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One photo a day challenge: Day 217. Stepped out onto the back deck with the flowers this evening. Post sunset. Its getting dark. Going to use some artificial light to illuminate the flowers. Not entirely sure what I was going to photograph. I had decided to focus my attention on just one large flower pot. This pot has a nice mix of flowers and they are all different shades of red. I… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 216. I went outside today. Just looking for something to photograph. No real plan. Wandered around the yard. Looking at plants. Just watching and observing. Looking for something interesting. As I meandered through the edge of the woods I watched the light. Trying to see how the light fell on the life in the forest. The sun was bright outside. Most things were brightly illuminated. But… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 215. Todays photographs are from our flowers out on our back deck. The flowers grow wonderfully in our large flower pots on our railing. I love the bold colors. I also really like the composition. One flower up front and in clear focus. Another flower in the next layer. Just a bit out of focus. And then there is another flower in the back layer completely… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 214. Outside looking for photography subjects. Walking gingerly because my feet hurt. Moving slowly. Walking gingerly and moving slowly can also help find good photography subjects. It I was able to get around easily and simply walk briskly by these tiny flowers I probably would have missed this tiny Yellowjacket slowly crawling along the tiny white flowers near the ground.

One photo a day challenge: Day 213. More rain here in upstate, New York. At least I didn’t get it during my race. It does make for beautiful photographs after the storm passes though. I love the water droplets reflecting the light in combination with the brightly lit yellow flowers.

One photo a day challenge: Day 212. It’s race day!!!! Up early to gear up and get ready for a long day on the trails. The sun hasn’t even come up yet. So enjoy this view from Mendon Ponds. Waiting for the race to start.

One photo a day challenge: Day 211. Today I went outside to photograph flowers from our selection of flowers we have planted in pots at our house. My plan was to just focus on one specific flower. I have always likes these strawflowers. I don’t think I have photographed them in a little while. So I turned mu attention to them. One pot particularly was growing well and had several blooms. Photographing… Read More

One photo a day: Day 210. I love photographing flowers. It is a joy because the flowers are so beautiful. There is also joy in photographing flowers because of the little surprises you can find. There are so many opportunities to find other small parts of the natural world. Today as I strolled through the Cornell Botanic Gardens I saw a variety of the tiny wonders we share this planet with. There… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 209. I went outside today planning to photograph some of the flowers in our garden. After I did that for a minute I decided to check out our milkweed plants. I started photographing the seed pods that are developing. Then I noticed out first Monarch Butterfly Caterpillar of the year. As I kept looking for more Monarch caterpillars I noticed a beetle. Then I noticed a… Read More

One photo a day challenge: Day 208. If there is one thing this summer has brought us so far it is plenty of opportunities to take post storm photos. Rain frequently. Even multiple times in a day. Some things look better. The quality of their color is enhanced. Their character is changed. All this from the addition of some water. Rain brings the water. I bring the camera. I try to record… Read More

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