Friday, September 25, 2009

Belle Spends the Night

Yeah! (says Furby) My bestie Belle gets to hang with me all day and all night! We get along fabulously! Look at all the fun we have together! My Mommy makes me and Belle look beautiful!


He is still tricky to shoot due to his black coat. ISO set on 400 mainly in full shade. Some shots are in diffused light so I switch to ISO 200. You know, he is still a puppy and full of energy. Especially in the backyard where he is free to roam. The largest aperture is only 3.5 and it sucks cuz I'm aiming to catch the action. You know, freeze it. So a lot of shots tend to be blurry. But, some do turn out and I guess I'm okay with these results. He is also pretty cool with the camera on him like the one of his paw and the DOF is way cool. I included his mini kong. Intended for Furbz but he steals it. Gotta luv 'em.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


Hello, my name is Belle Anania. I live with my mommy and daddy. Today they thought it would be a good idea to take some pictures of me. Because I look fabulous. I smell good too. My mom gave me a Pantene bubble bath. This I love. Now I don't stink. I was very patient and well behaved. Until my mommy sent me outside. I got a little hot. This is not good. I then began to pant and sometimes I don't understand what this means, but it helps me feel better. I love my mommy.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Fall is near

Here is a series of images taken in my backyard. Trying to capture the Fall colors and the critters that I've adopted into my yard. This lil guy lives in my mums. The mums are almost ready to bloom soon. Late bloomers? He looks lonely so I pay him a visit. And Furby is as content as a lamb by HIMSELF. My potted plants-mums, fountain grass, pansies are so beautiful now. My fave time of year. I think that mini pumpkin is as cute as a button. We won't disect him.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Felix Part 2

On a mission to document Felix all through his puppy stages. He has about doubled in size since the last shoot. He needs some serious manners. And I do hope they chose to send him to obedience school. He is smart! But wild. Has never socialized with any other friends. Awww. There are 2 photos that are just straight from the card and unedited. I wanted to show how much of a spaz he is. I set my camera to sport mode hoping it would capture all the action and freeze it. Not so. I guess I oughtta program the shutter to about 320-640, hell maybe faster than that! He moves lickety split. And so will all dogs-most dogs. With the ISO on 400, this helps. But boy oh boy does this lens suck for low light shots. Yikes! This round only took less than an hour. 100 shots and only 10 turned out good. Thats fine. That's good odds. I'm happy. Felix is happy. It's all good.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Great Garden Landscapes

Here are some examples of some of the landscapes I've gone out to document. They are fabulous homes of Omaha and I try to chose parts of only the best. At some homes I went absolutely nuts. I'm also trying to be more aware of my surroundings when I shoot. Time was limited at these homes and I did feel pressure. But I think I got better at it. I used my trusty 14-42mm lens. This is a kit lens and I do get infuriated when I use it. It's slow to focus, does not do well in low light and therefore it's a time consumer. But the results are good. I have my eye on the 14-54mm, 2.8. That sucker is bad. Fast focus, works splendid in low light and razor sharp with ultra vividness is what I hear. This may be possible soon. It's available on ebay a lot for only $300 or so. It's on my wish list!