Day 36 of 365



My morning wake up is the morning paper with a couple of cups of joe. The local rag stopped the Sunday edition recently, so today I looked over some old photo mags.

I’ve seen several renditions of various body parts, but never paid much never mind. Now that the madness of the challenge is upon me, one image jumped out and decided to give it a shot (so to speak).

Window light, tripod mount, hunt & peck. A little tricky as I could not preview the image in real time – had to make several attempts while moving the model around to see what transpired. The camera is certainly unforgiving in capturing detail.

Day 35 of 365

Root - Elephant Foot.

Root – Elephant Foot.


The latest image from the Mars rover somehow landed on my desktop. Here you can see definite signs of river valleys and, just possibility, life along the shoreline.

Stay tuned for updates as this incredible story unfolds.

Day 34 of 365

First BIG snow

First BIG snow

Well, I woke up & the world is still here. I’m pretty sure that’s the world out there on the other side of the white curtain. In place of Armageddon, snowmageddon. 25-30 cm (10-12 in.) of the wet, heavy stuff predicted.

Took a walk in the woods across the way before the snow started falling off branches. Pretty hard slogging. Got some postcard type shots, maybe next year’s Christmas card.

I liked this fence line, so this is it for today. I tried brightening it up, darkening etc., but the low light / low contrast here really shows the way it was.

Day 33 of 365

Dominion Observatory

Dominion Observatory

The Dominion Observatory, an astronomical observatory in Ottawa, Canada that operated from 1902 to 1970.

The observatory grew out of the Department of the Interior’s need for the precise coordinates and timekeeping that, at that time, could only come from an observatory.

The artsy brickwork is something to behold.

I’m watching the clock at it ticks down to the end of the world – actually, I’ll probably be asleep when it happens at 6:20 A.M. EST (or so) tomorrow (Friday).

Day 30 of 365

Glass, water & screen pattern.

Glass, water & screen pattern.

I’ve seen this done several times over the years, including 1 or 2 by a fellow club member who is also actively embroiled in the 365 challenge. Time to give it a shot.

I googled “textures & patterns” and borrowed a few likely candidates for my personal use (note the disclaimer).

I then blew them up to fit the screen I am using, put 2 glasses filled with water in front of the screen & moved them around to get some interesting refractions. Different textures produced some interesting results.

Today’s challenge included selecting a “best of”, but this guy won out.