Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sunset in Color...


Sunset in Color..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Lake Sam Rayburn Texas! August 30, 2009

I was in the cove area behind Rattlesnake Island and using the Minolta 35-105mm Lens to take some Sunset Photos. I used the "Center Weighted Average" Metering Mode. I love the Sun on the water and the great sky and clouds...

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1600)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Black and White Evening...


Black and White Evening..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Lake Sam Rayburn Texas! August 30, 2009

I was taking a series of Sunset photos while i was in the boat and waiting for it to be loaded. I was doing some color photos using the Minolta 35-105mm Lens and using a "Center Weighted Average" Metering Mode. I decided to go and switch to Black and White mode and was like WoW!! I love the textures and skyscape They photos have an HDR quality to them.

Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/500)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 105 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Sunset in Black&White

Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
RMStringer

Evening on Lake.

Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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Time To Go...

Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
RMStringer

Horse Shoes!

Rattlesnake Island! Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
RMStringer

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Hibiscus.

No a native flower.
RMStringer

Water At Night...


Water At Night..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Shot at location around Beaumont Texas.

Taken at Beaumont's River Front Park. I love the lights reflection on the water. The stillness of the night shows on the water. To the left in the photo is the Entergy Building.

Exposure: 29
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Friday, August 28, 2009

Cant Go Back To Sleep...

Damn rain woke me about an hour ago and i cant go back to sleep! Sux!
RMStringer

manic street preachers--if you tolerate this

What a powerful song!!
The future teaches you to be alone
The present to be afraid and cold
So if I can shoot rabbits
Then I can shoot fascists

Bullets for your brain today
But we'll forget it all again
Monuments put from pen to paper
Turns me into a gutless wonder

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

Gravity keeps my head down
Or is it maybe shame
At being so young and being so vain

Holes in your head today
But I'm a pacifist
I've walked La Ramblas
But not with real intent

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

And on the street tonight an old man plays
With newspaper cuttings of his glory days

And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
And if you tolerate this
Then your children will be next
Will be next
Will be next
Will be next

David Bowie - Thursdays child

I can relate to this song and i always have been able to. "the song's about a guy living with a girl he doesn't love, same point from the girl, they're trying to work it out but things remain the same."

Thursday, August 27, 2009

West Beaumont Sky.

Sunset...
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Good Food!

Beaumont Tx.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Busted and Cracked


Busted and Cracked, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Roger's Junkyard on HWY 96 North

I truly like this photo fro a number of reason. I love the glass and the different shades of color on it, the way the clouds are reflected at the bottom and the way the crack spreads out almost all over the entire photograph. I wonder what hit it and broke it this way? It is neat to look through the glass and see the binder clip to the far upper right of the photo.

Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 105 mm
ISO Speed: 200

DSC02987


DSC02987, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Lightening Storm south of Lake Sam Rayburn. Taken from FMR 255.

This is another wicked shot of Cloud to Cloud Lightening that i witnessed last night looking South into a very large storm complex.

Exposure: 19
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

DSC03000


DSC03000, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Lightening Storm south of Lake Sam Rayburn. Taken from FMR 255.

We had a very big weather system just miss the lakes area last night. I was able to point my camera South West and get some AMAZING lightening shots like this. No cloud to ground stuff, just mainly in the clouds. It was a great show that i got to witness. Watching a vulgar display of power like this makes me feel very small...

Exposure: 19
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Rust & Paint


Rust & Paint, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Roger's Junkyard on HWY 96 North

Taken using the Minolta 35-105mm Lens. I love the rust and peeling paint with the different fading colors and textures. I just wonder how many years this truck was ran and was a useful piece of equipment. How much money did the owner pay for it and then make with it. Why did it end up in Jasper? This photo is from the old B-75 Mack Truck.

Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 105 mm
ISO Speed: 200

DSC02941


DSC02941, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Roger's Junkyard on HWY 96 North

Inside of an old Mac Truck Cab.

Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/8.0
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Dead City...


Dead City..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Shot at location around Beaumont Texas.

Shot in the intersection of Crockett and Orleans Streets in Downtown Beaumont Texas. I was in the street for about 20 minutes and never had to move my Tripod once due to traffic. This was a hard shot to get because of the street lighting.

The building to the left with red brick is the old Haunted Hotel. It used to be a very scary haunted house. What a shame to have moved it from the down town area.

Exposure: 11
Aperture: f/14.0
Focal Length: 20 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Little Island...

Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
RMStringer

Sunset!

Time to go home. Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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Nice!

Water is like glass! Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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RsI!

Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
RMStringer

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Redneck Yacht Club 2009

Thankx to BlackBetty Productions for doing such a great video!! It was a fun weekend on Rattlesnake Island where I and other folks took many photos and gave them to you to make this video.

http://www.youtube.com/user/BlackBettyProduction is a link to more of her work.

IH 10 1.1


IH 10 1.1, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Shot at location around Beaumont Texas.


Interstate 10 East and West. Taken facing North.
IH 10 make a turn to the right and heads East to Lake Charles Louisiana. It also branches off into HWY 96 and 69 North.

Exposure: 18
Aperture: f/18.0
Focal Length: 55 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Friday, August 21, 2009

Downtown.

Beaumont Tx
RMStringer

96 South.

Looks like rain!
RMStringer

671 Seconds


671 Seconds, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Rotation Of Earth Long Exposures. Taken with the Minolta 35-105mm Lens. Taken facing South West.

