Photo of The Day: Reeds at Dawn

Reeds at dawn Posted to flickr September 26, 2015

It happens often.  I will spend a lot of time scouting out a shooting angle or position and wait for the right light and its a bust.  Then I’ll just see something like the reeds above in the wetlands here on the farm and shoot it on the spur of the moment without so much as a second thought and bingo, it seems to all come together.  Perhaps Photography is a lot like hitting in baseball.  As the great Yogi Berra who passed away this week at the age of 90 said once,  “You can’t think and hit at the same time.”  I get it Yogi.   Rest In Peace.

Photo of the Day: Atmospherics

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One of those mornings when everything seemed to come together for a memorable shot.  The sun below the horizon caught the low clouds and lit them up like neon which the thick veil of gauzy shrouded the field and boosted the color like a natural polarizer.  Within a minute or so, the color was gone as the sun came over the horizon.  Nikon D800E with an 18-35mm lens. Thanks for the look everybody.

Photo Of The Day: Dawn In The Soybean Field

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Back on the farm for this one.  The cooler air temperatures seem to draw clouds into the dawn sky which can trigger some spectacular colors as the sun moves close to the horizon.  This shot was taken with a Nikon D800E and a 24-120mm f/4 lens.  Manual mode. f/22 with an iso of 400.  Those are soybeans in the foreground.  Thanks for the look and have a good week ahead.

Photo Of The Day: Infatuation

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Its been a long time since I spent an afternoon tracking butterflies.  For one thing, we haven’t had that many fluttering around the farm until now.  Perhaps they decided to check out some other fields before gracing ours. August was the charm.  We’ve seen flocks of them cruising around the blooms.  This one is romancing one of the Mexican Petunias.  I used the Nikon D7100 with the 18-200 mm lens handheld with no tripod.  I got lucky.  Thanks for the visit and have a great week.

Photo Of The Day: The Ocean At Kitty Hawk


Just before dawn on the beach at Kitty Hawk, NC. 

I’ve been scarce on line of late trying to get a handle on the gluten free diet I’ve had to adopt.  I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease some months ago on top of the IBS which I have long been plagued with.  It’s the double whammy of gastric distress. Not only must I weed out gluten (Wheat) which is in just about everything but I also have to identify which foods trigger my IBS.  It gets tedious.  For example, egg whites are okay, yolks are not.  Needless to say, I have not felt much like fooling around with the cameras of late.  I’d like to think I have turned the corner and can get back to some semblance of normality like walking the beach at sunrise in fresh, gluten free air.

Nikon D800E with an 18-35mm lens.

Thanks for the visit.  See you next time.

Photo Of The Day: Afternoon at Duck


Late afternoon on the beach at Duck, North Carolina.  The sunlight through the clouds gives a warm hue to the Dunes.

I’ve been busy replacing several of my external drives and transferring photo files from the old to the new.  When I first started using external drives for photo backup,  500gb was a lot of storage for a reasonable price.  I just put in service two expansion drives, each with 5 tb of capacity.  And both were cheaper than what I paid for the two 500 gb drives back in the day.  I just hope they prove to be as reliable.  The new drives are faster too, using USB 3 speeds.  I was done with the transfers in a matter of a few hours.  Tech marches on.

So is summer and I’ll be applauding when it finally departs. Enough with the heat already.  Thanks for the look and have a great weekend.