Random thoughts and photos as I develop my photography business (Saddleback Hills Photography) in hopes of an early retirement. Wish me luck.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
I was playing around with light reflections on sweeping curves and graceful movement and I chose one of my John Perry seal figurines on driftwood to shoot. Since my name is Cel, it just seemed right for me to collect seals and sea lions. Having collected seals in about every form possible (short of a live one) for close to 40 years I have somewhere around 1000 of them. I have several of the John Perry, in both black and white but chose a white one to shoot against black for a more dramatic effect. I rotated it to capture it from several angles and increased the contrast to make the white (actually more of a cream color) pop more. C & C welcome and very much appreciated.
Even though it's late or actually early on 2/1/09, this is my 1/31/09 posting.
A little about me – I’m a 59 year old grandmother with 9 grandchildren living in rural North Central Indiana. I have many interests, Photography, Woodworking, Traveling, Oil Painting, Sewing, Gardening and more. Too many interests and not enough time (or money) to pursue.
My passion is the Photography, after developing an interest as a child (thanks Dad) I took Grand Champion in Photography at the county fair at 13, so I at least knew I had a little promise. For most of my adult life, my photography was on the back burner with raising a family and life in general getting in the way.
With my passion being renewed of late, in 2008 I got my first dSLR and I have been a “picture taking fool” ever since. I’ve done a couple of weddings now, am dabbling in portraits and love taking pictures of nature, animals and landscapes.
We started construction on a post frame building in the spring of 2009 which will house a 3 car garage and my studio. I can’t wait. It has been a long process but the studio is almost done and is currently usable.
Please feel free to comment on any of the pictures I post.
Here is a list of the equipment I have available for use. My current favorite lens is the 24 mm wide angle lens.
Pentax K10D Body Pentax K20D Body 28 mm f 2.8 50 mm f 2.0 135 mm f 2.8 500 mm f 8.0 18-55 mm f 3.5-5.6 35-70 mm f 2.8-4.0 50-200 mm f 4-5.6 80-200 mm f 4.5-5.6 50 mm f 1.4 24 mm f 1.8 650-1300 mm f 8.0 - 16 0.22 Fisheye 0.42 Fisheye