Posts tagged Water
Summertime Challenge: Shelby

Nate and I were discussing potential spots to use for our photography club’s monthly challenge, Summertime. This week, I happen to be dog-sitting at a lovely home in the Central Heights area of Nacogdoches. They have a great pool and their property backs up against a big, undeveloped field. I went to scope it out for Nate, but I decided to take my own photos as well. For once I think I should actually enter the contest. I was pretty surprised that I actually liked a few of the photos!

You can view Nate’s photo here.

Summertime Challenge: Nate

If you listen to our podcast, you may have heard that I recently broke my beloved Tamron 28-75mm. I only have one lens for my Sony a7 II, so while it’s in the…lens hospital, Shelby has been letting me borrow her iPhone Xr. My iPhone 7’s camera is much older and much worse.

I took a few photos near a pool and almost all of them were bad, but I got one keeper that I’ll be submitting to our photography club’s monthly challenge, “Summertime”.

You can view Shelby’s photos here.

Photos taken: 23
Photos kept: 1

Views of Sam Rayburn Reservoir

Shelby and I got to spend a few days at the house of one of her dog-sitting client’s. They live on the northwest corner of the Sam Rayburn Reservoir, near Etoile. I like to tag along when I can since it’s basically a mini-vacation (for free!)

I didn’t have any specific purpose for these photos, but I did submit end up submitting two of them to our photography club’s annual gallery show at the Cole Art Center.

I Won 2nd Place in the "Capturing Nacogdoches" Photography Contest!

The title pretty much says it all. The contest was hosted by the Nacogdoches CVB. Interestingly, I’m more proud of myself than I would’ve guessed. The $100 cash prize is nice too! ☺️

I look forward to competing next year.

A Feathery Float

A Feathery Float

Ag Pond

It's been a long time since I've pursued photography, but I'm ready to pick it up again.

It's always interesting to come back to something, especially a hobby, and see how it's changed and how you've changed. One difference I've noticed is that I used to shoot JPGs. I was just using the built in photo editor on our Windows XP desktop, so RAWs were literally useless to me at the time. Now I shoot in JPG and RAW, and it's already making a big difference. If you look at the last couple of photos, you can see the ducks were fairly backlit, so I had to make some adjustments to correct the problem. I don't know that it was 100% successful, but it's an improvement.

Also, big shoutout to Grandma, Dan Dan, and Uncle Jim for gifting me a Nikon D60 when I was in high school! I'm sure I didn't write a thank you note, or even send photos, but it did make a big impact on my life.

Also also, note that one of the ducks is not like the others...(living)


Photos taken: 175
Photos kept: 7