Archive for March 2011

Eye of the Beholder…   Leave a comment

Beauty in the Unexpected

I love when something unexpected becomes a beautiful photo. Last Memorial Day, our family had a ‘shrimp boil’ and I decided to document the feast on film. I took pictures of the entire process from boiling, to dumping, to feasting (see my flickr set Shrimp Boil.) At the end of the dinner, I stood up on the picnic table bench and took an overhead shot of what was left on the table.

I took this picture with my Nikon D80, f/5.3, 1/320 sec., and my ISO was set at 1600 (probably because it was very late in the afternoon/early evening.) The white paper covering the table became the perfect background to show off the colors of the corn, shrimp shells, celery and potatoes. This photo was my favorite because of the strong diagonal of muted colors balanced by the saturated color of the corncob contrasting the white paper. Beauty in the unexpected.

Posted March 9, 2011 by Karen Greene Malos in Uncategorized

Capturing a Moment   Leave a comment

I have always loved photography. Waiting with anticipation as your images are developed, wondering if your vision (seen only through the view finder) became something beautiful. And when it does, it’s magical. Photography is, for me, capturing a moment in time. It was fear of losing that ‘moment’, that kept me from ‘going digital’ for so long. I am a digital convert and have been for about 6 years now. I am happy to say that the magic of photography is still there. Now the anticipation is during the upload, and the digital ‘development’ is faster, but the magic is still there when you see your images full screen for the first time.

One of the most exciting subjects to shoot: Fireworks. This shot was taken during the fireworks show over the Delaware River during Pennsville’s Septemberfest celebration. Using a Manfrotto tripod and my Nikon D80, I shot with F11 aperture and a manual shutter.  It took a few tries to get the timing  and framing right, then I just watched the show and shot away! The best moment (besides the actual fireworks show) is when I finally get to see the photos on my computer-seeing what was captured by the camera. Wow! The rest of the pics from that shoot are on my flickr photostream (see the link to the left.)

Posted March 6, 2011 by Karen Greene Malos in Uncategorized