Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Recently, a group of us from the Chester County Camera Club got together and photographed this old coal pier in Philadelphia. There is graffiti all over the remaining structure and it makes for some really neat hdr images. This was my second time photographing this site and undoubtedly will not be my last!
Friday, April 24, 2009
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
I visited Washington DC last week hoping to get some great photos of the cherry blossoms. But the day I picked to go was an extremely windy one, thus most of my photos did not come out. But not to despair. It was a beautiful day and with so many great photo opportunities, I turned my focus to subjects that were not affected by gusty winds. This one is of the World War II memorial with the Washington memorial in the background.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Saturday, April 11, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
The scrub jay, found only in Florida is an extremely tame and inquisitive bird. They have no fear of people and will take any food offered right from your hand, though it is illegal to do so. They are an endangered bird due to development in Florida and thus are most easily found in parks established to protect the species.
This particular bird is sitting on top of my husband's head. I was about 10 feet away when I snapped dozens of photos and only made minor adjustments including a little cropping to the original image, demonstrating just how unafraid they are. It wasn't long before another bird hopped onto my head while I continued to take photos!
The scrub jay was not the only wildlife I photographed while in Florida. Other photos will be posted to my flickr site.
Monday, April 6, 2009
I just got back from a week in sunny Florida. I took this photo in the morning light hoping to beat all the tourists making their way to the beach for a day of sunbathing. I attracted some attention rushing into the water several times to rescue my shells as the ocean tried to claim them back for itself. Mostly though, several tourists stopped to ask me to take a photo of them with the ocean as a backdrop. I can't blame them though, it was a beautiful morning, clear blue skies and sea green water the tropics are so well known for. Now, I sit in my office with gray gloomy skies and a high of 50 degrees to look forward to! Well, I suppose I should be glad I'm not in Chicago where it's snowing! Happy Monday!!!