Thursday, April 29, 2010

Spring Blossums on a Red Bud Tree ( Cercis canadensis ) in Missouri

Spring Blossums on a Red Bud Tree ( Cercis canadensis ) in Missouri.

We went to visit family in central Missouri. Many red bud trees were finished, but this large particularly vibrant tree was still covered in blooms. I stopped the van, jumped out for 5 minutes to photograph it before we finished driving through town to Julie's place.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by ...

Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less traveled by - with acknowledgement to Robert Frost.

I got up early and got Brent up too. We went for a ride over the frost hill tops through the cold crisp air of an April morning. The day would reach 70, but it was only 33 at the time. We rode on the four wheeler through the fields, over hill, over dale and around the woods until ... until we came to this spot to rest. And it struck me that this might make for an interesting photograph which I then made. The path passed through the trees and on yonder in to the back 40 (or 400 acres) and just at that moment the sun was rising behind a corn silo at the horizon. Turkeys gobbled in the distance, a deer went running with white tail flashing.

And I was with my son photographing and riding through nature. Beautiful.

Vertical Lone Tree


Vertical Lone Tree, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

Here is a vertical view of the lone tree. Driving the back country roads from my parents to Jon and Carrie's house, I stopped, jumped out and shot this one on a tripod before heading to their place for lunch.

Lone Tree Landscape


Lone Tree Landscape, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

Here is a landscape view of the lone tree. Driving the back country roads from my parents to Jon and Carrie's house, I stopped, jumped out and shot this one on a tripod before heading to their place for lunch.

A Purple Flower Emerges

On our walk through the forest we saw a variety of wildflowers. Here is a fragile new purple flower bursting forth from the leaves.

Mossy Green Carpet on Rocks

Mossy Green Carpet on Rocks - When Becky and I went out for a walk, we saw this collection of moss on a hillside facing North West. I brought my camera and tripod back out and made a few photographs. 3 Shot HDR made by bracketing -2,0,+2 stops in aperture priority mode.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Feeling Tired


Feeling Tired, originally uploaded by Carl's Photography.

The chicks are now 7 weeks old. Their feathers have really matured. I made a roost for them in the chicken coop. This one was falling asleep while I shot a few frames with my 85 mm lens using an f/1.4 aperture for shallow depth of field.