Something a little different this week, as this image is from last year during one of my visits to Tower Hill Botanic Garden. I’m holding back the best shot from this week for the Tuesday Photo Challenge (this was last week’s).
I found this flower rather amusing, as it was surrounded by a wealth of real flowers, and many people didn’t even notice what made these beauties different…
It’s amazing what can be done with a bit of spray paint 🙂
This image was captured with a Canon EOS 5D Mk III using a EF 24-105mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were 1/160 second, f/10 at 400 ISO.
A bit of a late post this week, as the day was absolutely gorgeous and the shot is from today…
Yes, folks, these are ducks that I photographed, as our youngest dog, Dora, was herding them! Our youngest Cardigan Welsh Corgi, Dorothea Lange, enjoys herding, and, in addition to herding sheep, she also herds ducks. In this photo, these are big ducks, which tend to keep their distance from Dora, and, therefore, are harder to herd than the smaller ducks, which are also called Call Ducks.
Dora has a lot of fun doing her herding, as she finds it a welcome break from agility, which is fun too, but none of the obstacles move on her 🙂
This image was captured with my iPhone 6S using the standard camera app.
This week’s shot of the week is a throw-back, as weather and time were not exceedingly cooperative this week.
It’s not a frequent occurrence for me to do night photography, even though it is something that I enjoy, as it’s a thinking photographer’s game. This shot is from December 2014, when Nubble Light on Cape Neddick, ME, was decorated with lights for the holiday season.
From a position, low on the rocks, I noticed that I could get a nice long reflection of the light on the island, including some on the rocks that were moist from the surf. In case you wonder, the ocean was flat, as this is a side effect of very long exposures.
Hope you enjoy!
This image was captured with my Canon EOS 5D Mk III using an EF 17-40mm f/4L lens. Exposure settings were at f/18, 100 ISO and 2.5 minutes of open shutter (yes, a full 130 seconds).
After a short hiatus, it’s back: the shot of the week!! Well, almost, as you’ll see.
While this is not quite a shot of the week, as I captured this 104 weeks ago, which makes it a shot of this week.
I’m always attracted to farming, probably because, when I was young, we lived near some farms for a number of years, and I wound up spending itme on them helping out. I always enjoyed the sense of being in touch with the land and nature, something that appears to have gotten lost quite a bit in today’s society.
Little farm scenes, such as this one, always catch my eye, particularly on a morning with light as beautiful as it is in this image.
Hope you enjoy!
This image was captured with my iPhone 5S using the standard camera app and some imnor adjustments in instagram.
How long do you think I would go without posting something about my Lady of the Fields? I agree with you that it’s been too long!
The first hint of Spring was showing this past week, as the temperatures have been unseasonably warm and all of Nature got a bounce back in its step! The Yoga Tree was no exception, as she is showing the first growth of the season at the tips of her branches.
She stands tall and proud, overseeing the activities in the field, as all prepare for Spring!
Shot with my iPhone 6S using the standard camera app and smidgen of Instagram treatment.
As the best shot of this week was Doane’s Falls featured frozen in the Winter in New England post, I thought that it might be interesting to take something from the archives.
Today’s image is ‘Searching for Answers’, which was created in 2014 during a workshop held by Brooke Shaden in Yonkers, NY. As I mentioned in an earlier post, taking a workshop with Brooke is truly inspirational and truly energizing! Please check out Brooke’s blog Promoting Passion, where she shares a lot of detail about her process and approach to creating her stunning images.
About The Image
We were shooting in a wonderful, old mansion that is undergoing a slow, thoughtful renovation. When I walked into the library and saw the curtains and beautiful woodwork, I immediately had the idea of an ethereal being coming from the past to look for understanding of what happened during her life, which is the source for the title.
As luck would have it, we did have access to a wonderful red dress that looked great on Steph, the model in this shot. Next steps were to make her float in the right location in front of the bookshelves and to ensure that the rest of the room played along just right.
The planning made the post-processing a breeze; only about 4 hours’ work to get that done.
Hope you like this image, and, if there’s interest, I would be happy to do a post that talks in more detail about the entire process.
This week’s shot of the week was taken this past Thursday during my commute. As I prefer backroads when driving to work, there are plenty of opportunities to find spots that have some photogenic qualities.
My favorite spots are those that are not apparent to all who pass them; this is definitely one of those, as this is a road that goes up to a state mental hospital that is no longer in use (of course it is about time that the good old mental hospitals from the 50’s and 60’s are being shuttered). Just out of the shot to the left is a ‘No Trespassing’ sign, which didn’t deter this person walking their dog.
This photo was taken with my iPhone 6S with the standard camera app and adjusted with Instagram.