Met some friends for lunch yesterday in Maquoketa. I got to town early so I decided to go down by the river and see if anything was happening there.
It was a beautiful day and I liked some of the trees along the river bank so I grabbed a few images.
I know the peak color season is about over but I still enjoyed the brisk air and beautiful colors of the trees.
I was going to shoot some images at my favorite place (The Duck Pond) but the drought this past Summer has left the marsh in a sorry state. There was no wildlife around the pond and very little water remains.
Remember you can click on any of the images to reveal a larger more detailed image.
Hope to get out a little more this Fall and shoot some harvest images.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
I have three images of Fall colors, (sort of.)
I shot these last week when I was in Maquoketa.
The Maquoketa River after it has passed through the Hurstville Dam.
This image is from the new recreational development called Prairie Creek.
I can’t pass up a bare tree sitting in a fertile field.
Enjoy your day and be careful.
Happy Monday! ~ 319
Unproductive weekend for me. The weather Saturday lent itself to naps and vegging.
Then yesterday I worked on my presentation most of the morning, that I gave yesterday evening to a group of 4-H members from Charlotte. The group was in the 10 – 14 age range (I guessing) along with some adults, so I’m guessing altogether there were probably 15 people there. My presentation was on the fundamentals of photography.
Photography is a complex subject and I really tried to keep it simple. After some basics about shutter speed, aperture, and ISO I mainly showed images that demonstrated some of the basic rules of photography. Like the rule of thirds, leading lines, patterns, etc. The kids seemed to enjoy it and there were some questions afterwards, which is always good.
Jeanne and I had a good time there and then we took some new roads home that I haven’t traveled before. At one point we crossed the Maquoketa River and saw these two kayaks floating down the river. I got pulled over and ran (a fast walk for me) back to the bridge. Jeanne said, “They”ll be gone by the time you get there.” It’s not exactly the shot I wanted but it’s what I have for you today.
I hope you enjoy your day. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.
An unstructured post today. What’s that you say? Yes I like to think my posts have some theme or reason about them, however that is not the case today. The rambling thoughts and the unrelated images have nothing to do with each other. It is what could be referred to as an incoherent babble.
I had lunch with my friend Steve yesterday and after lunch we decided to take a look at the dam at the Maquoketa River. I have never seen the water flowing like this. The main gate was wide open and the water was boiling high and fast. No fishing there today. Usually there are fishermen there on a daily basis. (Click on the image to make it larger.)
You remember Sunday Jeanne and I took a walk on the River Front. The river was filled with trees, debris, and clumps of what appeared to be small islands of land that may have broken away from the shore. I can’t imagine trying to run a boat in that kind of water but there were a few hardy souls on the water. The river boat Twilight was also docking at the River Center Hotel with a boat load of tourist.
Yes I know this is a butt shot. I debated about showing this duck in this unflattering pose, however I liked the angle of his face so I decided to show it. You can see a bit of the debris. Jeanne and I wondered who cleans up the debris along the river? I mean on the River Walk in front of the hotel, river park and River Center. It is massive and would take a real effort to clean up, not to mention a fair amount of equipment. I would say a fourth of the bank is under water or covered with junk. Too bad because it is such a pretty view normally.
That’s it for today. No rhyme or reason for the post or images. Just needed to bloviate as usual. Oh by the way, I had an opportunity to play golf at Eagle Ridge today. That opportunity got canceled because apparently Eagle Ridge has some major water problems and is unplayable. Amazing weather. Last year a major drought and this year every day flooding concerns.
Enjoy your Hump Day and be careful.