Wednesday, August 31, 2011

ho-HUM

The Hummingbird.


100mm, f/7.1, 1/100, 2000 ISO [Day 151/366]


The Game.


100mm, f/7.1, 1/100, 2000 ISO [Day 151/366]


The Suspense.


100mm, f/7.1, 1/100, 2000 ISO [Day 151/366]


The Tasty Flowers.
[Butterfly Bush, Buddleia lindleyana]


100mm, f/7.1, 1/100, 2000 ISO [Day 151/366]



100mm, f/2.8, 1/160, 1250 ISO [Day 151/366]


[Insert me, putting my camera away and turning to leave.]


The Dance.


100mm, f/5.6, 1/125, 5000 ISO [Day 151/366]


The Triumph [of manual focus].


100mm, f/5.6, 1/200, 5000 ISO [Day 151/366]

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Peachy

August. MaryHill Peaches. Bliss.


100mm, f/16, 1/100, 800 ISO [Day 150/366]



100mm, f/5.6, 1/200, 100 ISO [Day 150/366]

Monday, August 29, 2011

Ramona Falls

This spider web had a cool disco-ball effect going on, it lost a little pizazz in my digital capture though.


48mm, f/6.3, 1/160, 5000 ISO [Day 148/366]


I don't like this picture at all, I'm just putting it in to contrast my following slow-shutter shots.


40mm, f/4.0, 1/160, 6400 ISO [Day 148/366]


I took this one remembering, and trying to duplicate to some extent, one I'd taken years ago with a point-n-shoot.


52mm, f/13, 1.3 sec, 200 ISO [Day 148/366]


Here's the picture from 2006 taken with my old point-and-shoot:
[hopefully the difference is apparent!]


23.7mm, f/5.2, 1/15, 100 ISO, Point-N-Shoot


I decided I didn't want to carry my tripod on the hike, so all these shots were taken with the assistance of rocks and logs. Not bad.


38mm, f/13, 2.0 sec, 125 ISO [Day 148/366]




24mm, f/13, 2.0 sec, 125 ISO [Day 148/366]


Here's kind of a "big picture" view, although I don't think it conveys the scale well; It is frowned upon to place a person close enough to the water fall to put the scene into proper perspective.


24mm, f/13, 2.0 sec, 125 ISO [Day 148/366]


Berries on a Devils' Club bush; there were too many thorns and bugs for me to be interested in staying to take a picture of any other part of the plant. My ISO was at 4000 anyhow, and I don't like to shoot macros like that.


100mm, f/4.0, 1/160, 4000 ISO [Day 148/366]


Interesting Cliff Wall


100mm, f/5.6, 1/160, 2000 ISO [Day 148/366]


Ramona Creek, running through a shady green pocket.


48mm, f/16, 1.6 sec, 100 ISO [Day 148/366]


Mt. Hood


58mm, f/11, 1/250, 125 ISO [Day 148/366]



28mm, f/11, 1/250, 125 ISO [Day 148/366]

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Salad

While this plant looks to me like lettuce, it is actually a type of coleus.


100mm, f/2.8, 1/250, 400 ISO [Day 147/366]



100mm, f/2.8, 1/200, 320 ISO [Day 147/366]



100mm, f/2.8, 1/200, 400 ISO [Day 147/366]



100mm, f/5.6, 1/125, 800 ISO [Day 147/366]



100mm, f/4.0, 1/320, 800 ISO [Day 147/366]



100mm, f/5.6, 1/125, 1250 ISO [Day 147/366]


A salt-N-pepper plant?


100mm, f/5.0, 1/200, 640 ISO [Day 146/366]

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Millet

Previously, I'd only known millet as a food; Now I see that it can be a nice ornamental plant as well.


100mm, f/4.0, 1/125, 1000 ISO [Day 145/366]



100mm, f/4.0, 1/125, 1000 ISO [Day 145/366]



100mm, f/4.0, 1/100, 1000 ISO [Day 145/366]

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

August Rain

Harbingers: A fallen yellow leaf and rain drops.


100mm, f/14, 1/125, 800 ISO [Day 144/366]


Has summer even been here? Perhaps. Regardless, Fall is lurking.



100mm, f/5.6, 1/250, 500 ISO [Day 143/366]



100mm, f/5.6, 1/250, 800 ISO [Day 143/366]



100mm, f/5.6, 1/160, 500 ISO [Day 143/366]

Monday, August 22, 2011

The Dog Days of Summer

I have no idea what "the Dog Days of Summer" are; I've always figured they were hot summer days when not much was accomplished. This past weekend I was as lazy as possible (although, aren't cats lazier than dogs??), and I sat around in the first heat we've really had this summer as if I'd endured months of unrelenting heat and had finally capitulated to the sweltering weather until a cool breeze (or beverage) could arrive to save me. My pictures from the weekend coincidentally are 2 quintessential late summer objects: Watermelon and Sunflowers. Both can be enjoyed from a chair in the shade.


100mm, f/4.5, 1/125, 400 ISO [Day 142/366]



100mm, f/4.5, 1/125, 400 ISO [Day 142/366]



100mm, f/4.5, 1/125, 400 ISO [Day 142/366]



100mm, f/3.5, 1/250, 100 ISO [Day 141/366]



100mm, f/4.0, 1/250, 100 ISO [Day 141/366]



100mm, f/4.5, 1/200, 125 ISO [Day 141/366]


[PS: I Googled "Dog Days" and now am fully educated as to the origins of the phrase.]

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Lights, Camera, No Action

These are glass lights my neighbor has artfully placed in flower arrangements; I did not photograph the flowers :)


100mm, f/5.0, 1/200, 800 ISO [Day 140/366]



100mm, f/5.0, 1/200, 500 ISO [Day 140/366]



100mm, f/5.0, 1/200, 500 ISO [Day 140/366]



100mm, f/5.0, 1/200, 500 ISO [Day 140/366]



100mm, f/5.0, 1/200, 800 ISO [Day 140/366]

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Squash Me



100mm, f/5.0, 1/250, 400 ISO [Day 139/366]

Friday, August 19, 2011

An apple a day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away...Probably not true in the case of this apple since it was growing right by a hospital.


100mm, f/6.3, 1/125, 1000 ISO [Day 137/366]

Thursday, August 18, 2011

8 reasons to Jump

As I was making breakfast this morning, I saw [through the window] a pretty nicely constructed spider web glistening in the rays of the rising sun. I debated between eating and then going out to take a picture, or postponing breakfast and going right out. I'm glad I decided to go straight away, because within 5 minutes, the sun was higher in the sky, and the web was no longer lit in the eye-catching fashion. I'm sure there's a lesson in there, something about seizing the moment.

The Web


100mm, f/5.0, 1/250, 400 ISO [Day 138/366]


And for fun, a close up crop of the preceding picture: