Sunday, August 10, 2014

Our Geese

One of several flocks of Canada Geese visited the "front" lawn today, swimming to the edge of the water, and then walking up onto the lawn to feed. They spent a good hour and provided plenty of "photo ops"! Here are four of the shots I took. If you would like to see more, please comment on this post and I will post a Flickr link!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Jackson on the Schoolground

I took these a while ago in July, but I thought it would be nice to post them as I begin to prepare for another school year to start. Many things are changing, but the constant is a young child's joy of learning! We should strive to keep that joy alive as students move forward in our public school systems!

These are of Jackson peeking into the school and on the slide at the playground. All taken with iPhone.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Shooting in the Intertidal Zone

I went down to the shore in front of the house this afternoon and thought I would do something and look for something different, so I put my telephoto (75-200mm) lens and a 2X closeup filter on my Sony Alpha and went searching. For some reason I set the camera in shutter priority mode and these should have all been 1/125th of a second, but in hindsight I wish I had set a deeper aperture instead. "Maybe next time!"

I did play with them in iPhoto as they were a bit overexposed, but I liked the result with the bright sun creating textural shadows and such. I am also going to link to my Flickr Album (7 shots) which I don't think I have ever done on this blog before! Here's the link:

And here's my favorite from the bunch, I like the composition, lighting, and the flow of the bubbles around the half submerged shell!