Saturday, July 9, 2016

Silky Water

 Waters don't move! 

This was fun to photograph. It helped a lot that I had a new ND filter. Worth every penny! What was bad is that I forgot a step-up ring to use on my wide angle lens. These are taken with a 70-200mm lens.  I will have to go again and be sure I have the right equipment with me to get even better shots. Like I need an excuse to go out and take pictures. This area is on the way to Mirror Lake.

Friday, July 8, 2016

Make A Wish

I hate this weed in my yard, but it photographs well! Kids love them because they pick them and make a wish as they blow them all over.

Thursday, July 7, 2016

A Day Fishing

This man was one of a few gentleman out fishing at Mirror Lake. A beautiful area to spend the day doing what ever you like outdoors. The camp sites were not open yet but a day trip is just as fun. I will need to get up to this area again soon.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wild Flowers And Insects

 We left the house at 3:30 am to be high in the mountains to capture this sun rise! I am not a morning person but this beautiful shot was worth it. We saw moose, deer and hummingbirds in the early hours.

 I have seen these little flowers in a blue color, because they grow in my flower bed. I spotted the purple ones and spent some type photographing them. On the mountainside we hiked, there was purple, white, and blue flowers among several other types and colors. 
My friend spotted this little guy after I walked right passed it. We tried to move it out to take more pictures, unsuccessfully. It dropped to the ground and hid in the undergrowth.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Air Show 2016

 This is the best picture of a jet I captured. I really needed to be on base to get the better pictures. I have see some from others that are much better than what I have. Next time I need to brave the crowds and heat!

The smoke trails help make it easier to find the plane in the air. The jets sometime go by to fast and I am not ready. I love the bi-planes, may-be for just that reason.
Hats off and a big salute to the all the men and women who serve our country, now and in the past. 

Sunday, July 3, 2016

Wild Horses

 They have no idea that people pay thousands of dollars to get this kind of view. It is generally very hot here in the west desert, but this day was overcast and we were able to find a herd of one hundred or more. I circled around them first, than had the chance to slowly walk through the herd and get some great shots. Thanks to my dad and neighbor, Terry, for coming with me. It is a long drive, but so worth it. We will need to do it again.

 Just horsing around!

The first band I found. A small one but I had hopes of finding more later.

Okay, I know it is not a horse, but it has horse power!