(All that bare land around the edge of the lake is lake bottom. The lake is low due to drought.)
Lately, I’ve taken a lot of opportunities to sharpen my advanced photography skills. Composition-wise, this photo is nothing special. However, with automatic exposure, my camera was severely underexposing this scene. Therefore, I switched to manual to overexpose it somewhat. Nice colors.
Last Saturday, we went on the Vanishing Texas River Cruise. I took a bunch of photos of seagulls as kids fed them off the back of the boat. It was a crisp clear winter day which provided a nice background. Since there was harsh sunlight, I was expecting the gulls to be heavily shadowed. However, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the reflection off the lake lighted them quite well from below.
At the 2008 Austin trail of lights (of which I have no photos, since I dropped and broke my camera while walking to the event!), Samuel bought this light saber thing that lights up blue, green and red. We took it in the backyard one night and played with long exposure photos. In this one, he set it to blink and then moved it in a big circle.