Saturday, May 15, 2010

Act II. Scene II.

28mm f2.8 1/60s ISO100
...that which we call a rose
by any other name would smell as sweet.

I'm coming back in this late hour to add the colored version of this rose. I do like the color in it and find it softer and delicate.  But I liked the crisp edge the anther and stamen when the color was removed.  It draws the eye right into that.

Friday, May 14, 2010

dew violeta

28mm f8.0 1/320s ISO100

Wednesday, May 12, 2010


28mm f2.8 1/30s ISO100
This is fresh water flow in the Wilson Creek Gorge coming off the backside of Grandfather Mountain.  I was walking the rocky stream chasing elusive wild native brook trout.  From time to time I had to give way to capturing an image that caught my eye.  indeed, I caught several brookies also.

hang em high

480mm f8.0 1/1000s ISO100
Everybody has fun at the beach one way or another.  What is your favorite thing to do when you are near the ocean?  Leave a comment and let us know.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Grandfather Mountain

500mm f8.0 1/500s ISO100
This shot was taken from 1700ft elevation on Crowder Mountain, NC yesterday afternoon.  The distant ridge line is Grandfather Mountain with three identifiable points.  The high peak near dead center is Calloway Peak with Attic Window and MacRae's peaks to the left.  Making some line of sight calculations puts this at about 67 miles away.  Just another photograph of my afternoon.  I sure do love seeing Grandfather Mountain.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Charlotte Skyline

500mm f8.0 1/500s ISO100
We took a hike up Crowder Mountain this afternoon.  The air was clean, fresh and made a beautiful day.  I had a clear view of the Charlotte skyline from atop the 1700ft mound.  I did some line of sight calculations and figured that distance from my shooting point to central Charlotte was roughly 23 miles.  The photograph is plain and regular.  This one is no art and all documentary.  It is a photo that captured a moment just the same.

drive me to mars

28mm f5.0 1/250s ISO100