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This lovely duck decided to take a swim in our pool.

Photo taken with a Nikon D5100: f/6.3, 1/2500s, ISO 800, focal length 300mm (450mm equivalent), using Shutter priority and no exposure compensation.

This lovely duck decided to take a swim in our pool.

Photo taken with a Nikon D5100: f/6.3, 1/2500s, ISO 800, focal length 300mm (450mm equivalent), using Shutter priority and no exposure compensation.

I saw this beautiful fish in a tank at a Chinese restaurant. The tank had several others, but this one stopped to say hello to me. Or, so I’d like to think.

I took this picture indoors under artificial lighting; the tank’s light was very even, albeit with a green color cast. It’s a bit blurry because it’s hard to get a clear picture through a tank of water. I definitely need to practice with my own tank at home before I attempt to photograph at a big aquarium like the one in Monterrey.

Photo taken using an iPhone 5s with color correction done in Aviary: f/2.2, 1/30s, ISO 160, focal length 4.1mm (unknown 35mm equivalent).

I saw this beautiful fish in a tank at a Chinese restaurant. The tank had several others, but this one stopped to say hello to me. Or, so I’d like to think.

I took this picture indoors under artificial lighting; the tank’s light was very even, albeit with a green color cast. It’s a bit blurry because it’s hard to get a clear picture through a tank of water. I definitely need to practice with my own tank at home before I attempt to photograph at a big aquarium like the one in Monterrey.

Photo taken using an iPhone 5s with color correction done in Aviary: f/2.2, 1/30s, ISO 160, focal length 4.1mm (unknown 35mm equivalent).

"Wolf Granny"

An old dog, blind in both eyes, Molly is laying on the kitchen floor after a long day. She is one of the most mellow dogs I’ve ever met, and she has a beautiful smile. Because she’s not as excitable as a younger dog, she was easy to photograph and wasn’t affected by the snapping of my camera’s shutter. I really hope I can see more of her, and perhaps take pictures of her exploring the world with her nose and ears.

Photo taken indoors at night with available lighting, on a Nikon D80 camera: f/2, 1/60s, ISO 800, focal length 50mm (75mm equivalent), using Aperture priority and -2/3 step exposure compensation.

"Wolf Granny"

An old dog, blind in both eyes, Molly is laying on the kitchen floor after a long day. She is one of the most mellow dogs I’ve ever met, and she has a beautiful smile. Because she’s not as excitable as a younger dog, she was easy to photograph and wasn’t affected by the snapping of my camera’s shutter. I really hope I can see more of her, and perhaps take pictures of her exploring the world with her nose and ears.

Photo taken indoors at night with available lighting, on a Nikon D80 camera: f/2, 1/60s, ISO 800, focal length 50mm (75mm equivalent), using Aperture priority and -2/3 step exposure compensation.

Sunset taken during the drive from Santa Cruz to San Jose. Photo taken with an iPhone 5s: f/2.2, 1/30s, ISO 100, focal length 4.1mm (unknown 35mm equivalent).

Sunset taken during the drive from Santa Cruz to San Jose. Photo taken with an iPhone 5s: f/2.2, 1/30s, ISO 100, focal length 4.1mm (unknown 35mm equivalent).

I’m trying to take some photos in a square format. As usual, I used my backyard to practice shooting, in the late afternoon before sunset. It was mostly sunny, with a few clouds out.

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s and Holga 120mm close-up lens: f/2.2, 1/789s, ISO 32, focal length 4.1mm (unknown 35mm equivalent).

I’m trying to take some photos in a square format. As usual, I used my backyard to practice shooting, in the late afternoon before sunset. It was mostly sunny, with a few clouds out.

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s and Holga 120mm close-up lens: f/2.2, 1/789s, ISO 32, focal length 4.1mm (unknown 35mm equivalent).

"Ransom"

Today I took my dinosaur and put him on or near comically large (compared to him) household objects. Perhaps I’ll make a photo series of it. Today, he was using a phone to make intimidating calls to get a lot of money in exchange for returning the hostage safely. Or, that’s the story I made up in my head.

I took the photo in shade under a mid-day, partly cloudy sky, and I edited the photo in my phone to give it an old noir effect. I feel like the lighting lent itself well to this, once converted to monochrome and with a higher contrast.

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s, with a Holga 120mm close-up lens, and edited in PicTapGo: f/2.2, 1/120s, ISO 40, focal length 4.1mm (unknown 35mm equivalent).

"Ransom"

Today I took my dinosaur and put him on or near comically large (compared to him) household objects. Perhaps I’ll make a photo series of it. Today, he was using a phone to make intimidating calls to get a lot of money in exchange for returning the hostage safely. Or, that’s the story I made up in my head.

I took the photo in shade under a mid-day, partly cloudy sky, and I edited the photo in my phone to give it an old noir effect. I feel like the lighting lent itself well to this, once converted to monochrome and with a higher contrast.

Photo taken with an iPhone 5s, with a Holga 120mm close-up lens, and edited in PicTapGo: f/2.2, 1/120s, ISO 40, focal length 4.1mm (unknown 35mm equivalent).

"Snail Topples Dinosaur, Conquers Prehistory"

More news at 11.

9/365 Ending Christmas on Flickr.

9/365 Ending Christmas on Flickr.

8/365 Just a Pizza on Flickr.

I missed a day yesterday, and today I didn’t feel inspired, so I just took a simple photo of my food to get a picture out of the way. I don’t want to get stuck in a rut this early, but I’d rather take an uninspired photo than miss another day.

8/365 Just a Pizza on Flickr.

I missed a day yesterday, and today I didn’t feel inspired, so I just took a simple photo of my food to get a picture out of the way. I don’t want to get stuck in a rut this early, but I’d rather take an uninspired photo than miss another day.