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101509 39/365 Oct 15/09 Thanksgiving Flower    Still getting milage out of the Thanksgiving bouquet.
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
A golden day
20100224-4872    ~~Fogged and dreary rising;   the weather's disagreeable too.  Awake too late, eyes open, scrutinizing sleep.  Fatigued, not tired.  Why? I haven't a clue.  Seldom works, that senseless habit, enumerating sheep.  Adding insult to injury, I believe I dreamt, a ewe?    What a bizarre way to begin one's day;  much less, stretched across two.    Weather guys preach prediction;  Nay, they ALERT, ADVISE, and WARN,  more wintry white stuff approaches.  Alas, my view only precipitates scorn.    Cold rain, go away!  To you, I've no more to say. ~~      As you can see, the white stuff did make an appearance, a brief, gray, and wet one; so I added my own touch of surreality, by boosting the color to the max.  Would have needed a bigger box of Crayolas to get any more out of this one, the file was just too lax.      Thanks for the words on the box turtle carapace. I have another one waiting in the wings; still life insurance for a different rainy day.  Donna asked, "So, just what DO turtles pine for?"  I don't know, but I'm willing to wager it's not lying on their backs counting sheep, stars, or snowflakes. :D    Finally, as a few have undoubtedly noticed by now, I made a commitment to myself at the beginning of the year to expand my vocabulary and advance my creative(?) writing skills.  Both had taken a turn for the worse quite some time ago, along with proper punctuation, grammar and, most critical, thought.  Oddly enough, this world of brevity we now live in, with Facebook, Twitter, SmugMug, and so on, is where I happen to spend most of my writing time.  It sort of goes against everything these sites were designed for; so excuse the long-winded captions, comments and silly prose.  It's just my way of expanding what I knows.  Of course I take none of this too seriously, just like my photos, and anything I put out is open to comment, criticism, or cajolery.
"The Road to Color"  10/16/08  While Driving today I got stuck behind a SLOW POKE on the only single lane road leading out of town and was getting frustrated so I jumped off onto this small fire road and was shocked by the colors in this tunnel like ride. it was raining pretty good all day today so there was no sun and nasty puddles everywhere but I was able to snap this by opening my sun roof and sticking the D300 out on constant focus and shot it while doing about 10 mph. I was amazed by the composition I was able to get since I was in the center of the road and being above the car it gave me some extra height then the usual eye view, I think it worked out pretty well LOL.    In post I did a minor contrast adjustment and small crop off the bottom, that's it! I'm enjoying the colors here now but I see them disappearing very rapidly so I'm going to try and get some shots everyday now until their gone. It's supposed to get very cold here starting tonight in the 50's as a high during the day and low 40's to high 30's at night Brrrrrrrrrr. I got some other shots from today to process yet but I will be putting them in my Fall Colors 2008 gallery when there finished.    Hope you all enjoy your day,  Bill Pador
Rails
September 23, 2007    Fog in the forest.
1-16: Thursday morning we woke up to thick fog again. It lasted till about noon. I was able to go out on my lunch break and take some shots along the river right after the fog lifted. The fog had frozen to the tree branches and bushes. I was able to get some shots before it all melted.
Butterfly - Jun 3 2009  I was shooting roses today when all of a sudden 7 butterfies drew my attention. They seemed particularly fond of these tiny pinkish red flowers... and were not disturbed by my presence. I had a good 150 shots of them in less than 10 minutes. I like this shot because of the neat details on the head.
February 10...  Beach #4.  Almost every day I take Blif for a walk along the beach. Especially in autumn and winter the sky puts up magnificent shows. The other day this sky came up covering most colors even a bit of green at the left. The show went on for app. 10 minutes, and then it was all over.
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
Egret, Great White      Shot at Phoenix, AZ-Alvord Lake          Link to Photo Without Frame
South American King Vulture    More Information           Thank You for Making this Daily Photo the #1 Pick on 03/26/2013   One Cool Bird. Elegant Neck Wrap.   That Swept Back Look Finishing in a Stylish PonyTail.    A Nose Job and Wild Eye Liner.       Link to Photo Without Frame
Springtime has finally come to our part of the world
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
101509 39/365 Oct 15/09 Thanksgiving Flower

Still getting milage out of the Thanksgiving bouquet.

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101509 39/365 Oct 15/09 Thanksgiving Flower    Still getting milage out of the Thanksgiving bouquet.
101509 39/365 Oct 15/09 Thanksgiving Flower

Still getting milage out of the Thanksgiving bouquet.

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