Happenings of Hammy


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    Happenings of Hammy

    I'm trying to get back into photography, so why not? I always make a habit of bringing my camera everywhere, but I never use it.

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    Here are a few from my trip last weekend when I went to visit friends:

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    And some from Chicago:

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    These two were taken on top of the Sears Tower:
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    ".... But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
    All losses are restored and sorrows end."
    - William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXX



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    I really like the composition of the second image, further on cityscapes send a chill down my spine

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    Lee, the view was incredible. My ears kept popping but it was worth it. My camera didn't do it justice.
    ".... But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
    All losses are restored and sorrows end."
    - William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXX



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    Nice job!! Love the first three. You have a great eye!

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    Excellent shots! I especially love the first two, that spooky feel of the season comes through nicely. Plus, I'm a sucker for a duck picture. Nice work Ashley.
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    Some real winners in there, hammy. Yes, a good eye, and a good idea.

    The sunset, the apple, and the duck are the standouts as is.

    The post and the lighthouse are great subjects; you were let down a bit by the bland light of the day. Not much you can do about that with only a limited time available. Windy (the sailboat) is another great subject, but lost some against the background as well as the indifferent light. If you can play with the focal length (depth of focus) in situations like that, you can bring your subject out of the background.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allysan View Post
    Nice job!! Love the first three. You have a great eye!
    Thank you! I was hesitant about the first one because it's a bit blurry, but I liked the effect the sun had on my lens when I angled it that way!

    Quote Originally Posted by TJ1985 View Post
    Excellent shots! I especially love the first two, that spooky feel of the season comes through nicely. Plus, I'm a sucker for a duck picture. Nice work Ashley.
    Thank you TJ! The duck was so cute. He had a friend with him and they both jumped into the lake and where swimming together. It was cute =)

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    Some real winners in there, hammy. Yes, a good eye, and a good idea.

    The sunset, the apple, and the duck are the standouts as is.

    The post and the lighthouse are great subjects; you were let down a bit by the bland light of the day. Not much you can do about that with only a limited time available. Windy (the sailboat) is another great subject, but lost some against the background as well as the indifferent light. If you can play with the focal length (depth of focus) in situations like that, you can bring your subject out of the background.
    I will definitely keep those tips in mind Cran, thank you! Yeah, it was a bit overcast throughout the day and where I wanted to take those pictures the sun was in an odd spot for them. I actually need a new lens altogether. The one I have is great, but it doesn't have a little lock mechanism inside. When I go to zoom in and focus, my lens will actually move back into my camera or further out, so it creates a bit of fuzz. It has a stabilization option, but I'm thinking that's on the fritz too.
    ".... But if the while I think on thee, dear friend,
    All losses are restored and sorrows end."
    - William Shakespeare, Sonnet XXX



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    Those are completely awesome, hammy!
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    Great use of light, and you've done a good job of balancing your compositions too. Nine, nice work.
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    Hammy! Love these pictures... all are fabulous.. but the first one.. woooow! the lighting created an ethereal mysterious mood... I would completely frame that and hang it n my sanctuary...
    She lost herself in the trees,
    among the ever-changing leaves.
    She wept beneath the wild sky
    as stars told stories of ancient times.
    The flowers grew toward her light,
    the river called her name at night.
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    with the mysteries of the universe
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