July 22 2011 - Haven't done this for awhile. This is a peace lily in our living room
June 5 2011 - Haven't been doing this regularly for awhile, but I'll try to get back in it. There was some light drizzle which made for some nice drops.
May 18 2011 - Western Auto Building- Kansas City
May 17 2011 - "Ferment" at the Nelson Art Gallery - this is a large and beautiful stainless steel tree.
May 17 2011 - Group of Irish Americans protesting
May 8 2011 - This isn't a great photo, but more of a test. I read that 1/60 of a second exposure is good for catching rain. It seemed to work well. This is under a sprinkler.
Apr 30 2011- Kaufman Memorial Garden - Kansas City, MO
Apr 29 2011- Kaufman Memorial Garden - I saw the opportunity to catch a bokeh, so I positioned this flower in focus
Apr 23 2011 - I took this earlier today at our Church Easter Egg Hunt. With the cloudy sky, it made it feel more like a Good Friday Cross than an Easter one.
Apr 17 2011 - It was a nice day to do a macro of a dandelion. I wasn't using a tripod, but I was trying to get the seeds in the uppper left corner into focus with a macro lens. The wind wasn't helping me either :)
Apr 16 2011 - A shout out to my wife of almost 14 years.
Apr 15 2011 - The tuners from my very old Fender Stratocaster. I took this in pitch black and pointed my flashgun to the ceiling which gave a nice diffuse light. It's hard to wear one of these out, but I'm proud to say that I have. After thousands of hours of play, it could use a new electrical system.
Apr 12 2011 - I had fun doing more liquid photography. I used this as a base for my setup. http://www.learnmyshot.com/Liquid-Pour-and-Splash-Photography-Technique-Using-Continuous-Light
Apr 11 2011 - one more archive pic and then I'll be back tomorrow. This is from my point and shoot days. I used a laser pointer to light the violin.
Apr 10 2011 - I don't know if anyone has noticed, but I've been gone for awhile...... I'm coming back :) this is just a picture of my 9 year old daughter Maddy looking cute in our backyard.
Apr 7 2011 - Keeping very busy these days. I dug this out of the archive. This is from my point and shoot days. This is our piano through a fish eye lens. My daughter likes to call it the "Smiling Piano"
Apr 5 2011 - Well I took two attempts at this. No sound trigger. No motion trigger. Just praying for perfect timing. The first time I was just a hair early with the shutter release. http://danielmcbride.smugmug.com/Other/Other/16482406_UVbhi#1240395048_KBanF
You can even see the needle begin to puncture the balloon. This one, i was just a hair late. Not a bad picture, but you don't see any of the balloon. I'll have to come back and try again sometime.
Apr 4 2011 - A friend of mine from high school has a daughter who plays violin and liked my violin pics. So I thought I'd add one more to the collection before sending. This is just a regular picture of one on a hard wood floor with the colors inverted and adjusted.
Apr 3 2011 - Nothing too fancy here. I've always wanted a camera that could blur the lights in the background. Classy. So these are just some Christmas Lights. Apparently, this is known as the Bokeh Effect. (Sorry I guess I'm showing my lack of education when it comes to photography :)
Apr 1 2011 - water droplets on a CD and lit by a flashlight
Mar 31 2011 - Having more fun with liquid photgraphy. The water is probably moving a little fast for the flash, but I still liked the detail on the stem and water bouncing out. It looks almost like glass.
March 30 2011 - "Wear Safety Goggles"
Mar 29 2011 - I decided to do another droplet picture. This time with milk instead. I tried to go for a color contrast between the ladle and the milk and continue to work on my off camera flash photography. I was in a rush to get it finished last night, so I could've done a better job with the flash being more even.... I'll continue to get better as time goes on.
Mar 28 2011 - Practicing using an off camera flash from the side with a red rose and black background - simple, but I think elegant.
Mar 27 2011 b - "Smoke II" - I took another shot and played around with inverting the colors
Mar 27 2011 - Back on track today. Thought I'd try to do smoke photography. I took about 20 shots and I liked this one because of the spirals that formed. I should probably crop that section for a picture on its own.
Thanks again for all the nice comments on my water droplet picture!
Mar 25 2011 - First time shooting water droplets. I need to work on a couple of things, but not bad for a 1st try.
Thank you for the comments on yesterdays "Legs" - I'm working on getting out there myself and leaving comments as well. I really enjoy being a part of this supportive community. Thanks again.
THANK YOU for all the nice comments today. Since many of you mentioned wanting to try this, I fashioned my setup similar to this youtube video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwExpFDUC9Y I used a piece of paper my 4 year old colored on as my reflection.
Mar 24 2011 - "Legs" - this is the other shot I liked from the "mannequin shoot" yesterday. These legs were sitting at an antique/junk store. I probably need to shop these places more often for interesting photo ideas.
Mar 23 2011 b - Noticed some mannequins getting a little sun this morning. I don't know if it's good deal, but they're going for $75.
Mar 23 2011 - ok.... maybe a little overdoing it with lightpainting :)