Saturday, September 14, 2013

Rain On Atlantic Ocean

Nikon D90, Nikon 10-24mm lens at 10mm, f/16, 1/250sec, ISO 200
Nikon D90, Nikon 10-24mm lens at 10mm, f/16, 1/250sec, ISO 200
My Lovey Wife and I had gone to the beach one Sunday afternoon to see the view and smell the salt air and there was a pretty nifty looking rain shower just off the coast from us.

We don't have mountains down here, but we sure have some impressive clouds almost every day.  Great looking clouds sorta-kinda scratches the itch of wanting to see some hills and mountains.

Of course, if I lived in the mountains, I'd most likely be pining to see the beach.

I'm old enough to have learned to truly appreciate the beauty of where I am NOW.

Anyway, those of you who live nowhere near the beach, enlarge these and enjoy the view, you probably have some mountains, waterfalls, or something lovely nearby that I'd wish to see today instead of the beach.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Lotus and Lily Pads - Black Bayou NWR

Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 175mm, f/16, 1/6sec, ISO 800
Taken on my recent trip to Louisiana.

This was taken after sunset, catching the glow of the sky in the water around this lotus and lily pads.

At Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge north of Monroe, Louisiana.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Guardians of the Dirt Road

Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 300mm, f/5.6, 1/800sec, ISO 200
I (along with my daughters) drove from Monroe, Louisiana, to the community of Aimoch in LaSalle parish to visit the graves of Don C. (my father) and my Big Brother.

After turning east off of US Hwy 165 in Grayson, La., we pulled off the road to take some photos of a cool looking old red shack.

But behind the shack was a bunch of mules, or what I took to be mules, with these two in a mirror image of one another seemingly guarding the dirt road that led back through the property.

This is one of my favorite photos from our trip to Louisiana to visit my family.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Lifeguard Crew


Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 280mm, f/5.6, 1/1250sec, ISO 200





At the beach in Indialantic, Florida.

I was rather suspicious of the evening shift lifeguard crew on the day we went.

I question these guys' commitment and ability to jump in the water and save lives.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Dragonfly, Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge, Monroe, Louisiana

Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 280mm, f/5.6, 1/2000sec, ISO 200
The first week of August, 2013, I took my first trip to my home town, Monroe, La. in six years.

Just got back this week after a week there.

Went one day to Black Bayou National Wildlife Refuge and got this photo of a dragonfly against the setting sun.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Mathers Bridge, Indian Harbour Beach, again

Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200mm lens at 28mm, f/16, 1/2sec, ISO 800


As I walked back to my van yesterday evening, I looked back at the bridge and had to stop for a couple of extra shots.

I love the deep blue sky at dusk.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Mathers Bridge Lights

Nikon D90, Nikon 18-200mm lens at 105mm, f/22, 1/30sec, ISO 800
One "corner" of a local drawbridge; Mathers Bridge in Indian Harbour Beach, Fla. 

I arrived just before sunset yesterday (Fri. 12/7/12) and in only a few minutes the sky turned from so-so to amazing.

I'm so glad I stopped and got out with my camera.

I was able to get some really good sunset shots but also some really interesting ones of the bridge's structure.

I liked the light in this shot and did a Photoshop Elements approximation of the Orton process on it.