dave's 365 project

Day 362 – daisies

Posted in Flower, Landscapes by Dave on December 28, 2010

Yeah, you know I’m about done with this when I resort to shooting flowers in the backyard. 🙂

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Day 328 – daisy

Posted in Flower by Dave on November 24, 2010

Just a quick macro for the day.

Day 279 – wild flowers

Posted in Flower, Landscapes by Dave on October 6, 2010

Pulled off the road today to shoot these wild daisies.

Day 249: Labor Day

Posted in concepts, Flower, Landscapes by Dave on September 6, 2010

The last official day of summer. I can already feel Fall in the air so I celebrated the day by swimming. It’s been the mildest summer on record so I won’t be surprised if it gets too cold to swim soon.

How it was shot –  Point, shoot. This was taken with Liz’s little Canon SD850. It’s a very impressive point and shoot camera. Plus I have the water proof casing for it so it’s very versatile.

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Day 244: Stop Sign

Posted in Flower by Dave on September 1, 2010

Driving into work this morning, I just knew I was going to have a long one. Plus I had plans tonight so getting a shot off was going to be challenging.

I noticed these flowers at a stop sign on the way in. I stopped, got out of the car quickly and fired off a few. You can see the red stop sign blurred in the middle of the photo. I love when I outsmart the day. 🙂

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Day 205: Passion Vine Flower

Posted in Flower by Dave on July 24, 2010

Yesterday, I went for distance and shot the moon. Today I was playing with the macro lens in the backyard. We have this cool vine along our fence but I never knew what it was called until today. The things you learn doing the 365.

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Day 191: floating flower

Posted in Flower by Dave on July 10, 2010

This Hibiscus was floating around and it gave me my inspiration for the day.

I grabbed the 10 gallon aquarium and submerged it with my camera inside.  It sounds a lot more risky than it is.

Day 186/365 – flowers

Posted in Flower by Dave on July 5, 2010

Liz bought a bunch of flowers for the 4th of July party. They were sitting on our table in the kitchen and I liked the way the sun was creating weird shadows on them. Shot with natural light and my macro lens.

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Day 183 – lily

Posted in Flower by Dave on July 2, 2010

We’re having our annual 4th of July party tomorrow and Liz bought some flowers.

Shooting every day has really sped up the whole process from setting up, taking the shot, and editing for me.  So I figured I’d try a texture to spice things up a little.

There is a flash shooting through a foldable softbox to the camera left. It’s my quick and easy go-to set up when I don’t have any ideas. I like it because it always produces good light. The added bonus is that it’s quick to set up and requires virtually no thought.

Set the flash to either 1/4 or 1/2 power and put the softbox about 3 feet away from the subject. My first test shot will be very close. Too bright? Move the light back a foot. Too dark, move it forward a foot. Simple.

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Day 181/365

Posted in Flower, Landscapes by Dave on July 1, 2010