Posts Tagged ‘pictures’

Moon Variations

I was outside last night with my camera and was trying to get good pictures of the moon. The pictures weren’t good or interesting until….

I started experimenting. It was a full moon.

I would move the camera slightly to getthe interesting effects.

It didn’t take much movement to get the variations in the moon.

It surprised me to get the long “moon” with very little movement.

Now I wait until the next full moon so

   I can experiment more with my moon pictures.

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A Blue Grosbeak

I do apologize for the quality of this picture. I was in the house, and the bird was near a tangle of vines in the yard.

I quickly took four pictures, because I haven’t seen a blue grosbeak in years. The red on its side is the red patch on its upper wing.

Grosbeaks have a bigger-proportioned beak to use for cracking seeds open.

And here was one … in my yard … posing for the pictures.

Shades of Green

I was lazy and resting on the couch.

The couch is across the living room from the west window.

I couldn’t help but notice the myriad of the shades of greens in my view.

I took pictures, in awe of all the greens — the ones close and those far away.

The closest branch here is right outside the living room window.

I can sit on the couch and admire this view in all seasons, at different times of the day and in the differing weathers.

Sunset Variations

These pictures were taken 7:30 p.m. from my chair by the living room window.

I couldn’t have planned it better to capture the last light of the day.

A little more light changed the atmosphere of the evening.

The sun continued to sink  in the west,

and the colors to darken.

I stayed in my chair by the window.

The sun highlighted the clouds in the west.

The end of the day approached, and I sat in my chair watching its progression.

I wonder what tomorrow’s sunset will bring.

Unexpected Composition

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Our triple window in the living room faces west. Sometimes I just snap pictures from where I sit on the couch and watching TV.

This picture has a combination of varying elements: 3 plants outside the window. The distant treeline on the other side of a large cornfield. Then there’s the tree in our front yard. The sun nears the horizon, its shape altered by elements listed above.

I was quite surprised when I saw the picture. It doesn’t look anything like what I saw in the camera. I know it’s a plant under the sun. The yellow edges the outside of the sun and adds the vertical yellow line through the middle of it.

Like I wrote: I have no idea how the elements resulted in the picture. I’m so glad they did

What to think?

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  I took this picture at 8:30 in the morning.

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I was in  such a hurry to take pictures before the light changed. It was a shaft of light, but I couldn’t see the top part. I changed my position several times to get the shaft of light behind the spider web for pictures.

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This shows part of the the web up close. It was a challenge to get the web where it showed the most.

I do believe I’m becoming infatuated with spider webs.

Another Face

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I always take pictures of the full moon (some, like this one, from in the house). The trees blocked the last full moon until bedtime. So, I took the camera in the bedroom and later took pictures through the south window when the moon peaked through the trees. I didn’t realize until the next day, when I was looking at the pictures, that I photographed what looked like a moon spirit …

The man in the moon does exist!