Sunday, June 29, 2008

Adair Inn and Gardens

Visiting the Adair Inn and Gardens I took a couple of images of Peony and beautiful white and yellow Iris.

I am trying to track down where I can purchase the iris, I have the plant in purple and blue.

Friday, June 27, 2008

Adair Inn and Gardens


One of the stops we made last weekend was Adair Historic Country Inn and Restraurant, beautiful home and grounds. About the Inn
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Sugar Hill's Lupine Festival 2008

NAPA group attended Fields of Lupine Festival with perfect weather and wonderful clouds, it was photographers dream.

You can view my photo album of all the images I took of the
Field Of Lupine


Friday, June 20, 2008

Squirrel and Golden Finch

Golden Finch

Squirrel  trying to out stare me.  He was pretty cute and  very close to the deck....not sure what to make of me with my camera. 

You all know about my challenge, taking any kind of birds or wildlife, well I practiced yesterday. 

I planted myself with my new 100-400 Canon Lens on our small deck, shooting with this lens.  My pictures were not clear and I wanted to practice.  This batch came out pretty decent. 

I prefer taking birds (if and when I can actually see them) in their natural setting, not on the feeders.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Field of Lupine In Vermont

We were riding in Vermont, passing a cemetery I noticed behind the cemetery, a  field with Lupine.  A challenge, tombstones, a tall fence, high tension wires, on private property, no way I to get to. Standing tippy toe, I took a few shots....I am pleased although I would have rather had a lower shot of the field.


Tuesday, June 17, 2008

29th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival, 2008

Check this link for more images 29th Annual Quechee Hot Air Balloon Festival 2008 - a set on Flickr

Our NEPE group meet last Friday night in Vermont, to shoot glow pictures of the balloons after they took off at 6 PM. John one of the organizers, decided to take a flight, returning with an experience of his life.  The cost for the flight was $222. The balloons for the glow show remained on the ground, they are not allow to fly at night, showcasing their firing up, displaying an awesome glow show to music.

The next morning we were up at 4:30, meeting at the field at 6 AM to view another flight.  The wind current was not as strong as the night before, the balloons remained very close to the field, allowing us to photograph.

I cannot think of better time, great shooting with our newly found friends, enjoy one of my most remembered events. 

Friday, June 13, 2008

Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge - Summer and Winter



My covered bridge project is going to take a lot of time and will be slow going.  The great part I have been going back redoing previous images, since taking I have learned different techniques using Photo Shop. 

If I can offer photography advice, shoot using the raw format, (thanks to CmishVicki's encouragement).  Most of my bridge pictures were shot in jpeg format. There is a huge difference in tweaking your images using raw format.

Another tip buy a wide angle lens.  I have a Canon 17-40, is one of my most used lens for my scenics. My spring image of the bridge was shot with this lens.



Wednesday, June 11, 2008

NH Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge #20-Spring

My husband and I decided to locate and photograph all the covered bridges in New Hampshire. Another goal we have, photographing the bridges all the seasons.

We have almost completed our journey, only three more bridges to photograph.  Vermont here we come :)!!!

Cornish-Windsor Covered Bridge is the longest covered bridge in the USA.  The bridge links NH to VT.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Wildflowers: Yellow Pond Lily

I found on Rt. 3 on a pond, beautiful Yellow Pond Lilies.  A nice addition to my Wildflower Photo album.  Check it out and if you can identify the flowers I left vacant, please get back to me ....thanks.

(Thank you helping, identifying or correcting my flowers names. I still have few more needing indentification.)

Monday, June 09, 2008

I woke up very early, was having tea and reading on the porch.  I was looking outside, watching the birds feeding, when I notice beautiful, morning light shadows.

Definition for Pajama Photo:  Spotting a great site or photo op, early in the morning in my yard while still in my PJ's.  I was hoping and praying it was too early for the golfers to appear :).

Friday, June 06, 2008

Wildflowers: Painted Trillium, Tartarina Honeysuckle Shrub

I wish I was knowledgeable, knowing the names of wildflowers and shrub. Aunt Alice and my mother's cousin Mimi, when hiking in the woods had no trouble naming all the wildflowers.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Twin Bridges, Merrimack, NH: Waterfalls

After the photo meet, my new shooting friend Bruce (we met in AOL's photo chat, he joined NEPE), wanted to show me one of his favorite areas to photograph, Twin Bridges, Merrimack, NH. I have to agree, what a beautiful area and will go back often, making sure I bring plenty of bug spray!!! 

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

NEPE Photo Shoot: Mine Falls Park

The group I joined went shooting last weekend to Mine Falls Park, Nashua, NH, schedule events Calendar - New England Photo Expeditions (Nashua, NH) - Unfortunately the water was not flowing over the dam and the wrong time of day. Our meeting was really nice, meeting new people, hiking, exchanging photo tips. We did find a few areas to photograph.