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Day 3 of Staycation: This morning I decided to take a bike ride rather than a walk for my early morning exercise. As I was putting air in my tire, I looked up and saw this beautiful scene. It’s clear as to why our park is called “Holiday Palms.”

I was only going to ride my bike for about 30 minutes, but with the clouds filtering the direct sunlight, I ended up being out for two hours… the last half hour or so taking photos of an some of our abandoned buildings.

Nov 172010

Wooden Clothespins 729ISO 80; f/2.8; 1/40; 7.7mm;  Digitial Macro Mode (Canon Powershot SD950 IS)

These clothespins are inside a red hanging bag with the sunlight behind the bag.  Combination of  Topaz and Aperture post processing.

Oct 122010

ISO 80; f/4.5; 1/60; 19.6mm;  5:17PM (Canon Powershot SD950 IS)

As I’ve mentioned before, Holiday Palms RV Park (where I live) is in the process of connecting to the town sewer.  For the last week or so, at the end of the day I have been photographing the sewer pipes as they are laid in the ditches (the camera of original designated photographer broke).  This is an effort to document what’s there before it is buried.  Naturally I see this as an opportunity to gather some of my own photos as well.  Such as this one.

Jul 302010

ISO 80; f/3.2; 1/80; 7.6mm; 6:51 pm

It rained yesterday. Not for long, but long enough.  The sky was so full of clouds that it made for a terrific sunset.

I’m still having trouble capturing the right colors in the sky either at sunrise or sunset.  I’ve played with the white balance in the camera and no luck.  So I used Aperture to bring out the colors as I saw them and had Carl verify for quality control!

Isn’t this an amazing sky?

Jul 272010

I think my whole vacation was a (failed) exercise in low light… or else a ultra successful exercise in blur.  Here I was thinking that I was finally mastering the concepts of photography, only to discover if you take me out the ideal blue skies of Arizona, I’m hopeless.  Anyway, I recognized early on in the vacation that my photos were not coming out well.  So I took the opportunity to try different settings while Fred (as in my mom’s boyfriend, the one featured in the Outdoors photos in previous blog entry) played music for the three of us.   I told you he’s a renaissance man.

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