Saturday, August 30, 2014


You all know I love pointing my lens at the sky.

I've been fooling around with a nice macro lens I have in my bag, teaching myself how to focus it properly. I don't think this lens was designed for landscape or sky shots but then, I never did follow the rules. 
The colors here are pretty spot on to what I saw with my eyes.

Anyway, I thinks it's pretty.

Cloudy and windy today. 
I need to get off my dupah and pull some weeds. 
Have a GREAT Holiday weekend!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014


We have had a very cool dry summer so far.
So far!

It now feels like southern Florida!
Hot and extremely humid with buckets of rain.

Weeds have grown overnight and are taking over.
Cloudy gloomy and wet wet wet. 

The good news is that it will cool off this weekend for the Holiday.
I will be pulling weeds.

Also planning a nice BBQ with sister and her man. 

Saturday, August 23, 2014


Had a visitor stop by out back

As usual I snapped this with the lens full out, no planning, 
no tripod etc.
Fly by the seat of my pants!!
Well... You have to catch these shots when you can.
This is when I wish I had more time and patience for photo editing.

I love this bird.
He or she is keeping the varmint population down. 

Although, Abby told me we have a mouse behind the stove.
I have a live trap set with peanut butter.

Missing everyone, will catch up later on my IPad.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Drizzle Drizzle Drizzle

We really needed this rain!

Just when I start to get back in a groove I discover my zoom lens is kaput.

Some of you will remember when the camera was dropped and the lens was smashed.
I bought a used one from a reputable dealer and it worked fine 
but now it simply will not meter.

The other lenses work so I know it's not the camera. 
I will have to rely on my Macro and 50mm for a bit. 

I think I will upgrade the zoom. 
Any suggestions for a Canon zoom lens?

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Animals ~ Photo Challenge

I been off the grid for a bit but I couldn't miss this Challenge!

This little fellow decided to nap on the beach one morning in Kauai
I had to crop this quite a bit and I enhanced the contrast and shadows a bit.

Now this little lady resides in Richmond IL in a shop that is nestled among the antique shops.
This store is dedicated to all things kitty from comfort to nutrition.
I was buying my Abby a basket and the resident kitty had to make sure it was cat worthy.
The other two are very engaged in what their mom was doing in the other room.
I cropped and adjusted the highlights to bring in a bit more outside light.
Then I sharpened to get that little pretty's whiskers to shine. 

And finally my precious Abby.
This was taken with a macro lens and cropped just a bit. 
I used the manual focus because auto focus with a macro this close just doesn't do it. 
I wanted to get that little black nose. 
I got lucky with the exposure so left it alone.

Linking to Donna's