Another back yard image for you today. I’m told by my Queen that this is a blue moon. Couldn’t prove it by me.
I had lunch with my good friend Steve yesterday and he told me I need to get of my keister and find other things to photograph. 🙂
He’s right but I do enjoy photographing the birds in the backyard. Our neighbor Jack (wonderful guy) brought over some baby tomatoes last night and we had an enjoyable visit on our patio.
That’s it for today. Hopefully I’ll have something other than backyard photos for you in the coming week. 🙂
Enjoy your day and this coming weekend. Thanks for stopping by the blog. Be careful.
For some reason I decided to look back at my blog yesterday morning (not reading the posts) just looking at my photography. It was then that I realized that yesterday was my one year anniversary of being diagnosed with Diabetes. Amazing all the changes I’ve made in my life over the last year. All for the best I might add. 🙂
Today I have some more back yard images for you. After a wonderful dinner I went out to the patio to enjoy the evening sun. Of course when I see that beautiful soft orange light I have to get my camera and shoot some images. The moon really stood out this evening and I didn’t have to fight with the city light clutter to make this image.
We met our great friends Becki and Steve for lunch yesterday. They had been shopping in Wisconsin and were stopping by Dubuque on their way home. We ate at my favorite (sort of) restaurant, Tony Roma and had a wonderful visit. To celebrate my anniversary I had a small piece of strawberry shortcake (my favorite.) I got along with it pretty well.
Then we did the river walk with them (shot a lot of images) and headed home for a nice nap. 🙂
I am starting to enjoy the Sigma 150 – 600 mm VRII lens. At first I thought it wasn’t very sharp but after some experimentation and trying different setting values I believe it is going to be a keeper after all. I’ve had it for almost a year now but just have not been able to get comfortable with it until recently.
Not exactly the image you expect to take with a 600 mm lens but as we were going inside (the bugs were starting to bite) and Jeanne said, “Oh look at the beautiful ight on Jack’s (our neighbor) flowers. So I handheld the lens and grabbed this shot. That’s it for today. Enjoy your humid Sunday. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.
This is what I saw this morning when I went out to get my Queen’s paper. It was chilly but I had to make an image of this beautiful Winter moon. Click on the image to make it larger.
Hope you enjoy your day.
Thanks for taking a look. Be careful.
Happy Monday: ~ 249
I had no intention of taking images this morning when I went out to get the paper at 5:00 a.m. But as I was walking back to the house I saw this beautiful moon and thought I have to make an image of that.
I made the image with the Nikon D600 | Tamron 150 – 600 mm lens | ISO 400 (just because that is what I keep it set for when I’m shooting images of birds) | 1/160 of a sec @ f9.0. I used the gimbal tripod because it is set up ready to go and I keep it by the patio door. Shooting a stationary object like the moon is best done with a ball head on the tripod. I locked it down as best I could and shot away. Click on any image to make it larger.
Wonderful day yesterday filled with yard work, napping, photographing birds, and grand kids. Throw in a DQ Oreo Blizzard and you have a “wonderful day.”
There are so many people who do not understand the concept of civility. We drove down to the river yesterday afternoon and as is my habit I was looking for things to shoot. I looked at the road and realized I was getting a little close to a young couple that was walking towards us (never even got close enough to cause them any harm.) I realized my position and steered away a good 30 feet from them. I waved at them in an apologetic gesture and they both flipped me off. I just don’t get that attitude.
I love this image of Jeanne and Gabby. It is amazing how all children gravitate to her. Truly God put her and people like her here to watch over the little children.
We called the kids and asked if we could stop by for a short visit and to see Josh and Gabby. We were there for about 30 minutes. Josh has mastered his new bike and was happy to show it off. That is until Gabby got on her little tricycle and then of course Josh had to go find his tricycle. 🙂
All and all a great day. But now I have to come back to the reality of the day and get back at it.
Thank you for stopping by the blog. I hope you enjoy your Monday. Be careful.