Day 283 – Colorful Dawn


The morning sun rise was beautiful. I framed the Zebra Grass in the foreground, silhouetted against the beautiful sky.

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Day 214 – Red Sky at Night


The saying goes, “Red sky at night, sailors’ delight”. We had a beautiful sunset tonight, with the clouds reflecting the last rays of the sun as it set down low in the sky. I took a few shots of the clouds by themselves and then noticed the trees silhouetted against the red sky. I think the sharp focus on the silhouetted leaves adds more depth and dimension to the scene.

Day 184 – Candle Light Bulb

This is a close up of one of the candle light bulbs in our kitchen chandelier. I didn’t have a lot of time today for photos, so I was scrambling around the house looking for my shot. The light was coming in through our kitchen window providing a filtered back light, the grass provided a nice gradient background. I like the effect the back lighting has on the glass lamp shade and the bulb, creating silhouette with the fine filament.

I have passed the halfway mark, actually passed it a couple of days ago without taking notice. I have learned a lot with this photo a day challenge. One of my goals was to take more pictures, because that is really the way to improve, practice, practice, practice. Something else has happened along the way that I had not anticipated. I really did not expect to have followers, and that is a pleasant surprise for me. This blog has become a conversation piece when I see my friends. I really appreciate the encouragement and feedback I have received, and the “Likes” really are appreciated. I feel like I am part of a growing community of fellow WordPress bloggers, a community that I never knew existed. Thank you everyone for taking the time to view this blog, leave a comment, and thanks for pressing the “Like” button. 🙂

Day 39 Night Willow

The moon was amazing tonight and the sky was very clear.  I took the camera out in the field and set up the tripod to try and “shoot the moon”.  As bright as the moon was, I still needed a very long exposure and had to bump up the iso to 1600 so there was more noise than I wanted.  The first picture has processed with surreal settings in Photoshop.  For the second shot, I moved out to get more of the willow tree, going for a silhouette of the gnarly, twisty, branches of the willow.