Sunday, October 28, 2012

Ghost Town!

                                There were some pretty quirky ghostlys in this Death Valley ghost town!

                                           Rhyolite, Nevada ~  Where the 'tricks' outnumber the 'treats'....

Death Valley ~ Land of Extremes

                                                            Mesquite Sand Dunes October 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Photo Impressionism

                                                                              Peaceful Forest

 I've revived my interest in photo impressionism (for art purists, post-impressionism).  This effect is done in the camera, not in Photoshop.  With the right light the effect can be accomplished with multiple exposures or with motion and a slow shutter speed.  In this case I used a slow shutter speed with a wide open aperture and an ISO of 125.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Virginia Sunset

                                                                    Sunset House Mountain

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Star Light

          With the cooler weather comes more opportunities to marvel at the evening stars; maybe even catch a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis.  Think of all you would miss if you didn't take the time to look...

                                                         'The sky is full of stars, invisible by day.' ~  Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Cold and Windy

 Four brave (or is that crazy?) kayakers enjoyed the challenge of tumultuous waters and freezing temperatures on Lake Red Rock today.  With 15 mph NW winds gusting to 25 mph the conditions weren't quite difficult enough for our resident expert kayaker, John Pearson, to practice for his up-coming skills exams.  John is testing for his ACA Level 4 Instructor Certification - a multi-day testing situation on Lake Michigan in conditions that make today's conditions on Lake Red Rock look like calm water.  Good Luck John ~ we know you can do it!  

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Friday, October 5, 2012


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Fall Colors ~ Iowa