Thursday, June 30, 2016

New glasses

We did have plans to go somewhere today but now we're getting a lot of rain. Sorry, no pictures to post yet. Soon though I'll be getting the camera out and taking a few images. At a minimum maybe the thistles which all seem to be in bloom. They actually look pretty even though I wouldn't recommend them grow in your yard.
Earlier today I cleaned out some of the gutters. We also defrosted one of the freezers. I also ordered new glasses today and they are bifocals. It'll probably take me a little bit to get used to them as I've never had bifocals before.
It will be about a month from now I should be getting my dentures. It's been a whole bunch of changes this year. Not all changes are good but I think the ones I'm having happen are.
Have a great day and try to enjoy life a bit.

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Creek near Fillmore

I've done many shots of Fountain Creek over the years. This section, however, was not one of them. Yesterday morning before work I stopped by and did a shoot. It turns out about 7 am is probably not the best time of day because of where the sun is in the sky. You get a lot of glare off the water especially shooting up the creek. Despite that I still made an effort to get a few usable images and I think I managed to.
Here they are, enjoy.

I did try to step out on to one of the sand bars as I was going to try for a slightly different composition for the fourth image. Usually the sand bars are rather firm and you can pretty much walk out to the middle of the creek. Not this year. We've gotten too much rain and I instantly began sinking to my chagrin. All day I had wet feet therefore.
Oh well, I still got a bit of what I wanted at any rate.
Have a great day and try to enjoy life a bit as you go through your day.

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Fountain Creek Downtown

I drive by this section of Fountain Creek every day on my way to work. It's right next to I-25 and is a short distance from the MLK bypass. I never took the time to photograph it however until this morning at just after 7 am.

I dropped my camera the other day and since then at some focal lengths it doesn't focus properly now. The strap end separated and the camera slipped off. Especially above 480mm. You can notice it in this picture at the center. 

This is a 1.5 second exposure at ISO 100.

This is the same view at 1/30 of a second at an ISO of 640.

All in all the lighting was perfect for what I wanted.
Have a great day.