About six months ago or so I went to Joshua Tree with my good ol’ friend Peter. It was a fun trip. I was looking at some of the photos and decided to post a couple. The top picture, believe it or not, is the moon rising, not the sun setting. It looked 10x better in person; the sky was a beautiful red and orange. The bottom picture was taken the night before, not much story to it. If you are friends with me on Facebook, check out some more pics here.
Top picture: Canon 5D – 24mm – f/4 – 30s – ISO1600 – Tripod
Bottom picture: Canon 5D – 24mm – f/2.8 – 52s – ISO200 – Tripod
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
this is actually an older picture i took about a year and a half ago. after collecting those little paper star things for a week, being bored in my room, and with a new lamp on my desk i decided to take a “cool” picture. hundreds of ideas later this is what i came up with. for the most part i think it came out pretty good. if you want you could even rate it like 6 gold stars, that’s pretty good seeing that most of the time ratings are out of 5 stars. and maybe with the economy doing so bad some lenses will go on sale and i can get myself a nice christmas gift.
Canon 300D – 50mm – f/5.6 – 1/25s – ISO400 – Handheld
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
After a horrible fireworks show I wasn’t going to go home early. I had lugged all my camera gear down to the beach for 15 minutes of nothing. I always wanted to go down to the beach late at night and take pictures but I was always afraid I would fall and crack my head open, or someone would mug me and take all my gear. But this was the perfect opportunity. I waited about 10 minutes for the people to clear out a little. Then I went to town on these long exposures.
Canon 40D – 10mm – f/3.5 – 30.0s – ISO400 – Tripod