Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Learned Alpha Spotter 62

I am a sucker for destroying the rule of thirds in photography. That is all.

Learned Alpha Spotter 62, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Teddy via Argus C3

I am not sure if I have mentioned it yet, but I received a new camera from eBay. The camera that I am talking about is an Argus C3. Before I received the Argus I had no knowledge of what it was capable of or just how much of a cult following it really had. So the day I received it, I bought a couple rolls of film to pop in and start snapping. Lets just say a good 99% of the shots either did not turn out at all or were so blurry from camera shake that it was near impossible to make them out. The only one that came out well enough for me to show was this one of Teddy.

Since the last roll finished, I took apart the camera, cleaned the lens and viewfinders and also found out I had been shooting on Bulb mode the entire time I have been using this camera. That would explain all the camera shake on the photographs. So hopefully the next couple rolls will come out better now that this has been fixed.

Teddy via Argus C3, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Battle at F-Stop Ridge

I just found it and had to share it with everybody. Great video.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Ordinance of James

Well, as some may know, this weekend I went to Austin to attend the wedding of my life-long cousin Brandon and his new wife Lindsay. The wedding took place just outside of Austin, at a little western styled town, specifically for events such as this. Anyway, back to the reason you peek at my blog in the first place, the photos of the weekend! Well, I am sad to say this shot is the only one I took all weekend, at least with my DSLR. Granted I had my camera at my side for a majority of the weekend, the desire to shoot was rarely there. I think I just wanted to enjoy the wedding and just take it all in, except for when I first arrived for the rehearsal.

When I first arrive to the wedding site, I was greeted by this old pickup truck. I think old rusty beat up cars are some of the most fun objects to photograph and I had been wanting to do an HDR of one for a while. Alas, as I was setting up this shot, I was shocked to find that I had forgotten my tripod mounting plate. If you have ever shot HDR photos, then you know that a tripod is a must. I gave it my best hand-held shot, but in the end it just wasn't sharp enough with all three shots. So i went ahead and used the middle ground shot to create my HDR. I think it turned out quite nicely, but now I wish I would have taken more while I was there.

P.S. I would like to thank my friend Matt for helping me name this photograph as well. THANKS MATT!

The Ordinance of James, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Lake Travis Panoramic

Just got back from Lake Travis today and I am exhausted. This panoramic is over 19MB so click on the full version and check it out in the original size. More pictures will be coming very soon, but definitely not tonight. Now I will go sleep...

Lake Travis Panoramic, originally uploaded by griffithgreg.