Monday, February 27, 2012

Our World - Drifting eastward

Driving home Sunday afternoon I spotted a hot air balloon in the distance. It looked like it was over the field behind our house but as I got closer, it was drifting east in the afternoon breeze. I drove through our neighboorhood to get the shot above and then down the road to get the next two.

Friday, February 24, 2012

PhotoHunt - Loud fireworks

I don't have the sound but these fireworks were loud. For the history buffs, these fireworks were in celebration of the inauguration of Ronald Reagan in January, 1981.For the photogs, shots were taken with 35mm Ektachrome slide film and scanned this week with my Ion Omni Scan received as a Christmas gift (Thanks again Susan!).

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Monday, February 20, 2012

Our World - Over exposed

Today I had my eyes examined. As part of the exam, they put drops in my eyes to make them f-stop 1.0, so the doc could peer inside. It takes 5 or 6 hours for the drops to wear off, so all afternoon my world looked like one of those old washed out photos where I forgot to set the ISO of some other setting. As the sun went down the contrast returned and I as I post this, I can look at the white blogger window with squinting. And yes, I will be getting new glasses. My near sightedness is less severe than last year.

Friday, February 17, 2012

PhotoHunt - View from Glacier Point

Above Half Dome in b&w. Below Vernal and Nevada Falls. Both taken during our visit to Yosemite in June, 1990 and scanned from film.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Sky Watch - Sunset and clouds

Sunset on Feb 11 and afternoon clouds on Feb 12. 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Our World - Winter returns

 February 4, 6:35 PM

Our winter has been rather mild, with only a few nights of 20F (-7C) or below. The snow storms have blown past quickly, leaving us with only brief photo opportunities.

 February 8, 5:16 PM

 February 11, 2:52 PM

 February 11, 3:14 PM

 February 11, 3:18 PM

Saturday, February 11, 2012

PhotoHunt - Cold heart, warm feelings

The City of Frederick celebrates the first Saturday of the month with businesses open late and events along the streets. For February ice sculptures and valentines were the theme. Happy valentines day to all you photohunters.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Sky Watch - Three views

Sun's rays

Full moon
If you have never seen the aurora (northern lights) in motion, check out this video link.

Sepia Scenes - No service outside

By April, it will be busy!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Monday, February 6, 2012

Our World - Ice sculpture

The theme of the February First Saturday celebration in downtown Frederick was ice sculptures. Many of the sculptures had a business theme. A little snow was falling adding to the wintry feeling.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

PhotoHunt - Flat snow

About ten days ago we had a little bit of snow. Shortly after I took this picture the flat overhanging snow broke and fell to the ground.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Sepia Scenes - Covered bridge

This is a foot bridge across Carroll Creek in Baker Park.