I was stargazing last night outside of my townhouse and decided to shoot handheld some stars and what I thought was the planet Venus. A passenger airplane flew over and I took a shot of it. Keep in mind that I was just goofing around and had no intention of doing any photography, and that's why I didn't use a tripod or set up my telescope. At first I was without my camera until I saw the stars and decided to see what I could capture handheld, and I know that's stupid. Well, I heard a jet flying over my townhouse and I spun around and shot what I thought was a passenger plane, but when I uploaded it to Lightroom6 this is the image I saw. It reminded me of the triangle UFO's people report seeing, but I know it was a passenger jet flying overhead... or was it? LOL
What is it?
I was stargazing last night outside of my townhouse and shot handheld what I thought was Venus with Nikon d4 and 50mm lens. When I uploaded it to Lightroom6 it appeared as a very tiny blue ball. I cropped to max and this is the result. BTW, it was one of the brightest objects in the sky so I assumed it was Venus; although, my knowledge of astronomy is very limited, but I'm trying to learn more about it. Any thoughts on what it is?
My grandson's father watches him as he hits ball for a single. They won the game!
First Soccer Ball Shoot
I decided to make this photo into a B&W shot. I like B&W photography and I think it's a way to capture a photo without color distracting from the intent of the photographer and to reveal lighting dramatically. In this shot there's no exciting or beautiful streaming light, but I do think B&W draws ones attention to the action better than a color photo does in some circumstances.
My First Soccer Game
This was the first Soccer Game I've ever seen and photographed. This shot is soft focus and shutter speed too slow to totally stop the action , but to me the slight blur of the ball and the players soft focus adds excitement and shows the intenseness of the players reacting to the play. I think the player in white looking back at the ball just kicked it and that's what the other players are reacting to.
Moon on Colorful Clouds
I have no idea how the clouds appeared in different colors on this photo. I did nothing in post editing to create it. If anyone knows how it happened, please let me know.
Grandson with Mom Watching
My grandson at bat with his mother (my daughter) watching him.
Grandson Swings the Bat
My grandson's first game of 2017, and his team won! Here he strikes out, but that's okay since he went down swinging!
Theodore at Morton Arboretum
Not really. It's a new background that Bob Wolf created from a Morton Arboretum photo to give Theodore's portrait a new, and better, look.
My thanks again to Bob for taking the time to do it. Theodore thanks him too.
Here Me Roar!
My cat, Theodore, does not like to have his picture taken. He usually runs and hides as soon as I take my camera out. Here's a quick shot I was able to take. Unfortunately, I should have used a faster shutter speed.
I've been photographing since the age of nine, but there has been several hiatus over the past 65 years. I enjoy all types of photography from landscape to macro. I'm very impressed with the talented photographers on CMC.