Friday, August 27, 2010

My favorite Subjects

after looking through some of my last trip images, I found out that there are many of them from waterfalls, coastal views and countryside landscapes. Waterscapes are my favorite subjects so far.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Working a subject

After I found a spot that I liked, I revisited the area many times until I see how it looks in different seasons and time of the day. Pecan Grove Picnic area is one of them. I go there in the mornings and evenings for new views. I took these three pictures with a Nikon D80, Nikkor 28-70mm lens and a Singh-Ray polarizing filter.
  This is a big picture of the area I want to photograph. F8, ISO 100, 28-70mm lenses @35. Then, I choose a feature (the grass and cloud's reflection). Finally, I close uo of it.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Water Lilies in Pecan Grove Picnic area

Like a scene of a story book, water lilies in Lake Murray are a delight to the eye. I visited this park many times but this year it is the first time I have seen the water lilies blooming. I keep visiting this small area for new images of the lilies almost every day. Cypress trees, cattails and birds surround the water lilies. Here are some images I took with my Nikon D700 and Nikkor 70-300 mm lenses, Singh-Ray LB polarizing filter and tripod.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Revisiting Pecan Grove Picnic Area

This park  is located in the Lake Murray area. My son and I have gone many times this summer because of its peaceful environment. I specially like the cypress trees and the water lilies. So this morning we went there and these are the images I got. I  used my Nikon D700 and Nikkor 70-300 mm lenses for the close-ups.

Return form a visit to Panama

It has been three weeks that I was back from my native country Panama. The trip was very interesting this time because I visited places that I never saw before. Moreover, I was able to see my relatives and friends.
One of my favorites places is the beaches of the Pacific coast. I love to revisit them every trip.
  Here are some of the images I took with my new camera Nikon D700. I was very happy with the results.

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Visiting the Lavender Ridge farms in Gainesville

What a nice place! I visited the Lavender Farms today. It is a wonderful place full of colors and nature. Great friendly atmospher and nice people received us there. I took pictures in their gardens, barns and surrounding areas of the farm. They open at 9 :00 a.m and I stayed until 1:30 p.m. Many flowers and butterflies in the gardens.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Remembering the Old Days

One of things I like about living in the country is that you can find great scenes. I went to Tishomingo yesterday morning and I saw this old tractor in an old barn on highway 1. Here are some of the images.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Indian Blanket Wildflowers in Lake Scott

It was a beautiful morning near Scott Lake. I went with my dogs for a walk and I found a field full of Indian Blanket. I love their vivid colors and details.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Back to the Chickasaw National Recreational area in Sulphur

It is another beautiful, calm and clear day at the park. The water is still low but the trees and the area are green. The sky had these big clouds and I saw one reflected on the pool . What a wonderful day!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

New Look of Pauls Valley

I lived in Pauls Valley for a year and I still visit it. The city has changed its look.
It has new sidewalks, new lamps, new everything. Well, I know I am excited with the new look.
Here are some images I took last week. As the people in Pauls Valley say " it is not your ordinary small town"

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Visiting Muskogee's Honor Heights Park

Honor Heights is a beautiful park in the city of Muskogee. I had the great opportunity to meet another photographer there and photographed some of parks' ponds and gardens. This is a place where people gather every year to celebrate the Azalea festival. I think it is better to go middle of April when the park has a lot of blooms and the trees are full of flowers.

Saturday, April 10, 2010