Monthly Archives: July 2014

Lunchtime View

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The wild flowers were attracting so many dragonflies but I was not able to capture a good picture of any of them.

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The butterflies were also enjoying the calmness of the pond and of course their lunch as well.

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Fungus among us!

Abstract Art (2)

Another suggestion on You Tube was to use water, oil & food coloring.  So here goes my first attempt.

I like the where this is going but I definitely need to learn more about my camera (shutter speed and aperture) and at some point I need to invest in a better macro lenses.

As always your opinions and suggestions are welcome.

 

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Red & Blue food coloring dropping thru oil

Edit with Snapseed

Edit with Snapseed

 Same image converted to B&W


Same image converted to B&W

 

Abstract Art

Trying something new….Abstact Art.

You Tube is an excellent place to learn new things.  I saw this video and decided that I would give it a try.

Your opinion is welcome.

 Oil & Water - Color


Oil & Water – Color

 Oil & Water - Black & White


Oil & Water – Black & White

Click here to see other ideas for oil & water photography.

 

WP Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’ (2)

WP Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

With summer here we find that some bugs want to come into our homes for a little relief from the summer heat and humidity that can at times be overwhelming here in New Jersey.

 

This little Praying Mantis decided to get a moment of relief.  He was hanging on the inside of my front door.

 Just Hanging Around


Just Hanging Around

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 Prying Mantis


Praying Mantis

 

Pictures are bit blurry as he refused to be still for more than a few seconds at a time.

I need to hurry up and learn shutter speed

Checkout other interpretations of Summer Lovin’

 

WP Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin’

WP Photo Challenge: Summer Lovin

 

Carlito & Monarch Butterfly
My nephew catching butterflies
 Butterflies


Butterflies

A Stroll Down the Beach - Cape May NJ (B&W)
Brother and sister strolling on the beach….PRICELESS
Empty sneakers on the beach

Empty sneakers on the beach

 Running on the beach....Oh so fun!!


Running on the beach….Oh so fun!!

Wordless Wednesday

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Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Lookin’ Through Windows

Here is my contribution to Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Lookin’ Through Windows

This is the view thru my car window when I went to Burger King for lunch today.

 My View


My View

 

 

An Afternoon Out

Today I had the pleasure of going to Laurita Winery, to sample some wine and eat some food from the numerous food trucks that they had for the visitors today.

There was food, wine, music, walks, old buildings and a wood-carver to mention just some of the things that we could enjoy.

The wood-carver used a couple of saws to carve up logs.  This was fun to watch and it took him about 45 minutes to make a carving….a frog.

Unfortunately we did not get to see the finished product since we were also treated to spiders.

When I told my sister-in-law that spiders were also watching the show it was time to go so we did not get to see the finished product.

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The Winery has approximately 47 acres of land.   From our tour guide we learned several things…..

1. All wine is created from start to finish on this property.

2. You can not buy any of the wines that are produced at Laurita Winery in any liquor store.

3. By using solar energy and a man-made pond the winery is totally self-sufficient.

4. Bats live in one of the old buildings and they take care of the majority of the insects that could damage the grapes.

 

Over 47 Acres of Grapes. Each plant can create at least 3 bottles of wine.

Over 47 Acres of Grapes. Each plant can create at least 3 bottles of wine.

Partial view of the land

Partial view of the land

Home of the bats
Home of the bats

 

http://www.lauritawinery.com

 

WP Photo Challenge: Containers

This weeks WP challenge: Containers

 

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Progression

Progression

Entryway to Laurita Winery

Entrance to Laurita Winery, New Egypt NJ

 

 

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