Had a great weekend with my oldest sun camping and spending some quality father son time with him. As with most boys, playing in the fire for some reason fascinates them and will hold their attention for quite some time.
As I was sitting there observing, the smoke coming off the sticks, I must admit, was surreal. With the rising heat from the fire and the slight breeze of the night, it made some pretty cool designs. Look closely and discover what you see. Its kind of like looking at the clouds. 🙂 Enjoy
My neighbor texted me this morning at 730 said there was a nice rainbow outside. I wasn’t expecting what I saw. It was absolutely beautiful. I took a number of handheld shots thinking about doing a quick pano, and this was the result. It is not great as photoshop didn’t do a good job blending the clouds and aligning the rainbow itself….you can see the line between the two houses. despite that, you can see how nice it was. Thanks John for the heads up on this one!!
When in the woods last week with my youngest son and my good friend Mike, they were able to catch some nice large mouth bass on the nearby ponds. The couple that I got shots on, the first was pretty small, but put up a good fight. I was able to capture some breech shots as he tried to throw the hook.
The second was a bigger fish that my son caught! I was proud!!
**Disclaimer** NO FISH WERE HURT IN THE CAPTURE OF THESE PHOTOS. THEY WERE RELEASED BACK TO THEIR NATURAL HABITAT WHERE THEY LIVE TO FIGHT ANOTHER DAY! 😛
With the storm front rolling through last night, I knew there would be a great opportunity for some nice cloud shots. I went to a neighborhood nearby with a pond and setup for a panoramic shot of the clouds over the pond. 10 shots total to make up this panoramic. A little post processing in photomatix pro and lightroom. Here is the final piece.
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On Sunday, I had taken a number of pictures to try to generate my first panoramic photo. I was not sure how well it would turn out, but was pretty excited with the results. All I can say is thank goodness for Photoshop!! 🙂
If you look closely, you will be able to see a couple of the pics from my original “December Reflections” Post in this one.
Let me know what you think!! 🙂
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Today out on the country side produced some amazing reflection shots on the small ponds. Here are a few of my favorites.
When I think of the word “Blue”, what comes to mind the most is the Alaskan skyline, waters and glaciers. Absolutely Beautiful!!
For my third and final post for the Changing Seasons Challenge is typical for my area. Often time I joke that Mother Nature gets confused when it comes to the weather. It is December, and despite the leaves falling on the ground and the squirrels preparing for winter, however, nature decides to give us unseasonably warm weather. We have hit the 70s several time in the past week with more to come. As a result, we have “new growth” on several plants outside.
For my second post, a clear indication that the season are changing. Looking around outside and aside from the leaves falling off the tress, many plants are wilting and losing their flowers. My neighbors rose bushes have just a few left.
Good Tuesday morning everyone! It struck me this morning as I looked out the window…..I usually don’t see the sun until after it breaches the tree tops. Being December, the leaves are off the trees making them “see through”, and you can see the sun before it reaches the “top” of the trees.
I hope everyone has a blessed day!
This one is for your Rahul. Let me know what you think.
The moon looked really cool tonight. To the naked eye, you could barley see the full circle of the moon. This picture was taken from my front porch at about 6:30pm in the evening. I was surprised when I imported the photos to see how they turned out…..this one struck me. It looks like the moon is being fully engulfed. The moon is quickly becoming my favorite subject! 🙂
ISO400 f/5.6 1.6s exposure.