Photo Friday: Nature’s Canvas

July 21, 2017

Every time I go out with my camera, I see the world like a canvas that nature is constantly painting on.  I found this scene the other day after a night of showers.

Drops on leaf

First Look Photo: Unbearable Cuteness

July 19, 2017

We have a few chipmunks living in the rocks in the gazeebo out side our building.  I found this one watching me come home from work.

In the Rocks

Photo Friday: Nature’s Composition

July 14, 2017

There are no paintings, sculptures, or pieces of music that can compare to the beauty nature itself provides.

Maple Seeds

First Look Photo: Hay Fever Nightmare

July 12, 2017

Early in the morning, on my way home from work, I stopped at a bench to take a drink, and noticed what looked like a strange mist coming off some weeds.  Upon closer inspection, I discovered it wasn’t a mist, it was pollen being kicked up by the bumble bees landing on them.  Hay fever sufferers beware!

Gathering Pollen 2

Photo Friday: Night Skyline

July 7, 2017

The good thing about cityscapes is the different angles, and lighting makes each shot unique.

Portland Skyline

First Look Photo: In with a Bang.

July 5, 2017

I love photographing firework shows, and July 4th is the ideal day.  In the past I have been scheduled to work, or weather conditions weren’t accommodating, but this year was perfect, so I headed out.

Fire works 4

Photo Friday: White Breasted Nuthatch

June 30, 2017

These birds are small, and members of the woodpecker family.  usually they don’t let me get so close, but this one was as curious about me, as I was about it.

White Breasted Nuthach

First Look Photo: Lady and the Vine

June 28, 2017

I don’t usually see ladybugs this early in the Summer, but I saw this one on my way home from work.  I just love the red wings, and white head.

Ladybug

Photo Friday: Drops

June 23, 2017

As a continuing project that I didn’t realize I was involved in, I found today’s photograph on my way home from work.  It rained overnight, and left behind these drops on the plant.  If you look closely at the big drop in the center you’ll see my reflection.

Rain Drops on Leaves

First Look Photo: Isolation

June 21, 2017

According to NYIP there are three criteria for any good photograph; a clear subject, a way to focus on the subject, and to simplify it for the subject.  Nothing helps obtain all three of these more than a good fog, like today’s photograph.

Marina in the FogI call this one Marina in the Fog.