Monday, September 28, 2009

Hwy 63 West Sunset.

Zavalla Texas
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Hwy 69 & Loop 287

Lufkin Texas
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Waiting for our teacher!

Effective Human Relations Class. AC Jasper Tx Campus.
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Saturday, September 26, 2009

Afternoon Pines 1.0


Afternoon Pines 1.0, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken using the Sony 18-70mm Lens and in 16:9 Aspect Ratio.

I am trying to convey the vastness of the Piny Woods here in South East Texas to my viewers. This area had many saw mills starting way back in the 1800s and some of them still continue today. This photo was taken in part of the Angelina National Forrest just South of Lake Rayburn.

I was out driving around down logging roads and had my camera for that purpose. You can see the ground vegetation is starting to make its color sift for the Fall Season. These woods look like they go on forever and some do. Where i was standing and looking to take this photo, i could not see any other trees. All of the old Hardwood had been cut out many years ago, perhaps at the tun of the century.

These trees have to be around 50 years old in this forrest where i stood to take this photo. It is hard to get the vastness from this photo, but it is an amazing site to see, standing in a forrest like this. All the colors and light coming through the trees and the shadows cast from the trees make a beautiful photo in my mind's eye. I only hope that you can appreciate them like i do...

Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)
Aperture: f/13.0
Focal Length: 22 mm
ISO Speed: 100

Westwood!

Many fun times were had out here! Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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Piney Woods

More to follow!
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Angelina River.

Below Lake Sam Rayburn Dam.
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Clover 1.1


Clover 1.1, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

More clover with rain drops on the leaves due to nasty weather we had while were in Texas. It was about 65 degrees with drizzle. I had to use a "Back Flash" for the photo. There is a little vignetting due to the difference in focal length of the two lenses.


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

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dusk with Moon


Dusk with Moon, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken using a Sony 18-70mm Lens in 16:9 Aspect Ratio:

Facing Southwest, this photo was taken during the same shoot as Dusk After Storm on FMR 255 East. The deep tones in the sky and wisps of clouds over the tree line kind of bring into perspective the vastness of the sky. The sliver of Moon high in the sky is just a taste of it and what is to come...

Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Dusk After Storm 1.0


Dusk After Storm 1.0, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken using a Sony 18-70mm Lens in 16:9 Aspect Ratio.

I was driving home from school on FMR 255 East and saw a nice evening sky. I stopped my Tacoma on the side of the road on the South end or Lake Rayburn and walked over to the lake side and got on the wall to shoot this photo. A storm had come through the area and this is what remained of it. I love the deep earthy tones in the sky and the clouds to the right in the sky.

Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Saw this movie.

Went to Lufkin to go and watch '9' a film by Tim Burton. Strang movie.
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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Painted Sky.

Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare.
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Late Evening Con Trial.

Taken With My 3.2 Megapixel Lg Dare.
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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Texas Longhorn 1.2


Texas Longhorn 1.2, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

HWY 63 East just out of Zavalla Texas. Taken with a Sony 18-70mm Lens.

WHile i was taking this set of photos, this Longhorn never would walk to the fence like the rest of them. He just hung close to the tree and did his thing. All the while, he did keep an eye on me...

Exposure: 0.04 sec (1/25)
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 60 mm
ISO Speed: 200

The Spider, My Friend...





One night not long after i moved back to Texas i walked out the front porch and i saw this spider. He built a very large web on the West end to capture bugs and moths. I thought kool, he was not in the walking path and i was going to leave him alone.

I came back out the next morning and he was gone. I was like, what happened to him because i knew that i did not kill him. The next night i walked back to the porch and he was back in the same spot. I was like Cool!! I wonder where he goes during the day and also i wondered where he goes during the day. These photos were taken on 6.25.2009, it is now 9.19.2009 and he is still in the same spot, building and rebuilding each and every night.

Sometimes, i go outside and i will capture a few bugs and moth or two and throw them into the web and watch it go and eat! It is very interesting to me that we can live with some insects and not bother them. He is not hurting me nor me it and i intend to keep it that way...


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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Texas Longhorn 1.8


Texas Longhorn 1.8, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

HWY 63 East just out of Zavalla Texas. Taken with a Quantaray 70-300mm Lens.

A funny story while taking this set of photos; as i was shooting this longhorn, the others started looking at me and then the whole herd came running to the fence. I had my camera and they let em shoot as many photos as i wanted to. When i moved, they would follow me to a different part of the fence, if i moved back, they moved back. It was really funny!!

Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 280 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Texas Longhorn 1.0


Texas Longhorn 1.0, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

HWY 63 East just out of Zavalla Texas. Taken with a Sony 18-70mm Lens.

One of my favorite poses and photos of this guy. He was white and brown so i did a Black and White Photo of him and i also shot the photo in a 16:9 Aspect Ratio to get more of the background in it as well. He stuck around the longest of the bunch of Longhorns in this field.

Exposure: 0.013 sec (1/80)
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Texas Longhorn 1.9


Texas Longhorn 1.9, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

HWY 63 East just out of Zavalla Texas. Taken with a Quantaray 70-300mm Lens.

He is the "Bull" out of the bunch of Longhorns in the pasture. He was posing for me to take his photo!!

Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 230 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Tree Cow

HWY 63 East out of Zavalla Texas.
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What i am reading.

Ch. 1 & Ch. 2 Effective Human Relations. I have the class ever Mondy & Wednesday at the AC Jasper Campus. 8-9.15am
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Monday, September 14, 2009

SE Texas Pines 1.4


SE Texas Pines 1.4, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken After a Rain in Late Evening on FMR 255 East.

Another in the SE Pine Tree set that i took today. I love the dead wood in the back of the photo with the mist and fog hovering above the ground as well. Looks like a rain forrest to me and not like SE Texas at all.

Exposure: 0.025 sec (1/40)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Wet Road 1.1


Wet Road 1.1, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken After a Rain in Late Evening on FMR 255 East.

I kept seeing the fog and mist at the top of the hill while i was taking some more Pine Tree photos and i thought that it would make a neat photo if it would come out correct. I stood in the middle of the road and took the photo. I did not use a flash on the photo. I guess the stripes are glowing from the sun being behind me.

Exposure: 0.006 sec (1/160)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Round Hay Bails


Round Hay Bails, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken in 16:9 Aspect Ratio.

I noticed this field on the north side of Zavalla Texas on HWY 69 North when i was going to school today. I drove by it on my way home and then did a U-Turn in the road and went back to get a few photos of the place. This is the best one that i like the most of the set. I like the serenity of the photo, the calm of the sky and the openness of it all.

Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)
Aperture: f/5.0
Focal Length: 28 mm
ISO Speed: 200

SE Texas Pines 1.9


SE Texas Pines 1.9, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Taken in 16:9 Aspect Ratio.

Taken off the side of the road on HWY 63 East just 3-5 miles out of Zavalla Texas. I love the bright greens and colors in the trees. I tweaked some settings on my camera to get it to take a pic with this color range. I love the light in the tops of the trees from the setting sun.

Exposure: 0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 40 mm
ISO Speed: 400

Next Photo Project

HWY 69 South. Hay bails and green field.
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Friday, September 11, 2009

Closed...


Closed..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Initial photo taken on a Trip to Texas when i lived in Illinois.

Another photo of the old Pig Stand in Beaumont Texas. I bet this place was really fun to go to at night when it was open. It is from a bi gone era, like the tv show "Happy Days" A calm, more simpler time,something that we will never see again...

Here is a link to a color night photo of the pig stand.

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 20 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Wednesday Evening Sunset 1.1


Wednesday Evening Sunset 1.1, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Wednesday Evening Sunset on Lake Sam Rayburn.

I was on my way home from class on Wednesday evening and i saw a great sunset close to the dam. I had my camera with me and have it with me most of the time when i travel now. I love the reflection on the water from the sun and clouds with the different deep tones.

Exposure: 0.008 sec (1/125)
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Sunset @ Rayburn Dam.

I took several photos with my Sony A200 this evening at the dam on my way home from class. Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Remember This Song?

Hooters-all you zombies
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Monday, September 07, 2009

Evening Sun

Looking west from my home.
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Sexy Water Pose...


Sexy Water Pose..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Rattlesnake Island: Labor Day 2009. Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas

She was with a group of girls that were playing for my camera on Saturday. She is super cute and sexy!! Too bad that i dont even know her name...

I was using the Quantaray 70-300mm Lens for this photo. I love the color and the sparkle of the water around her.

Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1250)
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 70 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Light and Dark Trees...


Light and Dark Trees..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

"Center Weighted" Metering Mode using the Minolta 35-105mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens

I was driving East on FMR255 and looked over and saw some interesting lighting in the trees. I stopped and took out my cam and switched to B&W mode and took a series of shots of the trees with the light in the foreground. They really did not come out like i wanted them to. The contrast was not as great as i would have liked it to be.

Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100)
Aperture: f/3.5
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200

The Player...


The Player..., originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Rattlesnake Island: Labor Day 2009. Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas

A long time friend of mine. I have known him for 25+ years. Nolan Joseph Leblanc is a lawyer in Bridge City, Texas. He was playing a little guitar on the island for some of our friends yesterday. I used a 2x Doubler for this photo.

Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture: f/9.0
Focal Length: 330 mm
ISO Speed: 200

2009 Eliminator


Labor Day 2009, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Rattlesnake Island: Labor Day 2009. Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas


Exposure: 1/4000 sec
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 26 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Nice Boat


Labor Day 2009, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Rattlesnake Island: Labor Day 2009. Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas

Exposure: 1/2500 sec
Aperture: f/4.5
Focal Length: 35 mm
ISO Speed: 200

Thursday, September 03, 2009

A Distant Future Memory...


DSC02634, originally uploaded by RMStringer.

Through my photography i express myself. I am able to find my creative and artsy center and also my technological side. For me it is personal and i look at the world in a different way.

When people and my friends, close friends notice and make comments about my work, i get filled with emotion. Good emotions and more yearning to strive to make better photography. But i also get filled with a sadness from them as well.

All i wanted from om other half, when i had her, was for her to accept this new me and to realize the passion that i had from my creations. All i got was mocking and scorn or money comments. I just wanted her to say that i was a good photographer and that my work was good, not that it was good when she wanted and needed me to do a photo for her.

In that aspect, acceptance was what i wanted from her and that my photography, my art, my passion, could and did not have a price that she could hold in her hands. The boat on the lake that i so love and the God created sunset in the sky is a future that we could have had. A glimpse of a future that will not be for us to have for she could not see the beauty and art in my passion... Only the bottom dollar.

ESPN BASSmater Central Open No. 2



Here is a link to my Flickr Set of the Weigh In of the BASSmaster Tournament today on Lake Sam Rayburn, Texas. There were 193 Contestants at the weigh in today!!

2009 BASSMaster Tournament Trail Central Open

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Bassmasters

Lake Sam Rayburn TX.
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Lunch!

Going to try it out. Lufkin Texas on 59 South.
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Wednesday, September 02, 2009