Archive for November, 2009

Shells and the Rock

November 30, 2009

Here is a totally awesome picture for the Texan sea shore.  I put these shell on top of this totally awesome rock I saw that I like.  Really cool place for sure.

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Photoshop Elements for $60

November 29, 2009

For any of you who want to learn to start editing pictures Photoshop Elements is a great way to start.  Until Monday you can get it for $60 which is a great deal.  Its a great program to start on for sure.  Click here for more info

Texas Family Reunion

November 29, 2009

I went to Texas for Thanksgiving and the whole family on my dads side came.  We had lots of grand times.  Here are a few photos the rest can be seen at http://torstenbangerter.smugmug.com/People/Texas-Family-Reunion

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Black Friday Landscape

November 28, 2009

Instead of going Black Friday shopping I went to the Johnson Space Center in Houston.  I caught this picture will riding the tram on a tour.

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Turkey Day Football

November 27, 2009

Here is a shot from the Thanksgiving Day football.  This captures the real essence of Carl for sure.  Got to love it.

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While I was venturing in TX I saw a frickin crazy rolls royce.  I had never seen a rolls before in real life.  I was only able to grab a few shots of the hood ornament.

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Old Ford Truck of TX

November 25, 2009

Earlier I posted a picture from a cool truck.  Here is some more pictures of that cool truck.  The truck was actually one of the first of its type converted to a refrigerated truck, pretty totally awesome truck.

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Gnarly Door Handle Texas

November 25, 2009

Here is a totally awesome gnarly door handle.  This was on a old ford truck from the early 1900s. This was at taken at a crazy awesome ice cream factory that my crazy mother said I should work at.  

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Photo of the day 11/24/09

November 24, 2009

Here is a photo from my trip to texas.  My sister liked it the most out of the ones I took today.

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You may think it takes mad skill to get the most awesome night shot.  Often it does, but with some practice and after reading about my mad skills it will be a breeze.

Some Tips to get the best shots ever

1. Have a sturdy tripod.
Having a nice sturdy tripod can make or break a shoot.  These things are absolutely vital  especially for long exposures.

2. Use the lowest ISO possible
When we use the lowest ISO that you can get away with then we will have less grain, which i like

3. Use bulb mode
Bulb mode is a crazy mode.  You press the shutter release and it stays open until you let go.  For using this I like to use a remote so I can lock it down for really long exposures.  It takes a little practice but you can get it down

4. Go somewhere crazy dark
If you go where it is crazy dark then you will not have as much light pollution.  It is also good to shoot during the new moon.

5. Dress Warm
It gets crazy cold at night you know bring more than you think you will need and you can always take off a layer.

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