A Change in Weather Creates Beauty

This morning was beautiful!  Of course, it was raining and only 40 degrees, after 70 degrees and sunny yesterday, but it was looked great to me with my camera in hand.  I stopped by one of my favorite ponds and found that the water must have been warmer than the air today and there was […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130312 Curious Squirrel

I was actually in a local cemetery on the 12th since the topic for my photography club for that week was “Cemetery.”  This little guy was so curious to see what I was up to, that he just stopped and stared at me for a long time.  This is my favorite of the series of […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130311 Flower

  There is something so beautiful about flowers, the designs, the colors.  The next lens on my wish list is a macro lens.  I really cannot create great close-up images of flowers until I have one.  But I do love the bright colors of this image — makes you want to smile automatically, doesn’t it? […]

Local pond — perfect weather — beautiful afternoon! 20130310

This is one of our favorite locations to spend an afternoon — a local neighborhood pond.  This past Sunday the weather was a little chilly, but it was still beautiful, as always.  The ducks and geese had no interest in my photographing them while I was walking around, but as soon as I put the […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130306 Cece with New Lens

Yes, I was still playing with my new lens on March 6.  This image of Cece was one I was quite happy with in terms of being in focus, since I was learning to manual focus with this new lens, the Nikon 43-86mm f3.5 AI.  I was surprised that she stayed still long enough for […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130305 New Lens!

I received my much-anticipated new lens on the 5th!  The image below is the first image I captured with it.  I found a Nikon 43-86mm f3.5 AI lens online for $19.00 — quite a steal, in my opinion.  They’re usually around $50-$60, so when I saw this one for $19.00, I pounced.  I’ve been wanting […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130304 Pond

I have so many images of ducks and geese and birds that when I looked through my photos from March 4, I just did not want to use one of those.  I did, however, really like this image…  the muted colors, the lone twig, the feeling (to me, at least!) of spending a lazy summer […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130303 Leopold

We recently got a new puppy, a Chihuahua/Pug mix, a “Chug.”  🙂  He was almost immediately named Leopold — it just seemed to fit him, although there were several discussions over the next several days about changing his name, none of which resulted in an actual change.  “Leopold” had already been ingrained in most of […]

365 Project 2013 — 20130302 Flowers

One of the flower arrangements I saw the other day was just so beautiful that I wanted to capture some of its detail.  This is just a small section of the arrangement, but I love the mix of colors and the different flowers.  This was taken out in bright sunlight, so there are some shadows, […]