Monday, September 28, 2015

Lunar eclipse

It was clear here for the Lunar eclipse last night, and despite my best intentions, I ended up taking a few pictures of it.

Sunday, September 13, 2015


Around here, if it tastes good, you have to wait in line to get it.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

a short hike

Nuttall's Larkspur
[Delphinium nuttallii]

Crimson Columbine
[Aquilegia formosa]

Small-flowered Alumroot
[Heuchera micrantha]

Wood Rose
[Rosa gymnocarpa]

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Gloomy forest

This would have been a perfect hike to play with my macro lens, but I hadn't anticipated how much I would miss it, and it was sitting at home instead of on my camera. These pictures were all shot with my 50mm.

There are lots of rhododendrons along the trail, but only a few were even close to blooming.

I saw 3 or 4 paintbrush beginning to bloom.

This was the moment that I most wished I'd brought my macro lens; this little guy was popping around the rocks right by my camera bag. He was probably 1-1.5 inches, sadly there is no sense of scale in this picture.

Monday, May 4, 2015

March 16

These are my favorite flowers on the street, and they bloomed early this year.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

more pink

These were taken the day after that last set. It was a misty morning, with the sun starting to pop out. The little water droplets made less of an impact that I'd hoped.

Monday, March 2, 2015


I've spent 10 springs admiring this tree; finally this year I took a few photos. These are from about 2 weeks ago.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Monday, February 2, 2015

Flowers: January 30

100mm, f/4.0, 1/640, 800 ISO

100mm, f/8.0, 1/160, 1250 ISO

100mm, f/10, 1/80, 1600 ISO

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

to be a SuperHero

SuperHero weaponry, as selected by the child.

100mm, f/2.8, 1/160, 3200 ISO

Thursday, January 1, 2015

2014 Top Ten

October 8, 2014; 300mm

October 4, 2014; 100mm

September 29, 2014; 100mm

September 26, 2014; 30mm

September 24, 2014; 100mm

June 23, 2014; 100mm

April 12, 2014; 16mm

March 23, 2014; 100mm

February 19, 2014; 100mm

February 9, 2014; 100mm