Thursday, November 16, 2017

Squirrel Outside My Window

I awoke to a cloudy gray day this morning. When I got up I looked out to see a squirrel outside my window. It was a little Douglas Tree Squirrel visiting the stump feeder in our backyard. I ran upstairs and grabbed my camera. I went back down and got down on my knees beside the window. I ever so slowly opened the window. Then I very carefully poked out my telephoto lens and braced it against the window sill. The squirrel nervously scampered down to the bottom of the stump and then cautiously returned. It remained there watching me as it fed. I photographed it for a little while and then left it to eat in peace. Here are three images that I really liked. God's precious light and love upon your day, chris All three images were created with a Canon 7D MkII camera and a a Canon 100-400 L IS USM V.1 lens. #TeamCanon

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Badger the Wonder Dog

I had planned on doing some feeder photography in the backyard today but the rain was way too strong and the wind was howling. Instead I grabbed a wooden back drop and two continuos LED light panels. I set them up to photograph Badger the Wonder Dog. He was more than willing to cooperate for a treat. God's love and blessings to all, chris This image was created with a Canon 7D MkII camera and a Canon 100-400 L IS USM v.1 lens at 108mm. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 800, F 8.0 at 1/50th of a sec.#TeamCanon

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Rainy Days Ahead

It has been rainy. The weather has been bouncing back and forth between sunshine and rain. This morning it was clear in the morning before gray ragged clouds covered the sky. Tomorrow it is supposed to rain again. Here are some images from the past few days. All images were created with a Canon 7D MkII and a Canon 100-400 IS V. 1 lens. #TeamCanon God's love and blessings to everyone, chris

Monday, November 13, 2017

Stay in Bed Kind of Day

Badger the Wonder Dog has the right idea. It's a stay in bed under the covers kind of day. It's gray, cold and drizzling out there. God's love and blessings upon your week, chris This image was created with a Canon 7D MkII camera and a Canon EF-S17-85mm lens. Fill flash was provided by a Canon 550 EX flash set to -1 stops. #TeamCanon

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Trailside

Thank you Lord for the rains. It has rained off and on for the last few days. During one of the breaks the sun came out and I went for a short trail walk up Willits Creek. Along the side of the trail I noticed these three Big Leaf Maple leaves lying side by side. Such a simple and beautiful sign of fall. God's blessings upon your weekend, chris Photographed with a handheld Canon 7D MkII camera anda a Canon EF-S17-85mm lens at 38mm. Thecamera settings used were AV mode, ISO 400, f 11.0 at 1/25th of a sec.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Angel's Breath

This morning when I awoke the sun was shining bright and sunny on the foggy valley below. A few minutes later the fog flowed in from the coast slowly covering the trees in the forest around our house. I grabbed my camera and ran out the front door. I headed for my favorite tree just off the end of our driveway. It's a gnarled old Tan Oak tree with one wide branch coming off the side fairly close to the ground. It's covered in lichen and moss and makes a great subject to photograph. I composed a variety of images of it from a couple of different spots. After I went back into the house and processed the images this one stood out as my favorite. God's blessings upon your week, chris This image was created with a handheld Canon 7D MkII camera and a Canon EF-S17-85mm lens at 17mm. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 400, F16.0 at 1/13th of a sec.#TeamCanon

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Chaos

There is some order among chaos if you look for the patterns that help to make it up. Such is the case of sorting silverware in the morning from the dishwasher. You look for the patterns to tell the cutlery apart. The rounded curves of the spoons and the long straight edges of the knives. The forks stand out with their evenly measured tines. There is chaos but order is hidden within it. Here is a Black and White image of our silverware waiting to be sorted and put away in the silverware drawer. God's precious love and blessings upon your day, chrisThis image was photographed with a Canon 7D MkII camera and a Canon EF-S- 17-85mm lens at 24mm. The camera settings used were AV mode, ISO 400, F 11.0 at 1/25h of a sec.#TeamCanon