About a year ago, my professor changed universities and this week we had all the lab members who stayed behind out to visit. It was incredibly busy and kind of stressful because we had to do ALL of the things while they were here, but it was also a lot of fun and very productive! It was fun to see people and great to bounce ideas of each other. In addition to catching up on everyone else’s research, we also spent some time doing fun things like hiking (while unofficially brainstorming) which gave me a lot of great photo opportunities this week. The above pictures are taken at Treman Park and Grisamore Farms, where we went cherry picking.
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I’m so excited! In our new apartment, we have two blue jays who regularly come and sit on our porch while visiting our neighbor’s feeder. By waiting with my camera strategically aligned, I finally managed to get a nice sharp picture of this one sitting still. I think I could still get a better one though, if I took a vertical instead of cropping, so I’ll definitely keep trying.
This month the theme for the Cayuga Nature Photography Club meeting was black and whites, so today I’ll be sharing some of my black and white shots. These include some pictures I’d already made black and white, but also some pictures where I’m experimenting with black and white just for this post. For next week, I’m hoping to have links from the tutorials shared at photo club and to have downloaded the Nik Silver Effex trial so I can share some more experimental pictures made into black and whites using that program.
This week the pictures I’m posting were all taken by my boyfriend, using the new lens he got me for Christmas. It’s a Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II Camera Lens and has been great for getting nicely blurred backgrounds. It also seems like it will be really good for indoor shots since it captures a lot more light at the same shutter speed compared to my higher f-stop lenses.
Yesterday my professor said some of the scarier words a grad student can hear when he told me I was project-less because my thesis project had already been completed by a large company. Fortunately, after a two hour meeting this morning, I think I have a new plan for my research and an improved plan for getting the most out of my classes to help with that research. On a happier note, I’m currently in the process of applying to have my first ever exhibition of my photographs in the grad student center on campus. Hopefully they like the sample I sent tonight. Wish me luck!