Tag Archives: HDR

Thinking of saying “Goodbye” to this blog


Things are slowing down on here quite a bit.  I’ve been thinking of abandoning this blog.  Facebook and Flickr seem to be much more productive in terms of reaching an audience.  This blog seems to fall upon deaf ears.

But that’s not happening yet.  I have one more photo to share with you (for now).

 

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Dialing in from North of the border


There’s a little sliver of heaven in Northern Minnesota.  Those who live there know of the plentiful fish–and the plentiful mosquitoes.  But the flying beasts do not bother you when you’re out on the boat.  Neither do other boats.  Because on most days, you can get out among the islands to find yourself completely alone.  Except for the outstanding company on your boat.

While there over the week, I captured two unique images–and a fair amount of Walleye, Northerns, and a couple of other types of fish.  Here are the two photos.

 

Ideal close to a fishing day:

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Eagle, you are cleared for flyby:

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Clear Sky Storms


The clear blue sky was interrupted by spectacular formations that were both large and high.

Then sunset began.  Here is a large and threatening formation that thankfully remained south of our home.  The bubbles in the upper left might be indications of hail.

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April Storm and a Curious Robin


Thrilling storms rolled across Kansas yesterday.  I’m sad to know that those storms built in intensity and eventually brought death and destruction further East.

Nevertheless, when the worst had passed (in Kansas), the sunset broke through.  I check to see if there was in fact a rainbow, and when I saw the full-sky rainbow, I grabbed my D300 and put the circular polarizing filter on it.  This is the first time I’ve shot a rainbow with the filter.  You might agree that this technique works well for rainbows!

A little later, I mounted the 300mm (450mm effective) and perched on my front porch.  In a little while, this robin perched on our tree about ten feet from my lens.  On about the 10th photo, he heard the shutter, and kept looking at me like he was trying to figure out exactly what I was.

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Today’s Rescue


He was in our driveway.  My son and I tried to gently scare him to safety, but he wouldn’t really budge.  So I gently picked him up and moved him to a large tree branch where he sat until I returned with my camera.

Nicely posed:

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Extreme close-up!

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I’m Losing My Edge


I can move only so far before I’m disoriented beyond repair.  Before I end up listening to this song on repeat:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6xG4oFny2Pk

Before my camera starts to look at me like an abused pet.

I’m losing my edge.

I’m losing my edge.

This blog is slowing down.  I’m losing my edge.

Play something for me.

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