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January 15, 2012 - Sunset at  Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC     Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. Bridge is North America’s longest cable-stayed bridge. The bridge spanning the Cooper River is 1,546 feet long and connects historic downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant.     thanks everybody for the wonderful comments on yesterday's photo of K and the birthday wishes. Both of us were quite overwhelmed ! thanks from K as well !    late edit: yes, this is taken from a moving car, K was driving :) !    edit: this shot won the dgrin challenge Angles or shapes in Jan 2012 !!
August 8th:  Late this very warm and very muggy afternoon, Eleanor and her daughter were flopped in the backyard.  I politely asked Eleanor if she'd pose for me before getting treats and this was her response.    Her daughter is here:  http://www.garneredimages.com/Fauna/Yard-Pals/1783134_c7R2c/5
Reminisce
Day 90 - The late afternoon sun highlights the clouds over the front range and Pike's Peak in Colorado Springs.  This image is better viewed in  a larger size.  Have a great Wednesday, everyone!  Thanks so much on your comments on Spencer's jumping pic, as well as all the ones on the scene outside Victor.  I really appreciate each and every one!
June 03, 2011    Inside St. Mary's Cathedral, Ottawa    - Best viewed in a larger format for details.
Adventure  ©  2010 Colleen M. Griffith. All Rights Reserved.  This material may not be published, broadcast, modified, or redistributed in any way without written agreement with the creator.  This image is registered with the US Copyright Office.  www.colleenmgriffith.com  www.facebook.com/colleen.griffith    Photo of Dave King singlehandedly sailing his boat from San Francisco to Hawaii in the 2010 TransPac race.  I captured this photo in the open ocean, just after he exited the San Francisco Bay.  Needless to say, these were challenging shots to obtain - as my sailboat was going up and down and sideways, my subject was doing the same - and we definitely weren't in sync!    Even open-ocean sailors reported the sailing conditions to be very severe that day.  Articles of the race reported "Conditions were severe under the bridge, and got worse out in the ocean.  It was so rough that Second Verse, a Cascade 36, was hit by a wave and knocked down until the spreaders were under water."  Dave was competing against 14 boats of all types, broke his boom during the trip, and finished the race in 17 days and 3 hours.  Not only did he place second in the race, he received the Single Handed Sailing Society's Belt Buckle, and the Foxxfyre Trophy for creative ingenuity under sail, because after breaking the boom in the race, he repaired it and kept on sailing!  Incredible!
Getting the shot at Horseshoe Bend.  Not my preferred view in which to be photographed.  Since I am the family member who is rarely captured in photos, the reason that I was preserved for posterity in this unflattering position is that I am terrified of heights and, after hiking about 1/2 mile to reach the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, I discovered that the ONLY way to get a shot of the bend in the Colorado River here is to get out to the absolute edge of the sheer cliff dropoff.  No way that I could make myself get out there in a standing position.  Even then, without a fisheye lens, you would not be able to get the whole bend in the picture.  Luckily, I had my fisheye lens.  After walking all around the edge and confirming that they only way I could get a shot of the famous bend was to be on the edge, I lay down and inched myself out so that I could hang my camera over the edge to get some shots.  The shots I got are here: http://fotoeffects.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Northern-Arizona/11896740_iVsC7#842028150_NVySM.  Not fabulous and I'd like to try again on a cloudy day or at sunset.  My hubby, who was holding my other camera, decided to take advantage of me (not for the first time) and took this shot.  I intended to post it right after returning from the trip but other shots kept getting my nod, so I forgot this one until I ran across it this evening in my Northern Arizona gallery.  Hope it gives you a chuckle!  Thanks for the comments on my shot of the milkweed pod and seeds.  Hope your week got off to a good start and that you are finding a few moments to take some shots.
22.3.09 - Comfort Zone  When I joined the Dailies just over a year ago one of my stated goals was to "get out of my landscape comfort zone". There have been times when I've retreated deeply into my comfort zone, but this weekend hasn't been one of them. I've been working as a stills photographer on this project  http://www.theladyofshalott.co.uk/index.html  and today was the last big film shoot. My main role was to take individual shots of the actors for their portfolios, but I also took a lot of candids and general shots to record the event.   All will be revealed in late May when the film is launched, but until then the imagery and style of the film is being closely managed. I can honestly say that I've never worked with such a wonderful bunch of talented individuals, and the whole experience has been magical. Unfortunately, I now have to process so many photos that I'll be AWOL from the Dailies again for another day or so. I know you'll be patient with me, and I hope this photo will maintain your interest until I can reveal a bit more :)
5-23: This is a bridge over the Podure river north of town. You can see that it is really greening up around here!
03/14/11 - Toco Toucon or is it Mr. Fruit Loop?    The kids and I traveled back to Scotland Neck yesterday to go to the Sylvan Heights Waterfowl Park.  We really enjoy our visits there seeing all the birds and walking the easy trail.  There's a beaver blind and a treehouse as well as a playground area with fossil dirt brought in from Aurora for the kids to look for fossil teeth.    The Toco Toucon obviously stands out for his color and personality, and this is Johnny's favorite bird at the park.  Easy for me as the photographer to fall in love with that beautiful blue eye.  This was our 3rd visit to the park, and each time we've spent a good bit of time visiting with this bird.    This guy is a native to parts of Africa.  Not on any endanged lists thank goodness.  Males and femlaes look the same only males are larger.  They live in more open areas than forest areas.  They like fruits like figs but also eat reptiles and insects and even sometimes small birds.      Link to Joey's POTD:    http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Daily-Photos/LightningFastJoeys-POTD/11187845_dd7pS#1215884498_UAtxo    Thanks for your comments on the St. Patrick's Day Parade collage.      Best bird collage from yesterday:    http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/March-2011/16046070_gZarf#1215665275_g82PM  Putting all the ones I like side by side like that helps me pick sometimes.    Best kid collage:    http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Nature/March-2011/16046070_gZarf#1215667474_aRfn2    The unique crop is because he's in a cage.  Although the eye detail is not so nice if you line things up to get his whole beak in beause it's so long.  Here's a shot from our last visit that shows his full beak (and a sweet gum ball he's playing with):    http://fotomom.smugmug.com/SylvanHeightsWaterfowlParkScot/Sylvan-Heights-022011/15917697_ZVfEA#1193792092_7ZqtL    I spent some time trying out a polarizing filter yesterday.  I wan't impressed.  I may try again.    HAGD,  Maryann
A mother moose seems unperturbed, while her baby looks over at all the people gathered to watch and photograph the pair as they forage in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming; best viewed in the largest sizes.  We just got back from our trip to the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone.  We did not have access to electricity where we camped, so I managed only to upload my files of photos each day to the laptop, but did not get any processing done at all.  No Internet access the entire time.  We had a great time, even though it was often cold and rainy.  We got two inches of snow one night.  I'm anxious to get back to looking at all your great shots.  Hope you like this one of the mother moose and her baby.  We saw them just as we were about to leave Grand Teton National Park.  I was able to watch and photograph them for about ten minutes and was not too far away.  Typically, the baby would let its mother get about fifteen feet away and then it would run at breakneck speed to catch back up to its mom.
June 7, 2008    Bugs, the breakfast of champions.
Saturday, June 6th.
31DEC2011  Sunset bridge...  Found this in a park next to the Currituck Beach Lighthouse, take time to stop here this was one of the most scenic sunset's i have witnessed for a long time, Blue heron's, cranes, geese, a whole plethora of waterfowl show up here. Three miles north is the Currituck National Wildlife Refuge home of cape's wild horse population. The area is also known for great seashell gathering and Kill Devil Hills is just twenty miles south. This would be a place to bring your paddle craft i saw many photo op's just off the shoreline that would have been awesome provided the temperature was acceptable.  Thanks for all the great comments, wishing all a Happy New Year. #1 Dec. 31st 2011 Thanks go out to Paul Jr. who forces me to get better....Linda who shows me the direction even if it is the internationally known i'm # one sign....Linda's great without her these pictures don't get to you.... the also great DAILY community, thanks for looking hope to see you out on the trail and in the backcountry this year.....let me know how i can help you get there!
November 17, 2011
January 15, 2012 - Sunset at Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC

Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. Bridge is North America’s longest cable-stayed bridge. The bridge spanning the Cooper River is 1,546 feet long and connects historic downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant.

thanks everybody for the wonderful comments on yesterday's photo of K and the birthday wishes. Both of us were quite overwhelmed ! thanks from K as well !

late edit: yes, this is taken from a moving car, K was driving :) !

edit: this shot won the dgrin challenge Angles or shapes in Jan 2012 !!

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January 15, 2012 - Sunset at  Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC     Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. Bridge is North America’s longest cable-stayed bridge. The bridge spanning the Cooper River is 1,546 feet long and connects historic downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant.     thanks everybody for the wonderful comments on yesterday's photo of K and the birthday wishes. Both of us were quite overwhelmed ! thanks from K as well !    late edit: yes, this is taken from a moving car, K was driving :) !    edit: this shot won the dgrin challenge Angles or shapes in Jan 2012 !!
January 15, 2012 - Sunset at Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. Bridge, Charleston, SC

Arthur J. Ravenel Jr. Bridge is North America’s longest cable-stayed bridge. The bridge spanning the Cooper River is 1,546 feet long and connects historic downtown Charleston and Mount Pleasant.

thanks everybody for the wonderful comments on yesterday's photo of K and the birthday wishes. Both of us were quite overwhelmed ! thanks from K as well !

late edit: yes, this is taken from a moving car, K was driving :) !

edit: this shot won the dgrin challenge Angles or shapes in Jan 2012 !!

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