Category Archives: Nature Photography 2015 – 2016

Monthly Photo Theme Project – Nature

You know you all would never recognize me if I did something on time! So in my normal fashion; I’m late. Again.

Here it is 13 days into September already and I haven’t posted my Monthly Photo Theme project images for August yet!

August’s theme was simply: Nature.

Well August in Kansas is usually hot so I knew whatever I shot for nature would be found in the shade. And sure enough it was!

1/320 sec – f/7.1 – ISO 400 – 105mm – Canon EOS 7D – EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM

While on a little road trip with #2, #4, #5, and #7 we came across a lovely scene. We stepped out of the cars and took just a few steps into an old cemetery when we all started saying, almost in unison,  “look! it’s a fairy circle!”.  Can’t tell we are related can you.

Well  of course the cameras came out!

1/200 sec – f/7.1 – ISO 400 – 60mm – Canon EOS 7D – EF 24-105 f/4 L IS USM

You gotta love it when a photo op just jumps in front of you like that!


Monthly Photo Theme Project – Black and White

It’s time to visit my Monthly Photo Theme Project again…

the theme for February is Black and White.

We had a little spring like weather on Valentine’s day so D and I headed off to the lake to take the cameras for a walk. There was a beautiful blue sky, a little ice left on the water, a few campers about, and more birds flying overhead than I could even begin to count.

I worked on capturing the blue sky and the sparkle of the ice but I did remember to  look for subjects that I felt would make a good black and white print.

Songs Of Silence -- 1/160 sec - f/10 - ISO 100 - 35mm
Songs Of Silence —
1/160 sec – f/10 – ISO 100 – 35mm

This sparse scene caught my eye as a potential black and white and I think that it works out nicely this way. After all besides the blue sky everything else here was already very monochrome.

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