Friday, December 14, 2012

Panoramic Delaware County

I don't take that many panoramic images, but I really should.  I encountered this scene on a drive through northern Delaware County.  I've lightened the foreground in the image and added contrast to the sky to better represent the scene.  The more I view this image, the more I see room for improvement.  This is a start however.  Something tells me I may be shooting more "panos" in the future.


Olympus e-p1
Asahi Super-Takumar 35 f 3.5
Photoshop CS4

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Black Rhino

I snapped this quick photo of a Black Rhino on a recent family outing to the Columbus Zoo.  What's the key to getting good animal photos at the zoo?  Go when the animals are active!  The morning I took this photo was the first time in about 48 hours when it wasn't raining.  All of the animals seemed to be out and about, enjoying a stretch in their outside pens after a few days of rain.  We had great looks at the elephants, baby tigers, markhor, and even the red panda.  And what was even better yet?  Since we went on a cold, Sunday morning, we had the zoo virtually to ourselves.