Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Header Challenge - Waves of the flag

On July fourth, waves of kids came to Baker Park to celebrate the country's anniversary and the flag hanging high waved its approval.
 




Thursday, November 13, 2014

Sky Watch - Blue above

 the house,

 the clouds,

and the sunset.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Header Challenge - Cell phone pics

 
My old cell phone did not have a camera feature. When it died last December, the replacement had a camera (and other features which I haven't used. In my world, phones are for talking; cameras are for taking pictures. I have now taken a grand total of 20 pictures with the phone, most this week for the header challenge.

Original image size of the phone camera is 1600x1200 pixels. I tried zooming and got the result in my header. I am not giving up my Nikon!
 

A reflected selfie
 

My header - normal mode



Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Our World - Falling leaves

 The maple tree turned a beautiful yellow and orange,


 and dropped the leaves to the ground,

 and I will be raking a while longer.

 A last blossum peaks through

and the mums catch the suns last rays.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Sky Watch - Evening skies

 A little fluff on Nov 6

 and sunset on Nov. 4


Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Header Challenge - Unexpected result

 
 
When I saw this leaf on the window, the sun was peaking through the clouds and it shined orange. The sun quickly disappeared and when I looked at the result - OOPS - camera was on manual focus - not the image I expected.

You might get unexpected results buying a cake here.


The first time we saw this scene, we got unexpected results. We were eating a restaurant across the street one night. Marianne had a good view of the face, but the wings were hidden in the shadows. She finally said "why is that man not moving?". Finally we decided it was a painting. And indeed it is one of several "trompe l'oeil" paintings by William Cochran in Frederick. Another one is below.


Monday, November 3, 2014

Our World - Farmer squirrel

This squirrel got tired of a diet of acorns and grabbed an ear of corn from the Farmer's field. It started up the tree, but settle down for a crunchy meal.