|Photo taken by Robert Postma|
|Photo by: Lino Cannizzaro|
|Photo by: Jacob W. Frank|
Sometimes you think of Southern Utah, as a barren wasteland with lots of interesting rock formations. The interesting rock formations is true, and it is one of the most beautiful places to go see. But, this time of year, add a little snow to it, and it now becomes even more spectacular. This photos is courtesy of the US Department of the Interior and the National park Service. They have a collection of some of the most incredible photos.
Photo by Rico Ter Haar
|Photo by: Paul Byrne|
I love to find a good black and white photo to log into the Photos of the Week. It just goes to show you that this is not a dying art. And I find it unique to find a real good Black and White photo that is a scenery shot. Wow, this is great! But, what makes this unique is this was taken with a long exposure. Check out the sky and how the clouds are all blurred out. So very beautiful. So, with that, it should win this category. Congratulations Paul.
To see more of Paul’s works: Go to: https://500px.com/pbyrne
Details of this photo are logged as follows: NIKON D810. 16.0-35.0 mm @ 16mm, ƒ/8, 125s, ISO 64
This was posted on the group page: Long Exposure Creativity
|Photo by: Pedro SpellChek Thomas|
Ok, we do have to put one in the collection that has been done by the computer, but done really well, and added a lot of creativity. This has been posted in the group: Photoshop & Lightroom. Why would we pick this photo? Does it give you some kind of emotions? I would think so, and photography is supposed to do that, whether you look at beautiful scenery, like those above, or this kind of photo that draws other emotions. So, that is why this photo is a winning photo. I can see this photo on the cover of a future Video Game, can’t you?
Congratulations to Pedro for the creativity and great work in creating this photo.
See the Photos of the Week, Next Thursday, for more great photos.
Entertainment & Learning for the photographer
YOU HAVE A NEW CAMERA? NOW WHAT?
If you decide to really get involved in photography, and you just bought your first “Kit”, you now have just a taste of some of the gadgets you can have of what is available for your new camera. Perhaps you got the 1 lens kit, or the 2 lens kit. As you can see above there is a huge amount of gadgets that are available for your that you can choose from. I want you to be aware that you don’t need them all. Whew! That’s a relief, right? Well, the manufactures make a lot of different things for different types of photographers.
This week, I want to go over something I have not done before, and that is to go over some of the “gadgets” that you can get for your camera that are specific to what type of photography that you want to do. This gets a bit techy, and I have worked out with a website for you to view the many different ideas and prices that are available for you to look at so that you can see the many different things that you can choose from while learning about these products at the same time.
So, lets start first with what I think are the necessities that I think you should buy to make your new camera purchase more complete:
LENS PROTECTIVE FILTER:
If you bought from a store, and if the salesman did their job, he may have sold you a protective filter, either a skylight or UV filter. If not, you need one. Why? If you are wandering around the bushes of your neighborhood, or through the forest, or just if something flips up and hits your lens, how much does it cost to replace that lens? How much would it cost to replace that filter? The protective filter is there to protect your lens. And it does not (unless you buy a cheap one) change your photo. Are they expensive? No. Here is your first list of those:
Click on this link, and see the variety of filters available. Feel free to purchase if you haven’t already.
<a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=123photogocom-20&keywords=UV filter&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&linkId=b3a971a48c74c77185d3c54782236295″>UV filter</a><img src=”//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=123photogocom-20&l=ur2&o=1&camp=1789″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” />
Here is the link for an incredible variety. If you feel like you would like to purchase, go ahead:
<a target=”_blank” href=”https://www.amazon.com/gp/search/ref=as_li_qf_sp_sr_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=123photogocom-20&keywords=Skylight Filter&index=aps&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=ur2&linkId=d0c12d5a3a387d1489e0dd417e5ab55a”>Skylight Filter</a><img src=”//ir-na.amazon-adsystem.com/e/ir?t=123photogocom-20&l=ur2&o=1&camp=1789″ width=”1″ height=”1″ border=”0″ alt=”” style=”border:none !important; margin:0px !important;” />
Now that you have seen the need for these, and now I have a link to the market for the best variety and the best prices, I think I have become your one stop shopping place too. I am way excited to have my new website be the one place to come to for your shopping place for your camera accessories.
So, that is it for today’s basics. Those of you who are professionals and need replacements of the stuff you see here, take a look through the links above. One thing I found out that is nice, for example, is a thin polarizing ring for my wide angle lens. Have you ever had the edges of your polarizing filter showing up in your photos? Here is a link for some good ones: (P.S. I will talk about Polarizing filters in a future blog).
Thanks for checking this article out here today. I hope you will enjoy this one. And I am going to provide some more articles about CAMERA ACCESSORIES in the next few days. This should be fun, informative and a good way to check things out.
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