Friday, May 31, 2013

Notre Dame cathedral

Notre Dame cathedral by andiwolfe
Notre Dame cathedral, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

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

Paris - Notre-Dame-des-Blancs-Manteaux

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

Paris at night

Paris at night by andiwolfe
Paris at night, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

May 24, 2013 - walking back from the final class dinner at the Brasserie Isle Saint Louis....

Night photography can be so charming - especially in Paris.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Streets of Paris - near Notre Dame

The French greet friends with a kiss on each cheek. I always thought that was a cliché, but that is the way it works.....

Monday, May 27, 2013

Gare de Lyon - A decisive moment

Paris walkabout May 23, 2013. Henri Cartier-Bresson was famous for his street photography in Paris where he captured a decisive moment. I was inspired by his work to try to do the same in making this photo. At Gare de Lyon - a train had just disgorged its passengers. I noticed all the gaps between the people as they were making their way to the head of the platform, and I thought to myself how cool it would be if someone would walk the opposite direction. When I spotted the guy in the dark coat at the head of the platform, he was the one who could make this photo special. Voila!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Gare de Lyon

Gare de Lyon by andiwolfe
Gare de Lyon, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

This is the train station that was the setting for the movie "Hugo."

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Rainy Day in Paris

Rainy Day in Paris by andiwolfe
Rainy Day in Paris, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

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

Notre Dame from the bridge of locks

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

Waiting for "Mom"

Waiting for "Mom" by andiwolfe
Waiting for "Mom", a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Yes, they have dogs in Paris, too.....

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

OSU Titan Arum

OSU Titan Arum by andiwolfe
OSU Titan Arum, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Woody bloomed again! First bloom was April 25, 2011. The spathe started to unfurl beginning around noon yesterday, and was fully expanded about 12 hr later. The height was about 2 m.

Monday, May 13, 2013


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

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

Penstemon virgatus

Penstemon virgatus by andiwolfe
Penstemon virgatus, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

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.

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

Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty by andiwolfe
Spring Beauty, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

Claytonia virginica, I think. I'm not sure what species of Claytonia occur in Ohio, though. This was from my walk last weekend at Blendon Woods Metro Park.

Friday, May 03, 2013

Les Fleurs Jaunes

Les Fleurs Jaunes by Stephen A. Wolfe
Les Fleurs Jaunes, a photo by Stephen A. Wolfe on Flickr.

Steve took this lovely photo of our front garden. During spring, the front yard is a riot of color, and I love coming home to the view.

Thursday, May 02, 2013

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

Rose-breasted Grosbeak by andiwolfe
Rose-breasted Grosbeak, a photo by andiwolfe on Flickr.

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

Wednesday, May 01, 2013


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

This is one of the species of Phlox seen in central Ohio. I don't know the species - if anyone can help me out, please comment on this post.

This was spotted along a trail at Blendon Woods Metro Park last weekend.