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Overcast Weather Fails to Spoil Good Time at Park

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Cheri and I had some extra energy, so we hopped off the couch and went for a drive.  We ended up at Fountainhead Regional Park and Occoquan Regional Park.  I took the opportunity to shoot away.

Occoquan River, f/14, 1/160 SS, 78 mm, 400 ISO

Weathervane, f/6.3, 1/160 SS, 200 mm, 400 ISO

Weathervane, f/6.3, 1/160 SS, 200 mm, 400 ISO

Snack Time?, f4.5, 1/320 SS, 55 mm, 400 ISO

Snack Time?, f4.5, 1/320 SS, 55 mm, 400 ISO

Cheri Outdoor Portrait, f/4, 1/80 SS, 55 mm, 400 ISO

Obligatory Blossom Close-Up, f/5.6, 1/15 SS, 55 mm, 100 ISO

Obligatory Blossom Close-Up, f/5.6, 1/15 SS, 55 mm, 100 ISO

We were surprised by the ham that floated up to us while we were on the pier.  I think he was used to people feeding the geese at the park.  I was very close to him taking this shot.  I probably could have reached out to touch him.

The rest of the photos from this group can be found on my flickr.

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Written by Eric Spiegel

March 28, 2009 at 9:38 pm

Peanut Butter Salmonella Outbreak Spreads To My Camera

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Consumer advocacy blog, The Consumerist, used my photo of a half empty (or is it half full?) peanut butter jar in a post of theirs regarding the peanut butter salmonella scare.  You can see the post here.

The Consumerist has a flickr group wherein readers can submit photos of their own for possible use in posts on The Consumerist.  This is the second time one of my photos has been used.  It makes me feel tingly and special :-).

Written by Eric Spiegel

January 31, 2009 at 5:46 pm

New Home

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Cheri and I managed to move this weekend without killing ourselves (or each other).  We moved from our 780 square foot apartment to a 2200 square foot townhouse.  Our friends from church helped us pack up the moving truck and moved us in this weekend.  We were able to lure them to lift furniture with bagels and pizza.  The only problem with the place is that we have very poor cell phone coverage here for some strange reason.  This might be a good time to switch to Verizon (since we’re with T-Mobile).  Pictures are up on my flickr, but here’s a few pics of the new place.

Finished Basement with Fireplace

Finished Basement with Fireplace

Master Bedroom

Master Bedroom

Living Room

Living Room

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October 19, 2008 at 8:35 pm

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Ever since my graduation, I’ve been taking lots of photos with my new Nikon D80. Here are some highlights from our recent camping trip to Heavenly Acres in Greene County, Virginia:

Water Over Rocks

This is a shot of the South River in Greene County, Virginia. We were out there camping and we stumbled across this small river while looking for some good places for pictures. I shot this in manual mode at 90 mm, 1/3 sec SS, f/22, ISO 100. I used my tripod and the time delay setting to avoid shaking the camera while taking the long exposure. I also took this at dusk so that the image didn’t over expose. I made sure to use a small aperture to allow for a large depth of field.

Warning

While we were driving around, my father-in-law’s GPS indicated we were near Greene Acres Lake. What we found was this. For this shot, I used manual at 55 mm, 1.3 sec SS, f/18, and ISO 100. Since this was at dusk and I used a long shutter speed, I set the camera on my tripod and used the time delay to avoid any shaking. The small aperture allowed me to get most of the photo in focus.

Sunset with Tree

This picture was taken at Big Meadows in the Shenandoah National Park. For this photo, I used shutter priority mode at 200 mm, 1/200 sec SS, f/29, and ISO 400. In order to get the silhouette of the tree I made sure to meter for the sky. I did this by aiming at the sky (with no tree or ground in view), pressed halfway down on my shutter button to determine the needed settings, then aimed down to get the tree and ground in view. This allowed the camera to get the sky exposed correctly while underexposing the ground to give me that silhouette.

Flight of the Bumblebee

While we were on a trail that paralleled the Rapidan River, I stumbled across an area that had a lot of bumblebees and other bugs flying around. So I crouched down, set my camera to shutter priority with a very high shutter speed (to try to freeze the motion of the flying insects), and set my camera to burst mode (to keep taking pictures as I held the shutter button down). This was one of the few shots that came out. Here I used (like I said) shutter priority, 200 mm, 1/2000 sec SS, f/8, and ISO 400. Since it was a bright day out, I also had my exposure compensation dial set to -2.

You can see the rest of the photos from our camping trip on my flickr page.

Written by Eric Spiegel

May 30, 2008 at 4:55 pm

Courthouse 666

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Kick ass!

This photo I took of a Dell advertisement adorned with some 666 graffiti was used on a Consumerist article today. I submitted the photo to their flickr pool a while back.

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October 3, 2007 at 2:36 pm