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15.04.12 - Distant Impressions    Every now and again people ask me why I call my photographic business "Light and Dreams Photography". It is difficult to express in a few words, but this image sums it up. For me photography is all about the light, and trying to create dreams with it, which sounds very pretentious, but it is how I feel in my heart. Most of the time this isn't possible, you can only do so much with the conditions at the time, and my skills aren't enough to make something beautiful every time I click the shutter, unlike the photographers I aspire to. But yesterday evening the light was absolutely magical, which made things a lot easier :)    This is more or less the reverse shot to yesterday's Daily, but a totally different perspective of course. I actually took about 90 photos while walking the dog, but most were very similar as I tried to catch the golden glow of the low sunlight on the oilseed rape fields. I've made a small gallery from the walk here;    http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/Landscapes/GOLDEN-FIELDS/22464665_tx7qcS#!i=1796050231&k=gBmQbsJ
Grizzly bear feasting on sedge grass     Khutze Inlet, Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia    Some of you may have been wondering where are the great bears in the Great Bear Rainforest.  Well they are there all right.  This photo is of a 3 year old cub.  The cubs are abandoned to fend for themselves after their 3rd winter so their mothers can breed again.  After their long winter hibernation, all of the bears find their way down to the protein-rich beds of sedge grass in the river estuaries at the heads of inlets such as Khutze Inlet.  This is their main source of nutrition until the berry crops ripen and the salmon find their way back to the rivers.  Check out the large sizes to see the details, including the cropped grass.    Update: I took all of the bear shots from a zodiac from around 50 ft away, using the water channels that run through the sedge grass meadows at high tide.  It felt quite safe.    Other photos of the bears, at different distances to show them in their natural environment, can be seen here: http://goo.gl/HT9PcK
2-02: This is another from Saturday's sunset. Several people have asked if the colors are real (natural) in yesterday's. It was taken as three bracketed exposures but only at -1, 0 and 1. Then combined in Photomatix. Then final processing in Capture NX2 (mostly brightness and focus adjustments) I didn't change any colors. I did actually have to desaturate a little because the orange and reds tend to be over saturated sometimes. I used the same processing on today's post. This one was actually taken a few minutes before the one I posted yesterday, so the clouds are more orange than red or pink
January 7, 2012  This shot was taken just after sundown somewhere along the Mississippi coast of the Gulf of Mexico.  We had stopped to walk on the beautiful white-sand beaches and take some photos.  Just as we left, we stopped at a nearby marina to put gas in the car and I couldn't resist taking this photo.  Frame added in Picnik.  I hope you enjoy this tranquil setting captured in this photo - it's going to be one of my favorites from our recent vacation.  Check it out in X3 for all the color, reflections and details.  Thanks for your comments!!!  Have a fabulous weekend!!!  Linda
7/28/15 - Sunflowers at the Farmer's Market  I've been gone for a couple of days helping my kids who were exhibitors at a craft show in Boulder.  Two very long days in the hot sun.  I'm looking forward to seeing all your shots posted in my absence.
March 15.  There's just something about broken glass...  One of the windows at Springfield Hospital. For my entire photo series at Springfield State Hospital, please visit my gallery under Urban Archeology at  http://tstravels.smugmug.com/Architecture/Urban-Archeology/27892818_bLBTzd#!i=3123246725&k=v9cQNPJ Thanks for making this a top 10 pic of the day.
I waited for 6 months for the sun to go down in the midle of the road. Fortunately it did not rain that day. I brought a boy with me to wave good night to the sun.  Suddenly I saw the birds comming from the left, and got them in "the decive moment".
28.04.10 - Kaleidoscope   When I walk into town I try to plan my route around photo opportunities, indeed I do the same if I drive in too. But this afternoon I was on foot, and on the way home I took a detour through the Arboretum to see what was new. As it happened there were plenty of new flowers in bloom, which gave me the opportunity to grovel around on my stomach to see what outrageous bokeh I could manage to get!   Apologies for any burned out retinas that might be caused by this riot of colour. If you want to see a few more subtle shots go here; http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/Nature/THE-ARBORETUM/6049364_a8pPu#850928920_dQnQb
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 :))
11-24-10  Heartbeat
12-12-2010  Winter Portrait.  Durango, Co.   A shot in my landscape gallery. Taken couple years ago during the holidays.  I've been having some rotten luck lately and have been out of pocket. Last Saturday I woke up and could not walk on my right foot. After many aggravating trips to X-ray lab and blood tests they have decided I didn't break my foot while sleeping (go figure), and the Dr's decided I have gout. Not conducive to getting ready for surgery on Tuesday. I have a prep appt on Monday and we will determine if I should go ahead with surgery. Being down and out with rt shoulder and rt ankle don't play well together for crutches. I have no idea how long gout flares last but its been 7 days with no improvement. Allopurinol and colchicine are making me ill also. I keep thinking that things happen in 3's and wonder whats next. Guess I need to get a better outlook but it's a little hard with all the pain. ;~/  This will be my last post for a while so have fun,  I will be watching you. Thanks for the inquiries on how I am doing, I appreciate it. Some of you have asked but do not have email addresses listed, so I could not reply.   Have a Merry Christmas and NY!!!
7/24/15 - Wren with a worm for its babies; best viewed in the largest size  Thanks for your comments on my shot of the appealing little boy.  Much appreciated!  You all surely put up some wonderful images today!
07-26-2015 - Just Shapes in Red       Link to Photo  Without Frame       Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 07-26-2015 based upon Comments...
Gorgeous sunrise yesterday!!! The water was so still and the sky had such unique color. I shot all around the harbor for over 2 hours! Unlike today, where I overslept and missed the whole thing!  Plymouth Harbor, Ma
Tree at sunset
15.04.12 - Distant Impressions

