Friday, August 22, 2014

Trunkless tree

I don't often convert to monochrome, but this image was sooo verdant green and monochromatic already that some kind of special treatment seemed needed. Adding a bit of green tint into the black & white created a look that I rather like.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Air show

It is pretty difficult to capture a great photo at an air show. With a long lens it is hard to frame, especially when the subject is moving up to 1000 mph. So I settled for a wide view of the USAF Thunderbirds flying their F-16Cs on this gray overcast day.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Back yard garden "farm stand"

Fresh home grown produce: tomatoes and onions... self service.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Rock on

Although it looks like that tree trunk is emerging from the rock, it is not, but it is an unusual curved arc.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Leaf shadow

As I look back at my posts over the last few months I see a lot of green and leafy images. I am at the point that I would like to photograph some other palettes. I am not saying I am tired of summer but those fall colors bring a nice change. But then I will tire of oranges and golds. Winter is interesting for a few weeks, but certainly not months (and months).

In one of my posts earlier this I year joyfully declared the tentative arrival of Spring. Cedric commented "The contrast from one season to the next is something I still miss..." and that got me thinking. He is right. It is not so much the season, but the changes from one to the other that are most enjoyable. I guess there is some truth when we say "variety is the spice of life".

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Way up there

Of course cell phone towers are not unusual these days, but finding two (unafraid of heights) workmen on top is not something you see every day. I am not sure why I looked up to see them there, apparently installing another antenna. Perhaps it was a result of my keen observation skills, or just perchance. Most likely dumb luck. For all I know, maybe there are always two men on the top of cell phone towers!

I realize it is difficult to see, even when looking at the larger version (click the image to make it bigger), so I have also included a greatly cropped blow-up (again, click it). I only had a 14mm wide angle lens (28mm equivalent) on my MFT camera, so getting a close shot was out of the question, unless I climbed up the tower myself.

No chance of that...