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In January I had occasion to stay at the home of a friend. One morning as I woke up, even before my glasses were on, even before I got out of bed, a domestic scene called for me to activate the camera. Light, texture, line, mood, it had it all.
I had the pleasure this weekend of seeing hawks up close. Hawk Watch out win Ramona, CA, puts on an educational show on Saturdays January and February. If you' re interested in taking pictures of feathers, it is a good place to go.
Noble looking creatures, aren't they?
I see I missed a couple of Sundays. That's because I was black in Delaware for a Memorial Service for my wife. Since the service was near Longwood Gardens, I did take a couple of hours to visit their annual Orchid Display. Here is a picture taken there.
I call it Woman with the Big Hat.
Many times I find the center of the flower to be more interesting that than complete blossom. And that was definitely true for this orchid. Your viewpoint for this picture is upside down from what it actually was on display. No good reason for it except that I thought it was more eye catching.
Yesterday was the annual "Pelican Shoot" for one of the photo groups I belong to. Every year there seem to be fewer pelicans. But it was a beautiful day, good day to be out, good day to enjoy with friends. The pelicans weren't particularly active on this day. Nonetheless, a few decent images came out of the excursion. Here is one that amused me because of the juxtaposition of the two pelicans:
I call this one "TWO HEADS ARE BETTER THAN ONE".
There hasn't been a blog entry since the end of October. And there is a reason for that. While my wife and I were traveling in October, she began to feel unwell. We, as planned, returned home at the end of October. Within 10 days the reason for her feeling unwell was diagnosed. On November 28 she died as a result of an aggressive brain tumor. Is it a surprise that I did not feel like putting up pictures for a while?
Now I am adjusting to life alone. Photography is a good thing because it keeps me busy. Plus photography colleagues has been supportive. So here is the first picture of 2018:
My daughter provided an amaryllis during the Christmas Holiday. I call this "Out of the Depths".
This image was compiled from 20 images, stacked and blended in Photoshop, in order to obtain the depth of field desired. It is not science fiction. It's real!
Please enjoy and leave comments.