Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Clouds & Sunbeams

I love sunbeams because I find they're beautiful and amazing. It is that they have something magical and divine. This morning I took some pictures at Lake Murray near the marine. The clouds were full and the they just let a ray of light went through.

I used Nikon D200, Nikkor 18-200 mm lenses and ND filter.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Lake Murray

Some trees are shown signs of red and yellow colors in the Lake Murray area.  But in general everything is green.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Follow me...

When I see these steps, I remember all the good days I had this summer in this park. The first day I took my son who is eight years old to swim in the cool water of the Travertine Creek. It was a warm day and we wanted to spend the whole day in the park. We packed our lunch and drinks...the dogs.  But we soon realized that we had forgotten the inner tube to go down the current.

 My son was sad about it.  I told him we would not leave instead I drove to the closer Walmart and bought a new inner tube for him.

We had so much fun that day. It is amazing how a picture can capture so much.:)

Magical World

 I love reflections and abstract in nature. While I was in the forest yesterday morning, I found a nice place near the camping ground with some trees and flowers' reflections. I had not been in this area before because the park was very busy and I like quite places for photography. But, yesterday was different. People returned to their normal activities and the park was quite.
 I set up my Nikon D80 on a tripod and a 70-300 mm lenses. The soft light from the morning sun made the place magical. Running with the water down the waterfall, there were dead leaves and branches. What a wonderful world!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Visiting the Arbuckle Lake in Sulphur

This morning I wanted to take pictures of the sunrise at the Arbuckle Lake so I left my house around 6:45 a.m. This lake is located less than a two hour drive from both the Dallas and Oklahoma City areas. But , of course, for me it is about 25 minutes from home on highway 35. 
  The weather was and clear. However, I checked the sunrise time on the internet more time. I usually use or . The information said that the sunrise would be around 7:20 a.m so I had to hurry if I wanted to be in the lake on time.
  Since I liked to take scenic view of the lake, I took my Nikkor 18-200mm lenses and my Nikon D200. To avoid reflection, I used a polarizing filter.
  By the time I arrived, there were three fishermen in the marina. I saw some birds and the rest of the lake was very quiet.

   These are some of my favorite ones:

Friday, September 25, 2009

Mist at the Lake Murray

Another mystical day in the lake, the morning was cool and the light was perfect. Now, I can see that fall is coming and there are more colors in the lake.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Landscape Blurs

After three days of rain, I was able to go back to the park and take pictures again. I wanted to show impressionistic look of nature. I took my Nikon D200 and 70-300 mm lenses for the shots.
Here are some of those images. Enjoy!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Grassland Series

Walking around a park near a forest, I saw how the grass has changed because fall is coming.

Since we have a windy day today, I was in the mood of panning in camera shots. This effect creates an impressionistic look.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

The Monarch Butterfly

One of the most difficult animals to photograph is a butterfly. I went to Lake Pauls Valley this morning and I was overwhelmed with the variety of butterflies in there. I found a cluster of nectar flowers and took these pictures. I think the best time to photograph butterflies is early morning because these were very active around 10:30 a.m, and I had to follow them every flower. I waited patiently until they stopped on a side of the flower to take the picture.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Windy Day in the lake

Now that we have fall coming soon...It has been raining for three days and very windy. I went to Lake Jean for more wildflowers photos. However, the windy was very strong so I decided to lower my shutter speed and create impressionistic flower artwork.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

New Summer Wildflowers Images

I went to Lake Jean today. It is located 20 minutes from where I live. The weather was and cloudy. I think it is perfect light for flower photography specially for macro. I used a 100 macro lenses and my Nikon D200. It was a little bit windy so I had my tripod and cable release.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Impressionistic Trees

I like trees and movement. Since I wanted to make a new way to see trees, I went to Longmire Lake in Pauls Valley and took pictures of trees in winter. I moved the camera up and down and added colors using Photoshop CS3.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Summer Wildflowers in Oklahoma Landscape

Walking around the Chickasaw recreational area in Shulphur, I found spots of Coreopsis and cattails. Here are some of the images I took.

Summer is almost over...

If you look around the lakes and creeks and the landscapes , you will see that everything is still very green. The rain has come this weekend and it is vey wet. I went to the park last week and took some pictures in the morning. It was very quiet and beautiful. Enjoy them!