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In Honor of…..

….EARTH DAY

My shadow also known as my grandson Arai, was helping me pull weeds in the flower bed today.  He wants to do what mom-mom is doing but his attention span needs to be a bit longer.  I did more calling him back to help me finish me then he actually worked.  He is a work in progress….

 

 

 

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Life Springs Forth

 

Most people, myself included, consider Dandelions weeds because they are very invasive and take away from our beautiful green lawns.  Dandelions are the flower with many health uses according to Organic Facts.  According to Organic Facts here are some of the things that they are good for, bone health, liver disorders, acne and skin care and many more uses.

These Dandelions are growing in the brick patio at my mother’s house.

Do you consider it a weed or flower?

Have you ever eaten a dandelion”

Dandelion:  Taraxacum is a large genus of flowering plants in the family Asteraceae which consists of species commonly known as Dandelion. Wikipedia

Scientific name: Taraxacum
Rank: Genus
Higher classification: Daisy family
Did you know: Animals such as birds, insects and butterflies consume nectar or seed of dandelion. justfunfacts.com

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Security

Lately my grandson has been watching his shows on my iPad under the security of his blankets, covers or whatever he can find to be alone.

 

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Entered in this weeks WP Photo Challenge: Seurity.  Make sure you check out the other entries.

 

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Shadows and Kids

Kids and bikes go hand in hand in almost any kind of weather.  This was taken just after christmas.  Arai and his cousin Vanessa playing with their new bikes.

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Entered for this weeks photo challenge, shadows.

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New Beginnings for 2017

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

I have not posted may pictures the last couple of months mainly because I feel that I am posting the same thing.  Looking back over the past year I do not see any growth in my photography, I feel that I am not growing.  I upgraded my editing software by getting Photoshop and Lightroom but if the photos are better than those programs won’t help me achieve my goals.

By watching various YouTube videos I learned a lot but I still needed something else to bring it all into together.  Taking a college photography course wold be the best thing for me but the local community college did not have evening or weekend classes, so that was out.  Researching the web I found NYIP (New York Institute for Photography) and signed up.

I am hoping that 2017 I will learn a lot and bring my photography to the next level.

Reading, reading, watching videos and more reading is all that I have been doing since I enrolled in the course about 10 days ago.  So today I decided to work on one of the main things that is throwing me off, “f/stops”.  For some reason this is not fully sinking in.  I do know that the larger the number the less light that comes through the lens and the smaller the number the more light comes through the lens.

In the 3 photos I tried to see the difference by using the same settings except for the f/stop, which I only changed by one stop. I also had on camera flash for each photo.

  • Why is photo 2 brighter than photo 1?  Shouldn’t it be darker since less light is being let into the camera?
  • Although only slight, why does photo 1 look darker than photo 3?
1/60 sec. f/10 55mm

Photo 1 – Sony a65 SLT – 1/60 sec. f/10 55mm ISO 100

 

1/60 sec. f/13 55mm ISO 100

Photo 2 – Sony a65 SLT – 1/60 sec. f/13 55mm ISO 100

 

1/60 sec. f/10 55mm

Photo 3 – Sony a65 SLT – 1/60 sec. f/14 55mm ISO 100

 

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Frosty Trails

After editing this photo and converting it to black and white,  my first thought was trails on the moon.

What is your first impression?

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WP Photo Challenge

It’s not this time of year without the falling pinecones.  The shape of a pinecone has always reminded me of christmas. As a child in elementary school we would decorate them like Christmas trees to hang as ornaments on the real tree.

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Eminent Domain

Here in the United States we have a thing called Eminent Domain, which means that the local, state, or federal government can take a portion or all of your property if they want/need it. Usually they will give you market value for your property but that usually is not enough.

Looking at this leaf it appears that nature also exercises Eminent Domain.

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Nostalgia – Remembering the Past

Remembering last vacation to North Carolina sitting on the beach with my father watching another beautiful sunrise.

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