Posts Tagged ‘photo’

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.

Photo Friday: Big White Bird

June 9, 2017

Great egrets are one of the most beautiful marsh birds. Yesterday, I had the wonderful opportunity to photograph one using my 600 mm lens.

Great Egret 4

First Look Photo: After the Rain

June 7, 2017

Sometimes the best pictures happen right after a rain storm, so don’t put away the camera when it rains.

Rain on Flower

Photo Friday: Majestic Birds

June 2, 2017

This time of the year is perfect for capturing snowy egrets, and one finally got close enough for me to get a great shot.  If you’ve ever tried to shoot these birds, and ended up with a white blob, the secret is to under expose it by one stop; it makes all the difference.

Majestic Snowy Egret

First Look Photo: Shooting Bugles

May 31, 2017

This week I found a flower I’ve never seen.  It was tiny, purple, and clustered.  I did the usual research and found nothing in the books.  I finally found it on the internet.  It’s a flower called a blue bugle, and it grows wild in England and Ireland, but seems to enjoy the atmosphere of Maine.

Common Bugle 1

Photo Friday: Showing Motion

May 19, 2017

If you like doing photo assignments, or challenges, this came from the Art of Photography on YouTube.  They are worth looking at.  This challenge is to convey motion in a still image.  I’ve done this before, but the shot I took this morning was worth sharing.  I just happened across this snowy egret in Mill Cove, and waited for it to start flying; they are so graceful.  I was able to keep the eye in recognizable focus, while blurring the rest.

Poetry in Motion

First Look Photo: Spring Flowers

May 17, 2017

Spring is definitely one of my favorite seasons, photographically.  It is a time of birth, and new growth, like these tulips.

Tulips 1

Photo Friday: The Last Photograph

May 12, 2017

Today I’m showing the last Photo I took for my course with the New York Institute of Photography.  I will take more courses after I pay for this one.  This last shot was to re-photograph an ad.  I found an ad for a Dremel cordless, and I happen to have a regular Dremel tool set.

dremel ad

Photo Friday: A Little Snowy Egret

May 5, 2017

This is the time of the year when snowy egrets start migrating in this part of the country.  They are beautiful, and their bodies are about the size of a seagull.  Today’s shot is of the first one I’ve seen this year.

Snowy Egret