Friday, December 22, 2006

Old Dilapidated Sheds

Last weekend's shoot, I located a couple old dilapidated sheds.

We turned around and went back so I could take a picture. What caught my eye was the way the sun was shining on the accumulated moss, on the roof of the shed.

The above shed was located across the street of the burn out house. I just love OLD sheds/building/barns.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Gateway to the Past - Color - Autochrome - Sepia - Black and White

Yesterday's post , Marie of Photographs & Memories Journal and Vicki challenge me to post photos my gate photos in color, sepia and autochrome.
I love when my readers challenge me and come up with suggestions....thank you :).

Vote for your favorite :).

Black and White


Autochrome (What is Autochrome? Autochrome - Color Process Effect - Photoshop Tutorial ) Vicki is taking a photography class and came up with the suggestion.


Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Fire Ruins Of An Old Home

Fireplace and Old Shed

Gateway to the Past

Last Saturday we took a ride looking for photo opportunities and my never ending quest for wildlife :). Again no wildlife!!!! I did find an old home's ruins cause by a fire that caught my eye.

Monday, December 18, 2006

Happy Holidays

              Kelly Clarkson: 'Grown Up Christmas List'

Look What I Found

Saturday I went out looking for pictures to take and found Mr. Tin Man on a riding lawn mower :). You have to really admire the creator of this work of art.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

More Birds

Winter Image (Finch lose their bright color in the winter in NH) of the Golden Finch - Female

Winter Image of the Golden Finch - Male

White Breasted Nuthatcher

Sorry I have not been adding entries to my journal....a little under the weather, cold and flu.

I did manage to take a couple more photos of birds. I hope I am not boring you with my bird images but I am having a great using the new lens!!!

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Butterflies and More Butterflies

Last week on the way home we stop at Magic Wings Conservatory & Gardens in South Deerfield. I am so glad we did. Hundreds of butterfies were flying around plus exotic plants in their rain forest setting.

Let know if you can identify any of the unamed butterflies.

If you are ever in the area I encourgage you to stop.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Me and My Shadow

Last week when I was playing with the Sunset lighting on the golf course, I turned around and notice my shadow. The picture is very bright because of the sunset rays.

Monday, November 27, 2006

Connecticut Barn

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Visiting our daughter and son-in-law in CT, exploring the area I found a barn, I would like to share with you. I converted to sepia tone, cloned out wires. (I took a bunch of pictures I will be sharing with you.)

I love old barns and sheds!!!

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Golf Course Pictures Challenge

My photo for Charlie and Greg's Challenge

The sunset pictures I posted, I knew something was lacking but was not sure what :). My mentor Flatland Photo mention the lack of subject. Yesterday another good friend Greg of
Photo Trek
sent me an email and with his permission is allowing me to share as a learning tool :). I would like to thank both for their help!!!

I wanted to reply to your entry with the golf course shots, but didn't really want to go rambling in the comments section. Here's what I think...

The time of day is awesome for photography, the way the golden light plays off of your subject is just about always flattering. The light in this case brings the tree trunks out of the shadows and highlights them, drawing the viewer's attention right to them. Now for the part I didn't really want to post publicly, for me, the shots lack order. I'm not able to pick out a path where my eye needs to go. I end up scanning the entire image looking for an anchor, or a strong point of interest, and this scanning detracts from the experience.
Keep in mind that this is just my opinion, and I am sharing the critique with you because I know you, like me, are wanting to create more than just a snapshot. You have a perfect time of day picked out, and looks like a great area for photographs (from your sunsets, I got the idea of the lay of the land). These shots just leave me wanting more. However, the comments that you have gotten already, show that others are enjoying the pictures, and ultimately, that carries much more weight that my opinion.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Yesterday's Walk On The Golf Course: Images

Having a few busy days, I decided to take a little time for myself and walk the golf course close to sunset to see what I could find. I turned around noticing the sunset shinning on the trees.

Not sure about the images....I would like to hear your opinion :).

Monday, November 20, 2006

Bird Siting: Woodpecker and Nuthatcher

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Female Woodpecker

Nuthatcher Feeding on the suet

Yesteday was overcast and not a great day for taking pictures but I could not resist. I was cooking and baking, looked out the window and noticed a Woodpecker and Nuthatcher discovered the suet.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Sunset: A Few More

Another shot over looking the golf course....different colors. Double click images to full shots.

A view over looking the mountains from my area.

Sunset: A Few More

It seems the last few nights all over the country my friends and I are sharing our sunset images. Last night was another spectacular show. I am hoping tonight will also offer me the opportunity to take more images :).

Saturday, November 18, 2006

Evening Sunset Over The Golf Course

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Returning from a hairdresser's appointment, I notice a decent sunset. I ran into the house to grab my camera, went to the top of the road over looking the golf course, for an open view of the sunset.

I have found you have to be very quick, I did lose a little of the beauty, sunsets change so quickly.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Taking Images of Birds, A Real Challenge

I have a new respect for people who take pictures of birds :). It is NOT easy!!!

First of all finding the bird is a challenge. When you find the birds, they don't pose for the camera!!!! I have learned to be quicker.... zoom out to locate the birds and then zoom in closer to the bird and snap away, ASAP. I am slowly getting the hang how to go about doing this :). I am getting into bird watching....what fun...I wish I had started sooner.

I decided to feed the birds again. I used to feed the birds and stopped because of the bears (they will hibernate in the winter) and it a try again. Over the weekend I bought suet feeders and next weekend adding two more polls to attach to the deck adding one more feeder and a place to hang the suet. I cannot forget a heated bird bath. The following week the pigeons will arrive and I'll have to take everything down :(.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

Work Cars For Railroads

Yes today we notice on the railroad tracks, old work cars and their owners who buy, restore and collect the cars, were taking a ride. I was able to capture two pictures of the event as they rode the tracks and railroad crossing.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

New Len's Photos

After a good year saving, I finally bought my new lens, Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L and 2x extender. Naturally I had to run out and try taking images. There a not too many birds out there I found. Check out my new album on my site. Wildlife and Birds -- created with PhotoSite

Maybe with this lens I will have a better success rate finding Moose :).

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Sunday, October 22, 2006

Donna Snagged Another Photo Of Mine :).

Be sure to check out Donna's are going to love her classy graphics and tags. ~ Crazy Day and some Fall Snags ~


Thursday, October 19, 2006

Sisters Walking The Path

Last weekend while on our photos shoot on the coast, I spotted two sisters were running down the a path towards the playground.

Their mom had then dressed so nicely but it didn't last long. Off came their shoes and their pretty dresses were spotted :).

I asked permission to take their pictures. She mentioned I was not the only one was asked :).

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

NH Coast In The Fall

We really put on the miles this past weekend, touring and looking for photo opportunities with our was fun. Our first leg of our photo shoot we headed to our coast.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Busy Two Weeks - Fall Images

The last two weeks I have been busy with family commitments and company last week.

A friend I met in a photo chat flew up for a short visit before continuing her vacation and visit with me and her family who also live in NH. 

I will be sharing my productive photo shoot with Donna...we had a great time.

Lily Pond

Mountain Road

Holderness NH