Thursday, April 17, 2014

Sunset and peepers

Last Saturday Steve and I visited Hoover Meadows at dusk. The peeper choruses were wonderful in their frenzy of mate seeking. I'm amazed that such a huge sound can come from such a tiny frog. Amplify that by hundreds and it's an experience to remember.

Sunset at Hoover meadows

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Puddles can be lovely

As I was leaving Mudhen Marsh last Sunday, I saw these tufts of grass in a puddle. I'm a sucker for symmetrical reflection imagery, so I made this photo to remind me of the lovely morning spent birding and chatting with friends.
Nature study - puddle

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Early morning serenity in monochrome

Hoover reservoir
Hoover Reservoir this past Sunday morning. The beginning of a lovely spring day. Usually I like to post color photos, but the geometry of this image was very suitable for black and white processing. I use Adobe Lightroom with Silver Efex Pro 2 for my monochrome processing.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

It finally feels like Spring around here.

Winter was long and brutally cold this year. This past week the weather has changed and it feels as if Spring will be here for awhile. My crocus and daffodils are in bloom. Some of the early spring ephemerals are blooming along the rivers and in the Metro parks. I wish I had more time to get out for some photo walks. Alas, one more week of classes and lecture prep. More grading, writing a final midterm exam, and then the semester will be done.

Here's a look at some of my flowers in the garden this week:


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Still life of bowls

Steve and I joined a bunch of photographers last Saturday for a visit to Glass Axis. We watched a glass blowing demonstration, which was a nice opportunity for taking photos, although it was a bit crowded with 20 photographers jammed into a tight space. Here's one of my photos from the visit.

Glass Axis visit

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Shale Hollow Preserve - a nice park in Delaware County

A few weeks ago, Steve and I had a chance to visit a park we've not been to before. It's called Shale Hollow Preserve and it's just a little north of Highbanks Metro Park. There is some lovely scenery and a nice trail to walk. It's open to pets, so we'll like return there to walk the dogs sometime in the near future. Here's a photo of some shale in the creek.

Shale pattern

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I'm way too busy this semester!

I've not had a lot of time to do things I enjoy since the beginning of the year. Teaching two courses, writing three grant proposals, and getting a manuscript off my desk and "in press" has meant long hours and working through the weekend. This photo is from a year ago... I'd like to get out to do some spring ephemeral photography, but I just don't see it happening this year.

Wood Hyacinth
Wood Hyacinth - Whetstone Park.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Last of the snow?
We had some more snow over the weekend. Maybe this will be the last of this extended winter? One hopes. I've been so busy at work that I've not been outside much, but I'm hoping that will change a bit - very soon....

Saturday, March 22, 2014


Euphorbia by andiwolfe
Euphorbia, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

From the Richtersveld in South Africa.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Nature studies series: Winter beech leaves

Winter beech leaf

Shale Hollow Preserve in Delaware County. Steve and I visited this park for the first time last weekend. The forest has a lot of young beech trees, which hang onto their leaves through the winter.  The landscape this past weekend was a study in grays and browns, but I like the contrasts for these gentle winter shades.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Bad news?

Bad news? by andiwolfe
Bad news?, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Another street photo from Paris, 2013. I wonder what article this gent was reading? It looks as if the news might have been disturbing....

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Acorn study

Acorn study by andiwolfe
Acorn study, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Visited a new park last Saturday (Shale Hollow Preserve) - Delaware County. It was a gray day with mostly shades of browns. I did find this little acorn perched atop some moss, though.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

At Sacre Couer

At Sacre Couer by andiwolfe
At Sacre Couer, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

I wonder what that conversation was about? May, 2013.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

At Sacre Couer

At Sacre Couer by andiwolfe
At Sacre Couer, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Paris street photography. May 2013.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Face of Paris series

Face of Paris series by andiwolfe
Face of Paris series, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Flickr just announce that they will no longer support Blogger, so I'm not sure what will happen to my backlog of photos on the blog. Just a heads-up.

This photo was made while riding the Paris metro.