Monday, February 28, 2011
The Washington Convention Center has several colorful pieces of Art. The exhibit hall opened last night at 7:00 PM. I made a quick pass through - some good eating... scoped out the vendors I want to visit today.
Sunday, February 27, 2011
Saturday, February 26, 2011
I am leaving tomorrow for DC. I'm flying into Baltimore and then catching a shuttle to the hotel in DC. Flying out of Iowa is challenging because you generally have to go somewhere else first.
You'll know f I do the text on the phone as there will be a ton of typos (more than normal)...
But, it is Iowa and the weather is subject to change without notice, but still, enough already!!
Friday, February 25, 2011
Thursday, February 24, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Monday, February 21, 2011
Sunday, February 20, 2011
|Green Water Drop|
I'm still chasing that "Perfect" Water Drop Photo. I set up in the kitchen sink with a white bowl 1/2 filled with water. I add food coloring to make the water different colors. I then get the faucet to just drip - not too fast - slower is better.
I make note of where the water is hitting and place a pencil in the same spot and manual focus on that spot. I have a flash on my camera and a remote flash to the left of the bowl. I am using my 100 MM Macro Lens with a low ISO (100). Shutter is set f/14 at 1/200 speed to freeze the water drop. I then fire off about 3 or 4 in succession - any more than that and the flash says "enough already".
|Red Water Drop|
Saturday, February 19, 2011
If you can remember back 26 years ago - in the world of graphic arts - there was film you could purchase, cut up and shape to make camera ready art - screens for printing. That's the material she used... there was an 8th in the series - one of Lucille Ball with red lips - but it went missing before we acquired the set.
I'm not sure if Kathy follows my Photo A Day Blog or not, but if she does - I just want her to know how much we have enjoyed her work over the years. Thanks Kathy...
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
|Framed Eagle Print|
The print looks much better than the photograph of the photograph - but you get the idea. I had museum glass added so the colors and detail in the wings "pop".
I may end up bidding on it myself...
Monday, February 14, 2011
Sunday, February 13, 2011
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Friday, February 11, 2011
Thursday, February 10, 2011
Wednesday, February 9, 2011
Tuesday, February 8, 2011
|It's Here Somewhere|
The Last member of the Maynard Avenue Squirrel Gang was foraging for food yesterday. He has learned to be careful since the other members of the gang are no longer around to stand watch. He is ever vigilant as rival gangs roam the neighborhood - the Nasty Blue jay Gang, the Cranky Crow Gang, and the occasional carnivorous Hawk Gang. Oh and the sometimes Pissed Off Possum wanders through as well.
It's tough to be a lone squirrel.
He has been seen observing the birds feeding and he has made copious notes as to the location of dropped morsels. And, when the time is right he scurries out - digs frantically, chomps a bit and then checks around - chomps a bit more - but, what was that? He doesn't care what it was - better safe then sorry so he scampers off.
He does this routine all day - I hope he meets another single squirrel and then they can revive the Maynard Avenue Gang and share the foraging duties...
|What's That I Hear?|
Monday, February 7, 2011
Sunday, February 6, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
|Netting Waiting for "The Hook"|
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Tuesday, February 1, 2011
He didn't appreciate his picture being taken and hopped off...