level and the other from ground level. Which one has more impact?
2. Think Negative
It’s time to think negative, negative space that is. I really like using this technique. It can work with the Rules of Composition (say the Rule of Thirds) but does it in it’s own way. Even if you don’t know what the heck the Rule of Thirds is, this technique will add interest to your photographs.