We had a blast with the kids at my parents annual Easter Egg Hunt. After the kids raced through the backyard to grab the plastic eggs filled with prizes, we geared everyone up for real egg dying. Here’s the result of six kids, four dozen eggs, and a dozen cups of colored dye.
Canon 60D | 18-135mm lens | 1/3200 | f/5.6 | ISO 100
Happy Easter to everyone. Hope it’s great.
I manage the Facebook page for Intermountain Medical Center in Murray, Utah. When I was returning from a lunch appointment, I saw dozens of trees on the campus that had these springtime blossoms. I grabbed my camera and took a few shots. Then posted it to the Facebook page asking people what their favorite springtime activity is.
Funny that people would say skiing. Well, yesterday it snowed heavy enough during the morning commute to make it take twice as long, so skiing in April in Utah isn’t uncommon.
Regardless, here’s a shot from those beautiful springtime blossoms, contrasted with the reflection of the blue sky in the patient tower.
Canon 60D | 50mm lens | 1/5000 | f/3.2 | ISO 100
I’ve enjoyed tying my photography hobby in to my work life. Though I have to be pretty careful to make sure I don’t violate any HIPPA laws and wind up in prison!
Having lost my NCAA bracket miserably, a colleague and I have challenged two others to a game of basketball, hoping to reclaim some basketball prowess by beating them miserably. However, I haven’t actually played basketball in a long time, so I thought I would practice in my driveway tonight while my kids rode their scooters.
However, when I saw the moon growing brighter in the sky as the sun set below the horizon, I couldn’t help but grab my Canon 60D and snap a few shots through a leafing tree on the side of my house. I tried a couple of different angles, but I found this angle to be the best.
Canon 60D | 55-200mm lens | 1/160 | f/18 | Exposure Compensation -1 1/3 | ISO 400
I needed to find a way to light up the tree leaves, so I mounted my Canon Speedlite 430EX II flash and shot a few more shots. I think my battery was low, because it took forever for my flash to recharge itself. I also had to adjust the exposure compensation a little lower so the colors looked more vibrant and less washed out.
So after lining up the moon a few more times in the center of this clearing in the tree, I was satisfied and headed inside to take a look at the spoils. That photo above is the result. What do you think?
I took another great photo of a blossoming tree at work earlier today, too. But you’ll have to wait until tomorrow to check out that one.