Honoring My Lady

Over the last several weeks The Bride has walked with me on a new journey. Due to the uncertainty, and the hazards, of my last job I took another job with less stress but more steps. Literally. I walk a lot! As my first day approached my Pops had a heart incident and spent the last several days in the hospital.Through it all The Bride was positive and calm.

Today I took a breath of a moment just for me and set out to get a few captures. As I walked about our place I took a picture that I think she would like and is a way of honoring my Lady.

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Three From The S3is

I love my Powershot S3is but lately I have used my Powershot SX10is and the Olympus SP-350 as my main shooters. So this afternoon I got my S3 out and went for a walkabout. Here are three from the S3is.IMG_0257 IMG_0284 IMG_0293

A Sleeping Lady and One Cool Bee

Since the Sun rejoined the party I decided I would go for a little walkabout this morning. The objectives were simple. One: Get to know the full range of my Canon Powershot SX10is a little better. Two: Get a handle on manually focusing my D60 since it does not focus how I think it should. Three: Enjoy this wonderful cool and sunny morning. Mission accomplished.

Since most of my photos are from my Point and Shoots I have not been using my DSLR equipment much at all. I bought them for portrait shooting and have a class I am taking in the Fall to get lined up on that end. Well enough babble. Here are two I took this morning with my Powershot SX10is. I hope you enjoy them as much as I enjoyed just being out and surrounded by nature!

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A Lazy Sunday Walkabout Part II

Earlier today I posted some pics from today’s walkabout on our place. Happily   I am coming to grips with some of the tools my Olympus SP-350 has. I will say cloudy, low light days like today are not much of an issue but I still have not come to grips with its evaluation process on my macros. Today that was compounded by the ever-present and steady breezes we have lived with around here all year. I am not really complaining but stating a fact. Trust me come July I will be singing praises to any comforting breeze! The only downside so far is it sucks the life of AA NiMH batteries. Standard AA’s? They stand no chance at all. I will be looking at Amazon for options to this problem in the near future.

When the batteries died I switched to my-new-to-me Nikon D60. I hope you enjoy these few captures I took from a lazy Sunday walkabout!

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A Damselfly on what I suspect is a weed. We welcome weeds on our place more than not.

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DSC_0084Another type of Damselfly on our place. I do no know the species or type but it was a hard to get a decent capture. I moved, it moved so I just stood still and it landed about six or so feet from me.

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DSC_0104In my minds eye I can hear the larger bee saying to the smaller one: ” Just do what I do son and we and the earth both get fed.”

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DSC_0100A Lady Bug. Need I say more? 🙂