I woke up this morning hoping to see the eclipse. Got the camera out and on the tripod and went out to watch. The clouds actually parted for a while during which time I got this shot but just as the eclipse was scheduled to start, WHAM! the clouds completely obscured everything - and in fact it started to snow.
Gorgeous clouds over East Thetford this morning. Unfortunately I missed photographing them. They were truly impressionistic but of course the dog has to be fed and these things are fleeting! The morning did give us this slice of sunlight however and for that I'm grateful.
Brandy got to visit Dog Mountain yesterday and I practiced taking pictures of her - not always an easy thing to do. Though we are technically fostering her still, it seems inconceivable that she will not continue to be a part of our household. Nevertheless, I'm trying to approach photographing her as if I'm trying to promote her adoption - maybe this is something we can do more of in the future.
We walked along some of the paths above the Dog Chapel. I don't think she was sticking her tongue out at me but... I'm not sure.
Eventually coming around to a nice overlook of the chapel.
We saw the two fawns we've been tracking this summer the other night near the house. It made me pine for a fast long lens because of the weak light and the distance involved but that sort of stuff costs real money. This one came out OK though and shows off our youthful visitor nicely!
This won't be the last picture I post of our Dahlia. This guy has been with us for several years now - lying dormant in the garage all winter and then coming to life every summer. It seems (to have) a deeper color than in past years and is just gorgeous.
We are really excited to publish our first book through blurb.com! We actually developed the book with the intention of entering it into the Photography Book Now competition but amazingly missed the submission deadline.
This is a travel book consisting of some of our favorite photos from around the world (that sounds more exotic than it is) rendered in Black and White to explore the textures and new meanings hidden behind the color.
The other day at work, an interesting bird was clumsily feeding outside my window. I guessed correctly that it was a young robin. Sadly I was shooting through tinted glass but was able to Photoshop out some of the distortion.
This time of year, completely out of the blue, mushrooms appear all over the place. There are a tremendous variety of them ranging from those crazy Indian Pipe things to the more conventional lawn based toadstools.
I found this one yesterday morning and just love how the toadstool looks sprinkled with little flavor crystals.