Tuesday, September 30, 2008
WOMEN'S WEEKEND IN WAYLAND
Two of my friends and I spent last weekend in Wayland, NY, at our home there. We went to paint, but the weather was pretty gray and misty, so we had to paint from photos. We went for a walk to the top of the hill to the potato farm, took photos, painted, had a campfire, and talked and talked and talked. We had a wonderful time. Here are some photos that I took there.
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Sunday, September 21, 2008
BAY FARM FLOWERS
The fields at Bay Farm were full of these gorgeous mauve flowers. I don't know what they are, but they were all over the place and really made me feel that autumn is coming soon.
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VIEW FROM BAY FARM
Took a walk through Bay Farm the other day with my friend. This is one of the beautiful views across Plymouth Bay.
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Thursday, September 18, 2008
I went to Nantucket once when all the hydrangeas were at their peak. This is my favorite of the many photos I took.
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Sunday, September 14, 2008
I don't remember where I took this picture of this tree trunk. I think it's a sycamore. I liked the way the bark peeled away from the trunk revealing all the layers and colors of the tree.
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Saturday, September 13, 2008
BONFIRE AND THE MOON
We had a huge bonfire on the 4th of July. You can see how large the fire was compared to its audience. That is also the crescent moon in the sky.
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BAT HOUSE AND BAT
Here is a picture of the bat house and a bat that has left it. It's funny how the bats just fall out of the bottom and then fly away. And it's amazing how many bats are in that little house. We counted over 60 bats that night.
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BAT HOUSE AND MOON
My brother-in-law built a bat house on our land in NY and every evening likes to sit and count how many bats fall out of the house. This July 4th, the bats had an audience of about 15. I tried, without much success, to take a good picture of one of the bats. What I did get was this nice photo of the moon and the bat house.
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We spent the 4th of July at our house in NY and had a grand bonfire one night. These photos are of my nephew's girlfriend (a) blowing bubbles by firelight, and (b) taking a picture of the fire.
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Friday, September 12, 2008
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Tuesday, September 09, 2008
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Monday, September 01, 2008
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Sunday, August 31, 2008
This morning's coffee was sitting in the sun, and the steam was flowing, so I tried to take a picture of it. This is what I got.
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Friday, August 29, 2008
Last Thanksgiving, my family went for a hike before dinner. I spotted these beautiful ferns and fell in love with the lighting on them.
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BEAUTIFUL DAY AT THE BEACH
Yesterday morning was so beautiful that I took my camera to the beach. I'm always attracted to the dune paths, and I found this beach rose, one of the few remaining of the season. It's still in pretty good condition. Most of them are withered by now.
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Tuesday, August 26, 2008
This pastel painting is from a photo that I took in New York, just south of Rochester. We went for a walk through a neighboring farm, and this was the view from the dirt road. So beautiful!
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Monday, August 25, 2008
PATH TO THE BAY
This day I was attracted to the small path that led to the bay. The wonderful blues of the water and sky helped, too. This was a truly beautiful day!
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DUNE FENCE AT SUNSET
I can't decide which one of these I like better, so I'm posting both of them. I like the colors in the sky with the bay in the background, and I like the simplicity and pink cast of the other fence.
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Thursday, August 21, 2008
Yesterday was a 12 on the scale from 1 to 10! The sky was so blue, and it shows in these photos that I took of two of my favorite trees.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008
SUNRISE AT WAYLAND
Late autumn. Sunrise. The sun was bouncing off the dewdrops on the underbrush in the forest and created this beautiful glow.
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Thursday, June 12, 2008
This year, my peonies are so beautiful. In spite of their size and weight, they are still very delicate. I had to stake them up because they were so tall and the flowers were so heavy that they were leaning over almost to the ground.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Another year at the Lilac Festival in Rochester, NY. They are so beautiful, and there are so many to see. All colors, but the purple ones are my favorites.
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Tuesday, May 20, 2008
We have a campfire every night at our country house in western NY. There is always someone who wants to poke at the fire, while the rest of us just stare at it and have wonderful conversations. It's a great way to end a long day.
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Thursday, May 15, 2008
Yesterday morning I took these photos of the swans and their babies in my friend's backyard pond. She threw a little bread in the water, and they came right over and posed for pictures for at least an hour. I have many other beautiful photos, but I wanted to show you these cute little swans, and these were the best shots to do just that. I tried to use a tripod to get better focus, but they were moving around too much, so I had to abandon that idea and shoot hand-held photos.
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Sunday, May 04, 2008
Normally, I have a black thumb when it comes to flowers, but my African Violets must be in just the right place in my home. They really seem to thrive, and this one is my favorite. When it blooms, there are so many flowers, and it is really dense. They last a long time, too.
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Sunday, April 20, 2008
I took more photos of flowers today. Now I have vases of flowers all over my house because I had to go out and buy them. I think it was worth it because I'm excited about how these turned out.
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Thursday, April 17, 2008
Today I began trying to photograph flowers against a black background. I used aperture-priority with a shallow depth of field. These tulips are the photo that I liked the best. Some of the others had focusing problems. But, I'll keep trying.
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Friday, April 11, 2008
This is a photo of the church on Country Way in Scituate, Mass. a little after sunset. I'm still trying my hand at night-time photography. Practice, practice, practice -- that's what they say!
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WORLD'S END TREE
The photo for the pastel painting of this tree was taken at World's End in Hingham, MA just after sunrise. The backlighting was beautiful, and I loved the colors in the trees in the background. I'll have to arise very early more often. The lighting is fantastic for photography.
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Here are two recent paintings done from night-time photos. The waterfall is called "Ruth's Waterfall". It is in my sister-in-law's back yard. She and her husband are avid waterfall hikers and finally got to have their own.
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UPPER CABIN AT DUSK
I've been practicing taking night-time photos. This is the upper cabin at our property in Wayland, NY. I used a tripod and about a 30 second exposure on f/16, I think. I'll have to get more serious about the statistics now that I'm taking this more seriously.
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Saturday, February 09, 2008
VIET NAM WAR MEMORIAL - D.C.
I took this photo a few years ago. It was juried into the summer show at the North River Arts Society in Marshfield, Mass.
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WINTER STREET TREE
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