"And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks by night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Luke 2:8-12
This shot of the Gaillard-Mitchell Family Cemetery was taken on today's BPC field trip. It's a single shot "pseudo" HDR conversion in Photomatix taken with a fish eye lens on my Olympus E-5. The wall around the cemetery is actually square, the perspective distortion is a result of the fish eye optics.
This concrete structure is located in the old Evergreen oilfield in Baytown, TX. As for I am aware no one knows for sure what it's purpose was. This shot was taken Saturday morning on a Baytown Photo Club field trip.
Another bird from the Texas Renaissance Festival in Magnolia, TX. I remember the commentator saying this was the rarest bird in the show, and that it is a hawk, but unfortunately I do not remember the breed.
This shot is straight out of the camera with my new E-5 Oly using an "art filter" called "Dramatic Tone." I didn't originally think much of this feature, but in RAW + JPEG mode it only applies the filter to the JPEG leaving you RAW unaffected. I still working with the different filters but so far I'm thinking they are sort of fun, but I'll have to wait and see how useful they are.
A stilt walking jester from the Texas Renaissance Festival a couple of weekends ago. I guess being photographed a lot leads to learning about photography. As soon as he saw I was using a fisheye lens he reached towards me to help enhance the distortion!
This shot is from the Texas Renaissance Festival's "Fire Whip" show, a show that I thought was surprisingly entertaining. This gentleman, the "Worlds Fastest Whip Cracker" as certified by Guinness, put together a great show based on his skill with the whip.
I work in the industrial distribution sector as a salesman for a master distributor of valves and fittings in Houston, TX. I am a member of the Bay Area Photo Club which meets at the Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake in Clear Lake Texas on Tuesday nights. I shoot with an Olympus E-3 and my favorite lens in my Zuiko 12-60.