Random Photo for 06/29/2014


Today’s photo was taken yesterday at Oak Creek Canyon.  I originally took this as an HDR, but I wasn’t too happy with the merged results so I used the +2 exposure, which had the most movement in the water, and edited that single frame.  Sony NEX-5N, SEL35mm, 1/60, f/1.8, ISO 100


Random Photo for 06/23/2014


Today’s photo is a two-for since I couldn’t decide on which treatment I liked better.  I took a similar photo to this on my previous trip to Venice, that was at night with a tripod and long exposure.  This time I passed this area in the day with the fisheye adapter on and wanted another take on it.  At the bottom of the picture you can probably see there are steps.  Walking up to take this picture, the ground was wet and as I was getting close to the water’s edge I told myself to be careful and not slip.  I didn’t slip, but I was very close to going in.

I liked how the picture turned out and I really like the colors in the original, but when playing around in Perfect Effects 4 I couldn’t get past the treatment in the second version.  I had to keep and share both.  Sony NEX-5N, SEL16mm w/VCLF1, 1/500, f/5.6, ISO 100.

Random Photo for 06/14/2014


I hadn’t realized I didn’t update all week.  Today’s photo is also from last weekend’s Phoenix ComicCon.  The kids expressions really match the characters they’re cosplaying as & I’m not sure if that’s by nature or they were just sick of having their picture taken.  Either way they did an excellent job.  Sony NEX-5N, SEL35mm, 1/60, f/2.0, ISO 250.

Random Photo for 06/02/2014



Today’s photo is the Scala Sancta in Rome.  These 26 steps are said to be the same steps Jesus was made to crawl during the Passion.  They were brought to Rome by Constantine’s mother.  You are not allowed to walk these steps you must go up on your knees.  It is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done in my life.  It is exhausting and grueling.  The building is only open for a couple hours a day and we were some of the last to enter, so by the time we caught our breath the place was empty.  I was able to grab this shot of the empty steps as we left.  Sony NEX-5N, SEL16mm, 1/160, f/3.2, ISO 1250