I've wanted to be inside Notre Dame cathedral since I was a child. I had seen pictures, of course, but they cannot do justice to the majesty of this monument. We found ourselves outside the cathedral just after they opened the doors to visitors. It was a Sunday morning, and mass was just getting underway. It was ethereal to be in this space with the music, and for the intended use of the building.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Some of the old churches in Paris are very charming. Typically, the lighting levels are very low, which gives the photographer an opportunity to play with light in a bit more challenging way.
I found the setting here at Notre Dame des Blanc Manteaux (the church of the white coats is the translation) to be very interesting. The woman in the glass booth was serving as an information receptionist, I think.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 27, 2013
Friday, May 24, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
It may not be pleasant for being out in all day, but the rain yields wonderful photo opportunities in Paris. This is from Esplanade Trocadero. Steve and I worked this area for more than an hour and enjoyed the challenge. I have a few more from here that I will eventually post to the blog.
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Paris - the city of love. I always thought that was a cliché, but it seems to be accurate. There are so many lovers, kissing, cuddling, and, at this particular bridge, expressing their love via padlocks inscribed with their names.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
Aquilegia canadensis - in full bloom at Magee Marsh. Yesterday we did our annual pilgrimage to Magee Marsh. Yes, I loved the warblers, but this lovely columbine caught my eye as well.
Canon 5D Mark III, Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.0-5.6 L; 1/80, f/9, ISO 400, 400 mm
Saturday, May 11, 2013
I've been working on updating my "News from the Wolfe Lab" website, which means that I've been going through my photography archive to find images of Penstemon. For many various reasons, I've not processed my backlog of photos from 2009 onwards. I'm starting to catch up a bit, but it will be a long time before I get through the entire archive. However, here's a photo from the 2012 American Penstemon Society field meeting in Wyoming.
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
Spring ephermeral series - something in Brassicaceae., a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.
I need to look up the identification stuff on this delicate mustard family plant. I love the subtle shading on the corolla. This was at Blendon Woods, April 27, 2013.
Saturday, May 04, 2013
Friday, May 03, 2013
Thursday, May 02, 2013
Look who's back? I love it when the grosbeaks make it back to central Ohio during the spring migration. We always have a few in the yard for several days, and then we don't see them until fall as they move south again. There have been several visiting our feeders the past day or so. This one was very cooperative, placing himself in the sun and waiting for me to get my big lens on the camera.
Details: Canon 5D Mark III, EF 100-400 mm f/4 L, 1/125, f/8, ISO 500, 400 mm