That blooming tree
After putting up with snow, and white, all winter, and half of spring, you'd think I'd be tired of it. But nooo, here is some more white.
Buds - pretty pink
Tree 1 - detail
Tree 2 - this actually had a ring of flowers around an opening. My picture just didn't capture it correctly
Bunny - he just wanted me to take his picture
A White Star Magnolia is Born
I bought some extension tubes for the Canon XT and these photos are my first using them. I used the 13 mm extension tube on the first three with the lens set at 55 mm, tripod mounted and used the mirror up function and waited patiently for the breeze to die down and snapped the photos. The last one, 4273, I just used the lens only in macro mode without the tube and still got my closeup. I'm really happy with the purchase and will be doing a lot of closeup work in the yard this spring summer and fall. I took a few days to complete this as I cannot hurry mother nature but I enjoyed this small project. 4260 , 4262 , 4263 , A white Star Manolia is born .
A white Star Manolia is born
Winter ... Glad It's Over
I was back in Michigan's UP last summer for my uncle's funeral and I found this old photo of his barn. This was taken by him and given to me many years ago. 1972 I think. I,m glad we don't have winters like this. old barn .
Winter to Spring
Took this winter shot in November. Came by the same spot the other day and got this spring edition. The great late day backlight caught my attention. It was a little difficult to get the exact position and spot but it worked well. I had taken a printout of the winter capture to help find that exact spot. Hope you enjoy and thanks for dropping in.
Here is an easy comparison
After the snow storm
and back to spring.
Typical spring shots, no more snow (I hope!)
Working in the yard. Every day is like Christmas, you never know just what will show up next.
Like these Flower shoots. Anybody has any idea what I should expect?
PS, note to self, and others: Take pictures before mowing. I don't know how many violets I chopped off.
Nancy is so busy getting her garden ready, this spring, she had her sisters come and help here.
The snow storm continues
Got off work this morning and more of this white stuff. Fortunately it is melting during the day, so there isn't all that much accumulation.
Snow 3 - detail of snow on some evergreens, converted to B/W. It was pretty much B/W anyway.
Snow 4 - snowy scene
Snow 5 - snow on tree with red brick background.
Snow 5.5 - edited for Mack
On a hike the other wkend came across an old house that had what I classified as possbile protection from big critters attempting to get through window..... guard ..what do you think?
Enjoy the gorgeous afternoon--or at least it is in my part of the country....
Sorry, after posting and then view the photo, you will probably need to hit CtrlN in order to see the 'guard'....
Moving is taking up more and more of my time.
I did take this shot, with the P&S, of a room we're converting over to the duck room.
I volunteer at a local conservation area and this last weekend a group of us headed off to visit some of the Dept of Conservation attractions in southern Missouri. First stop was Prairie State Park for a Bison Hike where we saw Bison and finally a Bison herd. Stopped to view the Widest Waterfall in Missouri and found the cutest, fattest Cotton Rat gorging himself on sunflower seeds falling from a bird feeder.
Camera info: all shots taken using a 55-200mm zoom lens with auto-stabilization, handheld. For Bison shots used a Cokin graduated neutral density filter to keep from overexposing the sky
When looking up while hiking the other wkend I liked the way the sun was hitting the trees reaching upward ..
Enjoy the rest of the evening......
Over the limeston cliff
Southern Indiana is a beautiful area to visit. This time it is to Madison, IN that I went. I have restaurant customers in the area so it was a perfect time to do a bit of travel photography. I was taking videos and stills and this photo is of a waterfall dropping over a high steep hill. The area is predominately of limestone and is very shocking to come upon from around the curves of the road. I have eliminated to bottom which is a grated hole to drain the water without eroding the road. Yes I did a bit of work on this image but only to maintain the feel for what this beautiful scene offers. The Falls
Waterfall over Cliff1