Thursday, April 24, 2008

Rumey Farm and Cows - Spring

One of the back roads we found a scenic farm and cows. Riding on a back road in New Hampshire you will find farm scenerys like this image is common. I love New Hampshire :).

Monday, April 21, 2008

Round and About NH: White Mountains - Spring

Bob and I left the house early and headed up to the White Mountains and North Conway.

Our weather was SUNNY and warm, 72 degrees and a haze on the mountains.  We saw bikers, kayakers and people in shorts...what a great day.  


Thursday, April 17, 2008

Artistic Flowers

I enjoy gardening, hiking and taking pictures of my flowers and wildflowers.

One of my favorites, are seeing beautiful, colorful flowers with a classy, black backgrounds, matted and framed. Soooooooooooooo guess what I am doing this year, taking flowers with a black back ground.  I have nothing blooming and wildflowers have not popped up.  I practiced with a house plant and floral bouquet my grandchildren sent for my birthday.

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Sunset And Reflection

Magic Hour Lighting (Thanks Greg).


Reflection and sunset

After dinner I wanted to try to capture a scene I had spotted last week, sunset on the river. The scene was not a front view of the sunset but turned around and found beautiful lighting. Because of the mountains the lighting is very short lived.

Information I found when researching sunset photography.

Turn around!

Many times we get so caught up in photographing the sunset itself that we forget about the beautiful light that is being produced by this modified light source. Turn around and take notice of the golden light a sunset provides.

I returned home put on my boots and went out on our golf course for sunset images. The grounds have huge puddles from snow melt offs, introducing a great opportunity to include reflections with my sunset images.


Monday, April 14, 2008

Bob and I went on vacation to Utah, Arizona and Nevada last October (Bryce, Red Canyon, Northern Rim of the Grand Canyon, Zion, Red Rock Canyon and Vegas.)  I never had the time to work on the images until now. We had a beautiful vacation.  Check out my vacation images of Grand Canyon's Northern Rim, Arizona It was an overcast day.

There are so many beautiful places in the United States to see. Post your favorite vacation spots you have visited including images. Return to my journal linking your entry.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Black, White and Sepia Photography

Black, White and Sepia Photography

I have been working on my Black, White and Sepia Gallery this week. I love to explore all types of photography....someone said I need to find my nitch but I am having too much fun :).

If you have a moment check out my Black, White and Sepia Gallery
You see the full impack (hopefully) of my photos if you use the slide show.

Friday, April 11, 2008

High Tension...... Towers and Wires

I found the above image during last years vacation. High tension tower and wires on the road we took to the Northern Rim, Arizona. 

I really love this shot, something artistic about husband thought I was nuts when I asked him to pull over so I could take this picture.   

Monday, April 07, 2008

YES, Success, My Dream Shot of A Tom Turkey

I woke later than usual, went into the kitchen to make a cup of tea, opened the blinds and saw Tom turkey, full tail feathers opened, strutting their stuff.

I ran for my camera, naturally the right lens was in place. Grab a pair of shoes and jacket over my pajamas, went out on the deck and starting shooting. I have been talking with a few people about using my extender 2 x on my 70-200 f/2.8L. One of the comments made, it works best on sunny day, not an overcast day. It sunny!!!!

Something about me taking images in my wearing pajamas, I usually end up with a winning shot :).

I promise not more turkey images, only if the babies show up!!!

The End

Friday, April 04, 2008

Almost Dream Turkey Images

Last week we were pulling out the garage, Bob notice my flock was feeding.  I had my camera ready, requested he stop and let me see if I can take a few shots.  Frankly we both thought they would run away. SHOCKED the turkeys let me get about 15 feet away from them to take pictures.  While the images I am posting are not my perfect dream shots, I am still very excited to have taken a few with tom's tail feathers fanned opened, is mating season. I am still determined to take my perfect image but my chances are now less, they no longer need to be fed (on the last bag of fed), there is more opened ground.

I really enjoyed watching "my flock" over the winter and I learned a lot about wild turkeys....I even became attached to them.  The end of April  the hens will leave the flock, nest and the poults (young) will hatch.  It will take about two weeks, when their wings develop, to fly and roost in the trees.  In three weeks the hens and poults (8-15) will rejoin the flock.

To see all my turkey images click on 
Guess Who Came For Breakfast and Dinner "Wild Turkey" - a photoset on Flickr

Thursday, April 03, 2008

A Look and Feel Of Spring In New Hamphsire FINALLY

Rivers and streams are flowing, ice is melting.

Our ride this past weekend (the sun was shinning, no snow, cool) we drove passed another pretty view this one on Rt. 103, and had to back up so I take a image.

I love sharing our beautiful scenic areas our state offers.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Happy Birthday Rob, Rare Goose Photos :)

Happy birthday Rob (our son) and happy April Fool's Day :).

Sunday we visited a few more sugars houses.  Bob spotted  flock of goose, resting on someone's front lawn and driveway....naturally we had to stop to take pictures....could it be a rare bird siting?

Returning home, working on the images I sent to my bird watching friends to help in identifying.  At first Donna thought they might be rare goose visiting this area.  Further investigation, she realized they could be domesticated goose. 

I wrote to our state, Jane from NHFG, forwarded my email to someone who could identify my goose.  The mystery was solved "Farm Yard Goose" French Toulouse. Sigh, wildlife another unsuccessful wildlife story :(. LOL.