I’ve taken hundreds of photos of this lighthouse over the last 40 years… and will probably continue to do so until I can’t push the button any longer. Since I’m usually on vacation when we visit, the timing never seems right from a photographer’s point of view, but the trips are family trips and getting up before daylight to go take a photo is usually frowned upon. Maybe soon, just photo trip… no rules… haha.
Bud the butterfly…. although it’s probably a moth of some sort, I’ll leave it to the experts to correctly id this guy. I saw him chillin’ out last week in the parking lot so I took his portrait.
I pulled off the road this morning and took a moment to smell the… hmmm, cows. Yeah, the cows….
Everyone had been asking me for weeks if I was going to photograph the eclipse, I replied each time… “nope”.
I love science and love nature and well, this seem like something that was up my alley as they say. However, I am not a fan of fads or hyped up events and the media has been nuts on this event for months so I decided I would just stand outside like everyone else and look up for a minute or two then get back to work.
That was the plan anyway, until about two hours before it began. At that point I was thinking to myself, “I’ll just shoot something for myself and not tell anyone” but not having planned this event I did not have the proper filtration for my camera. I dug around in my studio and found a few bits and pieces of stuff that I cobbled together that would allow me to attempt a shot or two without frying the camera.
I’m happy enough with what I got, it’s not the classic eclipse photo but I like doing things different and since it’s only for me, it doesn’t really matter anyway.
I did have enough fun playing around that now I want to get the right filters and start playing around shooting the sun… who knows what I might get, maybe one of those “classic” images. ;-0
I went outside this morning, cup of coffee and my camera… saw this little guy working hard to get his breakfast. Cool air, warm sunshine… makes you feel good.
A few months back we went to the beach…. saw this out in the parking lot So perfect for the day.
As the snowstorm approaches your mind drifts back to olden days, a long long time ago to a warm day on a faraway beach….