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iPhone Photo of the Week – 16

This past weekend, my wife and I went to Washington D.C. for a little weekend getaway and to enjoy our nation’s capital. When we go to cities, we like to plan some things, but for the most part, we just like to walk around and explore the city and not stick to a set itinerary.

Of course, that being said, the photo of the week is of one of the most visible landmarks in DC, the Washington Monument.

I really like this picture because of how the light of the sun is reflecting off the side of the monument, but only half of the side, because of the cloudy weather.

A couple of other pictures that I considered for photo of the week are below:

Also, I did take some comparative pictures with my new iPhone and old iPhone during the trip so I am hoping to get that post out during this upcoming weekend. Until then, enjoy your week!

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iPhone Photo of the Week (Week 15)

Since my last iPhone photo of the week post, I have a new phone. I have upgraded from the iPhone SE to the new iPhone 8 Plus and wow, what a difference it makes.

I think I might take them both out this weekend and then write a comparison post to highlight just how much more capable the 8 Plus is.

For my photo of the week, I chose this picture of the Conference Center in Roanoke. This definitely wasn’t the best composed shot I took this week, but I really like the dynamic range and how the leaves have started to change on the tree to the left. This picture is exactly how the phone captured it with no additional processing done by me.

Hope you enjoy!

Three Years…

It has been way too long. Almost three years since my last post on this blog. There is so much that has happened since the Fall of 2014. Here is a quick recap:

  • Late Fall 2014 – Family moved back to Delaware from Pittsburgh
  • Summer 2015 – Interned with CPA firm and got offered full-time job for after graduation
  • Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 – Wrote my senior theses and finished my last year of college
  • May 2016 – Received my Bachelors degree in accounting and married my beautiful wife.
  • Summer 2016 – Worked for a manufacturing company (potato chips!)
  • Fall 2016 – Present – Working for that CPA firm and enjoying Roanoke with my wife

That was a pretty high level review, but thought I should let everyone know what has happened since my last post.

So, until the next time I post (most likely another “iPhone Photo of the Week” post), here are some pictures to hold you over.

Also, I have started another blog. It is titled “An Accountant’s Life,” but is not limited to my experience as a public accountant (not that exciting), but also my takes on current events and things that I care about. So if you would like to take a look at my content over there, that would be cool! Otherwise, stay tuned for more “Macro Masterpieces.”

Monochrome Monday: Week 1

After being inspired by the growing weekly challenge called “Monochrome Madness” started by Leanne Cole and Laura Macky, I’ve decided to create my own post on Mondays showing my contribution to the upcoming Monochrome Madness post as well as my favorite(s) from last week’s Monochrome Madness.

My favorite from last week’s post is Laura Macky’s submission. I love macro photography and I love taking pictures of flowers as well so this one caught my eye (it also helped that it is featured larger on the post, but wasn’t why I chose it). I’m curious as to what color the flower originally was, but I like how Laura chose to not do straight black-and-white but to give it a somewhat sepia tone.

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Easter Weekend: Part 1

Tomorrow is Easter Sunday and because I don’t have classes on Monday, I came home with my girlfriend for the weekend. Today, she, her siblings, and I went for a walk down the street through the woods. Ashley and her family live out in a rural part of Virginia and I really enjoy visiting her house and seeing all her animals and all the scenery in her area. Even though I posted Flower Friday yesterday, I got some more good pictures of flowers like this one:DSC_0479

I was also really fascinated with the old pump in their yard and am thinking about switching it to black and white to see how it would turn out. Here are some more pictures of today’s adventures.

 

Flower Friday

I would love to commit to doing “Flower Friday” every week, but I know winter will come eventually, so from now on I will try to put together a post with a common theme that has a compilation of macro pictures. This week just happens to be flowers (and I like alliteration). These pictures were all taken with my new camera this week on Liberty University’s campus. This one would probably be my favorite this week:

I love the sunshine in this picture and the texture it creates. These are the only red flowers I've really seen on campus so far.
I love the sunshine in this picture and the texture it creates. These are the only red flowers I’ve really seen on campus so far.

It finally looks like Spring and as I walk around campus I just love taking pictures of all the blossoming trees on campus. I hope you enjoy the way these look as well!

New Camera

Yesterday, I received my brand new Nikon 1 J1 mirrorless interchangeable lens camera form Amazon. I was really excited to get this camera because of it’s ability to have interchangeable lenses as well as its compact size. My camera came with a 10-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Nikkor 1 lens. One of the things I was excited about with this lens was the wide focal length. A feature I had fun playing with last night at work was the slow motion video mode. Although the resolution has to be reduced to 640×420, it is able to take 400fps video and 1200fps if you’re willing to have a tiny video of 320×120. I haven’t gotten to play with it too much yet, but here are a few of the pictures I have had the opportunity to take so far.