Showing posts from July, 2012

Falls In Infrared

I have been getting into infrared photography lately and recently took this shot.  I had been to this spot before and went back to get an infrared shot.  So far I have been using an IR filter but I have tossed around the idea of getting an older camera and converting it to an infrared camera.  In any case I hope you enjoy this image. Click for a larger view

Last Stand Of The Church

Click For A Larger View St. Joseph's church in LeMars Iowa is being torn down and a new one is in the process of being built just north of the current structure.  This building has stood for over 125 years but was built to be a 50 year building.

Tips for Photographing Fireworks

Tonight after the parades, barbecues, watermelon,  and various celebrations of the independence of our country; there will be spectacular fireworks displays everywhere.  Capturing fireworks isn't nearly as difficult as some would think when you remember a few simple tricks.   Turn off the flash, remember you are taking a photo of light so there is no need to add extra light. Use a tripod or get your camera on a stable surface.  If you don't have a tripod a large bean bag actually works really well. Set your focus to infinity in manual focus, or on a distant light in auto focus, then switch to manual focus for the rest of the fireworks show. Start on Manual with the ISO 100, F10 at 3 seconds.   You will need to adjust your settings as the fireworks begin to really lock int the perfect settings.  The first ones are usually the least interesting so you have time to get things the way you like.  Settings from 3-8 seconds and F10-16 are usually right in the