Friday, May 4, 2007

Spiffy Lookin' Trees

Both of these photos were taken in a public park along the Indian River Lagoon in Sebastian, Florida. About ten miles (16km) south of where I live.

It was a beautiful day, and I was just snapping away. Later as I looked through the photos on the computer, I really liked the first one. It isn't artistic or anything, but the trees have plenty of character on their own. The clock was put up as a memorial for something or other, but I've forgotten what.

The second photo was at the same park, but I liked the symmetry of them lined up there, with the tall one in the middle.

I'm glad I got a few decent shots, because my camera battery died about fifteen minutes after I got there. Nikon's camera batteries last a very long time, but once the camera battery level indicator starts showing anything less than full, I know I need to charge it up. It was showing 3/4 full, so I thought that it would last a while. Nope, from 3/4 full until it stopped working was about 50 photos.

My new lens has Nikon's vibration reduction feature, which I love, love, love, but I'm even more careful to keep my battery topped off.


bluemountainmama said...

they ARE pretty spiffy trees....

i've been to sebastian- my grandmother lived in vero beach and we used to go visit her every summer.... beautiful area!

Moggy said...

I love your pictures, I'll have to come back and look when I have more time.

Moi said...

love the plam/plamettoes that dot Florida's landscape and even sky scape sometimes :)

and ur take on trees with character reminded of Joyce Kilmer line,
"I think I shall never see, a poem as lovely as a tree".

CG said...

I've noticed that about Nikon batteries too! As usual, i love your shots. The colours are great. I like the clock juxtaposed with the trees :)

John Roberts said...

Such a beautiful blue sky in the top one! Florida skies are like the ones in LA - usually more bright haze.

Mike said...

Neat trees. I like the symmetry of the bottom one but I agree the top one has a lot of character.