Monday, March 30, 2009

Unique Mailboxes

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My back roads excursions, I have come across unique and decorative mail boxes and I decided what fun to start collecting images of my finds. Clever mail box ideas people come up are unbelievable.
You can find mailboxes show casing work themes, hobby related, replicas of homes, pets, animals, recycled milk cans, water pumps and flowers...etc.


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Discovery: New Scenic Street (HDR Filter Playing)


Orton Effect

A few weeks ago we were exploring back roads, we went to a local town's ski slope to take pictures. On the way down the mountain, we took a left realizing we never traveled this part of the road. I am so glad we did, I will be visiting the unspoiled area different seasons to photograph.

I sent my pictures as I usually do to a few close friends (we exchange daily images we shoot). My friend Bruce a shooting partner, challenged me to try the Orton effect using an HDR plugin, RdDynaMix HDR for Photo Shop. Which effect do you prefer?

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Anheuser-Busch Factory Tour and Photo Opportunity Of The Clydesdales

I have always wanted to take a tour of Anheuser-Busch Factory Tour in Merrimack, NH Bob (my husband) read the company was offering a photo opportunity with Clydesdales (the first Saturday of everyone month). I have always loved the Clydesdales, having the opportunity seeing the horses close up, even pet one and photograph was inviting. Gather my equipment we headed out.
Frankly I went to see the horses but while there we took the free factory tour and we were not sorry. The tour guide talked about the history of the company, the process of brewing and packaging. After the tour you are able to sample two glasses of free beer choices and pretzel. The hospitably room also offers soda for not drinkers like us.
The Old World style Clydesdale Hamlet, the stable and courtyard are where the east coast Clydesdale are based and pampered Clydesdales are housed.

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Bob's Charting Out Tours of Sugar Houses and Maple Sugaring

Cooking down process, the smell is wonderful.

A display of grades of Maple Syrup

Pond View Maple Sugar House, Weare, NH

Maple syrup runs weather is warm during the day and cold nights.

March to us means New Hampshire's Maple Weekend, March 28-29, 2009. Bob found a site New Hampshire Maple Producers' Association - Welcoming Page This year we would like to visit and photograph different sugar houses. Bob is researching, mapping out, and entering the addresses in our GPS. We have a process .
We have found wonderful recipes, tasted freshly made maple syrup, sugar on the snow, learned about the grades syrup and cooking process. In addition I have the opportunity to photograph the sugar houses, process and scenery. You can view my previous year's images click on I'll be adding new images after the tour.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Benu's Friday Finds

Benu at Creativity--Bits and Pieces blog has started a new feature. Friday Finds.

FRIDAY FINDS will be open for entries every Friday. You may share new finds or old. First, post "A FIND" photograph in your journal. (You may copy the FRIDAY FINDS header and place it in your blog with a link back to the FRIDAY FINDS weekly column along with your entry. To do this click on the image above and save it to your computer, then open it as an image in your journal and include link to this page with that image.) Next, return to this page and add a link to JUST your entry page, not to your entire blog. To do this, click on the heading of the entry in your blog and you'll get a window that is JUST that entry. Then, copy the URL from the browser address window at the top of your screen. Paste this URL address as a comment under FRIDAY FINDS COMMENTS here. That's all there is to it. Anyone may share a FIND. All are welcome.

My Entry

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Fisheye Photos: Concord, NH State House

I bought my Fisheye Lens (/ef 15mm f.2,8), adding a new dimension, creativity to my photography. Not everyone likes the distraught look when using the Fisheye Lens, I happen to like the look.

Fisheye Lens are useful for wide landscapes, wide day or night sky shots and interior pictures of houses, vehicles, architecture and other confined spaces. The lens offers very sharp images. I am learning what works best with this lens, I am having fun!!!