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July 25, 2009      "God, in His goodness sent the grapes  To cheer both great and small;  Little fools will drink too much,  And great fools not at all."    ANONYMOUS
Meet Cleopatra  she is a Tiger legged Monkey Treefrog  She and her mate are new to our family
1/15/09  CRABAPPLES IN THE SNOWSTORM  With temperatures plummeting    and more snow on the way, I added a little color   to brighten this cold, cold, winter day...  Hope you're staying warm...and feeding the birds AND squirrels... :-)
2-12: Back after being very sick for almost a week. Wednesday morning I finally felt good enough to get up and take some pictures. This was taken a few minutes before sunrise on the Collindale golf course.
Cucumber beetle on a straw flower; best viewed in the largest size.  Thanks for the commentary on my shot of the liquor bottle on the grave.  It is nice to know so many of you felt as I did about the gesture.  Hope your week got off to a good start.  It is quite a bit colder here today but no snow so far.  Have a good day!
4.8.08 - Ripples    I had intended to do another SP today, I thought it was about time, otherwise I'd start getting bullied again (you know who you are MB!). But it has been a very hectic day, I'll try to summarise it without boring anyone :)    I had barely finished my breakfast when I got a phone call, total change of plans for today. Apart from a few minutes over a late lunch, when I actually managed to get home, I've been on the move all day. I finally got back at 9pm, with a stack of emails to answer and more phone messages. Most of these mean more changes of plan for tomorrow, and more work, but one was good news, really good news. I have won my first photographic competition, hooray, and this is the image that won. I took it nearly a year ago, as one of a series, and it has remained one of my favourites. I would do certain things differently if I got the chance, but throwing a pebble into a lake to generate your own ripples is a neat trick, if you get your aim and the timing right :)    Unfortunately I have a pile of paperwork to do before the morning, so I can't promise that I'll be able to catch up with the Dailies, but I'll try later. But for now I'm going to have a beer, if I can drink it with this big daft grin on my face :))
March 31, 2009...  After the storm.
Yates Mill Pond - December 26, 2010
I took this picture at an exhibition of Eduard Munch's drawings. Was awarded gold medal from our national Photographic Society
11/05/09 - Historic Yates Mill Pond at Sunset  I posted a picture of the actual water wheel in my gallery earlier this year.  In this picture, you can't see the wheel, but you get this lovely reflection instead.  After Joey's flu shot, I decided to make the best of a wonderful afternoon and go for a quick hike around the mill pond.  Unfortunately, we were really there a good 30-60 minutes too late to be taking good pictures.  I had to bump up the saturation on this one to improve the color.      This is the same shot taken on 10/26 last year when the sun was better and the tree closest to the mill still had yellow leaves on it.  http://fotomom.smugmug.com/Yates-Mill-Pond/Yates-Mill-Photo-Contest-2009/7088136_34LZC#454338880_TdGL2  In both cases, the sky looks better in the reflection than in the final shot.  I'm not sure how to get around that...especially in last night's picture when the sky really didn't have much blue in it.      We still have not had a frost or freeze at my house, but it look like it's coming Friday night into Saturday.  I am storing ceramic bird baths and pots and taking in fragile plants that I can save.      I sure wish today was Friday...  HAGD,  Maryann
19.12.10 - Merry Christmas to One and All  I usually wait until nearer the time before sending out my Smug Christmas cards, but the chaotic way things have been the last few days I thought I'd better "post early" in case events get in the way later.  I actually joined Smugmug 3 years ago this Christmas Day, and the friendships that have followed have been one of the big positives of that time. In a world that sometimes looks like it wants to polarise itself to death, watching the planet turn on the Smugmug Dailies is a timely reminder that whoever we are, there are far more things that we have in common than divide us.
Bayview Sunrise, Bayview TX    I think it's a good thing that I'm not going to be living this close to the bay when we move TX, otherwise I'd probably spend all my time on the docks.  I really love seascape photography when I get a chance to do it.  I really like how the long exposure effect smoothes out the water and of course the sunrise reflection.    This is a two exposure HDR and the exposure times are 8 and 15 seconds.  I use Photomatix Pro, version 4.1.3, but thanks to Art's question yesterday have now updated to 4.2.3.  In Photomatix I use tonemapping.  See my post yesterday for more info an links to Trey's HDR tutorial.  Yesterday I also provided links to a new lighting show with Joel Grimes on Framed Network called Lit up, check out  episode seven.  Lastly, Creative Live is broadcasting live and FREE all weekend.  The workshop is titled "Sales Sales Sales," taught by photo business guru Tamara Lackey.  I have seen Tamara's previous workshops on Creative Live and she really knows business.  Creative Live broadcasts replays all night long so you have two chances (or three if you stay up really late) to catch it.      Daily photo: July 21, 2012, taken July 5, 2012
12/21.  Big Sur Sunset and waves_DSC1781.  I captured this at Sunset in the middle of the rocks and waves.  The waves would come crashing in and through this little trough between the rocks.  My friend I was shooting with got stuck down in the trough when the wave came in and almost lost his camera!  Wow!  Thanks for the awesome comments on my image!  My SmugMug site has other images you should check out and also follow my latest on my Facebook Page here:  http://www.facebook.com/pages/Yosemite-and-Bay-Area-Nature-Photography-by-John-Harrison/190152125697
"Heavenly Swing"   “The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch swing with, never say a word, then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation that you ever had.”~Anonymous~
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Photo by: The Curious Camel aka gail · See photo in original gallery.

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