Monday, August 04, 2008

Abandoned for another Internet mistress

I doubt anyone will read this since I basically abandoned this blog a little more than a year ago. However, if you do stumble across this post and care to stay up-to-date with my snapshots, feel free to visit my Flickr home. Flickr is more what I wanted: a place to post photos, interact with other photographers, and not feel like I had to write so much about each photo (my weird quirk about having a blog). Anyhoo, feel free stop by:

Available Light's Flickr page


Saturday, July 21, 2007


I recently bought a very clean used Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L lens from a friend of mine. He wanted to upgrade to the new IS version of that lens so it was a win-win deal for both of us.

We finally got some rain here in central Indiana this week and Molly wanted to go out and play in it. I stood in the garage with my new lens and photographed her standing in the driveway.

Wednesday, July 04, 2007


Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Rose-colored glasses. . . er, contacts

This girl had some freaky contacts. I'm sure I'm just clueless and all the athletes have them these days but it was a first for me. She said they're basically like sunglasses and no, the world does not look red.


I had the opportunity to photograph a fastpitch softball tournament last weekend and wanted to post a few shots that I had left on my CF cards. Most of the photos were uploaded to a PowerBook and I don't have them available yet (I need to get them from the guy for whom I was shooting). I used my Canon Rebel XT (350D) and a Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007


Molly is getting very good at winking. Here she demonstrates her technique. . .

Random B&W Photos

I usually don't photograph flowers or plant life very often. Normally it doesn't interest me as a subject. However, I saw this while I was photographing something else close by and thought it could be a nice image. I'm not at all impressed with the composition but my main goal was to convert it to B&W, testing some simple Photoshop techniques I recently learned using layers and masks. I still see room for improvement but it's not too bad for the small amount of time I spent on it.

This was just a quick snapshot of the front of a small town machine shop. I just like the contrast of the bricks and windows and the weathered look of the whole thing.