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Saturday, August 31, 2013

Theme day - Pink


Each month, the City Daily Photo Blog community choose a theme and many of us post our interpretation of that theme.  This month, the theme is Pink

Click the CDPB Theme Day link for many photos from round the world!

This hibiscus is growing in a neighbour's yard.  This particular blossom is at my eye level, about six feet off the ground, and that's not the top!  A beautiful plant with beautiful flowers.

F Number5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm
Exposure Time1/25
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO100
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Foggy morning


F Number5.4
Focal Length31.0 mm
Exposure Time1/40
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO125
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Friday, August 16, 2013

Skywatch Friday



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.
 

F Number8.0
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/160
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO100
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Vandalism

When I'm in the cemetery, I'm always conscious of the head stones, and don't walk on people's graves.  Then, there are those who deliberately vandalise the stones, knocking them over for fun.  There are cameras in Vale, and rewards for turning in vandals, but few seem to get caught.  This one in particular seemed poignant to me.

F Number3.5
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length14.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 28.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/30
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO320
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Trinacria?

The ancient name of the island of Sicily is Trinacria, and the flag of Sicily has a trinacria on it.  My grandfather was born in Sicily, so there's a sort of family connexion there.  Interestingly, the flag of the Isle of Man also has a three legged symbol on it.

Maple seeds typically come in opposed pairs; you can see on in the background.  Very rarely, they form triplets but are not often found on the ground because they stick up and are easily broken.  I've never seen a four leafed clover, but I'm holding a three winged maple seed.

F Number5.3
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length30.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 60.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/40
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO250
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Faded angel

This angel is in Vale Cemetery, on the Steinf├╝hrer monument.  It's a white marble statue, and the sky was very light the day I took the photo.  I tried several exposure settings, but I sort of like how this one turned out.

F Number5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/80
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO400
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Friday, August 9, 2013

Silhouetted skyline

Thought I'd try a silhouette and got a bonus with the sun setting.  The sumacs almost look tropical like this.

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.
 


F Number8.0
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/125
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO100
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Fishing in Vale

One thing that's interesting: I've seen more people fishing down in Vale than there were before the construction.  There's a wide path down the south side of the east pond, and it makes it much nicer to set up.  You can cast without getting caught in the bushes and trees behind you.

I've seen carp, bass and sunfish in the pond.  The carp tend to school in the middle; the sunnies can be seen hovering over their nests in the shallows, and the bass hang out around the fallen trees.

F Number5.6
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/30
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO100
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Baby American Toad

Walking in Vale on the side of the pond and I heard scrabbling at my feet.  Faint, but distinct.  Looking down, I saw several of these baby American Toads hopping out of my way.  Who can resist picking up a baby?  Not me, and the little creature seemed quite happy (not hoppy!) as long as I wasn't enclosing it in my hand.  It perched here for a good 5 minutes before I placed it gently back on the forest floor.

F Number5.6
Focal Length40.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 80.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/50
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO200
Exposure Compensation0
FlashNo Flash

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Eiffel tower!

I don't know the story, but the next time I see the people here I'll ask: Why is there an Eiffel Tower on the porch?


F Number6.3
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/320
Exposure ProgramProgram AE
ISO100
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Monday, August 5, 2013

Cowhorn creek

I rarely tire of this view.  Down in Vale, the city seems so far away.  I know that the creek comes out of a culvert not more than 200 yards upstream from here, butI can't tell that from where I stand.

F Number5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/50
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO400
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Flowers are back


There was a two week period of scorching heat, and the flowers were not happy about that.  THen we got some rain and just like that, they've recovered.

F Number5.6
Lens IDLUMIX G VARIO 14-45mm F3.5-5.6
Focal Length45.0 mm (35 mm equivalent: 90.0 mm)
Exposure Time1/100
Exposure ProgramManual
ISO400
Exposure Compensation0
FlashOff, Did not fire
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