2011 marked a return to the SLR world with the acquisition of a used Canon Digital Rebel XT. I spent most of this year experimenting, playing and learning. Lots of photos were taken. Lots of panoramas, experimenting with different photo settings, dabbling with long exposures and a lot of learning how to manipulate RAW images.
These are some of my favourites from this year.
This one was from a CSCLUG meeting we had at Coastal Coffee Roasters in Summerville. It's the falling beans that I liked about this photo.
This was from a sunset photowalk at White Point Gardens. I really like the orange-y cast of the sunlight and the shadows of the trees.
This is from a night time photowalk I went on with some friends. A simple photo of some spanish moss lit by the flash, but it has kind of an alien look to it against the black background.
I started experimenting with star trails and long exposures recently. This is one of my favourites from my recent experiments.
The rest of my favourites are silhouettes, a technique I enjoy using. The first one was taken at the Red Bull Illume exhibit that was set up in Marion Square earlier this year.
These three silhouette images use my favourite light source: the sun. I just think objects backlit by the sun look really cool.