Sunday, March 14, 2010

New panorama gallery

Smugmug has a new feature where you can create galleries with virtual links to images in other galleries. I love this as I no longer have to reproduce the images in multiple places so that folks can find them. One example is shown in the little flash slideshow below, where I made a gallery of horizontal panoramas gathered from other places. They automatically get a link to originating gallery. Check it out. Full-screen slideshow in this link.


I went with my family and some friends to the butterfly pavilion near our house yesterday. This is a fun place to go and easy on people photographing. In the little area where they let the butterflies fly around, you'll see lots of people with much more expensive gear than I have. I don't really have the requisite gear for this, but it is still fun to take a few pictures. The ones below except for the "proud" one are taken with the ultracheap 50mm f/1.8. I use this mostly at f/2.8 as it is a little weak towards the wider open lens. It also can not focus closer than about 45 cm, which severely limits it for this type of photography, but if you know what you are doing you can still get great results. They have a far greater variety of butterflies than what you see here.

D300, 50mm, ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/125s

D300, 50mm, ISO 200, f/2.5, 1/125s

D300, 120mm, ISO 1600, f/4.8, 1/500s

D300, 50mm, ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/100s

D300, 50mm, ISO 200, f/2.5, 1/1000s

What are you looking at?
D300, 50mm, ISO 200, f/2.8, 1/125s

You can find bigger versions in the flickr links (click on sizes).

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Clear Creek

This is along Creek Creek near Georgetown. I followed the tracks of the narrow gauge railroad for a little.

Clear Creek

Snowy Creek

Friday, March 5, 2010

Photogalleries to visit

Fantastic images of New York and Las Vegas from the air at night.
Riots in Greece because of the debt crisis.
Fantastic image of water roaring over a dam in the Gunnison river
Devastating images of Chile after the earthquake.
The Pakistan Taliban. I like the first image of the Pakistani soldier with the enormous moustache.