I’ve written before several times that it’s a good idea to keep your eyes open for possibly interesting photo subjects. One evening while waiting for supper, and as the sun was setting behind our home, my eye caught a small bit of orange coloring out back in one of our Dogwood trees. Looking closer I noted that the setting sun was creating an interesting effect on a small portion of the tree; just that part that had begun to change from Summer green to Fall colors. Grabbing my camera, which had a telephoto lens mounted, I walked out to see what I could see. The above image was the result. It turned out pretty special in my opinion. So, I say again, “Keep your eyes open and a camera close at hand.”
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This spring we’ve had lots of rain in SW Virginia and that made the vegetation green and lush. Now that July has arrived it’s much hotter and dryer, so the green colors may turn to yellow and brown. I hope not. My camera lens loves “green.” I made these images while walking around our neighborhood. The Magnolia blossoms are about gone for the year, and I can’t stop making photos thereof. I love the “color softness” of those flowers!
It’s Friday here in SW Virginia (and elsewhere for that matter) and I wanted to make some photos on my morning so called “fun” walk, albeit with high humidity today it was not that much fun. But, seeing some nice colorful flowers and busy bees in the neighborhood along my way was definitely enjoyable.
It’s been written and said by many photographers to the effect that the BEST camera is the one you have with you at the time. I practice this lesson a lot and carry some sort of camera with me everywhere I go. Sometimes it’s my inter-changeable lens mirrorless camera, a Panasonic Lumix GX7; sometimes it’s my small and pocketable camera, a Panasonic Lumix LX7; and sometimes it’s the very capable camera in my iPhone 5s. I always have some way to record things that my photographic eye sees around me no matter where I am. There are sooooo many things out there that are visually interesting, and I don’t want to miss an opportunity to record such for my photo collection. Maybe I’ll be the only one who ultimately sees most of those photos I make, but maybe I’ll share some of them with others, such as I am doing here. For example, at OUTBACK Restaurant recently, I had my small Lumix LX7 with me and I made the following photos. In order: 1. on the ceiling while waiting for a table, 2. on the wall next to where I was standing, 3. the lemon in my glass of ice-cold sweet tea after eating a delicious steak and lobster combination, and 4. outside the main entrance while walking back to the car. These things were waiting just for me and I captured them … to be a part of my memories forever.