Random water stuff
Ok So my title isn't very original. Being that I live near a big lake I get lots of water pics. So I wanted to share. While walking my dogs in the morning before work there are days with cool air and warm water so you get this beautiful eerie mist. misty water
Camp taken with an fuji 3MP DSCF0001.JPG
This one is over a year old taken with my panasonic Dmz-fz50 It's a family of Mallards that liked to hang out at the local boat landing. A gaggle.
During my recent trip to South Carolina, I got a chance to visit Charleston for a day. Since sundown was approaching, I asked a kind security guard if there were a beach nearby that I might visit for sunset. He suggested Sullivan's Island, I plugged it into my GPS, and got underway.
The beach was lovely. Small and quiet. I spent most of my time snapping photos of my unrequited love: the ocean. The sun played nice, and gave me some gorgeous color to play with.
The waters weren't exactly 'still' in the traditional sense, but they were calm, as oceans go, so I'm tossing them toward the challenge.
A rare pic of Yours Truly that I had to futz with due to the backlighting. I like how it came out, but I do know it could have been better. I actually noticed that the settings on my camera were screwy when I took it, so I went back to get another, but the sun was already set, so the effect just didn't work as I wanted it to.
Still waters run deep
I am trying this again something happened to the Pics on the upload. Most likely on my end.
These shots are taken over a period time. 5647 and 5643 are from camping and Calm Waters is from the morning walk with the dogs down by Lake Winnebago. Let me know what you think. I'm always open suggestions.
No Still Water Here
I wasn't going to post these but wanted opinions and critiques on this playing in the water challenge set. Normally there is just one entry but decided to put up three. These are the original shots unretouched. I happened to be down at Natural Bridges shooting on one of those "welcome to the surface of the sun" beach afternoons. It is f/8 1/640 iso 125 on 1 & 3 while #2 is 1/800. These intrigue me. Wondered what others thought.
Livin' On Waters
Birds...we have got a gazillion of them at any given moment so it shouldn't surprise me when I nose through the files that "Birds" is not only the biggest folder but they are in so many other pics. Life could be worse. Someday when I grow up I will have an SLR again with real catch ya with your pants down capable lenses. In the meantime, I am grateful to have all of this water and all of these fine feathered beasties that provide photo ops, long lenses or not. These are a touch less "serious" challenge shots of our water birds, still and otherwise...
One would think this fella could find a better place to park.
The focus is soft, I was too far away, shot it in digital zoom, didn't hold the camera still, and probably shot the pic on auto (yuk)...I did everything wrong with this picture I could and can't fix it yet can't seem to push the DEL key on it when it comes around.
Still Waters in Black and White... one of my favorite subjects...
Lake Travis after storm
Very Still Water
First light of the day, trying new things manual focus and manual exposure. Canon 5D w/ 28-300L
Still Waters in the Adirondacks
The Adriondack Mountains in upstate NY are one on the great well kept secrets in the country. Every year I try to get into the park to backpack or canoe (generally with a group of older Boy Scouts and or Venture Scouts). The attached photos were taken over Memorial Day weekend this year. I was lucky to keep the camera steady due to the black flies, although these photos were taken early in the morning when was a bit too cold for the flies or the mosquitos. I can't remember the name of this pond, but it's along the Northville Placid Trail about midway between Piseco and Wakley Dam which are in the southern part of the Adirondack Park.
Mare and I made a day trip to the Low Country of South Carolina yesterday just to show her around one of the sparkling gems of our coastal region. I made her climb to the top of the Hunting Island Light and talked her into eating a bowl of She Crab soup. All things considered, I think she enjoyed the day which was concluded by a stroll on a salt marsh boardwalk where I came away with this one.
Bi-Weekly Challenge - Still Waters
Sub-Title - 3D frost
We had a hard freeze last night, hopefully it killed off all those annoying bugs, and start the tree turning to some fall colors. When I went to feed the birds, I noticed that the bird bath had frozen over (time to dig out the water heater), so I dumped the ice on the ground, and noticed some ice crystals on a rock we keep in the bath. I took a look a closer look at the rock and ice on it and noticed an almost 3D frost like crystals. I figured water can't get much more still than that! Enjoy the pictures.
Bi-Weekly Challenge: Still Water on Susan River
I managed to get out a little bit yesterday and took some pictures for the Challenge. These are hot off the press, uncropped. They were taken at noon. I opened up the exposure of the shadows a bit. I couldn't decide which I liked better of #2 and #3 (I'm thinking #3) so if you could help I would appreciate it.
All C&Cs greatly appreciated
SR Lassen ts.jpg
SR Richmond 2
SR Richard 1