Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Early Morning Snow

There are a lot of firsts for me with photography and this is one of them. First night time snow photo. Wide open lens to capture any light. The available light was from the lamp post. I was also testing the camera to see how well it would do in 30 degree weather. My main objective is to take pictures of snowflakes. This wet snow was not the kind of snowflake that works. It was fun taking the pictures in it though!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Photo Hunt - Curved

As always, looking for something interesting on walks in the woods especially on vacation. This is a curved root of a tree that I captured while on Mt. Desert Island in Maine. This was right on the side of an easy hiking/bike path. I'm sure lots of others have take photos of this before me. Nature is amazing isn't it?

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

New Class New Technique

Day 3 in Bar Harbor, ME. Took a trip to the Thuya Gardens on Mount Desert Island in Maine. Lovely gardens and terraces. This photo is an attempt to shoot through flowers. It's a technique for this weeks assignment in the class I'm taking in Better Photo.com, an eight week class on flower photos. This is a lot harder than I thought it would be. This one didn't make it for an actual upload to the course because I could not get the back flower as defined as I wanted it to be. Still, I like the colors with all that yellow and you can kind of tell that a flower is in the background.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bar Harbor Sunrise

Bar Harbor, Maine, a photographers paradise. Woke up and saw the beginning of a beautiful morning sky. Since we were staying at the Ullikani Inn right across from the bay it was easy to jump out of bed and head over to the edge of the water to set up for some shots. I didn't even realize I had the opportunity for the sunrise until I was right there. Took just a few and was hoping for another morning of it but there haven't been too many clear days this year up here either and it seems that the next few days will be cloudy as well. Glad I got to just see it nevermind take a picture of it.

Also, as I uploaded my photos of the day I realized I have a big dust spot inside the camera. It's not on the mirror, it's on the opposite side where you are not supposed to clean it unless you are 1) very brave, 2) very experienced, or 3) very stupid and inexperienced. Guess which one I am? Cameras and wine do not mix, LOL! Well at least I can laugh about it. If I had the top of the line Canon I don't think I'd be laughing though. I probably wouldn't have dared to go inside the camera either.

Camera shop here I come!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pear Tree Blossoms


What's more beautiful than these Callery Pear trees blossoming in Spring? These showy white blossoms don't last long and they liven up the streets with their whiteness. It's the smell that is so strange. It's an overwhelming fragrance and to some it smells wonderful and to others it smells horrible. I overheard comments the other day at church while we were waiting for the service to start. When one of the Deacon's said she couldn't stand the smell I was surprised. And lo and behold, at the end of service the smell had turned and it wasn't so pleasant after all. They are still so beautiful though!