Almost didn’t get out with the camera today – so hurried and got a few quick ones in before the sun went down.
No new photo tonight (still not over the cold) but the post-a-day 2011 streak must…live…on. So, as a placeholder for the evening, enjoy this picture of a log.
I think winter may finally be on the run (yea!), but there are still remnants around. Dwindling snow piles and the remains of last year’s plants are everywhere.
As usual, shallow depth of field! That is an effect that I may never get enough of…
Come ON – it was fifty degrees and sunny out last week! Now we’re having an ice storm and our power is out.
I won’t get a chance to take a better photo or post it once I leave work, so this will have to do for today. Well, I’m off to freeze my tookie in our power-less house…
This was the cool sky that was outside our front door this evening. Hope it means that spring is coming!
Went to the bookstore today and picked up Expressive Photography: The Shutter Sisters’ Guide to Shooting From the Heart. I really like it! They share the philosophy that the best photos are as much (or more) about the feelings captured as they are about technical perfection or flawless execution. I’m off to read!
Took this on New Year’s Day. The bits of orange plastic embedded in the bird nest caught my eye on such a gray day. Aren’t birds the ultimate recyclers?
I had to stick the camera in among the tangle of branches to get close to the nest and it was a bit over my head – so the completely fried sky is in the picture, too.
Since I didn’t get to take a new photo today (don’t ask), I knew I was going to have to recycle a photo from earlier in 2011 for tonight’s post, so this one seemed fitting.
Assignment – take a high contrast photo. Achieve the effect in-camera, little to no post-processing. Done.
Saw this recently:
“When in doubt, make a fool of yourself. There is a microscopically thin line between being brilliantly creative and acting like the most gigantic idiot on earth. So what the hell, leap.”
~Cynthia Heimel, “Lower Manhattan Survival Tactics” via Flickr user heavenly~flower
Have tried to have photos and blog reflect my personality, but something got me wondering today if that’s right or wrong – there is an awful lot of “stuff” here. Hmmm.
Since I can’t much get around the fact that the skies are hazy and look burnt out in all my photos these days, I’m just gonna go with it, as in yeah, yeah - that’s how I meant it to look! There are some sunlight streamers coming in from the upper left of the photo that turned out nice.
Out at Sidecut on Sunday for a 4 mile hike extravaganza…not sure what these plants were…red leaves on tall stems with light green undergrowth and the light filtering through…love the colors!
Headed out to the park this afternoon and saw a crane. Someday I will get a crisp picture of one, but until then this is probably the best one I’ve been able to get yet…
Well its been so busy at home and work that I haven’t had a chance to do much with the camera in the last few days, so I’m going to the vault for some recent pictures that I haven’t posted yet.
This was taken about a month ago…I really like the colors here…I do find it interesting that the moon never looks as big when you look at it through the camera.
The neighbor’s garage looks creepy at night, especially with that green-tinged light…probably should have got closer for this picture…
Aaah…this picture, besides lookin’ pretty cool (in my opinion) is a good photographic rendition of the way I’ve been feeling…I can be having a blue sky perfect day and then BOOM the dark clouds hit and then I am a major crab from then on out.
Photographically speaking, I liked the drama and the lighting and I hope I captured it competently.
Some guys right next to the dam outside of Grand Rapids, OH catching a fish. I was too slow to get a picture when they held it up, but is was huge – looked at least 14 inches. They showed it off, then released it.
Right now the Walleye Run is on, which always brings thousands of fishermen and women from all over to our section of the Maumee River. It was a bit quieter in Grand Rapids than in Maumee, but there were still plenty of people out with their poles.
Finally, spring comes to our backyard!
Spooky at sundown by the river…
Found a small oasis of bright green in the muddy brown park…
The stair to nowhere…this stairway has been closed off at the park and the wildlife is closing in all around it
We took the dog to the park yesterday and it started out so sunny. Then as we rounded a corner the wind picked up and it started snowing and there were a bunch of deer standing around.