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Friday, July 31, 2015

Landscape panning

Day 115/365

After our fun time at the carousel, we drove to Hull Gut to watch the sunset. Here are a couple of panning shots I took (ISO 100, 1/25 second) of the waves as the sun was setting.

It was a beautiful sunset. I will post some sunset images tomorrow.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Paragon Carousel Hull MA

Day 114/365

Mr. S aka "Bumpa" and I took Ryleigh to the Paragon Carousel last night. This is a beautiful carousel that was built in 1928. The Paragon Carousel is the last remaining attraction from the beloved Paragon Park amusement Park at Nantasket Beach that closed in 1985. I actually have fond memories of my family riding this same carousel when I was a child.

This image makes my heart sing!

Children love to wave to their family members each time the carousel passes them by, and it was so cute to see Ryleigh point and wave to me.

A few panning images

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Hornstra Farm Norwell MA

Day 113/365

Last night we took Ryleigh to Hornstra Farm to see the cows. She was so excited! Of course we also just HAD to get ice creams while we were there.....and they were deeeelicious.

Ryleigh and Bumpa looking at the cows in the barn

Goodnight Greicy.....

Ryleigh loves cows!

And so doesn't her Nana

A perfect summer evening!

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Jacobs Farm Norwell MA

Day 112/365

Although it was smack dab in the middle of the harsh afternoon sunlight as I drove past this scene, I still turned around and went back to shoot it. I loved the little bench with the basket sitting by the barn door and really wanted to capture the moment. I love scenes like this, and chances are this bench and basket would not be here the next time I came by.

The harsh sunlight hurt this next image, but I still like it because of the blurred tractor. It adds a nice sense of place.

And some Black Eyed Susan's in the garden

Monday, July 27, 2015

Scituate Light

Day 111/365

It was a lovely day down in Scituate (MA) today. The cormorants were really enjoying themselves on the jetty by Scituate Light.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Black Eyed Susan

Day 110 /365

Don't have time to here is a pretty Black Eyed Susan that I shot last evening. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!!!

Friday, July 24, 2015

Lotus Flowers

Day 109/365

I found a gem of a garden this week and went back to it yesterday with my camera. There are literally hundreds of lotus flowers there. I took a few quick shots yesterday, and plan to return with my tripod and macro lens. Here's a few images I took yesterday.

I'm also starting to get comfortable using Lightroom, and I LOVE it.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Senior Photos at Emery Estate in Weymouth MA

Day 108/365

The Emery Estate in Weymouth was built in 1903 by the prominent Emery family. It was acquired by the town of Weymouth a few years ago, and it still sits in it's run down condition. The town takes care of the lawns and gardens, which are really beautiful. The grounds of the property are open to the public. The house itself was modeled after George Washington's Mount Vernon home. The property sits atop of King Oak Hill with beautiful views of the Boston skyline.

I was asked to do a senior picture session here a few weeks ago. It was the perfect place, and we had a great time walking around the property and shooting photos.

How beautiful is Abby????

So much fun!

Abby has the most beautiful eyes with specks of different colors. Her mother requested an image that would show her beautiful eyes. Just look at how pretty they are!

It was a fun afternoon of shooting such a wonderful girl, and I also really loved exploring The Emery Estate. I hope the town of Weymouth restores the home and it puts it to good use for the public to enjoy.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Cordage Park Ducklings

Day 107/365

We stopped at the pond by Cordage Park in Plymouth and saw this Mama duck and her ducklings. They were so adorable. The ducklings look like they were recently born.....,my guess would be within the past week. This brings me a little bit of comfort to know that these ducklings were born so late in the season, because the Mama Swan is STILL sitting on her nest with three eggs at the Island Grove Pond in Abington.

