Here is another frozen bubble that I had fun trying to do this winter. For this one I used a technique suggested by a photographer on G+ who does some really beautiful ones along with his magnificent macro snowflakes. Anyway, I shot this at night using a bright flashlight behind and a special lens to diffuse that light. I think it gave the bubble a glow like effect. I just love the patterns that are created by the bubble freezing.
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Friday, January 19, 2018
A bit different image for a Friday for me. There is some water bokeh in it and Friday is all about the bokeh. 😃 This is a Canada Geese family I captured as they were out for a swim on one of the 10,000 lakes up in Alexandria Minnesota this past June. Crazy weather we are having, going to be 50 the next 2 days after highs in the teens. I like this weather better.
Thursday, January 18, 2018
I felt like a summer image today. This is from this past summer while I was up in Minnesota. There is a large group of Hollyhocks that grow in this spot and the bees just love them. This is a Honey Bee just full of pollen from visiting the blooms.
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
I have had this image around for a while and never shared it for some reason. G+ had a theme of Arches today and it reminded me of this image so thought I would share it here as well. This is the main area of the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis Minnesota. It was opened in 1907 and was the first basilica in the US. It was so ornate and beautiful inside and huge. I visited it a while back and took several images of which this was one and is an HDR image to bring out the detail.
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Posting early again today because I have another day off due to the cold. It is cold too, went out just for a moment to feed the birds and that was quite chilling. I got this image over the break at my in-laws home though, I don't get Bluebirds at my house much. It was snowing a bit and this big group of them came to have a drink. It was very neat to see so many at one time. I love how they have to stretch their necks out to drink. Looks like they are singing.
Monday, January 15, 2018
Posting early today as we have a holiday today. It's a blah, bitterly cold day, so I felt like a pop of color. This is an older image I have never shared of some Kalanchoe blooms in light and shadow. I have a great deal of trouble getting these plants to grow. I took this image from a friend's plant. I have one now that I am trying not to kill, it has not flowered though.
Sunday, January 14, 2018
It's only the second Sunday of the month but this month seems endless for some reason. We got a bit more snow and headed into a bit of a warm up before another deep freeze. My image today was taken as I was waiting to go in to breakfast up in Minnesota at the Steam Threshers Reunion that I get to help fire this locomotive at. It was making one of it's first rounds of the morning and I captured it in that early light.