I recently had several encounters with deer who showed no fear of my presence. These three were walking down the road near the county recycling center when I dropped off some stuff earlier this month. As I snapped a few shots, they seem curious, then turned and walked into the woods. My header was taken a last week, as a pair of deer (second one is out of view to the left) checked out our yard from the field.
Francis Scott Key, a native of Frederick County, Maryland and a lawyer wrote the poem during the bombardment of Baltimore during the War of 1812. He was on a mission to secure the release of prisoners being held by the British and was himself held by the British until after the battle. His grave is in Mt. Olivet Cemetery in the City of Frederick.
Back in August, I saw these water droplets on the lily pads and wanted to make them sparkle. So I turned on the flash. My header is the result. Below is an image that shows the available light on that overcast afternoon.
Here is the center of the header cropped to show the sparkle. (Note on this post no image enhancements were made.)
I do not have a true macro lens, but my 55 mm focuses about 6 inches from the subject and cropping yields good close-ups. The item in my header fits the item below to make a common kitchen accessory. Recognize it?
An acorn cap on the driveway
Apples - about to become apple sauce
The item is the top knob on the paper towel holder.
We live about 4 miles from the Frederick airport, so it is not unusual to hear planes flying low overhead. But on September 20 as I was working in the yard I heard a strange engine sound. My first thought was "That's an old one" and this is what I saw heading for the airport.
This 1929 Ford Tri-Motor aircraft belongs to the Experimental Aircraft Association. They were offering rides that weekend on this old plane and I saw the plane about every hour as it toured the Frederick County country side.
I have been putting stuff into computers since 1962. At first it was code and data (remember punched cards?) to solve problems. Then came code related to satellite communications. Along the way lots of words went into the computer to report on progress to propose how to accomplish some task. And certainly lots of numbers to estimate and/or record costs. These days it is mostly images from my camera that go into my computer.
First a look inside Marianne's computer: some wires, electronics and expansion slots. And below more wires and an internal cooling fan.
I joined the Header Challenge team in November. We post a new header each week on a suggested theme. Imac is the founder and head of the team. The members vote for best header and the winner gets the gold. The links above will take you to the other participants.
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I am retired, married to a smart, talented lady who once thought we computer people were geeks and now is one of us geeks. I have a long time interest in photography. We live in Maryland, about 50 miles from Washington, DC.
My main camera is a Nikon D3100 with two zoom lenses (18-55 and 55-200).
[Portrait by Marianne Oct 2, 2010]