Saturday, October 16, 2010

Day 289

ISO 100, 95mm, f/16, 0.4 sec.

Day 289 - A perfect day

Today was not supposed to be about photography. I promised.

But when the dogs got us up way before the sunrise, on a Saturday, I couldn't help myself. It was time to grab the coffee and head for the fields east of Salem.

I won't go into the gory details about how flipping cold it was.

The skies were wonderful and the low lying fog that the valley is so popular for was just barely present.

ISO 100, 120mm, f/14, 1/50 sec.

Since my hands had already turned numb, I figured I might as well hang out until the sun was above the clouds on the horizon, after all what is another 30 minutes on a day that was not supposed to be about photography.

How else was I going to get that delightful warm glow?

ISO 200, 100mm macro, f/8.0, 1/500 sec.

And then there was the minor detail of really needing to test drive my new lens. Yup, on a day that was not supposed to be about photography, we had to stop by one of the flower gardens. Only another 30 minutes, that's all.

Of course, when I found out that my little grand dog was at the vets, I ran over with the camera. That only took 45 minutes.

And then, when it was time to run the dogs it was beautiful out, we out there anyway, shouldn't I take the camera? Oops, that took about 2.5 hours.

OK, so only half of the day was not about photography.

Karen, if you are still listening to me, you have my humble appreciation for tolerating me and the camera. :o)))


  1. Absolutely beautiful shots. I'm a little jealous, I spent all day indoors at a desk. Blah...

    Love the sunrise.

  2. love that 2nd photo! and that bee...oh my! awesome!

  3. Love the bee! Like those farm photos, too. Looks like home, only better.

  4. WHat a great photograph. Did you use an extension tube? Tripod? Flash? Sorry.. would just like to know!

  5. Oh my .... these are stunning! I LOVE the macro but the first two really take my breath away! WOW!

  6. STUNNING!!! Each one of them were a WOW, good lord I am in love with that first one!!

  7. Wonderful photos, especially with numb hands! I truly enjoyed your post that was not about photography!

  8. OMG! Those images are STUNNING! Love love love them.
    The people who love us, really have a special kind of patience with us. I don't know if they "get it" but they "get us"

  9. Ah man!! I love the first shot in this post, awesome!!

  10. Wonderful shots. First one is my favorite. Love the mist and there is something magical about taking shoots at that time of the day.

  11. That first two shots look amazing! I bet the first one would look awesome as a print enlargement for your wall.