Just a Small Disclaimer

I feel that I should say this since it is a growing concern of today. I do not crop any of my photos in anyway. What you see is the entire picture that I took unless I have stated otherwise. I just want people to know what I do with my photographs digitally, and what I do Not do which is edit them excessively. I believe that what I take a picture of and how I took it, is "my true art". Some people's true art may be how they edit it, but I personally prefer non edited photographs, because it shows the photographer's "true skill".

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Spring and soon, Summer!

The other day I decided to take some pictures of flowers I had sitting around (what with mothers day in all), and I decided I would post a few here for you to see.
A Pretty Daisy from the pack of flowers I had. Funny thing is that this is just plain in a vase that I set out in my front yard for their "photo shoot".
Ok, so these weren't part of the "flowers" my mum got for mothers day, but I still think it is an awesome picture mainly due to the depth of field.
And this last one is a picture of my neighborhood (on a good day mind you). I don't know why but I have always like the vines my neighbors have around their trees. Weird I know, but I think it has to do with the old style light in their yard that, together, ends up looking "Old English"y , which no one can deny is cool looking.

Nothing spectacular, but I thought a few were worth mentioning. That and I was bored lol.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Photography Contest Results

Well, as you all (4 people) know, I entered a photography contest that my school hosted. Well today the results were posted, and I am happy to announce that I won First place! Surprisingly enough, the second photo I entered won first (the one of the tree), while the first one I entered (the one of the flower), and personally prefer more, didn't even place. Anyways, I am really happy to have gotten first place, but it wasn't that big of a contest. I guess I will just have to enter some of my photos into another contest some time soonish. Anyways, I have no idea what the next post will be about, but whatever I will figure something out.... Ya, I'm done now, you can go lol....

PS- here is another look at the winning Photograph (slightly bigger than last time too).

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Photography Contest

I decided to enter my school's Photography Contest this year, and I chose these two photos.

This first photo (my main contender) is one that I took at the Alamo of a flower (daisy?), and quite frankly I am very proud of it. It is simple yet beautiful, and the in-and-out of focus branches really make it spectacular, at least to me.
This second one, I am less proud of, but I still think it is good. Granted I do like some of the other ones I have in my "Earth" Album better, but I had a copy of this laying around and an extra mat when making my other one; so I entered this one too lol.
All that there is left to do is wait to see if I place well, but I saw the competition today and there were a few really good ones. Anyways, I will be sure to post again when they announce the winners, and whenever I upload more pictures.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Well... Here it is:

This is (obviously) my first post of this blog, and honestly I am "excited" to (finally) start this blog. I have recently developed a passion for Photography, and have decided to make a blog to "share" my new hobby. And now for one of my favorite part, My Hardware:
A Nikon D5000
AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm lens (f/3.5-5.6G)
A Beat up ol' Tripod
and Most importantly, My Eye.
So far that's it for now, I am hoping that my parents will get me an 18-200mm lens (hint hint) but we all know that will not happen any time soon, if ever.
Anyways, I will be sure to post as many pictures as time will allow me to over the course of this blog. Other than that, I shall bid thee adieu.