Sunday, July 03, 2005

Fourth of July Abstract

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Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L IS @ 330 mm f/5.6 1/400

Detail of the Spoonbridge & Cherry outdoor sculpture in Minneapolis.
I'm posting it today because it's red, sort of white, and blue. The red
is part of the cherry, the sort-of-white is the edge of the spoon, and
the blue is the sky.

The image below shows the entire sculpture.

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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Strings Attached

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Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L IS @ 400 mm f/5.6 1/100

I'm posting this image not because it's a great photo, but
because it illustrates an interesting incident. The robin,
apparently collecting material for a nest, picked up a piece
of string and tried to fly away with it. However, the string
was at least 10 feet long and both ends were tied to metal
poles. As a consequence, the string put up quite a fight,
and the bird was forced to drop it. The matter did not,
however, end there. The robin returned at least five
times as I watched, picking up several loops of string in its
mouth, flying away, and quickly having to let go. Eventually
it gave up in (I would imagine) disgust.

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Roof Repair Abstract

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Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L IS @400 mm f/5.6 1/1000

Detail of a roof undergoing repair in downtown Baltimore.

I haven't been posting or commenting much lately
because I've been very busy; work keeps getting in
the way of photography. I hope to have a bit more
time soon, however.

Chiaroscuro and I are off tomorrow for a short trip to
Minneapolis. I have to work most of the time, but
am still hoping to find a little time for photography
while I'm there.

Monday, June 20, 2005

Spiral Staircase

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Canon 20D, Canon 17-40 L @ 17 mm f/4.0 1.20

Spiral staircase with Tiffany glass dome in the
Hackerman House, an 1850s mansion that is
part of the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Macroday: Pattern

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Canon 20D, Canon 100-400L IS @400 mm f/8 1/400

Another lotus blossom from one of my recent expeditions to lily ponds.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Orchid II

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Canon 20D, Tamron 90 mm macro, f/20 1.0s

Another orchid macro from the greenhouse at Reynolda Gardens
in Winston-Salem, North Carolina

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Liberty Place, Philadelphia

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Canon 20D, Canon 24-70L @ 43 mm f/4.5 1/2500

I'm taking a break from flower photos today although more (alas)
will be forthcoming in the near future.

A couple of weeks ago Chiaroscuro and I spent two
days in Philadelphia. We had a good time, although we had one
frustrating morning in which we walked to the Academy of Natural
Sciences where I remembered having previously visiting an indoor
butterfly garden. Unfortunately, the garden was gone, and so were
our plans for taking butterfly photos. We then walked to South
Street to visit a favorite used bookstore, which not only had a large
collection of interesting books but also a resident cat named Earl
Grey. The store was also gone. At least we got some exercise.

I took this photo about a block from our hotel.