Wednesday, December 29, 2010

East Coast Blizzard December, 2010

New Hampshire was not hit as badly as New York and New Jersey, we received about 12 inches, including high winds.

I tried capturing the wind gust and swirling snow. I added a photo of Bob snow blowing the snow during a beautiful winter sunset.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bog Area on Rt. 104, New Hampton, NH

One of my favorite spots I like stopping and photographing is a bog area in North Hampton. I try shooting every season, depending on the light when in the area.

Using my new point and shoot, Canon's G11 (learning how to use) I gave it a try and this is what I took...not bad for a point and shoot.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Lake Winnisquam Starting To Ice Over

Heading out shopping I passed Lake Winnisquam and notice the lake is starting to ice over.  Winter has arrived in the Lakes Region of NH. 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Over 40,000 Hits On My Blog. Thank You!!!

I would like to thank everyone for supporting and I hope enjoying my photoblog.

I enjoy your comments and feedback!!!

Lensbaby Composer

I attended a photo show and was impressed with the information provided about a Lensbaby. I purchased the Composer lens to create artistic photos and challenge learning a to work with a creative len.

Unfortunately preparing for Christmas has cut into my playing with the new lens ::::grinning:::: but I manage a few shots. I am going to enjoy this lens.

Monday, December 06, 2010

Improving An Old Photo

Old Photo of Jackson Falls, Jackson, NH

Improved photo of Jackson Falls, Jackson, NH

Bob, my husband's co-worker wanted to purchase an old photo of mine to place above her fireplace in her newly built log cabin.

I improved the old photo, lighting the left side and adding more detail to the mountains in the distance. Shuttle changes but I feel improves to the photo. We had the photo printed on canvas.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Lily's Art Work

We spent Thanksgiving with our daughter and her family. Our beautiful granddaughter Lily created a piece of artwork, a Thanksgiving card she put her heart into creating. Her card is so beautiful I am going to frame.

How many of you have refrigerator artwork displayed?

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Testing Canon's Point And Shoot PowerShot G11

I purchased Canon PowerShot G11, allowing me to  have a smaller camera with me at all times.  I am sure you have experienced the regret not having a camera with you!!!

The PowerShot G11 is an advanced point and shoot, the newer model G12 had HD for video which I would probably not use, so I opted for G11, cheaper price.

Let me know what you think of my pictures I shot with the point and shoot.

I tested the camera walking the golf course during the magic hour. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Sunrise at Portland Headlight, Maine

One of my Meet Up groups met sunrise at Fort Williams Park, Cape Elizabeth, ME.

I played with my settings, a wonderful opportunity to learn. I also realized how much I love capturing the light when taking photos, one my favorite parts of photography.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Discovered a Small Grove of Tamarack Conifer Trees

My previous post MyDayMyInterestsPhotoblog: Have You Ever Heard Of Tamarack Trees? I explained how my friend Brad educated me about the Tamarack trees.

On the way to Concord two days ago, I found a small grove of the Tamarack trees, scenic looking shots but as luck will have it no camera in hand. I returned yesterday, the same time day for the great lighting I viewed the day before of the grove.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Blue Hue Mountains, New Hampshire

Bob and I went our Saturday drive. Fall foliage is gone, I really was not expecting to fine anything to photograph. I mentioned to Bob this time of year, morning mist, magic hour, sunrises or sunset, non-existent wildlife, might be the only interesting photography I will find until the snow falls.

I was wrong!!! I notice in the distance a range of mountains viewed from Route 175, Campton, Woodstock, North Woodstock had a blue tinge. We drove around looking for a spot for me to take photos of the blue toned mountains.

I posted a photo on Facebook and question what causes this event...surrounding mountains did not have this hue. I have mentioned before, an added enrichment to my photography, the research and learning about photos I take.

I received two reply's from two very talented photographers:

Jim Salge Short answer...diffraction...

Nigel Peter Benson Kent It's UV light Betty...casts blue on distant scenes. Some filters can reduce that...ever try a UV filter? Sometimes the blue cast is from UV, other times it's from moisture haze...sometimes it's from the simple fact that the camera is a long way from the scene and no filter will cut to the true colors. I like blue thumbs up!

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

November Morning Frost

I woke up and opening the blinds, I noticed everything was covered in frost crystals.  The view was too tempting, I grabbed my camera and headed outdoors.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Have You Ever Heard Of Tamarack Trees?

A friend of mine Brad located Tamarack Trees not to far from where I live. Tamarack trees are also know as Western Larch. In the fall the trees turn a golden yellow and are the only conifer to drop their needles. You will find growing ponds and bog areas.

Another friend mentioned Tamarack Trees was used by our native Americans for making canoes, tepee poles and was used to treat for medicinal use.

After Brad mentioned his finding, I decided to go searching for the trees. I realized had I seen the golden trees, I thought they were dying and would never had photographed, I am very glad Brad educated me. I enjoyed the fun of learning and finding beautiful Tamarack Trees in their golden fall tones.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Looking Up

Hiking Winipseaukee River Trail, I looked up and found grass with late afternoon lighting on the seed heads.

