The photo assignment for this week was "Pattern Interrupted". I'm not sure that is what our instructor intended, but I say that the circular pattern is interrupted by the end of the pipe. This is a +/- 2 bracket that was merged in Photomatix.
I know that everyone takes pictures of sunsets, but there is just something about them that makes you want to stop and take a photo. This is a three shot +/- 2 HDR in Photomatix. After tone mapping I still had to mess with the contrast, brightness, saturation and sharpness to get it like I wanted.
I took a break from my photo class assignment to take a few shots of the family dog. We call him Fletch. He is named after the character in the Chevy Chase movie by the same name. Maybe we should have named him Irwin?
Again, I'm just messing around with depth of field and composition for my photo class. This one didn't make the cut (I can only submit three photos each week), but I thought it was kind of interesting.
I got really frustrated trying to shoot a still life in doors. For one, I'm not that artsy-fartsy and I don't know how to set up things in a pleasingly aesthetic configuration and the only lighting I have is a couple of halogen shop lights. So, I decided to take it outside. Who said a still life has to be of a bunch of cups or a bowl of fruit. I would rather take pictures of old fence posts. So, if this photography class taught me anything, it made me realize what I don't want to take pictures of. I'll leave the indoor stuff to those that like that kind of thing.