Well this was an exciting day. The final for my math class was to launch a rocket. Using math, my group and I had to figure out how high the rocket went, how fast it was going, and the acceleration due to gravity. It was an interesting… but we aced it. We launched 3 rockets, and I got pictures of 2 of them as the engines were igniting. So I put the full-res versions up so you can see the detail. And did I mention it took about an hour of off-roading before we finally came to the spot to launch it.
Top picture: Canon 5D – 24mm – f/4 – 1/1600s – ISO200 – Set on ground
Bottom picture: Canon 5D – 24mm – f/4 – 1/2000s – ISO200 – Set on ground
joshua tree, ca. first off i have to say that joshua tree is probably one of the coolest places that i have been to. it is up on my top 5. for the most part the weather was nice (a little cold) but nice. the rocks were awesome. taking my truck off roading to deserted mines was pretty cool too. we had some weird food and i gained like 8 pounds in less than 48 hours. so i will probably go here again during the warmer parts of the year when i don’t have to have 5 layers of clothes on.
Canon 40D – 24mm – f/2.8 – 30.0s – ISO125 – Set on a rock
taken in red mountain, ca. this one goes out to fred (you know who you are). this one was taken in red mountain, ca. the winds were blowing so fast i barely got to take any pictures, not that it is an excuse but it’s hard to take pictures when something is trying to knock you down. but during the day was fun. i got to ride like 4 different dirt bikes, did some back flips, got super cold, and most importantly got to spend all of it with my favorite (and only) girlfriend.
Canon 40D – 10mm – f/3.5 – 50.0s – ISO800 – Tripod
mammoth mountains. i could for sure move to mammoth. or anywhere i can take pictures like this at night. i set up my tripod, camera, lens, remote, the usual. then clicked away. some of the pictures were 5-10 minutes long. so while waiting i would lay on the ground and look into the sky. you can see shooting stars, airplanes, the milky way (not the candy bar), but the coolest thing to me is that you can see satellites. they just glide across the sky, you can even follow them with a telescope if your lucky enough. so my lesson for today is buy an expensive camera, expensive lens, expensive cabin, a cheap blanket for the ground, and enjoy the world. if that’s too much for you just go do something for 10 minutes without a cell phone.
Canon 40D – 10mm – f/3.5 – 99.0s – ISO3200 – Tripod
Malaga Cove sunset, in California, in case you don’t know where that is. This was within the first week of getting my first DSLR. I went down to the cove with a couple of friends, thinking i wouldn’t get any good shots. I was just a beginner, but I really liked this one.
Canon 300D – 18mm – f/22 – 1/125s – ISO100 – Handheld