Went to Washington D.C. for a few days to sight see. This is a photo of the Capitol at sunrise taken from our 15th floor hotel room balcony. We also got a private tour of the Capitol, which we set up by going thru our state’s Congressman website. A beautiful, historical building!
My settings were f/11, ISO 1600, 1/6 sec, 244mm, and spot metering. Applied Topaz Adjust 5 Pop Photo, and noise reduction filters, and a little cropping.
I love kayaking. Haven’t been kayaking since my mother passed away a few years ago. She was my kayaking buddy. My daughter a few weeks ago agreed to go kayaking with me for some mother-daughter bounding time. She had so much fun that she wants to try to do it every Sunday. Well I jumped on situation. This photo is our second kayaking trip. I already have another planned for this Sunday. It feels good to be kayaking again and sharing my love with the outdoors with my daughter. Now only if I can get my son out 🙂 This was also a good trip because I got my 18-200 lens back from Nikon. A month ago my lens just up and quit working. Called Nikon and found out that my lens was still covered under a 5 year warranty. I was hesitant about sending in my lens but I did. A week later I got the lens back. They had to repair a lot of things on it and I think it works better than it did before. What great customer service.
My settings f5.6, 1/500sec, ISO800, lens used 18-200mm and I the focal length set at 27mm, Matrix Metering Mode, Aperture Priority
My company furloughed us because of the Government shutdown, so I had a few days off this week. My husband and I went to a few places with our cameras and had lots of fun. I took this shot at Gatorland. A rare blond raccoon. I wonder if raccoons think blonds are dumb? I think it’s beautiful!
My settings were 1/400s, f/4.0, ISO 640.
Are You My Next Meal?
We went camping this past week to Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park in Micanopy, FL. We took a 3-mile hike on the LaChua Trail. For much of the trail you walk between several lakes and wetland areas with A LOT of alligators on either side. You are literally just a few feet away from them with no barriers! I’ve never been so close to so many alligators (expect for a small one I once caught..but, that’s another story). It’s somewhat unnerving. There was a couple hiking in front of us and they turned around because they couldn’t handle it. But, we enjoyed the hike.
My settings were f/8, ISO 100, 1/60 sec, 300mm and spot metering. Applied a low strength of Topaz Adjust 5 Photo Pop filter. No other editing applied.
Young, wild and free
A feral kitten that showed up near my house. They are skittish, so I used my 70-200 Canon zoom lens with a 1.4x II lens extender that my husband surprised me with! What a sweetie! Took this at 280mm, ISO 400, 1/250s, f/4.0. With the extender you lose a stop of light, (2.8 is 4.0) but only slight loss of quality overall. I used Nik Silver Efex Pro 2 to convert to B&W and some Nik selective sharpening and noise reduction.
This was a photo of a fake orange flower. I applied tanglefx, symmetry, and converted to black and white but left a splash of color. I am not all caught up with my posts.
When exercising with my daughter on the causeway. Came across these beautiful yellow flowers that I thought would look awesome in Black n White. Gave it a fine art feel.