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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

One photo a day challenge: Day 148. I have always shoed away from buying new gadgets or gear for my photography. I only bought gear that I had a plan for how I would actually use it. Even if it was something I wouldn’t use all the time. I want to have a plan for all the tools in my bag. A use case. I want to know under what circumstances I… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 125. Most of the day today it was either raining or completely cloudy and dark. We had some nice bird visitors. A flock of Pine Siskins, a group of Blue Jays, and our first of the year Baltimore Oriole pair. I would have loved to photograph the birds but the conditions were poor for creating good photos. So it seemed like another perfect opportunity to wait… Read More

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