Wordy Wednesday #438 “Easter Island Homage”
Apr19

Wordy Wednesday #438 “Easter Island Homage”

With Easter just a few days ago, I wanted to share on of my favorite Easter-themed images today. I’ve long been fascinated by Easter Island’s stone heads but so far haven’t yet been able to make the trip, so I’ll have to make do with this photograph of a rabbit’s head sculpture that I made in Arvada, Colorado. I call the image “The Real Easter Island” because it’s a rabbit head (get it?) It was shot with a Canon EOS 50D...

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Wordy Wednesday #437: “Point & Shoot Macro”
Apr12

Wordy Wednesday #437: “Point & Shoot Macro”

  Good ideas and good cameras never die.  Case in point: The Konica Minolta DiMage Xt. I loved this little 3.2-megapixel and found it the ideal camera to carry when traveling. (See my post on travel photography tips on Monday’s blog.) What is more than amazing to me is that here is a camera that was introduced in 2003 by a company no longer making cameras and you can still buy re-manufactured versions for around $25. This...

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Wordy Wednesday #436, “Colorado State Flower”
Apr05

Wordy Wednesday #436, “Colorado State Flower”

The state flower of the state of Colorado is the Rocky Mountain Columbine Aquilegia caerulea aka Columbine to us residents but also known as “granny bonnets” to some. The flowers are very variable in color, from pale blue (as in the species name caerulea) to white, pale yellow and pinkish; very commonly the flowers are bicolored, with the sepals a different shade to the petals. This image was shot with a Pentax K100D while...

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Wordy Wednesday #435: “Audubon House Garden, Key West”
Mar29

Wordy Wednesday #435: “Audubon House Garden, Key West”

The house now known as the Audubon House was built by Captain John Huling Geiger in the 1840s as a residence for his family, who lived there for more than a century. Originally slated for destruction in 1958, the Geiger mansion was saved by the Mitchell Wolfson Family Foundation, a nonprofit educational organization. The home’s large scale restoration was the first of its kind in Key West and sparked Key West’s restoration movement....

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Wordy Wednesday #434 “Black & White & IR All Over”
Mar22

Wordy Wednesday #434 “Black & White & IR All Over”

In infrared photography, the film or image sensor used is sensitive to infrared light. The part of the spectrum used is referred to as near-infrared to distinguish it from far-infrared, which is the domain of thermal imaging. Wavelengths used for photography range from about 700 nm to about 900 nm. Proving that timing is everything, this shot was made in Barr Lake State Park last October, the day before a big snowstorm was due to blow...

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Wordy Wednesday #433: It’s A Snow Day
Mar15

Wordy Wednesday #433: It’s A Snow Day

It may be that way in some parts of the country but not here on Daisy Hill. While our friends and colleagues in the East Coast are recovering from a massive Winter Storm, the weather forecast for the Denver area is partially cloudy with high temperature in the low 70’s. That forecast, of course, ignores the fact that the two snowiest months in Colorado are March and April. The above photograph shows me digging Mary’s...

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Wordy Wednesday #430: It’s All About ‘Patina’
Feb22

Wordy Wednesday #430: It’s All About ‘Patina’

A patina is a coating of various chemical compounds, such as oxides or carbonates, that are formed on the surface of metal or other material. Usually this is simply caused to exposure to weather and time. The word itself comes from the Latin word meaning “shallow dish.” Under natural weathering, patina in old cars takes many years to develop with those in damp climates developing patina layers faster than ones in dry areas. Material...

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