Sunrise yesterday morning was really lovely. the beach was empty, except for just a couple of walkers. With the clouds, the sunrise was spectacular. I really love being able to walk in the ocean and along the beach this time of day. It's a good way to start the day.
Friday, March 23, 2012
Monday, March 19, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Saturday, March 17, 2012
Happy St. Patrick's Day! My daffodils are in bloom, at least the early ones are. I still have a bunch that will bloom while I'm away to Turnfest in Australia. I'm sad to be missing those, but I'm sure I'll enjoy the symposium.
Friday, March 16, 2012
Red-headed woodpeckers are amongst my favorite species in North America. This is pond 33 at Killdeer Plains Nature reserve. There were several woodpeckers in this area - easy to spot and to watch. I was more interested in doing some late afternoon landscape photos than in stalking the woodpeckers, so I don't have any photos of the critters, but the habitat is fascinating.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Sunday the weather got up into the mid-60's (fahrenheit, that is), which made for a nice afternoon/evening excursion to Killdeer Plains Nature Reserve. We were at pond 33 during sunset, so I had fun finding reflection shots for sunset and the blue hour.
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Here's another photo from that day:
Steve wrote about his project and posted the photos on his blog: http://stephenawolfe.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-cota-poster-self-portrait-project.html
Monday, March 12, 2012
Sunday, March 11, 2012
So much for the non-existent winter this year. We're now into spring flowers, and the temperature is supposed to reach 65°F today. What happened to snow this year?
Oh well, it is what it is. I do enjoy the spring flowers that dot the OSU campus and my garden each year. These crocus were in full bloom yesterday around Mirror Lake at OSU.
Saturday, March 10, 2012
Friday, March 09, 2012
This isn't as expensive an endeavor as wood turning or carving, but yarn prices have certainly gone up since I last purchased it. I guess that really relates to the quality of the yarn. These socks are superwash wool (a blend of wool and nylon). I could spend a fortune on nice yarn.....
The advantage of hand-knit socks is that I can make them to fit my misshapen feet. I have horrible bunions, which means that socks usually bunch up in the wrong spots and cause blisters on long hikes. I'll be working on some sturdy hiking socks this year...
Thursday, March 08, 2012
I did some photography in the Biosci greenhouse on Monday. The oranges are getting their color. I used a wide-open aperture to reduce the depth of field. I like the effect.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Tuesday, March 06, 2012
Week 10's entry for my project 52 - Depth of Field - was shot in the OSU greenhouse during my lunch hour. This was shot at f 5.6, which narrows the depth of field, blurs the background, and adds a nice bokeh effect.
Monday, March 05, 2012
Downtown just after sunset. The buildings around Capitol Square are always interesting at night. The marquee kept flashing this image of a woman and so I waited until the right moment to do the metaportrait.
Sunday, March 04, 2012
Saturday, March 03, 2012
Staghorn Fern at Franklin Park Conservatory. I used Silver Efex Pro 2 for this black and white conversion. What I was aiming to do was to include the whole range of tones from black to white, while mainting the softness of the fern frond.