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The Wonder of Childhood - Two small children are entranced with the fish in a small pond at the Denver Botanical Garden.  There is nice detail if you want to look at it in the largest sizes.  We're off this morning to go camping near Crede, Colorado with our kids and their families.  It is supposed to be pretty chilly up there.  Anyway, I'll miss commenting and posting for a couple of days until we get back.  Hope you all have a great weekend!
4-09: One more fox pup picture. I cropped this one in a little tighter. This little guy obviously noticed me too.
Fading Pink, Lake Sam Rayburn TX    Nini and I were lucky to see a beautiful sunset at Lake Sam Rayburn on Sunday with the dogs.  There were a lot of cool cloud formations.  I think the low layer of clouds right on the horizon made for some extra-special colors in the sky.  The pink swept across the sky from the East to the West.  This was the view just before the pink faded away.      This is a single two minute exposure taken just after sundown.  To make this photo I first found a nice composition, which I really struggled with because most of the cool rocks I've been shooting are now on the beach due to a recent drop in the water level (this area of the lake is pretty shallow so I'm guessing the shoreline fluctuates often).  Once I settled on this composition I played around with several graduated filter combinations until I finally decided on using a single  3-stop soft step graduated neutral density filter to bring the exposure of the sky down closer to that of the lake.  I fiddled with the filter for a bit, making sure it was exactly where I wanted it to be, and took several test shots to double check.  Once the filter was in place and just in time for sunset, I added a 5 stop neutral density filter to increase my exposure time from 4 seconds to 2 minutes.  I like the slow shutter effect in the clouds and water and I like the exaggerated colors that come from really long exposures.  Of course you don't get to take as many shots when you're using really long exposures and in this case I only took four.  After those four shots I removed the 5 stop neutral density filter and took a lot more during the blue hour.  During the long exposures I fiddled with another camera on another tripod, and even took a video I think.  I've been trying to take more video while I'm shooting, but I'll probably never get around to editing them.    Critiques always welcome.    Daily photo: September 12, 2012, taken September 09, 2012
John Moulton's Barn must be one of the most photographed spots in the Grand Tetons.  Nonetheless, I was anxious to try to capture it.  The morning was quite cold and dreary.  The mountains were pretty well shrouded in clouds.  As I set up my camera and tripod, I thought I had almost no chance of getting a good shot and then, suddenly, the clouds lifted, the sun peeked through and I got a few decent shots.  Hope you like this one.  I was very busy today and did not get to comment on too many of your shots.  I'll try to catch up with everyone tomorrow.  Enjoy your day!
Rails
"Morning Sun"
May 4, 2008    Full Moon
10-30-08  Natural lenses    A tiny spider web and a misty morning give so many lenses ! Hard to keep every drop sharp and to focus on the picture given through the drops ! This one came out good enough among many other shots.     Can you see what was behind ? ^^
11-23-12 This is one of my favorite images that I decided to share.  Critiques Welcome.
Mother Nature's Graffiti August 2008 This shot is from the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument on a place simply called "Yellow Rock".  I walked all over the top of this great location and found this pattern in the stone just as the sun was going down and lit up the clouds and distant cliffs.  It is my favorite shot from Yellow Rock.
2-22: This is another from a sunset a few weeks ago. I like this one because as you look at the clouds from west to east you can see the color vary from more orange to more pink
Magical flight
I arrived there in time to catch a little fog for a moodier image.  You can see the Herons nest in the trees. They are pretty far  away. There is a big fence in front of all this so we can't get that close.
2-1: Saturday evening we had quite a nice sunset, so I took a walk along the Poudre trail near Prospect street hoping to find some good views. I found this waterfall like thing.
The Wonder of Childhood - Two small children are entranced with the fish in a small pond at the Denver Botanical Garden. There is nice detail if you want to look at it in the largest sizes. We're off this morning to go camping near Crede, Colorado with our kids and their families. It is supposed to be pretty chilly up there. Anyway, I'll miss commenting and posting for a couple of days until we get back. Hope you all have a great weekend!

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The Wonder of Childhood - Two small children are entranced with the fish in a small pond at the Denver Botanical Garden.  There is nice detail if you want to look at it in the largest sizes.  We're off this morning to go camping near Crede, Colorado with our kids and their families.  It is supposed to be pretty chilly up there.  Anyway, I'll miss commenting and posting for a couple of days until we get back.  Hope you all have a great weekend!
The Wonder of Childhood - Two small children are entranced with the fish in a small pond at the Denver Botanical Garden. There is nice detail if you want to look at it in the largest sizes. We're off this morning to go camping near Crede, Colorado with our kids and their families. It is supposed to be pretty chilly up there. Anyway, I'll miss commenting and posting for a couple of days until we get back. Hope you all have a great weekend!

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