Saturday, November 19, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

So my friends picked me up at 6:15 a.m. this morning and we went to the waterfront to view the sunrise...or more to point the pretty colors and clouds since we couldn't actually see the sun.  It was cold, but fun, and most of my prompts were found on the shoot.

Mainly One Color:
My favorite shot from the shoot...I sharpened and ran noise reduction, but the whites were exactly like this and the bird was just that close.

Around the Home:
Now that I have a speed light, I can take pictures of the boys, too, since they are only around the home as it starts getting dark.  Still getting the hang of it, but I love having it.

Reflection:
I tried some HDR, but the clouds moved too fast for my setting changes (no auto-bracketing on the d3100; yes, I'm sure), plus I don't understand the program...I kind of liked the small thumbnails, right and left, but when I asked for full size the middle is what I received.  I'll play some more with it for fun, but I'm pretty content with just a regular picture.

Water:
Most of my pictures are of the water, so I had trouble deciding, so you get two shots.
The above shot taken with a wider angle.  Such a beautiful location and fun, fantastic photographers with which to spend the morning.

Writing:
You'd think with writing like this staring me in the face I would pay close attention to my horizon lines, but I still had to straighten and crop some of my photos (though less than usual, so I am learning.)

I hope you had happy hunting.  I certainly did!  Have a fantastic Sunday!


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36 comments:

Nukke said...

I like your reflection and writing most !!!! But all your pic are very good :)

Have a nice Sunday !

gotmycamera said...

Love your first shot...so amazing. Also your reflection shots are stunning.

Kathy said...

Totally diggin' that first shot! The composition is just beautiful! The "white on white" is just gorgeous.

Kathy

Sonishka said...

That reflection photo is stunning! what f stop and shutter speed is it?

Nadege, said...

Never been a real fan of HDR. Love all your water shots but the reflection one is my favorite.

Serline said...

Not singing the blues but admiring these beautiful blues, sky, sea, even the distant hills bear a tinge of blue. Happy weekend!

Sara said...

Beautiful set Cedar, I especially love your seagull and reflection, so gorgeous, the water looks like glass it's so still ans reflective.

Pieni Lintu said...

Very beautiful!

Lea's Menagerie said...

My favorite is your portrait of your boy - very well done! I like the seagull, too, and your reflections photo is awesome!
Thanks for your visit to my blog.
Lea

Becs said...

Lovely images, especially love the first shot and the writing. Great colours on your water shots too.

Tamar SB said...

I just love that mainly one color shot! Great finds this week!

Bek said...

Wow! What a great reflection. I also have a 3100 and while in generally I like it, I find that the more I get into photography it doesn't allow for everything I would like to do, but which other similar cameras do have..

hiflight said...

Your reflection is wonderful and the one color is striking. Thanks.

Lauri said...

Wow, such a fantastic set. Stunning shots and you nailed all the themes. Brilliant.

Buckeroomama said...

Your Reflection shot is wonderful!

I've never tried HDR. Looks interesting, but looks complicated, too. :)

SarahinSC said...

Really cool HDR shot. I need to try that.

I'm your newest follower!

Sarah:)

tiarastantrums said...

you do have such a lovely view!

Mad Mind said...

I take a tremendous amount of water shots too. I live on the Mississippi River. That tend to make you find more shots there than anywhere else.

I love your reflection shot. Just amazing.

Susan said...

Love your reflection shot! (And your HDR experimentation too!) Looks like a gorgeous place!

Nancy E said...

Love them all --- photography by the water is always so breathtaking --- great job.

Dina @ 4 Lettre Words said...

These are stunning...especially that bird. Wow!

Stasha said...

Amazing collection. Glad the boys are being featured more, this photo is stunning. So clear, such beautiful colors. And he is very handsome!

Desirae R said...

Another great set. I really like your reflections shot and you writing picture has a lovely feel to it.

Leanne said...

Great shots, Lovely to spend some time near the water at sunrise.

dsblanchard said...

Dear Cedar,

I would like a mural of that seagull for a wall in my bathroom. Awesome!

Jen @ Tin Can Memories said...

Great job capturing that bird. Very cool shot. And, I just love your reflection shot. I love the tone, the mood... everything. Great set of photos!

Chic Homeschool Mama said...

Oh WOW- gorgeous reflection!!!

Ida said...

Great series.
Mainly One Color - Great capture
Around the Home - Handsome Lad
Water - Both shots are quite lovely.
My favorite: Writing and Reflection.

Serendipity is Sweet said...

Beautiful set! That reflection is gorgeous! The water around here is rarely so still. You captured it beautifully!

Ashley Sisk said...

These are wonderful - I love your first shot and reflection.

No Greater Love said...

Oh, I love that third picture. It is so beautiful!!!

And I haven't been home all day...have no time right now to look at any blogs or anything else...but I still had to click on yours. ;) Feel special...you are the only one I am looking at tonight. I really am a "faithful" stalker.

:)

Andrea Dawn said...

Love your seagull and reflection shots the most. They are all very good.

Kay Rhodes said...

I love the colors of the water shots...really beautiful!!!!

Patrice said...

Great shots - love the reflections!

Rachelle said...

I love your reflections series, but the around the home shot is my favorite.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

Love your HDR reflections photo!