WPC – One Love

Keeping a lady waiting

The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge gave the prompt: One Love.  Of course, Bob Marley told us to “Let’s get together and feel all right”, which is always a great idea!  Hope you enjoy my take on this theme…

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Waiting…

 

That ‘One Love’ can leave us waiting with ever-waning patience for their arrival, wondering where they might be; should we be worried for their safety or are they delayed in the arms of a rival?  Will they receive our embrace or the sharpened edge of our tongue?

What we do for that ‘One Love’… until we can hand ourselves over to them to be together in complete bliss!

Technical Details

This image was captured during a model shoot for fashion and jewelry.  I shot this with my Canon EOS 5D Mk II using a Canon EF 85mm f/1.2L USM lens.  This was shot using just the natural light available through the window using f/2.5 at 1/160 second and 640 ISO.

In response to Weekly Photo Challenge – One Love

7-Day Nature Photo Challenge – Day 7

It might be a prince…

I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Project Relish, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge.

So for the next week, let’s see, if I can come up with some interesting nature images and pass the challenge onto some of my fellow bloggers.

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Relaxing

This lovely specimen was sitting next to a pond at the College of Simon’s Rock on a fine August weekend, as my wife and I dropped of the daughter for her start of the school year.  He was kind enough to let me sneak up on him, as I was hanging over the edge of the pond, to get a nice view of him.

The peaceful nature, with which he sat there, as if he didn’t have a care in the world, made for a wonderful moment.

Technical Details

This image was captured with my old Canon EOS 1D Mk II and 24-105 f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were f/9 at 1/40 second at ISO 400.

The Rules

Post a #naturephoto every day and nominate another blogger for this challenge.

Nomination

The challenge of nominating a fellow blogger…  RobDPhotographer has a blog full of amazing photography, which you should visit!  I hope he accepts the nomination for the challenge.

Friday Travel Photo – vol 4

Elgin, but no marbles!

As I photographed quite a bit while in Scotland, I thought I’d once again dip into my pool of images from that 2013 vacation.

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Elgin Cathedral

After leaving the Inverness area, our next Bed and Breakfast was in Braemar in the Highlands.  As we hadn’t planned a specific route, our decision was to follow the A96 a bit and see when we’d turn south.

As we got to Elgin, I suggested that we make a stop somewhere to break up the drive; not knowing that we’d find the amazing Elgin Cathedral right in our path!  The grounds of this cathedral are not only stunning, as can be seen in the above image, but they are also overflowing with the spiritual energy that has collected here throughout the ages.  If you are sensitive to these energies, you can’t help but be touched at a large number of locations on the grounds.

Additionally, the structure is visually stunning, and, considering that construction started in the first half of the 1200s, one can’t help but be amazed by the advanced building techniques that existed to build such precise arches.  Its rich history is detailed further on the History Scotland – Elgin Cathedral web page.

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III with a 17-40 f/4L lens attached.  Settings for this image were f/10 with 1/400 second at 400 ISO.

Bonus Coverage

A second image from this cathedral taken from the top of the North tower, which is precipitous…

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From on high!

Note that this gives an excellent view of the area, with the river Lossie just behind the cathedral.

Friday’s Mystery Slide – vol 4

The gilded gate beckons

So, last week’s edition was a bit problematic, as the surroundings were rather tricky to identify without knowledge of early New England architecture.  Hopefully, this week’s mystery slide is a little easier, as it is not placed in New England…

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Where is this gate?

These ladies are dressed stylishly, walking from the parking lot through the gate.  I’m sure that someone will identify this gate rather quickly.

For extra credit, around which year was this slide photographed?

7-Day Nature Photo Challenge – Day 6

Her name is McGill…

I was nominated by a fellow blogger, Project Relish, for a 7-Day Nature Photo Challenge.

So for the next week, let’s see, if I can come up with some interesting nature images and pass the challenge onto some of my fellow bloggers.

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Lily

Sometimes all it takes is the appreciation of a single flower, as it stands out among the sea of green.  Such was the case here with this beautiful flower.

Hope you enjoy this view toward Spring (sorry Southern Hemisphere…)

Technical Details

This image was captured with my trusty Canon EOS 5D Mk III and 24-105 f/4L lens.  Exposure settings were f/6.3 at 1/160 second at ISO 400.

The Rules

Post a #naturephoto every day and nominate another blogger for this challenge.

Nomination

The challenge of nominating a fellow blogger…  Ata’s Cave, whose blog is very interesting and worth your attention!    If she accepts this challenge, I look forward to the results!

Dogstar Thursday – vol 7

Moose can fly

After a couple of weeks of portrait images, I thought it was time for some playful action…

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Moose!

Meet Moose, a dynamic little dachshund whose energy is just infections.  This is a rather old image from around 2007, if memory serves me, at which time Moose was still very active in agility and loved chasing a ball.

With a little help from Moose’s loyal human, and a couple of test shots, we got this photo. A bit of the right radial blur in post, made Moose into the superstar of dachshunds in flight!

Hope you enjoy this proof that legs are never too short!

Technical Details

This image was captured with a Canon EOS 10D using a 70-200mm f/2.8L lens.  At 1/320 second with f/6.3 aperture at ISO 400.

Winter’s Beauty – pt 4

Warm tones on a cold day

Another entry in the short series on Winter’s Beauty, as today’s temperature went up to 76F!

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Sunset on a Cold Beach

This shot was the final image that I captured during a long, cold day of shooting at various snowy beaches, from which you have seen some other images.  As the sun started setting I wanted to create something that summed up both hope for warmer times and the stark beauty of this chilly beach.

The posts provided a great leading line to juxtapose the water’s edge and the horizon lines.

Hope you enjoy this image!

Technical Details

Shot with a Canon EOS 1D Mk III and a EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM lens.  The exposure settings were f/10 at 1/160 second and 400 ISO.