Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Paddle Around the Bay

This afternoon was so beautiful on the water that I couldn't resist putting the yellow "Otter" kayak in the water for what might be the last day of the year. I got a nice "retro" look at the house in the first shot, and then went up the bay to the campground, the "Town Landing" and the mouth of Flander's Stream where it empties into the bay. The pictures were mostly just for the color of the fall season, but the joy was really in just sitting on the bay. These are all mobile (iPhone) pictures, so the resolution isn't all that good, but some were done with the Hipstamatic app, and I really enjoy the surprise with them as you can never really be sure exactly how they will look. Here are a few of the photos!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Sunrise in Trenton

I may have made a post similar to this one in the past, but the sunrise as I passed the golf course in Trenton the other day really grabbed my attention. That "special image" that a photographer sometimes finds comes from the quality of light and of course the subject matter, but if that light is such a beautiful thing pushing through the clouds and creating separate rays here and there that it becomes a spectacle, it asks to be captured. The mist along the river and the formations of the clouds bring a texture and layering to any composition that reflects that quiet and dimness of light that can be seen only at that time of morning. Colors are subdued on the ground and in the trees, but the magical sky comes brightly alive.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pig Apple

That's all. Construct meaning for this!

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Just Another Sunset

Last night the sky was gorgeous, as it seems to be most every night, but this case was unusual as there was a "hint" of a rainbow in the clouds to the south of the setting sun. Reflected on the water, this gave the water and sky an interesting cast as David set sail for a quick evening cruise around the bay. There is something magical in the tricks that the sun plays on the water, from reflections that are mirror-like to the sparkle of windy whitecaps. I just liked this image for the color and the quality of the light.