Tuesday, October 28, 2014

5 Day Black and White Challenge #5 (Flying Over Waimea Canyon)

Here's the 5th and final shot for the 5 Day Black and White Challenge..  Speaking of which, I don't know how or why this challenge started, but it's been kind of fun.  Anyway, this shot is a black and white conversion of this previous shot.  I thought it would make a cool black and white with the control panel's gauges and stuff which has nice contrast along with the sky and the canyon in the background.  I took it during our trip to Hawaii last year.  We took a helicopter tour when on the island of Kauai and below us in the shot here is Waimea Canyon, "the Grand Canyon of the Pacific" or something like that.  Which one do you like better, the color one or this black and white one?  Let me know and thanks for dropping by!  This concludes my input to the "5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge" or whatever it's called...

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D700
Lens - Nikkor 16.0-35.0 mm f/4.0
Focal Length - 16mm
Aperture - f16
Exposure - 1/60
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 200
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Monday, October 27, 2014

5 Day B&W Photo Challenge #4 (Cafe Du Monde)

Here is another oldie but a goodie...  This is the famous Cafe Du Monde located in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  I took this back in 2010 and it is an HDR converted to black and white...

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Exif data:

Camera - Nikon D90
Lens - Sigma 10-20mm
Focal Length - 10mm
Aperture - f11
Exposure -
Exposure program - Aperture priority AE
ISO speed - 100
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - Yes
HDR - Yes
# of brackets - 5 spaced 1 EV apart

Sunday, October 26, 2014

5 Day B&W Photo Challenge #3 (Austin Davis Calls the Snap)

Here is photo number three for the 5 Day Black and White Photo Challenge.  This is from the Monday Night Football game a couple of weeks ago.  Austin Davis of the St Louis Rams is calling the snap against the San Francisco 49ers.  Rams lost, but it was fun nevertheless...

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Exif data:

Camera - Fujifilm X-T1
Lens - XC50-230mmF4.5-6.7 OIS
Focal Length - 230mm
Aperture - f6.7
Exposure - 1/1000
Exposure program - Shutter priority AE
ISO speed - 6400
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

Saturday, October 25, 2014

5 Day B&W Challenge #2 (Relaxing in Poipu)

So here's my 2nd shot for the 5 Day Black and White Challenge.  My first shot for this challenge was with a "serious" camera - a Nikon D90 DSLR.  That camera was my first "real" camera and I learned a lot with it.  But, other things I've learned throughout my photographic journey is that the camera doesn't necessarily mean a good photographer.  Hence this shot... I took this with a compact point and shoot Canon S100.  It's basically just a regular camera that one can use to shoot everyday and anyone can use it.  The great thing about it is that it takes great pictures.  Of course if the person using is knows how to do that, the pictures can be just as nice if not nicer than anything taken from a DSLR.  I sometimes have a hard time judging my own shots, but maybe this one is nice enough to be considered good.

Anyway, it's my second shot in the 5 Day Black and White Challenge and I took it on the island of Kauai during our Hawaii trip last year.  I just got done snorkeling (this Canon S100 and housing is great for that btw) and I wanted to get a nice shot of the location.  The building in the background is the Beach House Restaurant.  Eileen and I had our 20th anniversary dinner there with our friends Valerie, Theresa and Ellen and it was a great time!  Oh and lastly, I don't know who the lady is in the foreground of this shot, but she adds some interest, yes? :-)

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Exif data:

Camera - Canon PowerShot S100
Lens - 5.2-26.0 mm
Focal Length - 5.2mm
Aperture - f4.0
Exposure - 1/1600
Exposure program - Auto
ISO speed - 800
Exposure bias - 0 EV
Tripod - No
HDR - No
# of brackets - NA

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