Friday, September 24, 2010
Thursday, September 23, 2010
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Monday, September 20, 2010
Tuesday, September 14, 2010
I really like reflections, the idea that something going as fast as light can abruptly change the direction it is going is fascinating to me. Liz and Dan and I were looking at some pieces of silver coated paper; I scored and folded a piece and Dan propped it up on the table. Looking at my reflections in it remined me of the shots from yesterdays post so I took a few shots. Liz is in a couple of these (her finger dominates one) and she was a help in looking at the images and collaborating with me.
Monday, September 13, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
I got this photo this afternoon in the flower garden by the house, and these little guys are hard to shoot. I really would have liked to try a faster shutter to freeze those wings, but just following that quick little bird with the telephoto lens was a difficult job.
Saturday, September 11, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
Long Cove (Sorrento) always seems to draw my attention, and tonight was no exception. As I was driving home from school I glanced to my right and there was the big bird. It was hard to miss and yet there was only one other vehicle stopped to look, a white Ford pickup. I turned and went back to snap a bunch of pictures of it, but as usual, missed the take off. Eagles are amazing, and the guy that had stopped said he was there quite a while watching the bird pick and tear at whatever was in the mud. At least he got a good meal! The grainyness is due to low light and over setting the camera speed, but live and learn, eh?
Thursday, September 9, 2010
So not much to say about this one either, I just pulled onto the Mud Creek Road by the "cheese house" and could see the rainbow starting to line up with the cross, so I stopped and took a couple of these. I see "coincidences" like this all around me and have to wonder what's up. What's up?
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Monday, September 6, 2010
I'm kind of "bubbly" about being back in the classroom with students again this fall, so I thought about that particular "pun" (I am not a pun person) as I was washing up dishes after supper tonight. I snapped a few images in the dim light above the sink and this is the one I chose to post. I really did like the pattern aspect of it, even though a bit random. The distinct lines of connection are interesting with the small in-between circles among them and the open areas down to the bottom of the pan.
Sunday, September 5, 2010
The first wave (that of Earl) was not very windy or particularly "wavey", but today really had some serious Southwest wind and it kept up most of the day, just quieting down a bit now. I went down to the shore as the tide was coming in and took a few pictures of the waves coming into the beach. The blue and brown scheme of colors is one I've always enjoyed using in my artwork, and all the freshwater in the bay has created some very "brownish" harmonies to go with the regular blue (green) of the ocean. I admit to doing some "tweaking" with this photo.
Saturday, September 4, 2010
Matthew and I went down to Schoodic to see what there was for wave action and such, and it turned out beautiful with the sun showing and the ocean mildly exciting. I got a few good pictures and will post below. There were quite a few people out and we didn't even go out to the point as the rangers were stopping each car and Matt just wanted to keep moving. I did get a good shot of Schoodic Point from the Blueberry Hill turnout and one of a young woman from Vermont taking in the sun with a breaking wave and the Winter Harbor town landing behind her.
Our frontyard woodchuck apparently has discovered that the apple tree down by the shore releases tasty fruit and he has made himself a little "picnic area" on the edge of the cement pad we use to cook out upon. The storm hasn't fazed him a bit. "A woodchuck's gotta eat doesn't he?" is the idea he seems to be putting forth here.
Friday, September 3, 2010
Thursday, September 2, 2010
We had to get the "fleet" out of the water tonight, or at least to a safer harbor, so Vern, David and I took the "Teacher's Pet" (Vern's 25 foot Cape Dory) over to back harbor in Sorrento and I hauled the "Sprite" up into the back yard to sit out the storm tomorrow night. Now we might have time to hit the Blue Hill Fair tomorrow afternoon and rest easy that the boats are out of harms way. Photos below.