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Only One Remains

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Wayne Gretzky

Lone Survivor

Lone Survivor

 

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Reflective

While sitting in my car at my Work Oasis I noticed that the entire lake was frozen except this one spot.

As I got closer I was able to see the sky reflected.

I chose to make most of the photo black and white except the unfrozen portion of the lake.

 

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Almost at the end

I took a walk at one of the local lakes saturday and you  can see that summer is almost over.  It seems that Mother Nature is trying to rush the next season.  Although the temperature reached 91 degrees with full humidity today I could feel and see that there is a change coming.  Autumnal equinox will officially begin on September 23.

I do enjoy the fall/autumn season but I am not ready for summer to end.  Due to work schedules and life in general I did not get to explore all that I wanted to.  My to do list just keeps growing.

What season is it where you live?

New Brooklyn Lake

New Brooklyn Lake

 

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The Green Machine

****UPDATE was able to find out that this is a Pond Hawk Dragonfly.

Yesterday before the storm hit I took a brief walk at the lake by my job and found this dragonfly.

I do not know what type it is so if someone knows please let me know.

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~~ The Green Machine ~~

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Just a Bench

Here is a before and after look at a bench.  The first one is straight out of camera with no edits applied.  The second one was edited using Snap Seed.

What is your opinion on the black and white version?

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When you open your eyes….

….you began to notice the beauty that is all around us everyday.

When I passed this lake I took a quick glance and noticed some swans taking an evening stroll under the glowing sky.  So I turned around and parked on the side of the road and took a few shots with my cell phone.

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Although the picture quality is not great, I hope you like what you see.

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PS….This is post number 400!

 

Reaching

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~~Reaching~~

 

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Cattails

 

Lunch time view on two different occasions.  The first image was taken the on the 5th of June and the other two images were taken on the 2nd of July.

I remember as a child my mother would go down to the local lake and cut these to have in the house.  They would last forever.

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Typha /ˈtaɪfə/ is a genus of about 30 species of monocotyledonous flowering plants in the family Typhaceae. The genus has a largely Northern Hemisphere distribution, but is essentially cosmopolitan, being found in a variety of wetland habitats. Wikipedia.

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A Snowy Day

Down here in the southern NJ area we received another bit of snow, about 3-4 inches.  In my part of southern NJ I believe we have received around 12 inches this season.  Much less then last years total snow fall of just under 50 inches.

It is nothing like the snow that the New England area has received.  So far this year they have received over 75 inches of snow and the season is not even over yet.  Check out NewEnglandGardenAndThread to see all the pictures of the snow fall(s) they have received.

Back down here in NJ I took some pictures of a few items that stood out to me on this snowy day.

Where do the birds go?

The snow was powdery so it did not last on most of the trees for too long.

Have you ever wondered where the birds go after the babies leave the nest?  Where do they sleep in the winter?  Just a thought.

Snow covered stream

Snow covered stream

This snow-covered stream by my job looks like a peaceful path to take and explore the woods.  However don’t be fooled there is water under there.

Lunchtime View

Lunchtime View

Usually on my lunch break I sit by the lake/pond that is by my office and just relax.  Even though it is winter I still like to look at the (snow-covered) lake.

Click here to see a post of the lake from the summer.

 

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WP Photo Challenge: Depth (of Field)

For this weeks WP Challenge Depth, I decided to do Depth of Field (DOF).  Wikipedia has a lot of information on DOF (Wikipedia DOF) 

How I understand DOF is when a particular part of the photo is in focus but the rested is out of focus or blurry.

Here are a few shots that I took today to show Depth of Field (DOF).

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