Thursday, December 1, 2016

Beaker on the loose!

Remember Beaker?
Driving along the other day I saw Beaker from
the Muppet's.  Who knew he was hitching across America?
My husband thought the same thing,so
I'm not the only weird one here!
This traffic cone has obviously been here for a long time!
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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday ~ Lake Hudson Pelicans

Happy Thanksgiving to all!

When I was at Lake Hudson, near Salina, OK.,
 I saw these pelicans basking in the afternoon sun.
There was one lone pelican on a stump.
He stretched for a moment 
did some beak scratching,
and soon nestled down to finish his nap.
I wonder why he was all by himself.
Hopefully, he is a leader and not just a follower
or worse, ostracized from the flock.
Any ideas why this pelican wants to be alone?
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Friday, November 18, 2016

Project 3 ~ The world at your feet

The third exercise or project in a book titled
"The A-Z of Creative Photography" has been really difficult to 
wrap my mind around and execute, it's "The World at Your Feet".
My notes on this chapter will help explain this concept, 
but I think the jest is to look around you, even
at what is at your feet, so you don't miss anything interesting.

Okay, here goes, my photos....
(Ocean water drain off - reminds me of a burnt forest.)
You really need a copy of this book to see the author/photographer's
examples, they are (pardon the over used word) AMAZING, truly!
(Tree bark - reminds me of a road map.)
My photos, may not quite be right
representations of this project, however, I'm going to continue 
looking around my surroundings for unusual
and curious subjects. 
(Moss and fungus on bark - reminds me of
 an aerial photo of a forest.)
Whew, now I can move on to the next project, yes!

*****   Photography Notes   *****
1)  "But what of the landscape at your feet? What of the many patterns, textures and details in nature: the small scale subjects that make up the very scenes we try so desperately hard to photograph? They, too, can be the source of fascinating pictures and, unlike the grand view, provide much more scope for personal interpretation because no none else is likely to see them in quite the same way."

2)  Exclude the horizon from your field of view - once the horizon is gone, so too is that sense of space.

3)  Get into the habit of looking for details when shooting landscapes, instead of always focusing on bigger views.

4)  The picture will be more effective if the subject isn't recognizable because this tends to make us focus on that the picture is of rather than the elements contained within its boundaries.

5)  A close-up of the patterns in a rock may appear like a aerial photograph taken from thousands of meters above the earth yet is no bigger than your hand; ripples in a sandy beach look surprisingly like a vast desert; a small trickle in a river could be a towering waterfall cascading over cliffs.

6)  The quality of light becomes less important.

7)  Exploring the world at your feet can be considered macros and closeups I think, here's an article.
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“Once photography enters your bloodstream, it is like a disease.”
— Anonymous
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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Our World Tuesday ~ Super Full Moon

Last Night the Super Full Moon brightened up all Our Worlds.
If you've seen my blog from 9/16/16 (here) you know I've been trying to 
capture shots of the Full Moons.
On our way home Sunday I took this from an empty lot
in a nearby gated community with my iPhone. 
I couldn't get in last night so I drove to a nearby hill
to see the Super Full Moon.
Looking over our hometown of Broken Arrow, OK
the Moonrise was around 5:53 PM.
People were gathering, like me, about an hour before the Moonrise.
I felt a little like I was in the remake of the
 "Close Encounters of the Third Kind".
 Our sky was a bit cloudy so the moon weaved
between the wispy clouds.
 You can see the beautiful orange of this rare site.
So glad I took my camera out last night because this
site won't happen again until  November 25, 2034.
To learn more about the Full Moons see this website. 
The next Full Moon is December 13, at 6:09PM.
I took this before leaving my spot on the hill.
Once I got home, I was pleased to see I got the night
traffic car lights on the road below...another first for me!
Hopefully, you got to see the Super Full Moon too!
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Monday, November 14, 2016

Three Shot Monday ~ #1

My favorite shots from the weekend!
We visited some of our grand-kids...
 BoomPa napping with Baby-Jack.
 Kinley opening her birthday gifts.
Look at those hands fly!
Our little monkey, Reed!
Irresistible expressions...
What a blessing to spend time with family!
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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Good Fences on Thursday ~ Pawnee Bill's Ranch

This is an old entrance (currently not in use) to the Pawnee Bill's Ranch.
I love all the farm implements used in assembling this gate
and I would love spending time taking some awesome macros
but that would take a lot of time and my husband 
was acting impatient.  
He doesn't always understand me and my crazy artistic side...
just means a trip to explore by myself!
Besides I didn't bring my macro lens.
If you're interested in visiting the Pawnee Bill Museum
and or the Wild West Show, visit their website, here.
I'm definitely going take time to go back and see the show
and explore the museum.  I bet I'll find some great photo-ops!
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Monday, November 7, 2016

Monday Murals ~ Drumright, OK

We went for an afternoon drive
while the weather is still warm enough
to enjoy the top down.
On the way home we ran across this mural in
Drumright, Oklahoma, an oil boom town.
Not too far from Cushing, OK where earthquake damage was reported
last night (5.0). I think it was the longest earthquake we've 
felt in Broken Arrow, OK.
I hope all these old towns don't have any aftershocks.
This mural caught my eye right away and we squealed to a stop.
I love murals and have always wanted to paint one.
 Opposite this one was a mural 
of a huge American flag, but there were too many cars
parked blocking a good shot.
I did a google search and found this website giving
information on all of Drumright's murals....I'll have to go back!
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