Sunday, December 15, 2013

Low light photography

I don't spend a lot of time talking about lighting but I snap a lot of low light photos with my Nikon 700, soon to be dinosaur, but being retired, I will be hanging on to all 3 of my Nikons and assorted lenses unless I win the lottery. I will then move up to the Leica - the $25,000 body and spend another $100,000 on assorted Leica lenses. I doubt it will feel as good in my hands and did the1950's Leica that I held some 20 years ago. I have had an on-going love affair with the Leica, ever since.

So, this photo was shot in extremely low light: 2.8 at 6400. Not bad for the 700. My cats make wonderful subjects and are used to having cameras shoved in their faces. Shown in this photo is Czarina, who was once a starving stray, nick-names, Peanut, Czary, or Baby Girl (She comes to all 4 names). One of our other cats, Skipper,  has learned so much about photo-taking he has his own selfie-blog. Of course, he uses an iphone. Visit him by clicking on sidebar link. He is such a ham.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

So you think wind energy is a good thing?

"The wind industry has achieved remarkable growth largely due to the claim that it will provide major reductions in carbon dioxide emissions. There's just one problem: It's not true. A slew of recent studies show that wind-generated electricity likely won't result in any reduction in carbon emissions—or that they'll be so small as to be almost meaningless." ~ Robert Bryce

It may be better than the evil fracking but it has its evils. These turbines stretch as far as the eye can see. Coming soon to your backyard - one or the other.

Found summer photo

Oops. This one almost got away. A good one for the cold December rain. Some things do last forever, if only in photos.

You are my sunshine

"The friend in my adversity I shall always cherish most. I can better trust those who helped to relieve the gloom of my dark hours than those who are so ready to enjoy with me the sunshine of my prosperity." ~ Ulysses S. Grant

Rumi Quotes

“I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”

Did I forget to say Happy Thanksgiving?

I will let this fellow do it for me...

Happy Thanksliving!

No turkey or goose died for our Thanksgiving meal. We had tofurkey.