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Stairs aka Escalator


The World’s Largest Word Search
Shot during 52Frames’ Stairs Theme Week

The wall was the largest word search once upon a time. Rumor is that this section of the space is going to be walled off and thus, this most likely will be disappearing.  I had to see if I could shoot this for the stairs theme. It makes me feel sad to think this may be destroyed. I have fond memories of this place and the wall.

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Framers Friday: Fast Shutter Speed


Dance Your Cares Away, Worry’s for Another Day

Here is what I wrote:

Even though I’m learning a lot, This a HUGE learning curve for me. I have to say I still do NOT like fast shutter photography. 

This is Abby Gail, my half-wild cat. I went out earlier in the week and went for a consistency shot. I’ve shot a quite a few other types of shots Saturday; but, this is technically the better picture. Thus, it’s my submission. I just wish the rope/string she was after was inside the frame.

She looks like she’s dancing to me; thus, the title which is part of Fraggle Rock’s theme song.

1/3200 sec, f/1.8, ISO 100 with a EF50mm f/1.8 II Canon lens

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Zox On

When I received both of these mailings on the same day during the week of 52Frames’ Black & White theme, I thought they would look great together in a black & white image.  I had not even opened the packages.  I did remove the clear plastic mailing wrapper on the question mark package as the light was causing glare.

Once I took the shot, I realized that it was not as great as I thought.   The outline of the question mark is actually a reflective gold material and it did not show up well on the top right part. This was my first and consistency shot for the 52Frames’ challenge in case I could not come up with anything better.

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Framers Friday: Stairs


Giving Up

Here is what I wrote:

Consistency shot. I had something in mind and arrived only to discovered the lighting was not consistent. What I had in mind would not work. So, I just went with this on the spur of the moment.

Note: This picture made it into the 52 Committee Picks album.  A committee picks 52 pictures out of all the submissions (over 870) for the theme/week to feature.  I was both floored and honored.

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Framers Friday: Black & White

Argiope aurantia

Here is what I wrote:

Also known as the Garden Spider or Writing Spider. 

It started to gently rain one morning when it dawned on me that the garden spider who set up her home up high on the eaves of the house and porch would make a nice B&W picture. I grabbed my tripod, camera, and macro lens and went outdoors. I realized my tripod would not go high enough for me to get a decent shot of the spider. I grabbed three 5-gallon buckets, turned them upside-down and placed my tripod on top of them. I used a stepstool to look at the viewfinder to carefully aim at the tiny spider. This was a dangerous endeavor considering I was partially on uneven ground. I would not recommend this unless you’re determined to get that nice shot. Tag me if you want to see the picture I took of the setup.

I do want to add the following:

Do not do as I do.  It was extremely dangerous not only for myself but also for the camera. Nothing was very stable. And, it was still gently raining when I did this.  (I used a lens hood to protect the glass from the rain). One little mistake would have been costly either to the camera or myself.  With that said, all ended well.

Would I do this again? Probably not. It was a lot of work getting it all set up just right not to mention my nerves were shot after all was said and done.

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