I promised pictures

I've taken more than 300 pictures with my new camera, the Canon S90. Don't worry, you'll never have to look at all 300. Here are a few that will also give you some clues about what I've been doing the last two weeks (good things, that is).


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These are just to show how beautiful Pittsburgh is in spring. The flowering trees are just amazing.


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I think this is azalea, but I'm not good about plant names; just good at appreciating.


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This one was in the orchid room at the Phipps. The long, snaky thing just enchants me. Maybe some day I'll make a pattern from it.


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Taken through glass inside the convention center. I was very pleased with the result.

I still don't know how to use all the features of the camera, but it does very well for itself on AUTO.


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This one I shot on manual (you can tell I don't understand it. Shot another on aperture preferred and got this result with both sky and cars as I wanted them. Don't ask me what I did.


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Above and below were shot at the old Pittsburgh Brewery where there was a show called Art All Night.


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Went to the National Aviary for Breakfast with Birds sponsored by the fitness part of my Medicare Advantage plan. They want us to love them. Above was color-corrected in Photoshop; too blue originally.


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If I had a nest like this, I might just live in a tree. It's very small, about the size of the photo you are looking at.


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The next two are from my walk in Frick Park. It was a hard winter; you can see where the tree fell; but spring is now well entrenched.


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This is a print out of the Gigapan I spent so much time color correcting. I'm told this is only 3% of it's size: at 100% it would be 44 feet high.


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3 thoughts on “I promised pictures

  1. Oh Lovely. And can you imagine how old that split leaf philodendron must be to have a main stalk like that? I really like the quality of the shots. The detail is there if you want it, or not. If you want the cars a little brighter, you can Lightening them in Photoshop by dodging. You know all the tricks. šŸ™‚ That Gigapan image just knocks me over. I remember my first husband and Baldasari trying to get film emulsion to stick to large canvasses. Now look at what you can do. Bravo!!!!!

  2. Ruthe, these look great. Wish I had anything approaching that azalea in my yard. Looks like the camera performed well and is a keeper. I look forward to more shots from your spring walks.

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