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 pigeons....giving 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.