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Sunday, February 26, 2012


Lifeless tree reflections near Utah Lake, taken at sundown, which gave the picture the bluish-gray cast. Imaged with a Canon 550D, Tamron Lens, 1/15 second exposure, ISO 100, f5.0.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Nest of Baby Rabbits

Taken with a Sony a500, 1/250 second exposure, f4.5, with ISO 250.  The mother rabbit was watching me the whole time I was taking this picture.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Which way is up?

Reflections can cause interesting perceptions of what's real. Here is a picture of one of the cliffs at the Pinnacles reflected in a calm pool of water.

Now the picture is rotated 180 degrees and flipped horizontally. The straw is a giveaway that the water pool is not really sky. But, I like it better, upside down.  Taken with a Sony a500, Sigma Wide Angle lens, 1/80 sec exposure, f11, ISO 200.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Simple and Free

I looked closer and saw this after my morning coffee. Taken with a Canon 550D, Tamron 18-270 lens, ISO 400, f6.3, 1/60 second exposure. (It is the oil and water on top of the brewed, crushed coffee beans. The swirls were changing shape and color right before my eyes)

Monday, February 13, 2012

Rusty in Delle

Live from Delle, Utah. Taken with a Fuji FinePix S700, 1/280 sec, f5, ISO 64.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Moon from the Backyard

I took this picture on 5 February. It atmosphere was pretty clear. Taken with a Canon T2i, Tamron 18-270 lens, zoomed to 270 mm. Shutter 1/250, ISO 100, f8. Image cropped in the GIMP.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Steam Bubbles

Well, I've gone over the edge now, but what is a guy to do for pictures with cloudy winter skys? This is a picture of inside the top of my coffee pot reservoir, steam bubbles... taken with a Canon T2i, 1/60 sec., ISO 400, f6.3.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Coffee Up Close

Bubbles from my coffee this morning. They are more awake than I. Taken with a Canon T2i, Tamron 18-270 lens, 1/500 sec, ISO 800, f6.3

Monday, February 6, 2012

Itsy Bitsy Spider Web

Picture of a rose bush branch, taken with a Canon T2i, Tamron Lens, zoomed for Macro shot. The spider web is near the top, center on several thorns. ISO 800, f6.3, 1/500 sec.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Sirius Color and Mars, Too

The star Sirius is the brightest star in the winter night sky, and is very easy to spot. It is down and to the east of Orion's belt. It "twinkles" and changes colors even to the naked eye. Here are a couple of pictures taken with about a 4 second exposure, and also moving the camera a bit to get some star trail. Since it does change color as it "twinkles" you can see the blues, yellows, and reds in the trail itself.  Contrast this to Mars, the last image in this post, which is definitely orangish...

Sirius is in the constellation Canis Major (The Greater Dog). The star trail below is fitting, I believe.

You can really see the difference in color, compared to Mars, shown here.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Desert Dessert

This is a blend of two pictures. A sunset blended with the sandy desert hills east of Green River, Utah. Taken with a Sony Cybershot camera, 1/358 sec, f5.6, ISO 100, at 24mm. Blended with Photoshop Elements 7.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Love Doves

Two doves mated and built a nest in our backyard. The male was very protective, as I just went out for a closer look. Taken with a Sony a500 DSLR, 1/320 of a second, f5.6, ISO 1000.