Saturday, May 26, 2012

Flower Time

I've been snapping a few photos with my iPhone while out on my walk.

Look at the water droplets in the center of these lupine leaves! Like diamonds!

I planted a few flowers in my old crocks.

The sun is shining this morning. Our kids will be visiting.

Have a great weekend!

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Back Up North

We left Florida on Sunday and flew to Manchester, NH where our son picked us up and drove us to his home. We stayed there overnight. He and his girlfriend, Danielle, grilled kabobs for us. Delicious supper on the deck in the sunset!

On Monday we drove to Maine and opened up our new park model. We bought it last fall and didn't really have a chance to live in it much before heading to Florida for the winter.

Before even settling in, we had to go to Berlin, our old home town, to pick up the boat and a couple vehicles. We did that Tuesday. I was able to get a hair cut from my long-time hairdresser, Emily. It was so nice to get caught up with her. I used to color my hair every three weeks so going a whole winter without talking to her was really different. I'm so glad I'm not bothering with dye anymore but I did miss her.

Then, the best part of the day was meeting up with Erin and Kylie. We went for supper at the Red Parka Pub and it was so nice to sit next to Kylie and giggle with her.

And, yesterday, I finally made it to the beach! It was misty at the time so I didn't stay very long but managed to breathe in all that briny goodness. Nice knowing it will be there all summer.

We had a great winter in Florida but this is home!

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Having Fun with the Sun

A few pictures I took last night as the sun was going down. Our assignment was to capture some sun flare then post-process in black and white. But the colored ones were so pretty, I just had to share them.

I crawled around on the ground for this one.

I love how mystical and magical these are!

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

More Black & White

The assignment was to photograph architecture but I spent the day on the boat so this was my interpretation.

For the following one, we had to capture rim light. I went around the house snapping away and liked this one best.

The prompt was to find a cool pattern that would translate into black and white. I took the following of the vintage stairs at the resort we stayed at in the Keys.

Repetition was the theme for the next one. I took this as we were going under a bridge. I like how there is a boat framed in the background.

I almost didn't take this class since I've never really liked B&W photography very much but, I'm glad I did because it's forcing me to look at the world in a different way.

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Saturday, May 12, 2012

A Little Trip

We took off in the boat for a few days this week. I tried taking pictures from the moving boat but it was very choppy. This is Ft. Myers Beach.

We stayed at The Postcard Inn at Holiday Isle Resort on Windley Key.

The place just underwent a huge make over. The grounds were so nice. There are five bars and a couple of pools and clean beach area. Here is one of the bars that looks like a tree house.

Here is a picture of Gary at the pool. I like how he's nicely color coordinated!

And he took one of me. I'm so not photogenic!

We had a really nice time in spite of very choppy seas on the way back. It took us ten hours which is about double the length it should have been! We were so sore and achey the next day. This old body can't take it anymore!


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Monday, May 7, 2012

Out for My Walk

Just some more practice taking pictures at sunset.

These wildflowers are everywhere. Of course, they do require that I lie on the ground to photograph them. Luckily, most of the snowbirds have flown north so nobody saw me tonight.

I'm loving the bokeh I get at this time of the evening.

Red is my favorite color so when I spied these, I just had to snap away.

I can see myself sitting here with a good book.

Major bokeh!

Love this accident!


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Saturday, May 5, 2012

Moon Time

Went out last night to see the almost full moon and got this picture.
Looks pretty full to me!

Tonight's a perfect night for the full moon.
I missed the actual rising by a few minutes
but managed to take a couple photos, anyway.
It was such a pretty pink.

Then I started fooling around with different settings and focuses.

Love having fun with my camera!

Did you see the moon tonight?

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Black & White

I'm participating in Picture Black and White, an online photography class taught by Tracey Clark.

So, I've been walking around taking pictures with my iPhone and applying a B&W filter to them.

For our first lesson we have to concentrate on line.

Lines on the line!

Outdoor bamboo chair arm

Picnic table

Pigmy date palm

Air conditioner

Ladder lying down

I'm enjoying looking at things in a different light!

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