Saturday, November 26, 2016

Finches

On Thanksgiving Day we went through the nursing home and I got a chance to photograph some of the birds in the finch habitat on the second floor.
At first I was just using the shorter telephoto but had to get too close to the glass. It was obvious the birds were a little upset. I also wasn't able to zero in on any of the birds like I wanted too. So, I grabbed my longer zoom so I could put a little more distance between myself and the birds.
Here are my results. Most of these will be going up on Viewbug Monday.







I hope you enjoyed these images. Have a great day.

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving Day to all of my readers.
We went to spend some time at the nursing home with Susan's mother. There was also a dinner via the nursing home kitchen.
Here is Susan and her mother before we went down to the dinner.

I decided to photograph some of the others who were in dining room.



  
What Thanksgiving dinner is complete without pumpkin pie? This frame I could almost use as an advertising image.

This was dinner.

I hope you're having a wonderful day.

Monday, November 21, 2016

Framing the mountain

We were early for Susan's physical therapy so we went over to the nearby park and wanted to capture a few images. After looking around a few minutes I liked the idea of using tree branches to frame Pikes Peak. It was really cold out there though so I didn't shoot too many frames to be honest. The wind was rather biting.
Here are the results. The bottom one I just uploaded to Viewbug.




I hope you enjoyed these, have a great day.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Snow

It's been a couple of weeks since I posted here on the blog last. In some ways the weather hasn't entirely cooperated. It's been very warm. A lot of trees still have leaves on them and a lot of others are completely bare which is rare for this time of year here in Colorado.
One of the things I've been looking forward to photographing is snow. It's almost a month late but we finally got some yesterday. It wasn't very much however, just a light dusting that didn't really stick anywhere.
I didn't spend much time outside as it was very cold but here are the images I captured.






The last two weeks I've been going through various picture folders looking for decent images that I hadn't posted on Viewbug yet. I think I've gotten to my October 1st images and will be going back further in coming weeks.
Even better I'm hoping to get some more snow images in the coming weeks. 
Until next time have a great day.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Magpie

We went up to Monument Lake on Friday. Unfortunately I wasn't able to hike all of the places I wanted to. They managed to build up some of the weirs at one end of the lake which has expanded the wetlands. Now the wetlands covers some of the trails that I used to walk on. Guess I'd have to walk quite a ways around now.
While on my way to discovering all of this I spotted a magpie in a tree. I began to follow it with the camera as it went up higher in the tree, and then, came back down to the lower branches.
A couple of these I will be uploading to Viewbug.






Soon, I'll be sharing some of the Coot images too. I sincerely hope you're enjoying the photography. I'm going to try to get even more wildlife images.
Have a great day and enjoy life.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Reflections

One of the things I like capturing is reflections in water along with the subject. We were a little early for one of Susan's doctors appointments on Thursday. The weather was perfect and Prospect lake was nearby.
Happily, since there was no wind I began shooting a few frames with the Canadian geese. Out of those here are some of the better results. I'm thinking I'll use the first one on Viewbug.

This, I think, is probably the next best frame.

I'd like this one better if the goose hadn't been looking away from the camera.

Great reflections but unfortunately a bit too cluttered I think.

Not too bad. But, not exactly the best either.

I also managed to catch a little boy on one of the playground jungle gyms. He was kind of pensively standing there looking at his grandmother sitting at a picnic table who I also captured an image of. This shot will definitely be up on Viewbug.

In the next day I should be posting some I captured at Monument Lake.
Have a great day.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Water

One of the things I've been wanting to get is leaves moving. Especially leaves in water. The other day I got my opportunity in a stream along Highway 24.

I think this is the best of them. It is up on Viewbug.

This is I think a close second. It has a very surrealistic look.

 Of the area I shot the leaves this scene is what I seen first. I managed to capture it pretty well but I think it's a little over contrasty.

I zeroed in a little bit on part of the frame. This one I really like and it is up on Viewbug.

I refocused a bit on the water fall, and rapids. This one is a bit better I think and now that I'm looking at it again I'll probably be uploading it to Viewbug on Monday.

This is another one of the close ups of the rapids. I'll probably be uploading it to Viewbug on Monday too.

I think there's a few more frames available from the most recent Cripple Creek shoot. Much of the rest I've gotten up here on the blog.
For now have a great day. 
Life is meant to be experienced. 
Enjoy it. 
Revel in it.