We went out yesterday afternoon, after cleaning up from the snow storm, looking for some winter scenes. I was not happy with what I came back with. The lighting was not good but you take what you’re given and do the best with it.
I have three images for you today.
I have photographed this meandering stream before. I seem to gravitate to same things, which I’m trying to break free of. It’s easy to fall back on what you like.
We were at John Deere preserve when I saw this lady and her dog walking towards the water some distance away. I had to wait until the dog got closer to her to make the image. 🙂
That’s it for today. Enjoy your day and be careful.
I saw a lot of wonderful winter scenes that begged to be photographed on the way to work yesterday. Of course because of the weather and road conditions I was already very late so I had to pass them up.
I did manage to capture this shot of the Hurstville Kilns on the way home last night, which is good news on its own. There was actually enough light (at ISO 640) to capture this image at 5:20 p.m. 🙂
Busy day ahead and I have to travel to Cedar Rapids. I will of course take my camera and hopefully see something of interest.
Enjoy your day. Thanks for stopping by the blog and be careful.
Happy Monday! I’ll admit it. I’m a wimp anymore when it comes to travel. I looked at my calendar this morning and the road conditions and decided I would take an unscheduled PTO day. I knew it would take an hour or more to clean out my driveway (I did that yesterday as well) and then the slow drive to Maquoketa would add additional time on to my lateness. I reasoned that a PTO day would be good for my mental health as well so here I sit in front of my screen working on photos. 🙂
I thought I would share some Winter photos that I took yesterday. The image above is a tree that I have photographed in the four seasons. I like the way it looks and yesterday morning after I finished clearing the snow the sky was a pretty blue with white wispy clouds so I was able to make this image.
Yesterday afternoon Jeanne and I drove down to the river. It had not yet begun to snow until we arrived at the lock and dam. There were three eagles sitting in the middle of the river by an open pool of water and two perched high up on the bluff. I couldn’t get a decent shot of any of them so I didn’t take any. We then drove over to the little park South of the Lock and Dam and I captured this image of a bench with the Iowa / Wisconsin bridge in the background. It had just started to snow. The wind was blowing pretty good as well but not as hard as it was going to a little later.
Finally we went to the 16th Street Basin. This is a low quality image and the only reason I am showing it to you is because of what it captured.
There was a small pool of open water at the West end of the Basin and when we arrived there was a lone Mallard Duck swimming in it. He was playing in the water and then he got out waddled over to this small opening that you see to his right, he jumped in stuck his head in the water and came out with this long thing that we first thought was a weed. In fact I gave it no more thought until I was processing my images and I noticed that he had pulled a live fish out of the water and was trying to eat it.
I did not know that ducks ate fish. He struggled with it for awhile but we assumed because it was the size it was he was trying to break off smaller pieces. We didn’t stay long because it was snowing harder and watching a lone duck while interesting isn’t frankly all that interesting. 🙂
So that’s it for today. Enjoy your day. If you have to travel be careful and as always thanks for stopping by the blog.
Happy Friday! What a treat for me yesterday. I didn’t have any lunch engagements so I grabbed my camera and drove around the area looking for something to shoot. It felt so good to actually be out and about with my camera.
Many mornings on my way to work I will see something that interests me and I’ll think there is a shot I should have taken today. By the time I get to work I may have 1 to 10 of those “should have taken” images in my mind. Well this barn was one of those images. I saw it on the way to work yesterday and it looked just great with the morning sun. By the time I got back to it around noon the light was not as pretty as it was in the morning but I still like this old barn and the wagon on the side.
I went down by the Hurstville Dam to see if anyone was at the river, fishing. Nothing much going on there but on my way out of the area I caught sight of this little guy. He let me get my camera all set up and window down and then as I brought the camera to my eye he took off. I followed him for a little bit. I’m not thrilled with this image but it is all he would give me so I took it.
I have a couple of more images that I took during the 20 minutes I had to shoot, but I’ll save those for another day.
That’s it for this day. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoy your Friday, stay warm and be careful.
Don’t ask me why I chose this image for today’s post. I’ve been working on family images from Christmas the last two days and I guess I needed a change. Anyway, I took this image Christmas Eve on the way home from work thinking it might come in handy for some type of composite image someday. Who knew at the time it would garner a top ranked position on the blog.
Back to work today and then looking forward to our Christmas celebration with Angie and Ben. Angie and the kids stopped over yesterday for lunch yesterday. I didn’t even pull the camera out, just played and visited with everyone. Josh didn’t know who I was without a camera up to my face. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by, sorry this is all I have for you today. Enjoy the day and be careful.