Friday, May 7, 2021


 TGIF!  I've got a great bokeh image for you today because Friday's Are Bokehlicious.  This is a macro of the Fern Peony I have from the hubster's grandmother.  I am always pleased to see it bloom.  It's fern branches are creating the lovely sofy bokeh.  It always blooms much earlier than my traditional Peonies.

Thursday, May 6, 2021


 Happy Thursday.  More honey bees and Crabapple blossoms for today.  The Crabapples are done blooming now but were quite beautiful while they lasted.  I was glad the bees enjoyed them too.

Wednesday, May 5, 2021


 It's a double digit day and it's Wildflower Wednesday!  The wildflowers here in my part of Kansas are starting to bloom like crazy and it is hard to choose what to share.  I decided on Rose Verbena for today because I liked how this macro image turned out.  This is actually a 2 image focus stack.  

Tuesday, May 4, 2021


 Well, I got somewhat lucky again on a bike ride recently.  I rode by the lake and there is an inlet that I have regularly seen a Heron or even two at.  On this day there were two and one was fairly close.  I was able to get several photos as is it moved around to various spots.  This was one as it came in to land after it was in another part of the inlet.  I liked the shadow it was casting.

Monday, May 3, 2021


 Our Crocus have been done for a while but I have a photo that I never shared of a group of them that I really liked.  The back lighting of them really seemed to make them glow.  

Sunday, May 2, 2021


 It's Steamy Sunday!  Today we are back in the archives once again and again to the Cripple Creek and Victor Railroad.  This is an image that shows the narrow gauge track fairly well.  Narrow gauge was mainly used in mountain areas to allow for tighter turns in less of an amount of space.  It helped cut costs because they didn't have to do as much cutting out of a hillside.  On some railroads with smaller equipment like this, tunnels would not have to be as large either.

Saturday, May 1, 2021


 Happy May Day!  Today's image is not real.  I took both photos that this is made from but not at the same time.  This is a good example of how you should not believe a lot of the images you see on the internet.  If they are just too good to believe, they probably are faked.  Rarely does everything come together just perfectly.  I have a new photo program and I was playing with it and found how, actually, ridiculously easy it is to produce a more dramatic image than what mostly comes out of the camera.  It dawned on me even more that a really stunning photo is most likely not "real".  Not that this one is stunning but it had more visual interest to me than eith of the images it was made from had on their own.

A rainbow image I took over a field a year or two ago merged with a windmill I shot recently while on a bike ride.