Happy SUNday! – Part 2

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A foggy North Florida morning seemed like the perfect time to grab a shot of my maple trees. This is about as much color as we can get out of these river maples without having a freeze or frost. I’m rather proud of these two as I grew them from seeds taken from one of my other maples in the backyard. I started them in pots and then transferred them to the front yard. I’d guess that these are just shy of ten years old – they’re doing well in the front which gets lots of afternoon sunlight.

Camera – Samsung Galaxy S8+

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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The View from our Garden Window

A look through our garden window on this wet and cool North Florida day. Traditional autumn colors mixed with the pink of an Encore azalea and the wonderful colors of a poinsettia – oh, and our strange little “cactus” from somewhere in the galaxy (last pic).

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Our tribute garden just outside of our dining room window. The cypress fence becomes alive with lichen and moss through the years – lots of sun and tropical rains provide the perfect environment. Papa Sol has been looking over the garden for nearly 20 years now – keeping it safe and providing a home for lizards.

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The Home Depot “cactus from outer space” that keeps changing into new and bizarre shapes almost daily. I don’t think it was meant to live this long.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

Camera – Samsung Galaxy S8+

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The power of Light

The drama of the lighting and the beauty of the blossoms –

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Christmas cactus blossoms

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Lighting is a mix of natural sunlight on a cloudy day and one studio light set at daylight (5600K) and located to the lower right of the flowers.

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

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Structure 2.0

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As a long time film photographer, I’m still blown away by the capabilities of camera phones – a term I use since my phone takes a majority of the images I take on a daily basis. This shot, taken with my Samsung Galaxy S8+ pressed against the glass wall of the terminal building, would have been extremely difficult to capture with my Canon F-1 and film back in the day. In fact, since the phone excels with these complicated exposures I often find that I have little to no post-production to finalize the image. Look at this image closely – it has at least three different types of lighting present and each is rendered correctly. The autofocus on the phone wasn’t fazed by the glass and kept everything in focus with excellent depth-of-field – amazing!

Thanks for stopping by! – Chris

The Last Leaves

It’s been an odd year for our trees weatherwise and otherwise. What with a prolonged spring drought, wildfires into the summer, the close passage of a tropical storm, and then three well established nor’easters, our maritime forest here on the island has taken a quite a beating. Now we have a second hard freeze. These hardy souls are the last leaves in our yard on a bradford pear tree.

 

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Samsung Galaxy S8+

 

It’s technically a bad photograph – I deliberately shot into the sun under breezy conditions so nothing is in focus. I love the shallow depth of field and the sun rays on the left of the image. I’ll check this morning after sunrise to see if the leaves made it through the night.

Do you explore your yard photographically? There’s so much to see. How about a mossy gate on a fence from a different viewpoint?

 

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The swirling patterns of bark on the pear tree.

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Technically all of these images are not properly exposed or focused and lack sophisticated techniques in their composition and received no post-production. They’re just shots taken on a whim – but we like them nonetheless.

Thanks for your visit and have a beautiful day!

C&C ^.^

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Holly Berries – Tuesday

Wandering around the front yard yesterday, the stark contrast between the deep red of the berries and the vivid greens of the leaves caught my eye. Shot with my Samsung Galaxy S8+ with only a touch of post-production on my part. What I like best is that the image doesn’t look digital – it has some texture and depth not often seen with the eye etching resolution of DSLRs.

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Samsung Galaxy S8+ set at 16:9 and 9.1 MP

Thanks for stopping by and have a beautiful day!

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Chris ^.^

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Studio Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8+

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Remember… we are active buyers of unique photo gear (especially Yashica and Fujica) and would gladly love to see what you have. You can contact us at chriscarol@ccstudio2380.com

Chris

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Good Morning, Sunshine!

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Hope y’all have a peaceful SaturYAY!

Camera: Samsung Galaxy S8+

Chris & Carol

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At the old courthouse – c1891

The Nassau County, Florida courthouse at Fernandina Beach.

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A must see on any trip to Amelia Island, Florida. The Historic District is one of America’s best!

The Nassau County Courthouse is still in operation today – many rooms have been put back to their original condition (1891 to 1920s).

Camera – Samsung Galaxy S8+

Chris and Carol

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