Small window

Every now and then, I catch a glimpse of a scene that stops me in my tracks then spurs me to get my gear and capture it!

(The sun sets remarkably fast when you start setting up and snapping.)

Shooting in aperture mode, I set the depth of field to f/22 for the sunbeam effect and got the image below.

1/40 sec, f/22, ISO 400

Since the wind was brisk, I quickly boosted the ISO from 400 to 1000 to increase the shutter speed from 1/40th of a second to 1/160th of a second and managed to get a crisper shot before the sun vanished behind the low clouds.

1/160 sec, f/20, ISO 1000

Here’s the close up comparison with camera settings from Lightroom .So glad there was just enough time to make the quick adjustment. I love the final shot.

Summer Skies

Just had to utilize the July storm sky panorama for the calendar this month. This particular composite was made from images captured before the sun was completely obscured by the incoming cloud (see previous post).

Alternate resolutions of the calendar as well as a mobile phone wallpaper are available here.

After having recently lost my phone, I started including ‘if found…’ info with my hubby’s number on my lock screen image. If you would like a custom version with your info on it, just email the request and I’ll prep and email it to you; no charge.

Eye on the sky

Living at the water’s edge offers us a large view and ‘front row seat’ to the weather systems in our area. We face east south east and systems typically move from west to east. Often we can see what’s coming from our front window. With all the technology in our palm (mobile phone), we have incredible weather stations at our fingertips to get specific details!

This afternoon we had been out and about when we noticed the dark clouds on the western horizon. The radar confirmed something menacing was headed our way.

We hurried home to shut the windows and set up to watch the ‘show’.

Thankfully, the worst of the wind and rain passed just south of us. Spectacular nonetheless!

The image above is a composite of about 5 captured in portrait orientation then merged in Photoshop. I posted a video of the sky on my Facebook page as well. Check it out and like/follow my page while you’re there. Thanks!

June 2019

Summer brings us the full spectrum of colour. All the colours of the rainbow appear in different times and places; sometimes all at once like in a rainbow.

A few summers ago, I caught a hint of a spectrum on the surface of the lake. Enjoy it in the June desktop calendar.

Blue Flag Iris – May Calendar

I love wild irises for the crisp, pointy deep purple roll that unfurls to display bold, intricate veins of purple. Almost transparent, delicate edges uncurl then curl again.

Enjoy the bold purples and fresh greens of this month’s calendar image.You can find a cell phone lock screen and alternate screen resolutions here.

 

Showers and flowers

April and May respectively. I can’t wait!


For the ‘big screen’ version of the calendar go here.

For the ‘tiny’ screen see below.

Happy February

Hitting fresh snow on a fresh day is exhilarating.

It’s especially enjoyable when you can share the experience with some one special.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Alternate resolutions can be found here.

If you like the month on your phone lock screen:

(Sorry for the late post.)