Playing with a very shallow dof...
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
One of my rosebushes is putting forth a valiant effort to keep summer alive. It is right next to a kitchen window and I suppose the warmth from the house is fooling it a bit. Despite a hard freeze we had a week ago that put the rest of the garden to sleep, this one set out blooms worthy of a June day. The pink kind of clashes with the autumn colors of the tree behind it, but it all works in nature doesn't it?
Nice thing about the cool weather: There are no chomped on petals by the garden bugs looking for a meal. These roses were perfect.
Lighting: taken in the evening when it was getting dark with very little light coming from the windows to the right and light from the sewing machine as a "spotlight". Vignette added to darken extraneous lioght in corners.
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Rain is coming which means the leaves will soon be falling like snowflakes. So I decided to get a few more leaf shots before the world is drab and bare once again. Unfortunately, the wind was kicking up a fuss and most of my shots were unuseable. This one wasn't great, but had a bit of sun , so it becomes today's 365.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
I decided I needed to change my header to match the season before winter arrived! I'm kind of enjoying the bright colors right now. They have that "crispy" feel to them, like the crunching leaves underfoot.
I am so technologically challenged! I can't tell you how hard I try to make my image fit into that darn header! Too small, too big...Unlike Goldilocks, I never find the size that is "just right".
Sitting in my family room, I heard a loud "thud" on my window. As I approached the window; I saw a large bird fly away. Thinking he only stunned himself, I glanced at the ground only to see this bird. It looks as if it broke its neck instantly, poor thing.
So it's death would not be in vain, I played homicide detective and photographed the point of impact and body. Considered a chalk line, but no chalk.
There is talk of suicide, but there was no note. Perhaps the other bird has something to do with it. A lover's quarrel? A planned house robbery gone horribly wrong? I suppose we'll never know.
Tragic to die so young.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Not a particularly interesting picture,but if you are stuck in a doctor's office with nothing to do, you pull your little point and shoot out and take a pic. It was either this or the counter with a sink.