Every now and again people ask me why I call my photographic business "Light and Dreams Photography". It is difficult to express in a few words, but this image sums it up. For me photography is all about the light, and trying to create dreams with it, which sounds very pretentious, but it is how I feel in my heart. Most of the time this isn't possible, you can only do so much with the conditions at the time, and my skills aren't enough to make something beautiful every time I click the shutter, unlike the photographers I aspire to. But yesterday evening the light was absolutely magical, which made things a lot easier :)

This is more or less the reverse shot to yesterday's Daily, but a totally different perspective of course. I actually took about 90 photos while walking the dog, but most were very similar as I tried to catch the golden glow of the low sunlight on the oilseed rape fields. I've made a small gallery from the walk here;
http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/Landscapes/GOLDEN-FIELDS/22464665_tx7qcS#!i=1796050231&k=gBmQbsJ

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15.04.12 - Distant Impressions    Every now and again people ask me why I call my photographic business "Light and Dreams Photography". It is difficult to express in a few words, but this image sums it up. For me photography is all about the light, and trying to create dreams with it, which sounds very pretentious, but it is how I feel in my heart. Most of the time this isn't possible, you can only do so much with the conditions at the time, and my skills aren't enough to make something beautiful every time I click the shutter, unlike the photographers I aspire to. But yesterday evening the light was absolutely magical, which made things a lot easier :)    This is more or less the reverse shot to yesterday's Daily, but a totally different perspective of course. I actually took about 90 photos while walking the dog, but most were very similar as I tried to catch the golden glow of the low sunlight on the oilseed rape fields. I've made a small gallery from the walk here;    http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/Landscapes/GOLDEN-FIELDS/22464665_tx7qcS#!i=1796050231&k=gBmQbsJ
15.04.12 - Distant Impressions

Every now and again people ask me why I call my photographic business "Light and Dreams Photography". It is difficult to express in a few words, but this image sums it up. For me photography is all about the light, and trying to create dreams with it, which sounds very pretentious, but it is how I feel in my heart. Most of the time this isn't possible, you can only do so much with the conditions at the time, and my skills aren't enough to make something beautiful every time I click the shutter, unlike the photographers I aspire to. But yesterday evening the light was absolutely magical, which made things a lot easier :)

This is more or less the reverse shot to yesterday's Daily, but a totally different perspective of course. I actually took about 90 photos while walking the dog, but most were very similar as I tried to catch the golden glow of the low sunlight on the oilseed rape fields. I've made a small gallery from the walk here;
http://www.lightanddreamsphotography.com/Landscapes/GOLDEN-FIELDS/22464665_tx7qcS#!i=1796050231&k=gBmQbsJ

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Photo by: John Bennett · See photo in original gallery.

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