NWG VI Has Started!

I am happy to report the No Wimpy Girls are starting our 6th 52 week photography blog this week.  You can find us at https://nowimpygirlsphotographyvi.wordpress.com/




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Week 50 – Judy



As Robin mentioned, the NWG’s went to the Zoo. I didn’t make note of what kind of bird this was, but what gorgeous eyelashes it has! Another great day with the NWG’s!

My settings were ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/40 sec, at 269mm (70-300mm).  Changed white balance to shade in Camera Raw to give it more of a warm coloring and  then applied Topaz’s Adjust 5’s Pop Photo filter.


Week 46 – Judy


Photo Elements

Not feeling too well and was desperately seeking my weekly photo. Saw this lizard on top of our electric box and decided “what the heck.” It has so many photo “elements”…lines, texture, framing and a willing model to boot…LOL!

Taken with my Olympus TG4.


Week 42 – Robin

Smiley Face Spider

A spider with a cute, smiley face! Actually it is the underside of the tiny and beautifully colored orchard spider.

Taken with the Olympus TG-4 in microscope mode. I love my little TG4 but I need to get out the DSLR one of these days. 😀

Week 38 – Judy


Church Bell

Our Camera Club went to a Pioneer Settlement Village for our monthly field trip. This is the bell in front of the old church building. I wonder how many services this bell was used for to call the parishioners to worship.

I think this is my first high key photo. I deliberately shot into the sun for this photo. I like the effect it caused.  My settings were ISO 400, f/8, 1/250 sec, at 70mm (35mm-70mm). Converted photo to B/W using Topaz B/W Effects.



Week 35 – Robin

The Storm

This was taken on Thursday this week after I had driven through one of the scariest Florida summer storms ever! 😯 Lots of thick streams of cloud-to-ground lightning, torrential rain and wind pushing on my little car. I wondered… should I pull over or keep on going? I kept driving. 🙂 When I got home I saw it in the distance and I decided to to capture it from the unfinished road near home. I was lucky to get lightning in the shot. It only took 5 shots.

Used the Canon SL1 and Rokinon 8mm Fisheye lens. It was quite grainy, but you get the idea. 🙂 Settings were manual f/14 (I think), 1/60s, ISO 6400.

Week 32 – Robin

Vine Remnants on the Oak

This is an oak tree in our yard that used to have some kind of pretty vine growing on it. The tree seemed like it was struggling so I cut the vine off at it’s roots or the tree would have probably died. This was a few years ago, but the remnants are still there. I thought they looked interesting.

I used the Olympus TG4 setting the camera very close to the trunk. Settings were 1/30s, f/8, ISO 400.


Week 31 – Robin

Circular lines

My husband and I have been experimenting with solar and different ways we can use the abundant sunshine in our area. I am working on cooking with the sun. This is the inside of an evacuated solar tube used for cooking. It’s made of glass and looks really cool inside. I made a tray for it and tried cooking muffins in silicone cups. It cooked them, but they didn’t rise very well.  They were more like fat cookies, but they tasted good. LOL! There were some clouds and it was morning…. so more research will be needed.

I used my Olympus TG-4 with the macro light ring on. Settings were 1/4s, f/18, ISO 1600. I added some clear marbles to add a little something to the image.