Pics for Consideration for GEAG
Hi. The other day some friends and I went to Centennial Park here in town. Two of the four of us had our cameras with us, and were lagging behind, because we kept finding things to photograph. The park is lovely, with a sturdy wooden bridge leading onto a long, winding path through the forest.
March's GEAG meeting is coming up in a week or so, and I can't decide which photo to enter into the competition. I have 3 I am considering. So, I decided to let ya'll look at them and have a say. Thanks for looking, and for commenting. It is much appreciated!!!
6-16-2010 Laderman Park w/ Darcy & Kevin
Good stormy morning, everyone. Yesterday wasn't stormy, so my friend Darcy, her baby Kevin, and I hit Laderman Park for a walk around it's mile long trail. I'm saving some of the photos for later, but I wanted to post some...we had fun and were horsing around at the playground, acting like kids again...it was fun. I don't think Kevin knew what to think of us, lol. Yet it was bittersweet, because 3/4's of the way around the trail, the heat got to Kevin...and the crying began. The kid hates being hot. So we had to cut it short, and hightail it back to the car and the air conditioning. Still, we had alot of fun. And I got some good photos, so we're happy. C&c welcome, and thanks for lookin'... Have a good, dry day, everyone!!!
More from Lone Elk Park with Robin
Here is my second offering from Lone Elk Park with Robin. This time it's deer, baby bison, elk, and my favorite flowers, wildflowers. C&c welcome, and thanks for looking! Hope ya'll have a great Thursday!!!
It's one thing (and very admirable) to look at and appreciate all of the things that are very much a part of our every day life. But, something that I think many of us take for granted, (especially since we're photography enthusiasts) is our ability to see.
For most of my 20's, my wife at the time, was totally blind. She had her sight until she was 29. Because of that, I watched her learn to develop other senses to enjoy life.
And then, of course, there is always the senses of smell and taste. Celebrate_Coffee
FH Park 2nd Batch
These make up the 2nd batch of pictures taken at the park yesterday. The first is a remote control speedboat some people were playing with on the lake. It was tearing across the water, kicking up a suprisingly tall plume of water behind it. I had to position the camera, then wait for the boat to zoom into the frame then click REALLY fast once it focused, lol. I only got this one decent shot out of several tries. The second was a simple goose print I found in the mud near a flock of geese. They were hanging out under some trees close to some flooded ground. Then, the foot and a half by half a foot wide spiderweb I found up in a tree...this thing was huge. I've never seen a spiderweb in a tree before except in horror movies; this web grossed me out, thinking about the size of the spider that built it. I realize I zoomed in on the web pretty closely, I was trying to capture its sheer size and shudderyness. Bleah. <shudder.> At least I didn't see the spider, though...thank Goodness. Comments - ok, i'll say it - and critiques - are most welcome. Thanks...
A few weeks ago, Seattle was blessed with about a foot or more of snow. All these were taken on the "lesser" camera because quite frankly, I wasn't planning on being gentle with the camera :-)
I took all these while going on a two mile walk at 5am to take the lady to work. I'm rather impressed I was able to get shots that were this focused. As I said though, I wasn't very nice to the camera and used telephone polls and newspaper boxes to steady the camera. Since I didn't have a lens wipe on hand, there are probably little blurs where snow melted on the lens. Later that day, I saw somebody cover their camera with an umbrella... nice idea!
I was lucky enough to spend 10 days in Singapore. I did a lot of sightseeing. One of the first things I got to do was tour this old Firehouse . I also thought the wall at Ft. Canning Park was really interesting. While out shopping, I came across these sets of very colorful Stairs . I also got to see a bird's eye view of the city while riding the Singapore Flyer . I took a day trip out to Sentosa Island to see the Butterfly Park and the Merlion that it is famous for. I also got to see a beautiful Sun set before I left the island. My trip to Singapore was a lot of fun and I got to end it well with these delicious Cupcakes !
A walk in the park.....
A walk in the park with my Daughter turned out to be a good day. She just got over a bad cold and I needed to get out of the house. We had fun and saw lots of different nature scenes.
Hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. :)
When I do get time to I try to stop at different places to catch some photo opportunity's. This place I stopped at is called Oppenheim Park. There is a small creek that runs across the entrance that I found a lot of life in last week.
At the end is also a photo I took on the way home from a grad party for my friends daughter (boy they grow fast) It was taken from a road side cornfield.
Roadtrip to Turkey Run
We took Jaryd back to Turkey Run last weekend and had a great time though I didn't get many worthy pics, except of Jaryd! I also almost didn't make it back up the 70 steps from the creek.
The Rock The sun was just starting to get into the creek canyon.
Throwin' Rocks You can see grandma's shadow as she hovers nearby.
Wet Feet Grandma wasn't watching!
Bright, Sun, Bright! He wouldn't look up just said "sun bright sun"!
Well, I guess I'll fess up since people have been asking. I haven't spent a lot of time here, or anywhere for that matter, for about a month or so. The reason is that about a month ago during a routine physical they discovered what appeared to be a mass on my lung. Last week I went to Indy to get a cat scan which confirmed that I had a mass about the size of a golf ball. They haven't determined yet if it's malignant or not but they will probably end up removing at least part of the lung as it is appears to be impairing my breathing. I may have to change my username to onelunglo soon.
So, I haven't been online much just spending time with the grandbabies. It just seems like most of my shots lately are crap and I don't know if it's a lack of concentration, a change of priorities, or what. I'm working on it though. Barb is taking it worse than me but our spirits are high and we are fine, except she threatens to kick my ass every time I make a joke. But that's normal.
I've been trying to use the condition to get sympathy sex or gifts but so far no luck! I did get a couple hugs and I think there might have been some slight grinding with one of them... but he denied it later.
Kangaroos and Emus
The Eastern Grey Kangaroo (Macropus giganteus) is a marsupial found in southern and eastern Australia, with a population of several million. Although a big Eastern Grey male typically weighs around 66 kg (145 lb.) and stands almost 2 m (6 ft.) tall, the scientific name, Macropus giganteus (gigantic large-foot), is misleading, as the Red Kangaroo of the semi-arid inland is larger.
The Red Kangaroo (Macropus rufus) is the largest of all kangaroos and the largest surviving marsupial. It is found across mainland Australia, avoiding only the more fertile areas in the south, the east coast, and the northern rainforests. Red Kangaroo's legs work much like a rubber band. The male Red Kangaroo can leap in full force approximately 9.14 meters in one leap. Males grow up to 1.8m (6 feet) tall and weigh up to 187lbs . Females grow up to 1.1m (3.6ft) tall and weigh up to 77lbs . Tails can be up to 1m (3ft) along.
The Emu, (Dromaius novaehollandiae) is the largest bird native to Australia. It is also the second-largest extant bird in the world by height, after its ratite relative, the ostrich. The soft-feathered, brown, flightless birds reach up to 2 m (6 ft) in height. The Emu is common over most of mainland Australia, although it avoids heavily populated areas, dense forest and arid areas. Emus can travel great distances at a fast, economical trot and, if necessary, can sprint at 50 km/h (30 mph) for some distance at a time. They are opportunistically nomadic and may travel long distances to find food; they feed on a variety of plants and insects.
Here are two wrong ways to feed giraffes.So wrong. , Aaaahhhh!
And finally a pic of my cousin. Won me a prize!
Does anyone know the true story of how the San Diego Wild Animal Park rail was named WGASA?
Beautiful Saturday Afternoon
Thanks for looking. Comments, critiques and suggestions are always appreciated.
The first three photos show how narrow the Canyon of Heroes is. The Canyon of Heroes is Lower Broadway from Battery Park running past Wall Street to City Hall. Broadway is an old indian path and was the stage coach route from NY to Boston as it is named in the Bronx, "Boston Post Road". The first three photos and the last one were taken last week. All the other photos are from today's parade
For the Competition
And as long as we are talking about love, I should include one of my daughter, Tuesday.Through the Looking Glass
A Winter Walk
A winter walk I can't wait for spring.
This photo I took this morning just as the sun was coming up, but the sky was still dark. It was taken from my attic again.
Hope you enjoy them. ;)