Roses are Dead

Dried Carnation
I’ve uploaded a new gallery: Dried Flowers. I still have some Valentine’s Day roses in the house, still in the vase, but now dried and dead. As they dried, however, their hue became really deep and rich. There was also a lone carnation in the...
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Frogs of War – Game Instructions I

Board Design - 25 Squares
Frogs of War – Rules of Play Overview Frogs of War is a tactical card game played on a pre-defined field of play, the ecosystem. The goal of the game is to defeat your opponent by removing all of your opponent’s cards through battle by...
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Landing on the Moon

Last Christmas I had purchased a copy of Muvizu for my son and I. We had previously used it at Halloween to create fun Halloween videos, though we missed at least the last year’s video. The makers of Muvizu held a good sale over the Christmas...
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Photo 365 or Photo 12

January 24 - The Corvette
“Photo 365″ projects – a project where one undertakes to take one photograph a day for 365 straight days – are a common project for both established photographers and new photographers alike to undertake. They are typically performed during a calendar year, from January 1...
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Frogs of War: Prototype 3

It took longer than I expected, but I finally have my third prototype for Frogs of War ready! It took a lot of paper, a lot of transparencies, undoubtedly a lot of laser printer toner, and a lot of time and patience!
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Lightpainting I

January 10 - Light Painting I
So this is a photography technique that I have wanted to try for quite some time. It is called “Lightpainting” and involves the use of a camera (obviously), a very small aperture, BULB setting, and a flashlight. I have now taken two lightpainted photos in...
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Necessary Photography Equipment to Start

You’re just starting out in photography. You know you want to take nice, good photographs that your family and friends will be proud of not just not but for the future when your children look back over their life. “These images, these pictures,” you think...
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Monthly Project Planner for Creative Activities

We are now 4 days into 2015 and I am fairly certain that a large number of people have resolved to become more organised this coming year. While organisation can mean any of a number of things (“organising the house,” “organise my clothes,” “put a...
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Gallery by Candlelight

I am a big fan of candlelight photos. I enjoy many types of low-light photographs, but in particular I enjoy lighting scenes with one or two candles and finding the best illumination point. These are, often, not point and click photographs by any stretch and...
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The Makings of a Good Photograph

2012-06-15 16.25.52
What makes a good image? That is, what makes any one particular photograph a good photograph? Conversely, what makes any particular photograph a bad photograph? In a collective sense, what makes any one photograph better than any other photograph? Is it aesthetics? The camera that...
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Victor Wiebe: Planted Ice. Despite ice storms often doing damage to roads, foliage, and infrastructure, the outcome can often also be very beautiful. The trees and branches in my yard were covered in ice this morning and glistened in the early morning sun. This particular branch is a leftover twig from some planted flowers from last year that ended up covered.

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Victor Wiebe: Christmas in March. It's late February/early March, and my Christmas Cactus is again beginning to bloom. It looks better now than what it did at Christmas! I used several lenses for these, including some with a macro extension tube.

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Victor Wiebe: Fun with a cellphone. I was out for breakfast with my wife this morning and got to thinking "what can I do that might be more fun than talking to her while she web browses on her phone?" So I decided to pull out my phone as well and mess with some lenses I have for it (yes, cellphone camera lenses)

We were at a coffee shop (Brew Ha Ha) and I thought the fish eye lens (one of my favorite) would be fun. It was! I tried a macro shot with the macro lens but didn't have enough light.

Phone: Samsung Note 2
App: Camera FV-5
Edited with pixlr

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Victor Wiebe: An old railroad engineers tools from the first half of the 20th century. I can still smell the railroad on them. 

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