Latitude and Longitude.

31.062541, -94.042209
+31° 3' 45.15", -94° 2' 31.95"

Exposure: 671
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200

604 Seconds


604 Seconds, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Rotation Of Earth Long Exposures. Taken with the Sony 18-70mmLens. Taken facing South East.

Latitude and Longitude.

31.062541, -94.042209
+31° 3' 45.15", -94° 2' 31.95"

Exposure: 604
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Me in bike gear.

A friend took this for me after my ride. i got in 10.55 miles in this heat across the dam and back.
RMStringer

Green Spider!!


Green Spider!!, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

I used my Componon to take this Macro photo. I was out looking at roses that were blooming and i just happened to see the green spider on it. I got the focus correct for my "Do It Yourself" Macro lens and this is what i got!! He was not really that big and i was like about 8-10 inches from him.

With the Componon sitting on the top of the kit lens, i can only adjust the main focal length to get somewhere close to the correct focal point. Then have to back up a little to bring it in to clear focus. It has a very shallow DOF when using this lens. When i place the 18-70mm lens somewhere around the 40mm mark i get the best clarity and focus.

Componon 40mm f/4
Sony A200:
Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Public Image Limited - Disappointed (2005 Digital Remaster)

What a true Song this is. Listed to the lyrics. I refound this track while i was listening to 1st Wave on Sirius 022.

Hwy 59 1.3


Hwy 59 1.3, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken All Around Houston Texas on Friday Night, August 14, 2009.

Another photo taken of the North bound lanes of HWY59. Taken from the Dunlavy overpass oriented North and South. I was looking East but it is the North Bound lane of HWY 59.

Exposure: 20
Aperture: f/14.0
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sun in clouds...

Big storms around our area.
RMStringer

Herman Park 1.6


Herman Park 1.6, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken All Around Houston Texas on Friday Night, August 14, 2009.

Reflecting Pool at Herman Park. This was a 59 second exposure of the Reflecting pool. I love how the light just POPS!! It is, in my opinion, right at the edge of being over exposed. I used the 18-70mm Kit lens and the wireless shutter release in BULB mode. I use a very low ISO for this long exposure.

Exposure: 59
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Herman Park 1.7


Herman Park 1.7, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken All Around Houston Texas on Friday Night, August 14, 2009.

Reflecting Pool in Herman Park. Notice the people sitting to the left on a bench. I love the reflections in the water of the lights and buildings. I used the 18-70mm lens and had the camera in BULB mode using my wireless shutter release.

Exposure: 17
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 20 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Sunday, August 16, 2009

DSC02779 HWY 59 1.0


DSC02779 HWY 59 1.0, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken All Around Houston Texas on Friday Night, August 14, 2009.


Looking East from an Overpass over HWY 59. Pictured are the North bound lanes and over on the far left side is the South bound lanes.

Exposure: 36
Aperture: f/14.0
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 100

DSC02786


DSC02786, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken All Around Houston Texas on Friday Night, August 14, 2009.
Looking South into the city from an overpass.

Exposure: 48
Aperture: f/13.0
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Friday, August 14, 2009

Cars Fron Overpass.

59 East. Houston Tx
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Food!

Yum Yum!
RMStringer

Light and Tones.

Stairs at my friends condo. Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare.
RMStringer

Thursday, August 13, 2009

63 West

Bright...
RMStringer

50mm f/1.7 1.6: Sirius Receiver

I was just messing around using the Minolta 50mm lens taking random shots in the dark with it. I have the camera in BULB mode and i was about 18 inches from the Sirius Unit. It was total darkness in my room. The lens is just amazing in almost no light. I do not use it enough, I should though. It has superb photo characteristics.

Exposure: 0.1 sec (1/10)
Aperture: f/1.7
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Perseids Meteor Shower

Well Folks, You should have gone out tonight to see the meteor shower. I was out for like 20 minutes and i saw like 12 of them!!! Tonight was a good night for it!!!



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Wednesday, August 12, 2009

50mm f/1.7 1.4 Cattalya Orchid

I used the Minolta 50mm f/1.7 Prime lens to take this photo. It has an amazing Depth Of Field at about 18 inches from the bloom and the Bokeh is wonderful. The color using the lens is outstanding!!!

Blooming Orchid that we have at our home.
Very beautiful and delicate flower that it has.

Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/1.7
Focal Length: 50 mm
ISO: 200

Orchid Bloom

We have a Cattleya blooming here. Very Pretty Flower!
RMStringer

Where...

The Hall to no where.
RMStringer

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Sunrise in Jasper.

190&96
RMStringer

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Baja Boat Sunset 1.1


Baja Boat Sunset 1.1, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

29th Reunion at Rattlesnake Island, Lake Sam Rayburn Texas.

Another in the series of Wess's Baja boat racing across the lake at Sunset.

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 26 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Monday, August 10, 2009

Baja Boat Sunset


Baja Boat Sunset, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

29th Reunion at Rattlesnake Island, Lake Sam Rayburn Texas.

This is a photo that i took of my friends boat late Sunday evening. His name is Wess Jackson and he is from Dickenson. His boat is a 28 foot Baja. He asked me to take a few of his boat in the sunset on the water. I was more than happy to oblige him in this little endeavor I love how the boat is in silhouette with the dark water and the dramatic sky and clouds...

Exposure: 0.002 sec (1/640)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 18 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009