Sunday, January 29, 2012

Sunday Stills: Nature’s Frames

This weeks challenge was to use nature to frame something.  My trusty model and I went out to find something that would work for our photo shoot.

Chance framed one Jan 28 2012

I have a patch of Little Bluestem that is in the yard.  It was a little windy.. and Chance was getting bored.

Chance almost framed Jan 28 2012

Really bored..

We moved over to a different spot..

Chance frames two Jan 28 2012

I managed to accidently frame part of his face with a weed.  Have a good week everyone:)

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Sunday Stills: Birds

The Sunday Stills Challenge this week was birds.  What fun for me!  It was a great excuse to go down to the river in town that is keep open by a stiff current.  It is a place where Swans, Ducks and Canada Geese gather for the entire winter.  They are fed daily by a fellow named Pete.
It was late in the afternoon before we got there on Friday January 20, 2012.
Swans and Ducks on the river Jan 20

You can see the riverbank and how close I was to the open water.
It is pure heaven to have so many subjects!  The pure white mature Trumpeter Swans are full grown.  The Cygnets with grey are this years hatch, they will molt in the spring and their new feathers will be snowy white.  They will have passed into adulthood.
Swans and Ducks group
One Trumpeter Swan was very interested in me!
If I had been really daring I would have laid on the river bank to get this shot..but the size of the Swans made me think twice about that.

This was my favorite shot of the day.  Have a good week everyone:)

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Sunday Stills: Corners

This weeks challenge was corners.   I struggled with this one ..what to do..what to do..just grab the camera and go!

Chance at the corner

Chance at the corner of our back driveway.  We got some snow last Friday.

Multiple corner at the woodshed

Multiple corners at the woodshed.   Have a good week everyone:)

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Sunday Stills: Light Painting

This week the Sunday Stills Challenge was to find some lights and move your camera around while snapping photos.  It seemed really foreign to me, I am so used to being so still, however I though it was great fun!

I found a Christmas Tree in a local restaurant.



It had gold decorations and white lights.

I tried rotation both ways.


There were some packages under the tree decorated with lights.


What a fun challenge!  Thanks Linda!  Have a great week everyone:)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Sunday Stills: Favorite Photo of 2011

The challenge this week was to pick one of your photos as your favorite for 2011.

Big drumroll… I picked this one because this moment was over very fast. In it I captured the gentleness of my husband and his faithful companion who enjoys everything his master does.

Dragonfly with wet wings  July 03 2011

Dragonflies cannot fly with wet wings..this one was rescued from the water.  After this photo he was put on a branch to dry off and to fly away.   The photo speaks to that is why I chose it.

In 2012 I will just keep on keeping on.  Taking and deleting lots of photos.  I have thoughts of purchasing a new camera..I am undecided.   Canon has a G12 that Ed says is really a great camera.

I will be looking for wildlife and flowers, sunsets and rainbows..and everything else in between!

Happy New Year everyone:)