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One photo a day challenge: Day 354. For a while we were having a good stretch of beautiful sunset skies. It has not been the case in recent weeks. I can’t remember the last time I had the opportunity to photograph a nice sunset. It doesn’t help that half the time I am not home from work yet as the sun is setting. But I have really been wanting to photograph a… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 348. Had fun experimenting with some night photography. Tonight I worked with some of the newly added Christmas Lights outside out house. I used an f/16 aperture to create the starburst effect of the Christmas Lights. In the background you can see the just barely illuminated trees from the lights I placed out by the trees. And off in the distance the Christmas lights from out… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 342. Not the most successful attempt and night sky photography. It got cloudy faster than I would have liked. I struggled getting the focus dialed in. But, I like how this image turned out. Clouds moving through the sky. Trees with interesting lighting. A few stars popping out. I added to that with a preset in Lightroom.

One photo a day challenge: Day 339. Went outside for some more night time photography. Unfortunately the sky was completely overcast again tonight. Tonight I moved around and photographed from a few different angles and different scenes. At one point the wind really picked up. That created this exposure which is my favorite of todays batch. I wanted to feature this large oak tree in our yard in this photo. Then have… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 337. I have really become interested in astrophotography and photographing the the night sky. I went through an online video course on astrophotography and I am in the process of completing another online training course on astrophotography. So I have been wanting to go outside and play around with it and see if it is actually anything I enjoy before investing too much more time or… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 336. Lack of day light and lack of my typical subjects during the colder seasons is really forcing me to get more creative for this challenge. Today I got way outside my comfort zone. I just had some fun. I just played with the light.

One photo a day challenge: Day 190. This plant became very wilted after our recent heat wave. It looked like it was going to die. The flower heads all drooped and died off. Then all the leaves turned brown. I really wasn’t sure it was going to survive. Then I noticed some new growth. Stems with flower heads began to emerge. It looked like the flower was resilient after all. I was… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 161. I set out to try something a little different today. Using artificial light in my photography has opened up some new avenues. The lights I have have worked out in photographing close up and medium distance photos. Tonight I tried to use the artificial lighting on a more wide angle scenic photograph. The lights worked to illuminate the foreground. Lighting up the tree trunk and… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 159. Tonight I was able to catch the very end of the light left in the sky from sunset. The foreground trees are almost completely in shadow. The night sky has just a little bit of brightness left in it just above the tree line. There is a touch of color to the sky and clouds just above the clear light above the trees. then the… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 157. It is amazing how much can change in a day. Nature can pass through its phases of growth before we even know it. Just yesterday most of our peonies didn’t look like they were going to bloom any time soon. But today there are bunches of them blooming. Some of the peonies are huge and fully opened. Other peonies are still smaller and the petals… Read More

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