Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Mountain Tops

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By standing atop top a bench on our deck, I can get a good look above the rooftops and telephone wires at the mountains across our valley. This was one of those glorious fall days embellished by stunning cloud formations. When I took this shot, I was reminded of a post I read on one of my favorite photoblogs (It may have been Paul Maxim's site --I stop by there regularly to enjoy seeing the world through his eyes). He was mulling over the perverse nature of photographers. To paraphrase the observation that caught my attention, most people might look up at the sky on a given occasion and say something like, "What a gorgeous day. Not a cloud in the sky." The photographer standing next to that person is thinking: "Drat. Not a cloud in the sky. Oh, well. Maybe tomorrow will be a better day."

Check out Paul Maxim's blog and enjoy his beautiful work

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

What a Face!

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How could you resist a face like this—and why would you want to? Jim and PJ are lucky to have such a handsome friend.

Luminous Leaf

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Another reminder that it's all about the light. You will find the larger version of the picture in the "Outside My Window" gallery. Have a lovely Tuesday.

Monday, October 8, 2007


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On the day I shot this, I was experimenting with adding an extension tube to my Canon 50mm f1.8 lens (often called the nifty fifty) for some macro work. I enjoy focusing on detail when I am exploring what's "outside my window". This tiny flower has bloomed on one of the many spider plants that flourish in our back yard. Come to think of it, creepy-crawly spiders flourish in our neighborhood as well. Hmmm.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Another Tree in My Life

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You didn't think I could go very long without posting a picture of a tree, did you? I fell for this one at Silent Knight Farms. It was rather late in the morning for shooting, but I couldn't resist getting out and seeing if I could beat the odds.

Borrowing a View

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I thought it was time to change the subject. So I went back to the Eastern Sierra file for this one.

When we spent the night at Brown's Town Campground in Bishop on the the way to Bridgeport, this was the view our golfing neighbors were enjoying. All we had to do was look over the top of the open wire fence and we, too, had a clear view of the mountains to the northeast.