I have been massively busy for the last month or so. So much so that I have not had time to post pictures. Very sad. I am actually in an airport right now, using the free wireless. Since I am in the airport for a couple of hours, and have just finished my conference (off to the next conference), I have a few minutes to actually upload pictures.
One of the reasons that I have not posted much lately is because I have become much more critical of my pictures. I see "flaws" in all of them. I don't like most of them after I take them - even as I am taking them I am thinking that this is not going to be a very good picture. Or, how is this picture original at all? I get very frustrated with this, and don't really enjoy it much. I know that if I had more time and more patience, I could look around for better opportunities, but I just don't have the time. So, I take pictures that are not very good (in my opinion).
Maybe I can find some interesting things to take pictures of in Australia.
Here are a few of the best of my latest not so great pictures....
This one looks like a nice cloud with a sunset, but it is actually smoke from the fire that is going on right now near Los Alamos. I didn't have a car while in Sante Fe, so I walked about a mile to get a semi-clean line of sight to the sunset. I really couldn't find a very good vantage point. This is the best of the pictures that I got.
Oh, another thing that is bugging me is that my camera is relatively cheap, and it has a lot of noise in the CCD. My pictures end up with a lot of grain, and I feel like I am constantly trying to fix this in Photoshop. I have no idea if a better body would improve this. Oh well. Yet another thing to complain about.
This picture was taken just a few minute after the above picture. It is someone's fence. I like this picture a bit more, since it has a lot of texture.
Lastly, I took a very long walk (4 miles) in very hot temperatures (>100F) in Albuquerque and took my camera along. I found some interesting things to take pictures of, but I am not really happy with many of them. Here is one that I am semi-happy with, although I think that it is quite boring.
PS. Here is another picture that I took on the same walk that is a tab bit more interesting that I may use as a banner for something.
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