Monday, July 30, 2012

Around My World

I was out picking raspberries and saw a couple dragonflies zooming around the leaves. I ran back inside to get my camera, hoping there would be one left to shoot. This one was just sitting on a leaf, I snapped about six pictures and this was the best one.
Dragonfly in the Raspberries!
 It's pretty hard to see exactly what to focus on, so I need more practice with macro:)
Poison Berries! Don't Eat!
While I was outside on this beautiful day, I looked
around for other shots. I'm not sure what this
plant/tree/bush thing is, but the berries (not edible)
were really pretty!

More Poison Berries!!
Bee on a Thistle Flower
Experimenting with macro in my big backyard! Top and bottom pics \/  /\

Linking to Friday Shootouts Blog!

Thistle, Bee, and the Sky
/\ The coolest things happen by accident sometimes! This bee flew by the thorn flowers just as I pressed the shutter! :D
Rusty Water Wheel
This picture was taken a few days before the others, at a friend's house on North Battle Lake. It is the wheel of the dock, they have to pull the dock up out of the water each winter so the ice doesn't damage it. Just thought it was pretty neat:)

Corn (not my own) and a Blue Sky (my Father's:)
The corn here in Minnesota is tasseling and is very beautiful! The golden corn and the bright blue sky before sunset was a wonderful contrast! Had to on the car bumper to get the depth better:)

That's all Flashed for now!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Lake Itasca Beauty

        We went to Itasca State Park and I didn't get as many "interesting" pictures as I had hoped to, but I managed to snap a few;)

                  Here is Itasca lake, the headwaters of the Mississippi river!

As the sun went down I tried to get a picture with depth and color. Even with the best camera on earth, nothing can capture the feeling of standing by the lake watching the sun disappear under the water in furious red and yellow... Something like my next pictures:

The lily pads on Lake Itasca. My little brother said: "Are those what the frogs jump on?" :) 


 So long for now, Eli ;)

Friday, July 13, 2012

"The Bowler" in Fargo, North Dakota

      Went on a family trip to Fargo to go bowling! I didn't do too good, 81 and then 58:( but I had fun and did get some interesting shots between turns:)   
                                                    Here's my favorite: 
I used the color selection tool on my Nikon D5100 to focus the attention on the red bowling shoes. The flakes in the flooring are extra cool-ness and add some more depth to it.

    Motion shot; just playing around with shutter speed. I think he got a strike that time!

I loved how the color schemes all went together really, um, flashy:)

We were one of the last families to leave, it was really fun!

Until next time; Flashed!