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February 28, 2007

28. Snow Drift Composite

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Digital composite of my snow drift photo I posted February 5th.

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February 27, 2007

27. This is Me

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Another self portrait of myself.

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February 26, 2007

26. Breaking Out

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I have been away at the NFRCC annual convention for the past couple of days. While there, two of the four prints I had in for competition received honourable mentions. Also, I was awarded the Dorothy Sharpe Award for service to the club. This is the first posting I have done in few days. I will get back on schedule shortly.

This of course is a self portrait as well.

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February 21, 2007

21. Iron Fence in the Snow

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Iron fence in the snow.

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February 20, 2007

20. Skippers

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Another Out of Bounds image. The photo is of two skippers I shot last year. I entered this into competition on Monday night and received a score of 14 out of a possible 15 for the photo. That is a Diamond award in the club.

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February 19, 2007

19. Gerbera

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The past few photos were shot in my living room using either window light through sheer curtains or as the sun dropped, a small light box for illumination. I used my 24 x 36 diffuser with the light box for a soft light and colour balanced my white balanced setting to the flourescent tubes.

On the other side of the flower I used a 22" reflector, rotating between silver or soft gold to add some light back into the dark side of the flower.

This photo of a Gerbera was a long 30 second exposure using the lightbox for a light source, f 25 for maximum depth of field and ISO 100 for the least amount of noise.

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February 18, 2007

18. Gerbera

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February 17, 2007

17. Dying

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February 16, 2007

16. A Rose by Any Other Name

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One of the most common ways to photograph a rose. Probably with good reason.

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February 15, 2007

15. The Far North

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Well not really, only Port Colborne, which is south of Niagara Falls. The conditions on Sunday sure made this feel like the far north though and given how this photo looks, might even be able to pass for it.

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February 14, 2007

14. Valentine's Day Roses

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Happy Valentine's Day Leanne.

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February 13, 2007

13. A Cold Winter's Morning

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Another photo of the frozen Lake Erie. Some of the ice built up here was close to 5 feet thick by my estimates.

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February 12, 2007

12. Frozen Lake

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A frozen Lake Erie. The photo was taken in Port Colborne this past weekend.

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February 11, 2007

11. Snow Drift

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February 10, 2007

10. Niagara SkyWheel

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The Niagara SkyWheel ferris wheel. This is a night photograph of the 183' ferris wheel on Clifton Hill in NIagara Falls. A long exposure and good timing gave this photo a nice effect of motion as the Skywheel came to a stop.

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February 9, 2007

09. Morning Blue Out of Bounds

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First attempt at an Out of Bounds image.

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February 8, 2007

08. Grasses in the Snow

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Grasses in the Snow. I think what makes this photograph is the shadow of the grasses.

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February 7, 2007

07. Snow Detail

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February 6, 2007

06. Shadow On Snow

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The past few days have brought some welcome sunlight and for many, some unwelcome cold temperatures. I believe the temperature went down to -17 C (1 F). As an aside, I won the recent weekly competition with my ongoing photo competition with Dave over at Jorg.org Photo Hunt. My image Aww Nuts was chosen last week as the winner so I am now leading the competition.

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February 5, 2007

05. Drifts

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Patterns of snow drifts. Mid morning light emphasizes the texture of the snow, visible in the patterns on the snow and creates a pleasing photograph.

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February 4, 2007

04. Snow and Grasses

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This photograph was shot on a cold morning. Although dressed warm, the chill still cuts through all the layers of clothing.

For this photo, I was lying on the ground with my face almost in the snow to get this particular perspective.


Happy Birthday Leanne!

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February 3, 2007

03. Spotted

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February 2, 2007

02. All 730 Images (well, close)

Composite of 728 previously posted Photo Of the Day photos

This is a composite of almost all of the 730 images posted prior to yesterday's two year anniversary. I used Picasa for this one and it did not like two of the panorama's I did back in 2005 so they have been omitted.

A larger version may be viewed here.

Tomorrow I return to posting new photos.

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February 1, 2007

01. 730 Days, 730 Images

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Today marks two years since I first started posting my images here. 730 days, 730 images. Some times the images came easy, others not so easy. The initial reason for the site was to provide further incentive for me to get out and shoot.

This image, one of my self portraits, is a composite image made up of all of the 730 images I have posted over the past two years. This particular image is based upon Self Portrait #6. A larger version of the composite can be viewed here.

Some stats for the past two years worth of images:

730 Images
441 Comments
107 Black and White Images
97 Macro entries
61 Photos of the Niagara Falls Area
55 Portraits
107 Photos categorized as Scenery
217 Nature photos which include:     
  43 Flowers
  55 Insects
    18    Butterflies
     4     Damselflies
   11     Dragonflies
   20     Misc. Insects

On top of that,  I have had a little over 60,000 unique visitors to the site from 121 different countries with 1,681,853 hits and 94.84 GB of traffic. 

I have also started writing a weekly digital photography tip. I now have 69 tips online (http://potd.chrisempey.com/tips

Today's image was produced with AndreaMosaic.

 

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