Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Holes 4





Holes 4

Earlier in this series I shared an image of one of the holes in the rock at The Arches Provincial Park. located on the Great Northern Peninsula. Today I am sharing additional images of that rock structure. The last image shows wide view of The Arches that was taken using Kodachrome slide film over 30 years ago. If you are planning to drive up the Great Northern Peninsula add The Arches to your list of places to visit!

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Monday, May 30, 2011

Holes 3






Holes 3

One thing I've been noticing since starting the Holes series is the variety of images that illustrate the theme.

The birdhouse was an interesting subject with the two entrances and decorations that include a key and doorknob. The old house, photographed on the south coast of the island of Newfoundland, has several holes including two in the roof, which can't be good. It is only a matter of time before Nature reclaims this house. The mask from New Orleans has holes for people to see through when wearing it. I shared other versions of this photo back in January 29, 2007. Feel free to check them on my Blog.

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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Holes 2





Holes 2

To be honest, when I started looking for photos that fit the Holes theme, I was surprised to find so many. Yesterday's images were fairly abstract and I received a few interesting comments about my climbing into a rusty barrel to make a picture. That gives me an idea for a future theme - Photos taken in unusual circumstances.

As those of you who follow my Photo of the Day already know, I often photograph musicians, especially their hands. The musical instrument shown in the first image has many holes, or parts with holes, that the musician uses to control his own air to make music.

As I observe ice in brooks and small rivers, I often see holes that have formed as a result of water moving underneath. I enjoy photographing the abstract designs in the ice including the holes which add depth to the images.

The seal's nostrils are holes that it uses to take in deep breaths of air allowing it to stay submerged for quite a while. I just happened to be walking along Holyrood beach when I saw this young seal lying in the water. I was able to get close views using my 70-300 mm lens.

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Holes





Holes

A while back the theme in an online photography contest was Holes. At the time I chose several images that I thought I could enter. For the next few days I will share images that illustrate the theme "Holes" even though I didn't really have that theme in mind when I was making the images, Today's photos were scanned from images made using Kodachrome slide film,.

As you view these pictures, keep in mind that the theme to my Photo of the Day is EVERYTHING'S A PICTURE and that if you are looking for things to photograph, they are all around you. I hear from members of this list who say they saw something or other and commented that "Bruce would probably take a picture of that!". That illustrates that you are "seeing" photos even if you don't have a camera with you. :)

I don't think many of you would be able to guess what the first photo is so I'll explain how I took it. A few years ago, I saw a large rusted barrel near the side of a pond here in Holyrood. I climbed inside and focused on the holes caused by rusting and created a silhouette of the abstract shapes with the blue sky in the background.

The second shows silhouettes of shells hanging on a line in Lover's Key Park in Bonita Springs. I photographed the odd "shell sculpture" from many angles, but for this morning's theme chose the silhouette with the sunlight reflecting off the water through the holes in the shell. The next shows a wider view of the sculpture.

At the Arches Provincial Park on the Great Northern Peninsula you will see "holes" eroded through the rock cliff. Again, for this morning, I chose a silhouette that emphasized the abstract hape of this hole.

I saw a round culvert surrounded by flat rocks and made an image of the scene.

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Friday, May 27, 2011

Spring 4 - Tulips






Spring 4 - Tulips

I can see differences in plant growth every day now, especially after a few days of 18°C (66°F) weather. However, I will leave this theme for now because I don't want to bore the 750 members of my Photo of the Day lists. Of course, you can expect to see lots of photos of flowers and plants as the summer progresses.

I've always liked making images of the reproductive parts of tulips and do so every year. The pink tulip opened with a few blemishes, probably from the frosty nights we had earlier this week. The red tulips in the last photo looked fine and were just about to open when I made the photo.

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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Spring 3 - Pansies







Spring 3 - Pansies

I hadn't planned to continue the Spring Plants series today but since it was such a beautiful, sunny day here in Holyrood yesterday, I made several photos showing how much things have changed in just two days.

Today I am sharing photos of pansies that seem to have exploded into colour over the past couple of days. The first shows a tiger pansy which wasn`t in bloom on Monday when the photos I`ve been sharing for a couple of days were taken. My wife purchased a pot of these interesting pansies three summers ago and even though the info stated that they may come back a second year, these particular flowers are now in their third year. Unlike the other pansies in my yard, they are not spreading, but I am glad that plant continues to grow.

The second photo shows a "normal" yellow pansy that is common in my yard. The white and blue pansy was the first to bloom this year and this plant has numerous blooms. If you are interested, I`ve uploaded 4 more images of the pansies to my Blog this morning.

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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Spring 2





Spring 2

It was sunny and cool here today but we are expecting warmer temperatures with showers for the next 3 days. To be honest, we need the rain.

Today I am continuing the Spring Plants series and sharing a few more images taken in my yard on Monday. The first shows a tulip flower just about to open. The second is a wild strawberry in bloom and the third shows a forget-me-not plant that is starting to bloom.

I thought most of you would be living in places warmer than here with more flowers in bloom, but one person let me know that they are further behind us:

Bruce, you may be closer to the arctic circle, way out in the North Atlantic....but you are farther into Spring than we are down here in Colorado!! The Aspen leaves here aren't even fully out yet...they just barely opened last week! We have no flowers yet! We're at 7,550 feet above sea level (another half mile higher than the mile high city of Denver!) and in the cities Spring has sprung, but at my place we're still waiting!

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

SPRING






Spring

Yesterday was a glorious day here in Holyrood: sunny, but a little cool. I like the cool temperatures this time of year because I can work outside or hike in the woods without being bothered by black flies, which are abundant when the conditions are right. Yesterday I worked in my yard for a couple of hours before hiking for two hours to the nearest mountain and back. I took today's photos when I returned from that hike.

So far only two daffodils have bloomed even though the plants seem to be doing well. The pansies are blooming all around my yard. In early April, I transplanted a dozen or so pansies from my back yard to another garden plot in the front. Even though they are small, there are lots of colourful blooms. The tulip shown was the first to bloom, but two nights of frost has caused damage to the flower. All other tulips are ready to bloom as soon as we get a couple of warm days.

The purpose of sharing these images is to let people see what it is like here at this time of year. I saw daffodils blooming in early March in British Columbia and I am sure the weather in other parts of the country is warmer than here, but the splash of colour around here is a welcome change, even if it is a little late.

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Monday, May 23, 2011

St. John's Doors 2






St. John's Doors 2

It was cold and cloudy yesterday and I didn't get much work done in the yard. And, I didn't get any photos - not even the dandelions opened their blooms! As a result I am continuing with the Doors theme today.

Today's photos show colourful doors that I photographed as I walked up and down Water Street. The entire entranceways in each of today's images are very colourful and worthy of a photo. I especially liked the third one with a dory used as a decoration.

These photos were taken in early December, 2001 so it is probably time to make another trip to St. John's to make newer photographs of the colourful doors!!

Feel free to check my Windows and Doors Gallery at: http://www.lanephotography.com/windows_doors/windows.htm

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