Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Fall Roundup - Wordless Wednesday

Cowgirl sml

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Macro Insects - Extension Tubes

     Because today was such a nice day, and because it's been a long time since I've shot Macro photos, I decided to get out my Extension Tubes to convert my 200mm F2.8 lens into a Macro Lens.  I use an inexpensive set of extension tubes that mounts between my camera body and the lens.
    As Wikipedia puts it, "The tube contains no optical elements; its sole purpose is to move the lens farther from the image plane. The farther away the lens is, the closer the focus, the greater the magnification . . ."   For these shots I used about 60mm of extension resulting in considerable magnification and enjoyed experimenting with the different insects I found.
    Here are several samples from my shots today.

Wasp Macro Sml

Fuzzy Wuzzy Worm (1) Sml

Butterfly Macro Sml

     I had a great time and was glad I took a few minutes to deviate from my standard photography style!

Quote of the Day:

     I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
       - Noel Coward

Friday, September 24, 2010

My Doughnut Buddy

    The only thing better than enjoying a nice, Hot-n-Ready glazed doughnut, is sharing that experience with my little boy.  I think he likes doughnuts almost as much as I do!  I got him this hat from Krispy Kreme several days ago when we had several doughnuts there and he's been wearing the hat almost ever since!

My Doughnut Buddy

Quote of the Day:
     Adventure is nothing but a romantic name name for trouble.   
          - Louis L'Amour

Monday, September 20, 2010

I Heart Smirks

      This week's theme at "i faces" is "Smirk."    I recently took this photo and loved it but didn't know how to classify it.   Then I realized that it would be perfect for this week's theme.

Addie B BLOG

Quote of the Day:
 “To disbelieve is easy; to scoff is simple; to have faith is harder.”
        - Louis L'Amour

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Portrait from the Archives

      I've been cleaning the dust off my hard drive and getting things into shape. This cute little girl is my friends daughter, and when I ran across this picture I'd taken a year ago or so I just had to post it here for you.


Quote of the Day:

      Everybody hates me because I'm so universally liked.
          - Peter de Vries

Friday, September 10, 2010

Visit to Boston - Photostory

     We recently had the opportunity visit a church and my cousins near Boston, MA. We enjoyed our time there so much and had a great time visiting downtown Boston!
     On Friday night we went to the Quincy Market for supper!

Quincy Market - Boston, MA Aug 2010  BLOG

     The Quincy Market was built in 1826 to provide additional shopping space as an indoor pavilion for vendor stalls. The massive building was named in honor of Mayor Josiah Quincy, who organized its construction and had it built, amazingly, without any tax or debt! (How politicians were different back then!) src: wikipedia

     Quincy market as it appeared in 1830:
Quincy Market - Boston, MA WIKI

     Today, the market has changed from grocery to gourmet/fast-food stalls. Both sides of the corridor are filled with the best food vendors in Boston! There are so many different choices here - absolutely amazing! I had the clam chowder and it was excellent!

Quincy Market - Boston, MA Aug 2010 (1)  BLOG

     Once you finally decide what you'd like to eat, the center dome of the Market provides an wonderful atmosphere to enjoy your meal!

Quincy Market - Boston, MA Aug 2010 (4)  BLOG

Quincy Market - Boston, MA Aug 2010 (5)  BLOG

     Looking back outside, there are many new shops to visit.

Boston MA Aug 2010 (3)  BLOG

     And even the old-fashioned Farmer's Market!

Boston MA Aug 2010 (1) BLOG

Boston MA Aug 2010 (2) BLOG

     As, it becomes darker, the beautiful Custom's House Tower stands at nearly 500ft and is viewable throughout the entire area.

Boston MA Aug 2010 (4) BLOG

      Of course, no trip to Boston would be complete without a visit to the Boston Harbor!

Boston MA Aug 2010 (5) BLOG

     We enjoyed our visit to Boston so much!  I would definitely give it a hearty recommendation!

PhotoStory Friday
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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Summer Refreshment - Wordless Wednesday

Toddler Boy sippy cup smile BLOG

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Quote of the Day:

When you are eight years old, nothing is any of your business.
  - Lenny Bruce

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Loving Summer! - Wordless Wednesday

Johnathan Being Cute

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Quote of the Day:

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
- Aldous Huxley



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