Member Since: December 24, 05
Flowers and a couple critters.
During our walks around the park (and that was the only thing to do - walk) I took a few shots of some flowers.
Flower 4, something besides purple
Flower 5, back to purple, but with a bee
Flower 6, well ex-flowers, rose hips
And a couple of critters:
Bird, I think it is an immature eagle.
Thanks for coming along. Maybe next time they'll be a tad more interesting.
Sunrise and the moon
As I said the other day, there wasn't much chance of rain, and thus no clouds, so the sunrises were looking pretty much the same, day to day.
Sunrise 2, from the mouth of the Gooseberry River. I wanted to get a shot with the sun's reflection coming up the river, but the only place for that was on the other side of the river, and I didn't feel like swimming across.
Moon 1, we had a full moon so I went out and took a picture. Yes, the moon was that color.
Moon 2, not much of a picture, just wanted to show how bright it was, shutter speed was 1/4000.
One more post for this trip.
I've got some pictures processed, uploaded, and ready to show you.
MsQ and I took a week off and went to the North Shore of Minnesota, that is the northern shore of Lake Superior. Days were nice to a little warm, nights cool, good for sleeping. Only had a threat of rain one day, good for camping, not so good for photography.
The shore line is old volcanic rock, and thus quite rugged.
Shore line 2, at the bottom is the Gooseberry River, then a small cove, then a larger cove (laughingly called a beach and where I took most of my sunrise shots), then the lake.
Gooseberry Falls 2, most of the north shore is like this, very rugged.
Waves, with a little wind, waves would start crashing on the shore. We camped about a quarter mile away and at times could still hear them.
Just got back from a two week vacation to the north shore, Minnesota. Haven't gotten around to sorting out all the pictures I took (mainly of the sunrise.) But, while looking at these waves (it was windy that day) I notice they looked better as a sequence, so I put them into groups of four, on nine pages (yea, thirty six pictures). If you have the time, and inclination, copy the pictures, cut out the pictures, place in a separate folder, then click your way through them.
Anyway, I'm glad to be back, and hope to be able to post some pictures later.
This was a ten second sequence. A tip of the shutter to Paulamouse for telling me how. Set the picture resolution down so something small (mine was the smallest it could go), set shutter speed to something around 1/30, set shutter drive to rapid shooting, focus, and shoot, shoot, shoot. Afterward, reset everything back to normal.
It's the end of summer. About all that was blooming were some hardy sunflowers. Well, some little white flowers were out too, but I was too embarrassed to post them. So here are some (badly worn) sunflowers:
Flower 1 a lone sunflower against a dark background.
Flower 2 a bouquet of sunflower against some trees in the distance.
Flower 3 another lone sunflower, this time against the pale blue sky
Flower 4 sunflowers on a dark green background.
Flower 5 the thumbnail, just to show that there were other flowers out there besides the sunflower.
Butterflies at a
Butterfly garden. Not too many, sorry. These were active that day, everyone seamed to flying from flower to flower. The temperature was warmish/hot, and humid! I couldn't believe I went into a warmer room on a nice cool day. Oh well, here are the butterflies.
Thumbnail - the Lego display is still going on
Visit to a Flower Garden
During a brief cold spell, if you can say 75 is cool, I went to the local flower/butterfly garden. There was quite a few people waiting to get in to see the butterflies, so I went out into the garden and took these pictures.
Petunia 1, the thumbnail
Petunia 2, the darkest black/purple flower I've seen
Water lily, not a real pretty lily, but I liked the reflection and its color
Day lily, most of these were gone, this is the last one
Flies, well, I think they are flies, big bugs at least
Next up, the butterflies.
Photo shoot 07 16
I woke up early Monday morning and went out to photograph the sunrise. To me, the sunrise had the potential to be great, but then it fizzled out. Here's the best of the lot.
But, since I was out, up, and camera ready, I walked around the lake. The sunflowers are starting to bloom.
Then there was this white flower, pretty in its own way.
Bi-Weekly Challenge - Backlight
Lilies in the lake
Over the past weekend, we went on another camping trip. This time to a slightly smaller lake. On the last day there, I woke up early and went out and captured the sunrise. While out there capturing the sunrise, I decided to try my luck on getting some close up of some water lilies. And, because the lake was down three to four feet, walking out to them was easy -- I just couldn't pass up a chance like that.
Thumbnail - just to show you I didn't spend all my time walking in a lake.
I asked for help in the forms on photographing this thing, all aglow. Thanks for all the help. Here is the results.
Total burn time 1 minute 40 seconds
Number of pictures 11, all merged together
Exposure 1 sec each
I should have boughten several of these. Just so I could have experimented.
Overall, I think I bit off more than I could do. If someone wants to do a 'fixer' drop me a PM.