Saturday, July 19, 2008

Rainbow Lake

Rainbow Lake
For the next two weeks you can find me here, Rainbow Lake in New York's Adirondack Mountains. We've spent 2 weeks of each summer since 2000 here, and it's always like coming home. We'll be swimming (Actually I'll be swimming at least once a day, Amy thinks the water is too cold and will probably get in only a couple of times.), kayaking (me), reading (you should see the stacks of books we have ready to go), baking bread (me), doing puzzles (jigsaw and pencil), and generally relaxing.

I will be taking lots of pictures, but since we'll be at the edge of the grid (electricity, running water and indoor plumbing but no phone (cell or land), tv or internet) I most likely won't have an opportunity to post anything. If our hosts are willing I will post a picture a day up on my aminus site.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lensday: Flower

Platycodon (balloon flower) bud.
This will turn blue and then burst open.

A sure sign that it's time for vacation (we leave Saturday).

See more Lensday here.

Thematic Photographic: Animals

Plotting ducks (or are they geese?).
Taken last winter.

To see other animals visit Carmi's blog Written Inc.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Ball Macro

The Macroday challenge this past week was ball, and I've been thinking about this shot since last Monday. As it turns out the moderator at Macroday posts the new challenge on Sunday not Monday, so I've missed the boat. This is the stitching on a softball, and yes it is a used softball.

You may notice, however, that this is a closer macro (more macro macro?) than I've posted in the past. That is because yesterday I acquired a macro lens for my camera. I'm having a lot of fun investigating it's capabilites. You can expect to see more macro shots in the future.

Saturday, July 05, 2008

See It Sunday: Apple

Apple on Tree
Taken back in October while apple-picking with my friend RT.

See more See It Sunday here.

Friday, July 04, 2008

PhotoFriday: Spiral

yellow Spiral
Playground Spiral

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