The other day I was over at the neighbor's house taking a few photos of an old house that is on the property and there were a bunch of pieces of old farm equipment. Here is the first of a several shots.
The owner of this house told me that he is going to demolish it this summer before it falls down and hurts someone. He was kind enough to let me take a few pictures of it. It has an interesting history, but I will tell the story with a few photos over the next couple of weeks. Here is #1.
This week's submission to the +GPLUS::P52::2012.#2012Project52Theme: Rule of Thirds.
It was Monday afternoon and I didn't have a submission for this week's theme so I went over to my neighbor's old chicken coop and did a quick HDR. Yes, it is overdone. Yes, it has no subject. However, you can't deny that it is definitely a rule of thirds picture.
This is my attempt to capture a difficult picture. It is was completely dark outside and the Christus statue inside the visitor's center is lit up. I did a 3 shot HDR (+/- 2). The exposure was so long that I thought the camera may have malfunctioned on the third shot.
The lights you see on the left side are used to light up the manger scene during the nativity presentation. Again, if you haven't been to Temple Square in SLC at Christmas time you should put it on your list of things to do.
It's time to clean up the Christmas Decorations. We took all the lights off the house yesterday. As I looked at the pile of lights I thought it might be a good picture. Here is the result.
Last year I had a goal to post 150 pictures on my blog. As you can see I got it done. This year my goal is to improve the quality of my photos. I need to learn how to use Aperture and Photomatix more effectively.
Also, I have another goal. I follow a few hundred photographers over on Google Plus. This year I'm participating in Google Plus 2012 Project 52. I need to post one photo a week to the site that fits the theme of the week. The first week is, of course, happy new year. Check out the other photos here