Thanks Giving!

For this assignment our goal was to just take pictures:) In some of my first posts, I said that I like free choice more than having an assignment. Im coming to realize that I don’t like that. I like the challenge of creating or taking pictures of stuff that I have never done before. When we do free choice I don’t challenge myself like I do when we have an actual assignment.  Anyways, I didn’t really have a major theme for this, but here was some pictures of deer that I think are really cool.

Some deer shots

Then the rest of my pictures were just some odds and end pictures that I took over my break.

black and white statue

This is a broken waterfall that we have in our front yard. For some odd reason the water in the fountain just drains out the back. But ANYWAYS, When I took the picture I thought about it being entirely black and white, but I realized that it probably be a boring shot. So to give it something to focus on, and some depth, I added the color back into the statue. Its not a brightly colored stone, and it almost blends into the background, but I think that its enough to tie the picture.

lone wolf tree

When I took this picture, I thought that there would be some more color to it. But no matter what I did, it just wouldn’t get some more colors into the picture. Maybe I didn’t do something right, but besides the fact, I thought this picture was kinda cool. Its a little boring, but there is still some definition to it. I liked the thought of the picture being isolated to the other trees. I don’t know…. this picture was really difficult to talk about.

Hummingbird feeder

This is  humming bird feeder. What inside is actually frozen nectar. What i thought was odd, was that it didn’t hid the inside like ice does, it froze with a opaque inside. It almost didn’t look frozen. I thought it was cool because of the extreme different color, and the way that whats on the outside and covered up by the actual feeder, is shown inside of the nectar. Its also pretty neat because its a really warped inside, with a bunch of patterns and cool little swirls inside the nectar.

white tree

This picture I thought was the best one in this post. When I had the picture, nothing was blurred. But I thought it would look cool to apply a gaussian blur, then bring the main picture back into focus. It had just gotten done snowing, so he edges of the plant were white and really sharp. I tried to use a poor mans macro on this, but I wasn’t able to get a good picture. Thats a technique that I’m going to try using more in the future. For those of you who don’t know what poor mans macro is, its a technique that is used for slr cameras. A macro lens is used to zoom in really close on an image, and still get it into focus. But those can cost thousands of dollars. A poor mans macro is simply taking your lens off, and turning it around, then holding it as close to the camera as you can. This is a good example of poor mans macro.


I think one of the items I am going togo out and buy  is a larger lens for my camera. The one I have is slightly better than a 50 mm, with it being at 55 mm. These deer were at the most fifty feet away from me, and this was about the maximum zoom I could get. But besides me complaining, these pictures were very difficult to get. I like photographing wildlife, but I have never before realized how difficult deer are to photograph. The second you get within ten feet of them, they are gone!



Most of the deer ran, but this one decided to be stubborn. Every time I got closer to take a picture most of the deer ran. That deer, ran towards me and started huffing. Being freaked out by the aggressive deer, I hung back to take this picture. I like it because of the other deers head sticking in the picture. I only noticed it when I was taking the picture, and I thought that it would be a nice surprise.