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My One Year Anniversary   Leave a comment

My one year anniversary of this photoblog was last month and I can’t believe a whole year has gone by. It has been a few months since my last post and spring has arrived. From September to January, fine art takes a back seat to sports photography, family photos and portraits. Spring arrives and I get that ‘fine art’ itch back. I love the contrast of color, line, and shapes in this photo, in addition to the depth.  This is just a preview of, what I hope will be, many fine art nature photographs this Spring.

This photo was taken at Longwood Gardens in PA. I used my Nikon D80 with an ISO of 1250, f/6.3, and 1/4000 sec. shutter speed. This photo was not edited.


Posted March 26, 2012 by Karen Greene Malos in Uncategorized

Capturing Motion   Leave a comment

This is my second year as a spectator/photographer of bicycle racing. Every race is a little different. Some races the cyclists go by every few minutes and some they only go by once or twice in an hour. With forty or fifty cyclists going by at 25-35 mph, things happen fast…very fast. During short track races, the riders pass me every 5-10 minutes. This was taken during one of the short track races. I was playing around with various shutter speeds and panning the riders to capture the speed of the race. My husband is wearing the red jersey and he was the racer I was panning.  I was using my Nikon D80, f25, 1/25 sec shutter with an ISO 800.  I love experimenting with shutter speeds, especially during sports events. I love this feeling of speed in this photograph- I can almost feel the wind of the racers as they go by!

Posted September 4, 2011 by Karen Greene Malos in Uncategorized

Not Always Fine Art   Leave a comment

I have always considered myself a fine art photographer. Lately I have been rethinking that title. Over the years, I have lovingly taken hundreds of thousands of photographs of my children. I have been a child photographer, photojournalist, and  sports photographer. I have spent the last 21 years building a photographic history of my children’s lives.  Frequently, I hear, “You should be a professional photographer,” and I want that- someday. Maybe someday soon. Here are a few photos that I have taken in the last few months- all of my daughter. Whenever I start thinking that I should have spent more time committing to the profession of photography, I look back on the photos of my children and I am proud of both my photos and my children. Becoming a professional is on the horizon and when I finally make that leap I will have many years of experience behind me!

Posted May 23, 2011 by Karen Greene Malos in People, Uncategorized

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