Shot of the Week – Leaf Structure

Nature’s design

This week’s best shot came from the short walk that I took through the Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge.  The Refuge is located in north-central Massachusetts, approximately 35 miles (56 km) northwest of Boston, Massachusetts. The Refuge lies within the towns of Ayer and Shirley in Middlesex County and the towns of Harvard and Lancaster in Worcester County. The Refuge consists of approximately 1,667 acres (6.75 km2) of upland, southern New England floodplain forest, and wetland communities along nearly 8 miles (13 km) of the Nashua River corridor.

The ideal way to see more of the Refuge will be to kayak or canoe along the Nashua river to explore ll the wetlands, as they are best accessed in that manner.  At this time of year new growth is everywhere to see, as green is taking a tentative hold on the landscape, which should take over within a matter of weeks.

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Leaf Structure

This image is a detail of plants that live right on the water line in the swampy areas that are everywhere in the Refuge.  The leaves show wonderful structure that comes out when they are backlit.

Enjoy!

Technical Details

This image was captured with  Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 100mm f/2.8 lens.  Exposure settings were 1/100 second at f/9 and 800 ISO.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Different View

Which angle works for you?

In the third installment of this series, let’s take yet another look at the world around us and see, if we can find a ‘Different View’; something that we may not notice in our daily wandering on this little, blue planet.

This past weekend, I decided to accompany my wife for herding practice with our youngest dog, and brought my camera with me for some exploring, which led to this view for inspiration…

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Fence Tunnel

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
  • Have fun creating something new!!

I’m looking forward to seeing your creative efforts!

Technical Details

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using a EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.  Exposure was at f/11 and 1/60 second at 640 ISO.

Tuesday Photo Challenge – Around the House

This doesn’t hold water

I’d like to kick off something new this week: a photo challenge, in which I’m asking you to participate, if you like.

Part of my reason for this new feature is that I want to work some new photography, some new excitement into my more routine work of landscape photography.  My inspiration for this comes from some of the recent posts by Instamatic Gratification and the discussion I have had with Caryn about her recent posts.  She mentioned that she was photographing some items around the house just to break out of a rut.

Therefore, I am starting this new series off with the topic ‘Around the House’.  Here’s my first image:

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Storage Facility

For those who’d like to participate in this weekly challenge, the rules are the following:

  • Write a post with an image for this week’s topic
  • Please use the tag #fpj-photo-challenge
  • Create a pingback link to this post, so that I can create a post showing all of the submissions over the week
  • Have fun creating something new!!

Let’s see where we can take this.

Technical Details

This photo was taken with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using a EF 100mm f/2.8 macro lens.  Exposure was at f/9 and 1/60 second at 1600 ISO.