December 31, 2008

Time Well Spent


Opportunities for good shots happen all the time... A willingness to get them is quite another thing! I find that when I do exert myself to get the shot I am always glad I did. I believe The same can be said about many things in life. A willingness to get out of your comfort zone always seems to manage to be for the bettering of your own self and the world...



Weather: Foggy
24-105L@105
ISO 100
Location: Lost in the Fog !

October 10, 2008

The fullness


Life is given to us people with the expectation that we will do something with it. something useful? maybe. something helpful? maybe. but I put forward the thought that if we do not live in maximum of our being then perhaps we ought to...


The roar and crash of the waves as it thunders along the shore reaches my ears and as it sinks into my conscienceness I remember that my camera is outside taking a long exposure and needs to be retrieved...


Phothog

Conditions: Cold, fresh.
17-40L@17mm
ISO: 100
Location: Cape Arago


September 9, 2008

Fern Shadow

As time goes by we see clearly the past and try to understand the future...

We must however be mindful of the now, the present. It is the future and the past, yet it has one vital difference... We can change it.



Sunny, Late afternoon.

24-105L@105
ISO 100

Location: the western wilds.

August 28, 2008

August 13, 2008

For the love which from our birth Over and around us lies.

The beauty is, because there is love...

















Sunny, Scattered clouds
ISO 100

75-300@75

July 19, 2008

The Glory of the Sky

The setting sun is creating a beautiful back-lit effect on the clouds and making the trees in the foreground a strong silhouette.

Where the East meets the West and the
Earth touches the heavens.
ISO 100
100mm USM Macro
Weather: Nice



June 26, 2008

The Beauty of the Earth

Have you ever thought of all the millions of flowers that bloom and fade without anyone ever seeing them? what is the purpose? is it because they are not so unobserved as we could imagine? Why does God make things beautiful, not just functional?...


Columbine in the western woods
ISO 100
17-40L @40mm
Weather: Light Overcast

May 29, 2008

Forest

As the water slips over and around the wet and gleaming rocks, a green summery canopy stretches overhead, diffusing the cloud-hidden sun through its myriad of leaves and bathing the entire forest in an ethereal glow.

ISO 100
17-40L@17mm
East fork of the Coquille River
Weather: overcast

May 10, 2008

The Design of a damselfly

Any time I look at a Dragonfly or Damselfly
I am struck by not just their beauty, but their wonderful design. Need some convincing about ID ? spend a good amount of time(spring through summer?)observing these creatures.

Are they not well made?

Damselfly
ISO 200
70-300@300 w/closeup filter
weather: sunny

April 20, 2008

Bugs


This time of year heralds a chance to enjoy something which are not usually appreciated as much as they should(aside from the occasional butterfly or ladybug). These remarkable creatures (although sometimes looked down upon) integrate wonderfully into the fabric of this planet.

Bee fly
ISO 100
70-300@120
w/closeup filter
Weather: harsh sun

March 20, 2008

Spring has sprung


The first day of spring is always a cheerful one for me. Spring in the pacific NW has been here for a month at least but to have the calender recognize the happy fact is nice. Of course with the thought of spring one has a tendency to think of flowers, greenery, and the dormant earth coming to life... never mind the mud the newly awakened insects, and dreary grey skies. Spring is one of the rare occasions in which the human psyche tends toward the positive. So I say... Hurrah for Spring!!!

February 19, 2008

Rodenstock

Rodenstock, (They used to make medium format lenses) has a series of interesting tests, a must for anyone who has an interest in human vision and perception...

Phothog

January 26, 2008

Ruins


These ruins are part of the remains of a once proud and prosperous port city in Italy. Built during the Roman empire, the city is covered in greenery and is a good reminder of the frailty of our strength.