Thursday, February 17, 2011

Breakfasting with the Monkeys

This morning greeted me with a rare treat.  An itinerant family of monkeys, usually more than camera-shy, put on a show for me and the two dogs.  It occurred to me in the 3 minutes of shooting that the reason for their show was that they were very interested in examining our new puppy Prince, and he was very interested in discovering this (for him) new creature.  The  results are not the sharpest pictures, but by far the most extensive series of monkey shots I have captured to date.













Saturday, February 12, 2011

Saturday notes...

This blog is becoming more daily but without a real direction, I must admit I am learning new ways of seeing and have not embarked on anything more ambitious.  No, I don't have a foot fetish...the owner of the boots was up on the ladder outside our second storey window.  It caught my eye because it was a chance to use my 70-300mm lens again.  Likewise, the glasses.  The same lens was used for the seascape, my most often photographed view.  I believe the only way I will ever shoot that view  adequately and to do it justice is to make a stitched panorama (several images stitched together in photoshop).  Haven't gotten there yet...be patient.  Meanwhile I just had to get a sample of what I was seeing today, the vast expanse of sky with unusual cloud formations and most subtle gradation from blue sky to grey ocean and horizon.  I hope you can appreciate that it wasn't even a quarter of the view...

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

New Dogs and Sunshine

This has been one long day of driving around and looking after our new family member ("Prince"). Photos of Prince and Sherry tell me they have become pals in just a matter of days... 


This is Prince.


This is reigning top dog Sherry

Prince and Sherry

Testing the waters (for the tenth time)

I'm bigger than you are!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Rainy Afternoon at Prospect, St.Marks

No apologies for the random nature of my shooting at present.  Recent developments have me looking at any and everything and I find the results pleasing.  Like any language I am learning more each day about photography, its wide range of potential expressions, vast depths and shallow fields of colour, shape and line.  It is liberating...

















Sunday, February 6, 2011

Catching the Light

These images came in a flurry today...I'm pleased to be exhibiting a bit more passion in my shooting activity. Its a bit of a hodge-podge of images but I enjoyed the process...


















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