Saturday, August 27, 2011

An Abandoned Gem

 I finally have bought myself some quality glass- a 50 mm AF-S 1.8 Nikkor. Since it's a 'prime' lens (i.e., no zoom) it's quite inexpensive. Of course, expense is relative in terms of photography. I have put it on my camera and it will stay there while I figure out how to use it. I took it for a test drive last night. On my driving around back roads I found this abandoned home. I checked it out before I stopped to take photos because around here it's just a likely to be occupied.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Chasing Butterflies

Yesterday (Sunday) was a beautiful sunny day. There was even a breeze to keep you from sweltering. It was a perfect day to putter around home. In my puttering I noticed a butterfly having a grand time with my cone flowers. He/She was sharing them with the bees. So I grabbed my camera and started stalking. :)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

why you should always carry a camera

even when heading to work and here's why. I was driving to work and in the local park was a hot air balloon! But my camera was home. I thought about going back to get it but that would be a bad example and that would be bad. So I put it out of my mind and went to work. A little bit into work and I realized I had forgot something I needed at home. I then had this discussion in my head:
'I need to go home and get _____'
'is it necessary? Can't you deal with it tomorrow?'
'No I really need to deal with it today. I should go home and get it'
'this is about the camera isn't it?'
'no but while I'm there.....'
'But I need to get ___ and that's why I'm going home. Not for the camera. That's what's called a 'bonus', not the main reason'.
'hmmm' (amazing how this voice sounds like my husband)

So I went and got the missing item.

oh and the camera. :)

it's probably a good  thing that they weren't giving rides......

oh and I was able to finish my project too.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Dust to Dust

I had to travel to Cape Breton for work last week. I've been there fairly frequently due to staff turn-over. Usually I entertain myself by driving to Louisburg and doing the lighthouse hike. I decided to do something else but wasn't sure. So I turned to google and decided that 'Mira Gut' sounded like a good place to travel. As I drove along a back road I spied this:
so of course I had to pull over and explore. I traipsed all around and took some shots:
you can see that the pews and windows have been removed. It's kind of sad really

I was tempted to go inside but decided that that would be foolish since I was alone. It was neat how the trees were encroaching. In a few years it will be completely reclaimed.

and of course I had to play