Behind the Image; Chip off the old block 

Being a blind or visually impaired photographer I tend to use my camera so I can see the area around me. Not that many people think about using the life you function is an aid to see more of their surroundings before photographing. But I have found that has given me a better view and I get more of these interesting shots that most people would not think up or see. This image is a great example of what I was speaking about.
I was on a hike and was told there is a chipmunk on a rock. So I pulled out my camera and turned on the life you and looked around. Suddenly I saw a chipmunk sitting on a rock. I zoomed in and snapped this shot. Once I snapped the shot I went back and looked at the finished image and realize man this turned out really good. Plus I zoomed in and found out that it is super sharp. When I got this into my computer that evening I decided it would it’s best as a black and white.


Here is a snapshot of the settings and camera information for this image.


Being blind I do not fiddle with settings is much is most people would. I tend to work with the auto settings that are in my camera. I have found that I have gotten some great results just using the auto functions for certain times a day and certain subjects. The cameras I have used are a Canon power shot G10, Nikon D 90, pinhole camera, iPhone 4s, iPhone 6 and Sony a 6000. If you want to see more of my images please feel free to go to my Flickr page at https://www.flickr.com/photos/see_the_light1/.ww.flickr.com/photos/see_the_light1/.

 

I wrote this post for a project called Vantage Point created by a new camera company called Light. They are aiming to get great quality DSLR shots in a compact camera form

Happy Mother’s Day to my Mom

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Went over to my mothers this week and dropped off her Mother’s Day present. She was so excited to open her present. Believe it or not this Image is one of her favorite photos. Here is a photo of the image hanging on her living room wall. She placed it where everyone could see it when they walk in. I am so happy she loved it. Thank you to Robert Park and Daniel from Nevada Art Printers for making my mom’s Mother’s Day present such a hit.

Latest black-and-white image from my iPhone 6.

Here is my latest black-and-white image. Believe it or not I took this with my iPhone six. We went to Del taco for lunch today and I saw this interesting arrangement for their condiment section. And something clicked in me and I saw this interesting black-and-white image

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Marble Canyon” Grand Canyon National Park-ChelseaStark 

  

Marble Canyon is the section of the Colorado River canyon in northern Arizona from Lee’s Ferry to the confluence with the Little Colorado River, which marks the beginning of the Grand Canyon.

Lee’s Ferry is a common launching point for river runners starting their journey through the Grand Canyon. Marble Canyon is also well known for the Navajo Bridge, where US Highway 89A crosses the Colorado River.

Marble Canyon marks the western boundary of the Navajo Nation. In 1975, the former Marble Canyon National Monument, which followed the Colorado River northeast from the Grand Canyon to Lee’s Ferry, was made part of Grand Canyon National Park.

World fattest bird by Chelsea Stark photography

One summer I was just hanging out at my dads cabin in Duck Creek Utah. It was such nice weather outside. We decided to open up the doors to the back deck and let the fresh air in.  I decided to sit out on the deck with my camera. And see if I can get some interesting photos of birds eating from the feeders.

To my surprise here comes what I would call the worlds fattest bird walking across the deck and eating the bird food that the other birds are throwing out from the bird feeders.
To get this image I had to lay down on the deck nose to nose with the bird. Very happy with the shot that I got. The portal bird was so fat he couldn’t actually fly so he actually jumped down step-by-step off the stairs to get off the deck. I’m assuming that’s also how he got on the deck.

Las Vegas Eiffel Tower

Las Vegas Eiffel Tower

From the rivets in its beams to its glass elevators, the Eiffel Tower replica at Paris Las Vegas encompasses the same i.e. ne sais quoi as its French counterpart. Located within the City of Las Vegas.

Hidden fall A beautiful waterfall.

Hidden Falls” I shot this image during one of my trips to New York city. This image is a combination of two shots. One exposed for the water fall and one for the rocks. This image is one of my favorites. Mostly because it took some effort in getting to the waterfall. Because you had to cross a bridge and hike through some very cold water. It also tested my skills with my camera . I was extremely pleased to see what I got after I was finished merging the two shots together. I think it’s one of my best images so far.

Mother Ship: A pear of Hot Air Balloons  By Chelsea Stark

 

I titled this. Image  Mother Ship. I took this photo while I was writing my first hot air balloon. The cool thing was that we were up above a whole bunch of other kinds of hot air balloons. And I got some very interesting shots of the top of multipleHot air balloons. 

By ChelseaStark http://www.chelseastarkphotography.com