Posts Tagged ‘spring’

Photo Friday: Full Color, Full Voice

April 21, 2017

The brilliant male cardinals have been going at the mating game, and all I hear when I walk outside is that familiar call of spring.

Hanging around

Photo Friday: First Bloom

April 14, 2017

This flower is the first one I’ve seen blooming this spring.  This is another great reminder that Spring has finally arrived in Maine.

First Bloom

First Look Photo: Spring Birds are Back

March 29, 2017

At the close of every Winter, there are several signs that the Spring weather is here to stay.  The cardinals singing is one of them, but the next sign is the return of the Spring birds, of which the Cedar Waxwing is one of them.  I spotted this one on Sunday, on my walk home.

Cedar Waxwing

Photo Friday: No Tripod, No Problem

May 22, 2015

Today’s photos have one thing in common; they were all taken in low light situations, and I didn’t have a tripod handy.  OK, that’s two things; whatever, but the point is I was able to keep my camera steady using whatever was available.  I used a light pole, picnic bench, a rock, and the post on a dock, to get these shots.  One other thing they all have in common; they were all taken with a simple point and shoot camera, which I carry with me everywhere.

Portland at night.

portland 521

spring point light 521

waves 521

Photo Friday: A new look at photographic cliché.

April 24, 2015

Here’s a subject I’ve been thinking about for a video, and I just posted it on NaturallyPhotographic on YouTube.  Thanks to Instagram, Twitter, and other equally prominent social media sites, many of the photographs we grew up loving have become common, and everyday; shots like sunrises, sunsets, and food.

With such a subject saturation, both amateurs and professional photographers have started to steer clear of subjects that could still have so much potential.  The question is, how can you take a photograph of, say, a sunrise, and still give it something special?  Today’s photograph is my response to that.  It is a simple answer that is more simple than it seems.  Introduce a new element that isn’t found in other photographs.

In my case, I chose to use The Spring Point Light sillouhetted against the sunrise, with a tanker floating nearby, waiting to enter Casco Bay.  This not only adds interesting elements, but it also gives you a sense of location, and time of day.

Before I start rambling, here is the link to my channel to see the video https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2IaJTvV8u1BwIJbu3kc5oA Check it out, and here is the picture, I hope you all enjoy.

Spring Point 2

I even did the wide angle

Spring Point 1

Baby Turtle!!!

June 21, 2012

this is a picture I took at Hinkley Park the other day.  This was my third pass over the bridge, (I’ll supply the picture of that as well.)  and looking into the water, I saw the cutest baby turtle at just under 3 inches around.  The baby is an Eastern Painted Turtle, which are common in this area.  I’ve seen a lot of the turtles, but this is the first time I’ve ever seen a baby.

Ain’t he cute?

Now here’s the bridge.

New video: Health is worth the cost!!!

April 18, 2012

This is my latest video.  The cardinals are singing, I discuss the story behind the rainbow shot, and talk about a newly discovered benefit of my health training.

Color Poppin!!!

April 18, 2012

So early in the spring, and the colors are really starting to pop out, like with the yellow flowers on this tree.  I’ve tried to look it up, but I don’t recognize the flowers.

Another Picture Moment

March 21, 2012

Honestly, I’m finding running two blog sites, and two YouTube channels, along with my job, very difficult.  My poems will continue until I reach 366.  The only difference is I won’t kill myself to try every day.  I will continue posting a photograph without fail, unless my internet dies.

So here is another photograph for the day.

This one was taken last night.  I hope you enjoy.

Day 69: The Day After

March 2, 2012

The Day After

 

The world seems quiet

This day after the storm,

The world is white

The air is cold,

This is supposed to be

Winter’s norm.

 

The Winter was dry

No blanket for the ground,

The ground needed

Snow for the plants,

Now with Spring’s approach

Spring blooms will abound.

 

So try to have

Good thoughts of snow,

The Earth will drink

And nourish the plants,

Because of this weather

A better spring you will know.