Today was just fantastic outside. I had the opportunity to get out in nature for a few hours. As I was finishing up my walk I decided to take a look at a tree that I've photographed before in different seasons. I got down under it, and was pleasantly surprised to see some berries still clinging to the bare branches. I was also happy that we finally had a nice blue sky for a contrast instead of clouds. What surprised me later after I got home was how much the contrail showed up in the image, and how straight it was! I was pretty happy with the results!
These images were taken last night. With major winds blowing at sustained 40 mph. Gusting higher at times. I know it's not the best condition for moon shots, but the whole sky scene was so beautiful last night from the gorgeous colors of the blustery sunset to watching the moon rise. All images were taken handheld using a 55-250 mm lens. I was just loving being out in the wildness of the weather, and all that beauty!
I just had to share this from our sunset tonight. A cold front with tons of wind moved in. The clouds were moving really quickly in all directions and at many levels. The colors were so pretty, and looked nice against the contrast of the trees. This is handheld with a 40 mph wind going on, but it was the only way to get the shot.
Yesterday I happened to be way out in the country. I came across so many really cool things. This shot is of a beautiful stained glass window on a wooden out building. The glass itself is quite old, and was salvaged from a building in another state down south. The building itself isn't that old, but all of the windows are from different places, and time periods. I will be showing another window in my next post. I love seeing older items being salvaged, and re-used!
A totally overcast day here, but the Autumn color spectrum makes you feel as if there's sunshine! This is a taste of the burbs, complete with a street, speed bump, and sidewalk. Take a walk on the calm side!
This image was taken in late September, therefore the color change was scattered at that time. The view is from the very edge of where The Tahquamenon Falls spills over down to the rest of the river. I wanted to get a good view looking up river, and this was the best place to get it from. It's just a beautiful place to go, and the sound of the falls coupled with the spray from the water, and the foliage anytime of year is wonderful!
This little beauty, as well as all the others on this same plant remind me of a tiny dancer. Which it turn reminded me of the song"Tiny Dancer". These orchids are quite small, but have lots of personality! I took this image just like the previous one, at a local botanical conservatory. I'll need to make another visit back there soon to see what other orchids I can find.