Got a delivery of a new Light Box for the flash. Used the oppertunity to return to macro images and see the effect.
Saturday, March 7, 2009
I spent two days in Oxford for a EU project meeting. The people in the project are nice, but the procedure is tiresome (need to meet and talk about what we did and what we plan to do).
I decided to take the camera with me and have some fun.
The weather was nice and sunny (although cold) and walking along Oxford you run into different strange things. I also experimented with HDR photography that created various interesting effects....
There are many bike riders....
The gate to the botanical gardens
A pub where Tolkien used to frequent. It was a nice place to have a beer and chat.
Wide angle HDRs
The local Natural History museum (very nice)
A side street that caught my eye (with sunset starting to come up)
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
After Basel I continued to Boston. Here I got my new 60mm Macro lens, so I played with it a bit (mostly not macro). Even when used as a regular prime it is very sharp.
Valentine's Day on Harvard Sq.
Visit to the Boston Harbor
Attempts to catch the T in movement
Abstract (Illumina Seq Machine)
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
As part of a work related trips, I spent a day in Basel. The meeting was in a building in the "newer" town and they had a roof cafe. I used the opportunity to take pictures of the skyline.
In the evening we strolled to the old city. I didn't have a tripod but tried to make do with fences and other support.
We got to a plaze with a fountain by a local artist who was one of the first to build kinetic sculpture. The fountain was not lit well, but I tried to capture the movement, with partial success.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
On a nice Saturday morning we went to the reserve on HaBonim to see the sea and look for early flowers. The day was beautiful and the sea relatively calm.
Yael made a ring out of drift wood...
while Roy climbed on rocks
Eventually we did find some flowers, although not the big flower beds we saw last year.
Roy spotted this little bird, and we put the zoom into use to catch it. Notice the two large insects next to it.
Near the parking lot we run into several large Ravens that posed for us.
From HaBonim we continued to the near by fish ponds (very large ponds) hoping to see migratory birds.