From the Key West cemetary. An old wood fance seperating the dead that has survived what looks like dozens, if not more, hurricanes and countless days in the blistering sun. Like most structures in Key West in seems like its days are never numbered but prove mother nature wrong over and over again. Unlike the not-so-fortunate bodies it seperates. Nikon D200 AF-S VR 70-200mm 1/1000th f/4 @ ISO 100.
Not to be monotonous, or trite, and post a bunch of flowers of which you can see millions online but this is one my first shoots attempting some macro photos. This one particularly interested me by the creamy bokeh that was created at f/4 with my Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm. The best part is still being able to make out the white picket fence and blurred out neighboring pink flowers. Finally a meaningful close up of a normally boring object.
I first and foremost want to congratulate my parents on their 30th Anniversary which was the reason I was in Key West. On Sunday before we celebrated I took about 5 hours to just make sure I was clear of the big city and work. I decided to get away by just parking my car and taking a walk with my camera and backpack of flashes and lenses. I walked for about 4-5 miles and took a good 150 shots. Since I couldn't decide which lens to use I decided that from the south side of Key West I would walk North and West and use my wide angle Nikon AF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 G. When I decided to come back I would switch to my telephoto Nikon AF-S VR 70-200mm f/2.8 G. This made me be creative with whatever lens I had on the camera and not have to worry about taking off and putting back on my rather cumbersome backpack. It made me try new things I otherwise wouldn't have. This is one of my favorites, Orange Key West Hibiscus.
This was the first time I went fishing since New Year's Eve which is undoubtedly the longest span i've had without fishing in a long time. This 25LB. tarpon was the second one hooked in about 15 minutes. The first was a 150LB monster that took about 150 yds of lines before busting the 60LB test leader. This was in Calda Channel.
This is a sculpture in Downtown Miami. Taken from my truck while driving, one reason I like my Nikon's 5 frames per second so I keep shooting constantly while I change the frame. The bad weather actually helped me here. I gave the sky a little more contrast in Photoshop CS to give it more emotion. Curves was used to keep the dark sky but bring out detail in the sculpture that wouldn't exist in a silhoutte shot. Nikon D200 (Toyota Tacoma 30MPH) 70-200mm F/2.8 1/8000th @ ISO 500
To all those that are regulars to my blog, and visitors of course, happy easter. I shot over 200 photos on Easter Sunday with my nephews and cousins. Easter eggs and the playground make for some colorful photos. I will post more in the coming days. Edison, Rocco, and Catherine.
Downtown Miami First Presbyterian. Oxidized copper sheeting. Bad weather sometimes makes for good pictures. Although it was a fight for light most of the day it exibited a dramatic look here. Nikon D200 70-200mm f/2.8 1/6000th @ ISO 500
Good to see something different after 2 hours of driving around and getting nothing but pictures of glass and steal. A red spiral staircase, cut through the building, with a palm tree planted for that good south Florida measure. I needed a change in style. Downtown MIami Nikon D200 70-200mm 1/1000th f/4 @ ISO 200
Pun intended. I recently decided that my photos are worth more than blog considerations. The pictures i've been capturing have even impressed me, and remember, I picked up my first DSLR ever just 1 year ago. So, I have decided to sell my photos and am now getting custom website designed. I have also spent a considerable amount of money on pro lenses and gear in the last week. This, Sharp Thorns, is from my new Nikon 70-200mm f/2.8 AF-s VR. Some consider this the sharpest lens ever made by Nikon. All I can say is that its gonna take a few sales just to pay for this beauty. Nikon D200 70-200mm VR 1/500th f/2.8 @ ISO 100. Enjoy
A pictures worth, well in some cases, more than a thousand words. I must have taken this picture from 15 different angles. The right side 100 yds away. The left side from 40yds. In front and finally laying down under the darn thing. This was just an amazing sight but can only really be seen blown up, so click on it, and make it as big as possible. This is a caution sign for slippery steps into the ocean. At the bottom of the picture there is a black string tied to the signs post. Up above, about 200 ft. in the top right corner of the picture, there is a kite flying all alone. This simply amazed me. Someone had been flying the kite earlier in the day, I presume, and just put the kite on the post. The wind was about 18 mph this day at the beach, but what amazes me most is that not for one second did the wind die down enough for this kite to drop. I was on the sand no more than 30 ft. away from this sign. It took me about an hour to even notice the damn thing and there was no even close to me at the beach. Which means this kite had been flying well over an hour, on its own. Nikon D200 20mm 1/250 f/14 @ ISO 100.