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I bet this is a surprise hey, old readers!  Yes, I decided to update my blog again.  This time though, I have a favor to ask of you…

I belong to a photo meetup group in Baltimore, Creative Exposure, (and no, that is not a euphemism for nekkid photography, as one of my friends suggested!) and for the next meetup, we need to bring our best prints, framed and ready to hang.  They will then be hanged on the wall of a cafe in Baltimore, On the Hill Cafe, and offered for sale.

Eek!  I’ve never done something like this before!  But I’m willing to shuck down that fear and go for it anyway.

So, if you feel inclined, I’d love you to click on the image link below (which will take you to Picasa Web Albums)  and let me know which photo you think is the best.  Feel free to leave as much or as little feedback as you like.  Constructive critique welcomed too.

Thanks!

Creative Exposure Potentials
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Today is a really, really big day for me!  Today is the day I post my first photo online taken with my brand new camera!

I love that it’s for the Earthmosaic project.  And I love that I have an image I’m relatively happy with.  But please, I am no photography expert, in fact, I wouldn’t even call myself a photography amateur, so please feel free to critique the shot.

After threatening for the longest time, I finally bought my camera on Saturday.  And I love it!  It’s a Olympus E-410 DSRL, my first SLR camera — the smallest SLR on the market.  It takes pics so fast!  No horrible delay like from my digital point and shoot.  And I can take action shots from within a moving car and actually get a halfway decent shot.  Awesome!

This pic was taken from my back deck, looking out over our townhouse development.  We just moved here and I haven’t yet found a permanent place for my chimes yet.  So for now they are hanging from the birdfeeder pole.

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Suburban Seasons

When taking pictures during the snow fall this past week, I realized I was taking the exact same picture that I had taken during the fall this year. So that gave me the idea to create a series of 4 pictures over the course of the year, to show the seasonal changes. So far I only have the Fall and the Winter. I simply love the contrast!

The pictures are of a tree (the foremost one in particular) and its surrounds, across the road from our house. For some reason that tree always calls to me. There is something about the ugliness of the telephone wires and unpaved driveway contrasted against the beauty of the tree.  After actually looking at the pictures electronically, I can see they are not exactly the same photo, as they are from slightly different angle, but I think they’re close enough for my little project.

Suburban Seasons - Fall

Suburban Seasons - Winter

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