Month: October 2014

Happy Halloween

Not sure if it’s a “happy” holiday anymore because it definitely has taken a turn towards the grisly. Even a clown costume has to be “evil”. So, in that spirit I present my Halloween theme photo: A sparkly skull!

Exploring the same theme……….and beyond!

Another geese photo. This time with textures and a bold color cast. Not sure where I am going with this but considering I don’t get out in the early A.M. too often, I would guess not very far. And in another bold experiment, an unsuccessful in camera double-exposure. I thought the concept was good but perhaps the subject matter isn’t…

Temporary inconvenience leads to good photo opportunity

My wife made a doctor appointment for me a few weeks back and since I always like early appointments so I can go without taking time from work, she made a  7:00 a.m. for me. When she told me the date and time we both realized that was my day off and the early time wasn’t necessary. She wanted to change the…

Cropping for better or worse

Sticking with native or standard crop ratios is the norm for me. For my 3:2 ratio images I generally stick with that ratio when I do need to crop. On occasion I will crop to 1:1 or 4:3 for portrait oriented photos. Since I try really hard to compose in camera my crops are basically to tighten up a shot…

Low hanging fruit (and One Lovely Blog Award completion)

It wasn’t until I started at my current employer that I started to hear the phrase “low-hanging fruit”.  Apparently it’s a big corporate business world catchphrase. Low-hanging fruit – Tasks that have the greatest positive effect for the least effort, used when promoting new projects to show the advantages My previous jobs kept me out of meetings so that’s probably…

A lovely autumn scene from a lovely blog

I have been given a Lovely Blog Award by F-Stop Mama Amy Pantone. I am so honored that Amy likes my blog enough to give it attention on her own blog, that I must proceed with the award ceremony. But first, a lovely autumn scene photo. Now, on to the awards. The guidelines for the One Lovely Blog Award are:…

Annual mushroom in the yard photos

Every year at this time I get a small crop of mushrooms that pop up in my yard, usually around 10 days or so after my last mow. And every year I try to photograph them and present them in a different way because, really, how many ways can you show mushrooms growing in a lawn? The crop this year…

A little structure is good

Literally, a little structure. One of many hunting stands in the area. Some can get elaborate but most are of the few 2×4’s in a tree variety.  This one, I would say, falls in between.

Fall of no color

I snapped this photo of a rural road today as part of my annual autumn theme photos. Since it’s still relatively early in the season the color wasn’t quite fully developed and a lot of the leaves were still green. The scene was nice but not nice enough. Instead of a wasted shot I wondered what the photo would look like in…

A spider in a dewy web

Just like the post title says! Not my usual type of photo but who can resist grabbing a good spider picture? I don’t care for the background in this one but it was in the weeds and everything was a bit crowded. I’m sure this is a common type of field spider but I don’t know what it is. Anybody?