Botanical Gardens Tel Aviv-Jaffa, Israel

Weekly Photo Challenge: My 2012 In Pictures

This past year I did a lot more travelling both here and abroad.  According to PSE, I look 2700+ photos in 2012, 1688 of those were in landscape orientation and 1026 in portrait. Below is a distillation of 50 or so of the 75 photos that I felt were photographically interesting. When reviewing photos to select for this post, it struck me that many of the photos I take feel…

Night

Night Blooming WTF?

The place where I work has this unusual flowering plant, where a few solitary flower stems grow at the edge of the plant leaves and the buds themselves develop over about week’s time. Then, all at once and for one night only, they blossom, magnificently so. I have no idea what this flower is. The central part of the flower is probably about 20 centimeters across. Just amazing to see.…

Close the door behind you

The last full moon of 2008. This image licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 Unported License. This is one of those rare photos where I had the time to play with the settings on the new camera to see what results they’d produce and discovered the real limitations of all the bells and whistles. Even with the 18x optical zoom, not one single Mode or Special Setting allowed me…

Light the Night

Copyright © 2008, Jennifer Tocker-All Rights Reserved EXIF: Camera: Olympus C4100Z,C4000Z Exposure: 0.077 sec (1/13) Aperture: f/2.8 Focal Length: 9.4 mm ISO Speed: 100 Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV Flash: Flash did not fire

How to Photograph the Lunar Eclipse

New York Institute of Photography – Special Report: How to Photograph the Lunar Eclipse Coming your way…TONIGHT! Here’s my best effort from March last year, seriously worked over in PS. It was astonishing to see how much camera shake was evident even though I used a tripod. Licensed under a Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 3.0 License EXIF: Camera: Olympus C4100Z,C4000Z Exposure: 4 sec (4) Aperture: f/2.8 Focal Length: 19.1 mm ISO…