One my lesson's learned:  look at all levels, walk around all view points of an area you are shooting.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Raindrops On Japanese Maple

A friend Betty's challenge Creativity--Bits and Pieces, (check out her beautiful blog) was, taking pictures from inside your home. It was raining yesterday when I took this shot. My image was taken from a bathroom window over looking a Japanese Maple in full fall color, covered with raindrops.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Photo That "Sparked" My Photography Interest

First Image Taken With My First Digital Camera

Garland Pond, Moultonborough, NH, 10 Year Later, Over Grown But Still Pretty

About 10 years I purchased my first digital camera. A friend and artist asked me to send him photos for him to paint, living in beautiful New Hampshire, finding beautiful scenery was not hard to do. My first image I had taken look pretty good, helping me realize a new interest and hobby, photography. Instead of using the camera for holidays, birthdays, vacations and putting away in drawer waiting for the next event, I started shooting.

Bob and I return often to the place my first image was taken, sadly the park and overlook is overgrown but still offers a pretty view. 

I would be interested in hearing what sparked your interest in photography.

Thursday, October 21, 2010 Photo Contest

I enter a photo for fall's photo contest.  If you like my photo please vote for me :).

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Sack Lunches

My blog I share my photos but sometimes I will post what I consider a thought provocative post. Ellen, my friend sent me my below post, I wanted to share with my readers. Have a wonderful day and remember honor our servicemen and women.
I put my carry-on in the luggage compartment and sat down in my assigned seat. It was going to be a long flight. 'I'm glad I have a good book to read. Perhaps I will get a short nap,' I thought.

Just before take-off, a line of soldiers came down the aisle and filled all the vacant seats, totally surrounding me. I decided to start a conversation.

'Where are you headed?' I asked the soldier seated nearest to me.

'Petawawa. We'll be there for two weeks for special training, and then we're being deployed to Afghanistan

After flying for about an hour, an announcement was made that sack lunches were available for five dollars. It would be several hours before we reached the east, and I quickly decided a lunch would help pass the time...

As I reached for my wallet, I overheard a soldier ask his buddy if he planned to buy lunch. 'No, that seems like a lot of money for just a sack lunch. Probably wouldn't be worth five bucks. I'll wait till we get to base.'

His friend agreed.

I looked around at the other soldiers. None were buying lunch. I walked to the back of the plane and handed the flight attendant a fifty dollar bill. 'Take a lunch to all those soldiers.' She grabbed my arms and squeezed tightly. Her eyes wet with tears, she thanked me. 'My son was a soldier in Iraq ; it's almost like you are doing it for him.'

Picking up ten sacks, she headed up the aisle to where the soldiers were seated. She stopped at my seat and asked, 'Which do you like best - beef or chicken?'

'Chicken,' I replied, wondering why she asked. She turned and went to the front of plane, returning a minute later with a dinner plate from first class.

'This is your thanks..'
After we finished eating, I went again to the back of the plane, heading for the rest room.

A man stopped me. 'I saw what you did. I want to be part of it. Here, take this.' He handed me twenty-five dollars.

Soon after I returned to my seat, I saw the Flight Captain coming down the aisle, looking at the aisle numbers as he walked, I hoped he was not looking for me, but noticed he was looking at the numbers only on my side of the plane. When he got to my row he stopped, smiled, held out his hand and said, 'I want to shake your hand.' Quickly unfastening my seatbelt I stood and took the Captain's hand. With a booming voice he said, 'I was a soldier and I was a military pilot. Once, someone bought me a lunch. It was an act of kindness I never forgot.' I was embarrassed when applause was heard from all of the passengers.

Later I walked to the front of the plane so I could stretch my legs. A man who was seated about six rows in front of me reached out his hand, wanting to shake mine. He left another twenty-five dollars in my palm

When we landed I gathered my belongings and started to deplane. Waiting just inside the airplane door was a man who stopped me, put something in my shirt pocket, turned, and walked away without saying a word. Another twenty-five dollars!

Upon entering the terminal, I saw the soldiers gathering for their trip to the base.

I walked over to them and handed them seventy-five dollars. 'It will take you some time to reach the base.. It will be about time for a sandwich.

God Bless You.'

Ten young men left that flight feeling the love and respect of their fellow travelers.

As I walked briskly to my car, I whispered a prayer for their safe return. These soldiers were giving their all for our country.. I could only give them a couple of meals. It seemed so little...

A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America ' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'

That is Honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer understand it.'

Tuesday, October 05, 2010

New York City Skyline and Giant's Stadium View From New Jersey

Bob and I attended our class reunion held in our hometown, East Rutherford, NJ, last weekend, what a great time we had.

We had a beautiful view from our hotel room over looking New York City skyline and Giants Stadium with a football game soon starting. You can see the lighted bill board plus a plane flying over the stadium with banner.

Giants won:
Giants 17, Bears 3

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall's Show Starting In The Lakes Region of New Hampshire

A busy time for me most of the summer and fall, needing to get back into the swing. I found a few hours last week looking for the start of fall in the Lake Region of New Hampshire. If you are in our area check out

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Florida Vacation, Birds, Fishing and Sunset

  Beautiful Sunset

Fishing on Dora Canal

Blue Heron Take At Dusk

My husband and I visited family, my sister and Jean. A beautiful area showcasing birding, fishing and sunsets.

We left New Hampshire with summer weather and returned home to fall season in New Hampshire.                                       

Wednesday, September 01, 2010

A Few More Sunset Photos

My husband Bob took this image.

I found a pretty spot, Highland Lake in Andover, NH. A few weeks ago, I saw a gray Heron and I was too late to photograph a pretty sunset. I decided to give it try again this week and while there were no clouds, no gray Heron, the sunset was still beautiful. I will return to Highland Lake.