Wow, can colors ever pop out on rainy/cloudy days. This fellow was a pig at my feeder today and so I had lots of time to get a nice shot. 400mm
Sunday, April 26, 2009
What a treat. Jack stopped by on his way to New York today. It was so fun to show him how the chairs finished for use inside. These are the first chairs that are to be used as indoor furniture instead of outdoor furniture. It was great to have him give me the thumbs up when he ran his hand across the arms of the chair. I think I had a great deal of beginner's grace as I was finishing them.
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Oh, the weather was cold today. It was 90 degrees yesterday and about 50 today when I was doing the photo shoot. It was very, very dark too. So I took 2 lenses and went out. The first shot is with the 10-22 with a flash + stofen. The rest of the pictures were with my 50mm lens + flash + stofen. I wanted to get just a bit of light into the pictures, but not so much to tell they were flashed. I think they turned out pretty good!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Tonight was Darwin's 25th Anniversary of the company that he works for. I had originally turned down a request to be their "random picture taker". So, knowing that, I sold my camera last night to Karron. Today at 1:30, I received a call that they need pictures for publication tomorrow, and they wanted me to come and take those pictures. Karron was very gracious and allowed me to borrow HER camera. The first lady is Pam, the very pleasant head of CBA. The next lady is Bonnie, who is an amazing, enthusiastic, joyful individual. She participated in both the poetry contest last week and the singing contest. I want to be just like her when I grow up! These pictures were taken with my 70-200 at F5 with flash and gary fong on it. Pretty amazing to not have any shadows!!!!! The fong really works!!
Monday, April 20, 2009
This post is for Karron. This is a sample of what the Sigma 17-70 lens can do. You can take nice wide angle shots, yet still get very close for fun marco pictures. I know why I sold my copy - I needed a wider angle for Alaska. However after reviewing some of these pictures, it is a mighty fine lens!
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
We had leftover copper pipes from our tankless water heater installation. I bought connectors and one 8 foot piece of copper and walla.....a new garden trellis. I've had my grapes on a copper trellis for years. I'll probably put morning glories on this one. How do you like the "feature" - the shutoff from our old water heater! A true do it yourself project.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I went to the grocery store this morning. As I was driving by the lake, I saw this beautiful white bird. I thought "dang, I don't have my camera along". I got groceries, drove by the bird again, dropped the groceries off, went back to the lake, and this great egret was kind enough to let me take its picture without flying away. What a beautiful site!
Thursday, April 9, 2009
These beautiful chairs now grace our living room. They were made by my friend Deb's cousin, Jack, in Denver. I sat in the chairs back in the Fall when Deb and I were in Denver. I have never sat in such a comfortable wood chair. It is amazing. I ordered them and had Jack make me a matching table.
Deb and I stopped and picked them up on our way back from Laramie 2 weeks ago. I finished them and decided I'd be a horrible woodworker. I'd never be finished with my projects as I would always find one more thing to work on.
The chairs are made of Ipe wood (pronounced eee-pay). It is so hard and dense that it has the same fire rating as concrete & steel! These chairs are very heavy.
Deb made these cushions for me for spring/summer. I also bought some beautiful fabric for fall & winter. We'll just slip out the insides and put them on the new covers.
Come and join me for a cup of ice tea and conversation any time!