Nature patterns

It’s been quite a long time since I took photos from an airplane. I usually don’t like it because the window is dirty, scratched and it also adds distortions. However, I was tempted to do it this time because I was not only seeing clouds, but very interesting patterns. This is what I saw in my flight from Washington DC to San Francisco.

It started with the center-pivot irrigation circles, they look amazing, like gigantic paintings.

Center-pivot irrigation circles

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Nina jugando en la nieve

Hoy hice mi primer muñeco de nieve con la ayuda de mi esposa. Para ser la primera vez, quedó bastante decente.

Snowman

También estuvimos divirtiéndonos con nuestra chandosa Nina, una perrita horrible y hermosa que adoptamos el año pasado.

Nina

A Nina le encanta la nieve, se vuelve loca cada vez que la ve, corre por todas partes y hasta clava en ella como si no le importara el frío.

Nina corriendo en la nieve

Tomar fotos en la nieve no es fácil, el blanco refleja muchísima luz por todas partes y por lo tanto afecta la exposición de la cámara si se usa en modo automático, haciendo que la nieve quede con detalle y todo lo demás oscuro. Continue reading “Nina jugando en la nieve”

Frozen nature in this weird Polar Vortex

The polar vortex this year has been a bit crazy, sending cold waves down south resulting in heavy snowfall and low temperatures.

Few days ago we had a constant rain for some hours, which combined with the cold weather it froze the water over the trees.

These photos were taken with a 70-200mm lens, using close apertures to capture as much detail as possible. In most of the photos I used extension tubes, which allows to take closer photographs, like a macro lens.

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

To take photos like the one below, I usually set the lens to the closer focus in manual mode and then get myself as closer as possible to the subject and adjust the focus by moving closer or farther. To make sure that I don’t lose any details, I take more than one photo for the same composition, because in macro photography the depth of field is very short and details can get easily out of focus.

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Frozen branches

Niagara falls

These are the Niagara Falls, seen from the United States.

Niagara Falls

I wasn’t able to go to Ontario and see it from there, but I think that I got a closer look from this side (the American Falls). Not bad!

Niagara Falls, closer look

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Calendar 2014

Calendar 2014

This calendar is available in Deviant Art, and contains representative pictures of textures, mostly from parks in Virginia like Great Falls, Algonkian Park and the Shenandoah Valley.

To order the calendar, you have to explore the options in the right. Select “Art Gifts” and then “Calendar”.

Calendar - step 1

Calendar - step 2

The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The Getty Museum, Los Angeles

The following are photographs of the Getty museum, in Los Angeles, one of the most beautiful and interesting museums I have been to, not only for its architecture but for the great pieces of art that are exhibited there. Continue reading “The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles”

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

These are some photos I took some weeks ago in the football game Redskins vs Lions. I actually did a decent work, after tailgating and having four beers (2 ales and 2 IPAs) for breakfast. I have to admit that 50% (if not more) of the photos I took were of the redskins cheerleaders. I used my 70-200mm lens, with middle and large apertures to focus on the players (and cheerleaders) and separate them from the background.

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins vs Lions

Redskins cheerleaders

Broncos won 45-21 today over Redskins. Some people might say that Redskins sucks, but I think their cheerleaders represent them really well. These are some photos I took some weeks ago, with my Canon Mark II, using a 70-200mm f2.8 lens.

redskins cheerleader

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