Brilliant Sugar Maple Leaf

Brilliant Sugar Maple

Taken with my favorite lens, the Nikon AF FX Micro-NIKKOR 60mm f/2.8D. ┬áSugar Maple leaf in the late afternoon autumn sun. The leaf was held perpendicular to the sun in order give definition to the texture of the leaf. Note the sympathetic colors in the autumn foliage in the background. ┬áNikon D90. f/8. Processed in […]

Clover

Clover

I like variety. I like money. The proof is here in my lawn. I don’t apply weed killers or fertilizers. The only money I spend on it is for gasoline for the mower–and I let the corners and edges grow to reduce that activity. I don’t even sweep the grass clippings. I just live and […]

Stand of dead ashes

Lost Ash

We mourn the loss of our ash trees. They are quickly being destroyed by the emerald ash borer insect. This year in particular the loss is becoming quite evident. The foliage is entirely gone on most of them now; it has taken a few years for the last of the foliage to disappear. Now the […]

McConnells Mill High Water

McConnells Mill High Water

Surf’s up at McConnells Mill State Park after heavy spring rains this week. The water gauge on the side of the mill read almost six feet, one foot from the top at seven feet. Last month when I photographed the mill with snow and ice still visible, the water was below the gauge entirely. This […]

Three Boxes

Shadow Box Three

For the last several days, I have been photographing items in a shadow box, actually an old printer’s drawer. Today we finish the series with three at once, plus a single of a glass perfume bottle. I have featured the Sweet Pea perfume bottle in a recent post. Today’s three boxes include the bottle as […]

Flint and Steel

Flint and Steel

It worked well yesterday, so let’s try it again. I returned to the shadow box (printer’s drawer) today with different subject. I really like how yesterday’s jaw harp in the shadow box turned out. This time I placed a flint and steel in the box. I left the same settings on the camera. I lifted […]

Woodland Boardwalk

Low Bridge

How low can you go? We go low on this woodland boardwalk. We also go black and white on this gray, very ungreen early spring day. To take the picture I used a Manfrotto tripod with the central pillar replaced upside down. The camera dangled upside down between the tripod legs, an inch or two […]

Squirrel Foot

Squirrel Foot

A squirrel’s foot clings to a bird feeder. Notice how the top claw is hooked around the wire handle; that is what is doing most of the holding here. This is its rear foot. He is hanging upside down; the furry area behind the foot is eastern gray squirrel’s bushy tail.