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Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Golden Hour

The early morning sunlight pouring in through the window was so glorious!  It only lasts a few moments, despite the name.

Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
F Number5.0
Focal Length14.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/4
Exposure ProgramAperture-priority AE
ISO400
Advanced Scene ModeOff
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Thank you, Eric


Eric Tenin is the man I consider the father of City Daily Photo.  His Paris Daily Photo has inspired me and so many others to post photos of their town.  And today, Eric has ended his Paris photo blog.  He has moved to Malta, and it's a little difficult to post photos of Paris when not there!

I haven't been nearly as faithful as Eric when it comes to posting photos, but the news of his retirement jolted me into taking a walk on a chilly winter's day through our downtown area.  At the very western edge of the city stands this copy of the Statue of Liberty.  It turns out that the Boy Scouts of America had 200 copies commissioned in 1950, and one of them is here in Schenectady.  Cheyenne Troop 101 are keeping a list of the known remaining statues.

Eric, merci beaucoup pour dix ans de Paris Daily Photo; à bientôt!

F Number8.0
Focal Length41.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 82.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/160
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO160
Advanced Scene ModeOff
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire


Sunday, December 14, 2014

Halfway up

This is halfway up from the bottom of the vale where the Cowhorn Creek flows.  Those are two storey houses, so one gets a sense of how far the creek has cut down from the top.  These houses are almost invisible in the spring and summer because of the underbrush and leaves.

Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
F Number5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/160
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO200
Advanced Scene ModeOff
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Saturday, December 13, 2014

More evidence of squirrels

It's really amazing how well a grey animal disappears into the brown leaves.  It's actually easier to see the one on the grey tree than it is to see the one on the ground.


Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
F Number5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/100
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO1600
Advanced Scene ModeIntelligent Auto (5)
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Skywatch Friday

I took a walk through Vale Cemetery.  It was one of those cold, bright afternoons and the wind had that bite that presages the full onset of winter.  There are often a gang of crows here, and this afternoon they were raucous - they'd land in one tree, call to each other and then fly to another tree, repeatedly.

A group of photobloggers post a photo of their skies each Friday - it's called Skywatch Friday. Click the link to see photos from round the world.
 

Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
F Number8.0
Focal Length25.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 50.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/320
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO160
Advanced Scene ModeIntelligent Auto (5)
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Tree... path?

It's not really clear from the photo, but this tree is laying down, almost horizontally, hanging out over the gorge where the Cowhorn Creek flows through Vale.  Someone likes to walk out to the end and hang out above the creek, and apparently to make it easier, nailed some scrap boards to the limbs.  It's not really a tree house, although maybe it's the foundation?  I really do have to wonder about the computer keyboard just left and above centre.

Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
F Number5.5
Focal Length28.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 56.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/40
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO200
Advanced Scene ModeOff
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Evidence of squirrels

All over the gravel path that goes round the pond, there are acorns.  And not just under the oak trees - they are really everywhere.  The squirrels scamper about chasing each other but there really are a lot.

Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
F Number5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/25
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO200
Advanced Scene ModeOff
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire
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