Photo Journal – Camera Log #3
A Visual Photo Blog Of My Journey Behind A Lens Through Life, Mostly Nature and Wildlife Scentric, But I’ll Click a Shot of Anything that Catches my Eye.
A close up macro shot of a muted blue rose with a purple tint with morning dew droplets on the soft petals. Blue roses are often used to symbolize mystery or attaining the impossible, thus the dual play with the title.
I created this shot to fit my personal needs as I have a guest bathroom with a blue theme and I wanted something to fit a space on the wall.
A Bald Eagle hanging out and stalking its next prey.
I was getting the photo gallery page up for my eagle photos and art and found a lonely shot sitting in a folder I had overlooked. I love finding gems when organizing my photo catalogs 🙂
A Small Downy Woodpecker On The Side Of A Dead Tree Trunk With A Sunflower Seed.
A wild rose with an artistic flair. I was having some fun with my drawing tablet in my edits one day and liked how this one turned out.
A Male Northern Cardinal Perched Against A Blurred Backdrop Of Spring Green. The males this year seem to be brighter and bolder to me.
I snapped a few clicks of some roses one of the neighbors had grown in their yard. I have spent the last week or so playing around with some new approaches and decided one of the rose pics would serve as a good test subject.
A lightbox closeup detailed macro shot of a white Oxeye Daisy on a black background.
So it’s 7:58 in the morning the dogs start barking at the patio door. I peek my head out of the office and check outside, and there is Kevin. The closest thing I had was a rig with my 180mm macro lens. I was able to burst 50 or so clicks before he peeked inside noticed me, then ran off… 🤔 I guess I should wear clothes in the house 😉
If you don’t know who Kevin is, you can check out his premier when he was seen on walking on the roof of a neighbor, and I happened to snag some pictures. Since then, I have come to learn the peacock’s name is Kevin and he got away from a local farmer.
If you followed the original post, you can see he seems to have lost some features around the neck since then. I hope that’s something natural versus a concern.
So over the last weekend, my wife and I sat around for hours and did “couples” quizzes for fun. And well, it was more than fun, it was a good relationship builder. But after being together for almost 30 years, we had to pick and hunt for questions that actually mattered. There was one question however I could not give an exact reply to, which was “What is your favorite gift I ever got you?”.
I could not really pick an exact answer to it, as I had so many different things in mind, all for different reasons. But after thinking about it for a few days, my answer is this pen. She bought it for me on our last trip to Hawaii. I certainly never would have spent that kind of money on a pen, I really did love it and the rich story and history about how each piece was, designed, sourced, and created.
I have had it at my desk, in this holder ever since, and use it every single day. And each time I pick it up, the first thing I think of is her.