How cute is this sight? I just love to see the baby wildlife.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Plymouth Harbor

Day 106/365

I went to Plymouth Harbor last evening with two good friends. It was a perfect summer evening......temps were hot but there was a nice breeze down by the water. We had a great dinner and took some pictures. The only disappointment was the sunset.....or lack thereof. What looked like was going to be a promising sunset just fizzled behind the cloud cover and we never actually got treated with the colors we were hoping for. But that's how it goes with photography, and you just have to take whatever conditions Mother Nature hands to you.

Here is a shot of the harbor before we had dinner.

And a Cormorant resting on this skiff

After dinner, this gull was resting on a piling at the pier.

The best of the sunset. Minutes later the light was gone and that was it.

I don't see me catching up on all the days I have missed so I'll just keep on posting until I reach 365 days of posting. I hope you are enjoying the pictures.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Life And Death

Day 105/365

I always find the analogy of the living wildlife and plants etc. at the cemetery vs the symbol of death with the headstones to be interesting. Here are a few recent examples of this.

On another note, I just want to send a shout out and word of thanks to my friend Wayne, who took the time yesterday to sit with me and taught me how to navigate my way around Lightroom. I have met the most wonderful people in my camera club and am extremely grateful.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Immature Canada Goose

Day 104/365

I'm baaaaaaack. But you are going to have to bare with me as I am just beginning to learn the new software. So far so good with the new laptop.......but then again I've only had it for a few hours. I love the look of it. The speed is much quicker than any other laptop I've owned. 
I've had some issues downloading the Adobe Creative Cloud Lightroom and Photoshop Software. I kept getting an error message, which resulted in me calling the fine folks at Adobe......and they were able to solve the issue for me.
So, it is now downloaded and the next task I have is to learn how to use it. This image is a "quick and dirty" edit of a RAW file I took the other night. I wanted to put it up here on the blog just because it's been so long since I have posted an image. I fumbled my way through Lightroom to get the image processed and save as a jpeg. Yeah for me. But I have so much more learning to do.

This is a cute Juvenile Canada Goose that was laying down in the grass at the cemetery.
I hope to post more this weekend so stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

A little hiccup

Hello! I'm out if commission for a few more days so please bare with me. My laptop did and I just ordered a new one that should arrive in two days. I also will be joining Adobe's Creative Cloud so will be learning Lightroom and the latest version of Photoshop. It is time for me to upgrade anyway. Photoshop CS3 has served me well over the years but it really is time to move on. I hope to be back in business in a few days and will still be out shooting so will have lots of good pictures to post as I catch up. Thanks for being there for me. I always appreciate your views!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Pretty Reflections

Day 103/365

The early evening warm reflections in this image that I took the other evening, remind me of the Fall favorite time of  year. I am always anxious to see Fall approach, but this year, after the winter we endured, I want to slow this summer down and really enjoy it.


By the way, this image was planned and it worked out just as I was hoping. I waited behind the opening in the bushes hoping that one of the geese would swim through that spot!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Other Side

Day 102/365

I was photographing some flowers last evening and decided to get down low and look for a different point of view. It reminded me that this is true for life in general....

I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Red Squirrel

Day 101/365

They may be a nuisance, but I think they are adorable. This cute little red squirrel resides on my sisters property.

Oh no you don't!!!!!

He didn't. :-)

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Orange Lily

Day 100/365

100 days of blog posts.....265 more to go!

I love to see all of the pretty lilies that are blooming this time of year.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Evening Light

Day 99/365

Last swim of the day!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Abington Butterfly Park

Day 98/365

Found my first butterfly of the season!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Sunset, Hull MA

Day 97/365

A lovely evening at the shore.

Sunset Love

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Hingham MA July 4th Parade

Days 95 and 96/365

I hope you are enjoying your 4th of July weekend. Here are a few pictures from the Hingham Parade. The small town parades held all across America this weekend are treasures!

Ryleigh had a really fun time!

Day 96/365

A Norman Rockwell moment with Ryleigh and Uncle N


God bless America!!!!!!!!!