Lynx

Lynx

We took our youngest grandson to our local zoo on Saturday, and I didn’t take my regular camera. This shot of a lynx was taken through the glass barrier with my iPhone, and I thought it did a pretty good job. Those paws are huge1

Thanksgiving Day

Over the river, and through the wood,
To Grandmother’s house we go;
The horse knows the way to carry the sleigh
through the white and drifted snow.

Over the river, and through the wood,
to Grandmother’s house away!
We would not stop for doll or top,
for ’tis Thanksgiving Day.

We have something to be very grateful for this Thanksgiving- for the first time in at least four years we will have family with us on Thanksgiving Day! Our son’s family will be driving- not through the snow, but through the DESERT and over the MOUNTAINS to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with us! And of course we will be zooming with our Alaska family also. I hope your day is full of Thanksgiving blessings as well!

Classic View

I can’t believe I didn’t post this right away after our Alaska trip. This is Denali- viewed from a gas station in Eagle River. We actually saw it on two consecutive days in the middle of our trip. We had never managed to see it without cloud cover on our 5 previous trips, so we were delighted with this view!

Vintage

Vintage Alaska

I enjoyed a presentation by Hazel Meredith last night at our camera club, so I used some of her techniques in Topaz Studio 2 to edit this rural scene shot in Alaska last summer.

Sticks

I never know what to call these stick tepee things I often see on our walks- nor do I understand why they are there. But- the autumn light coming through the trees called out to me to take this photo.

Moody Morning

Moody Morning

Sunlight broke through the fog and rain clouds, illuminating some of the waters of Kachemak Bay as cars and trucks began heading out the Homer Spit last summer. After a day and a half of rain, the sun was a welcome sight!

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

FYI this is a composite of several photographs (the road is Perkinsville Road, the house is from Bodie, the pumpkins were from the grocery store, the Halloween elements were shot on Mt. Vernon Street, and the moon is, well. . . the moon!}. There are several textures laid on top, and the bats are photoshop brushes. Fun to create- hope you enjoy it!

October Still Life

We had our first assignment in my reorganized photo group. The challenge was “Unusual Light Source”- meaning no flashes, LED lights and no sun. We had to use other sources of light. I had no interest in this topic, but, being a rule follower, I set up this still life, focused my camera and took the shot by candlelight at night.

Although I went into the challenge kicking and screaming, I ended up taking a more creative, fun photo before I took this one and took both to my photo group. I am not posting it online, but will show it to friends upon request. 🙂

Aspens in the Round

Aspens in the Round

Another photo from Aspen Corner- this time from our second trip this month. It was mid-to-late afternoon, the sun was shining brightly, and the wind was just beginning to pick up, heralding the snowstorm to come.

Notes: Those are my husband’s fingers (I am not coordinated enough to hold the camera and glass ball at the same time- and I didn’t bring my tripod)! And this image won third place at my photo club this month!