The weather is warming up a little providing a better chance to spend more time outdoors with the camera. Melting snow is not very photogenic so I aimed the lens upwards...
Sunday, March 9, 2014
This morning, thanks to the arrival of daylight savings time, I was up earlier and witnessed a gorgeous sunrise sky.
First it looked like this...
And, a couple of minutes later it looked like this...
And, a couple of minutes or so after that, the colors were mostly gone. So often, opportunities last for such a short time.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Saturday, January 25, 2014
Friday, January 24, 2014
Thursday, January 23, 2014
Tuesday, January 21, 2014
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Yesterday my husband sent me on an errand. I managed to remember to take a camera along for some drive-by photos. Out of the many shots I snapped only one or two were good enough to keep. This one didn't look that great at first, but after some cropping and editing of exposure, color, texture, I was happy with the results.
I didn't cut off the tops of the trees, they were that way in the original photo. Drive-by photos are often like that since if you're the driver you have to aim the camera without looking. You get what you get and its a fun challenge to see what you can do with the often very imperfect photo scenes.
Thursday, January 16, 2014
Wow, its been a long time since I've done a blogpost.
Let's see if I can remember how to post a photo.
Yup, here's one:
This scene is a drive-by shot taken last fall. I lightened it a little to bring out the highlights that were compliments of the late afternoon or early evening sun. Why did I choose this photo? No reason except for the fact that I like it. I'm not even sure where it was taken.
I haven't been taking many photos lately. Its that time of year when I don't feel like doing much except the necessary chores and then after that mostly watch TV. Recently, I decided to start keeping a handwritten journal to try and prod myself into a better state of mind. Actually, I think it helps, though I still have the TV on.
Now I'll find out if I can remember how to change the color of the blog's background. Yup, mission accomplished.
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Monday, September 23, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
Thursday, September 5, 2013
Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Here's some photos of a Swallowtail butterfly.
The photo above was cropped and edited from this next photo.
I tried and tried to get a shot with the wings extended. This next one was the best I could do. Photos can be quite deceiving...butterflies do not hold still for more than a second or two giving very little time to focus and frame the scene so don't think I planned for the wing tip and tail tips to be cut off.