Photo-A-Day #1846

The sky outside my window at work was pretty amazing this morning. I love when the clouds are huge and puffy. The sun tried to poke through a bunch of times. I took my first show and had forgotten to adjust the white balance so I switched and took another shot, I then decided to try multiple shots each using a different white balance option. When I went to choose the photo for today I picked all of them. I tried to move them so they were in the same place but matching up clouds is really tough.

If I really want to make a photo that fits together well I need to use a tripod and a remote. Changing the white balance could be tricky though because I may move the camera slightly. The other challenge is the clouds. Clouds move and change constantly, but with a tripod I could make sure I focused on something solid and constant and use that to match up the images. I’m not ready to step up to HDR but I may try that out sometime too. Lots to learn with that though.

Photo Information

Date Taken: Apr 28, 2010
Camera: Nikon Corporation (Aff Link)
Model: NIKON D80 (My Flickr)
ISO: 800
Exposure: 1/2000sec
Aperture: 5.0
Focal Length: 22mm
Flash Used: No
Mode: Aperture
Lens: Sigma 18-250mm

Today I recorded my 4th episode of Geek Dads Weekly with Daniel M. Clark and Joe Magennis. We talked about my blog being hacked and the state of sponsored tweets. I really enjoy having such a great outlet to talk about different topics with some really nice guys. I hope that we can do a live Geek Dads Weekly at Affiliate Summit, that would be awesome.

Speaking of conferences, I was approached the other day to participate in the Evo’10 Conference. I said yes and also that I’d love to be the con photographer. Who knows, we will see if that will happen.

Today I decided to submit a proposal to speak at the Modern Media Man Summit in Atlanta. I submitted a proposal entitled Dad as the Digital Family Historian. I hope that it gets accepted because that topic is something that I know so much about. I believe that is what I have been doing for ever since I started blogging however it extends much further than that to printed materials, videos and other things to preserve the family history in this digital world. So, wish my luck.

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6 Responses to “Messing with White Balance”

  1. Adam says:

    Absolutely amazing picture-I hope you have that on your desktop and if so, send it over to me!

    • Drew says:

      Adam,

      IT is not on my desktop, I reserve that for photos of my family. But you can download this from my Flickr account and use it as desktop wallpaper if you would like.

  2. Andy says:

    Drew interesting shot. Selecting the correct white balance is hard. In fact I generally shoot in raw because it allows me to never have to worry about white balance. White balance is only applied when creating jpgs it is an adjustment to the raw data. By shooting is raw you can just leave the white balance at one setting and then change it on import in bulk.

    HDR on clouds is hard because they do move quite a big. You might want to start with something stationary. The church across the street from your house at night would actually be an awesome HDR shot.
    .-= Look at what Andy wrote blog ..Chicken Chase recap =-.

    • Drew says:

      Andy,

      I may try HDR with the church, that is a good idea. My trouble with Raw is post production. I end up with a ton of raw files and don’t go back and remove the bad ones.

  3. Deborah says:

    You are going to be the go to Dad for every even I predict!

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