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Fun   Leave a comment

Sometimes all it takes is one word to describe a photograph: FUN.

This photograph says FUN to me. I took this photograph during a Memorial Day picnic at my in-laws house. Everyone was just hanging out and my daughter said, “Take a picture of my hair!” so she started jumping, dancing and whipping her hair all over the place. Of course, she was being ridiculous and was also cracking herself up. This is very good example of a ‘staged’ or ‘posed’ event that turned into something special. I love the surprise of taking pictures- especially of people/children. You never know when that magic moment will occur, and sometimes sticking with a subject for an extra frame (or twenty) will yield an emotional quality that you never expected. On this day, that moment was FUN.

Because it was a beautiful sunny day, I shot at an ISO of 400 with a aperture setting of 6.3. My shutter was set at 1/640. I cropped in Photoshop.

Posted June 11, 2011 by Karen Greene Malos in Fine Art, People

Orchids   Leave a comment

OK, I know the title of this blog is “Orchids” and this picture is obviously a yellow hibiscus, but let me explain. Late in March, Longwood Gardens hosts the International Orchid Show and Sale. I have been going for the past few years with my niece, who is an orchid aficionado. I look forward to spending the an afternoon or two taking pictures of the numerous varieties of orchids displayed during the show. I have some very pretty orchid photos on my flickr.com site (see the link on the left), but this is my favorite photo of the day. I took this photo in the greenhouse of the conservatory. The hibiscus bloom was larger than my hand and I wanted to convey the impressiveness of the flower.

I took this photo with my Nikon D-80, F5.6 @ 1/2000 sec. ISO 400 (no flash, auto white balance.) What I love the most about this picture is the sharpness on the stamen of the flower and the soft focus of the petals. This picture is exactly as shot and I think I knew this was going to be my favorite the moment I took it.

Posted April 12, 2011 by Karen Greene Malos in Fine Art, Nature

Getting the Shot   2 comments

Spring Sunset

Very good photographers ALWAYS have their camera. I, however, am guilty of seeing great shots and NEVER having my camera with me. I am constantly kicking myself for leaving my camera home when I run errands, because that is usually when the sunset is burning up the sky or a filly is romping through a field. A few afternoons ago, I took my camera with me to drop my daughter off at dance. On the way home, I saw this sunset, pulled over, and took the shot out of the car window. Next time I will take my tripod, but for now, I am pretty happy with this shot. Next shot I’m planning to get…the peach trees in bloom.

Posted April 8, 2011 by Karen Greene Malos in Fine Art, Nature