Tuesday, March 25, 2014

POTD - Innenhof mit Brunnen

German for "Courtyard with Foutain", I thought that would make a fitting title for today's photo. I had a lot of fun night shooting through World Showcase, though as always, I can never walk away with enough night photos. The Germany pavilion was one I really wanted to get to and get several keepers from. I'm mostly German in heritage and took four years of the language in high school. How well I retained any of it is a different story. :) Please let me know what you all think as any suggestions are welcome and appreciated. Enjoy!

Monday, March 24, 2014

POTD - Lobby From The Lobby

I wanted to try something a little bit different with this one. Too many times, and I'm just as bad as the next person, we tend to take and retake the same photos from the same angles. I'm assuming it's so we can get that "perfect" shot from that spot or something. I always try to do something different, because if I don't I won't ever know the possibilities. I love everything about this resort, including how cozy this resort feels. I think that is helped by all the logs and rails being in very close proximity to the front of the frame here. Please let me know what you all think as any suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. Enjoy!

Saturday, March 22, 2014

POTD - Inside Orchid Layers

Edged up to a leaf that was right below this beautiful frilled orchid, I got as close as I could whilst still hand holding a solid frame. This is the result after a bit of diligence and several shots. I never really tried flower photos in this sort of macro before. I think there is a time and place where it really works well, I hope this is one of those times. :) Please let me know what you all think as any suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. Enjoy!

Friday, March 21, 2014

POTD - Juicy Fruit ...er... Flower

Another shot I got from my early morning macro run through of the MOBOT Orchid Show. These yellow orchids looked like they were oozing liquid. Of course it was just their morning drink pooling on the petals, but it made for some really fun shooting. Please let me know what you all think as any suggestions are welcomed and appreciated. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

POTD - Soft And Sharp

Soft And Sharp by Jeff.Hamm.Photography
Soft And Sharp, a photo by Jeff.Hamm.Photography on Flickr.

First off, I have to ask something. Most of you get this whole photography thing and appreciate things to a little higher degree than most people so this should be easy. I have this manager at work that says she doesn't get why people take photos of plants and flowers. She says it's because they're just plants. I told her to hold her breath and see how long she lasts without them. LoL. Anyway, point is, I am a huge fan of this type of work, and while I don't intend to change for anyone, I still feel I want to ask, do you all like the flower and plant life photos I put up? I only ask because if there's is more of something else you'd like to see let me know, so I can get my photostream more balanced.

Now that's done, let's get on to today's shot. I took Olympus' M. Zuiko 60mm f/2.8 macro out on my E-M1 yesterday to one of the final days of the orchid show at MOBOT. All I can say about that lens is wow! Easily the sharpest and easiest to work with macro lens that I've ever had the opportunity to shoot. I got to the gardens right when they opened, so it was right after they watered many of these beautiful blooms.

I will be sharing several from this series, so please let me know what you all think. Any suggestions or comments that you want to leave will always be welcomed and appreciated. Enjoy!

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

POTD - Spooked!!

Spooked!! by Jeff.Hamm.Photography
Spooked!!, a photo by Jeff.Hamm.Photography on Flickr.

This is quite easily one of, if not my favorite shot from the Boo To You Parade at Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party in the Magic Kingdom. Not the sharpest or cleanest shot ever, due to the older gear I had been using on that trip, but I love the expression. I really lucked out with him stepping just into the light at I was shooting away.

This was my very first crack at this parade, I think it's probably the best parade by the way. So any constructive suggestions whether it be in the shooting or processing of shots from this parade I'd be more than happy to hear them! Enjoy!