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19.02.26 Singled Out

19.02.26 Singled Out

In winter we are inclined to ask, “Why do we live here?” I have an answer or two.

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19.01.18 Good Subject + Good Light + Good Sky + Good Lines = ???

19.01.18 Good Subject + Good Light + Good Sky + Good Lines = ???

What does it take to get a decent photo?

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01-26-18 Above the Tree Line

01-26-18 Above the Tree Line

It's not hard to get above the tree line if you're a flatlander.

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01-25-18 Long Ago

01-25-18 Long Ago

You're going to like the way you look . . .

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01-24-18 Winter Coat

01-24-18 Winter Coat

There's not much I like about winter . . . . .

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01-27-17 Tree Line

01-27-17 Tree Line

Yet another bird's eye view.

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01-18-17 Caught!

01-18-17 Caught!

Is it possible that every picture really tells a story?

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01-17-17 Winter Magic

01-17-17 Winter Magic

What do you like about winter?

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01-20-10 Winter Light

In my brief foray to the cemetery, where I knew I could find a multitude of frost-covered trees, I looked for shots where the light was coming straight at the camera through the branches of the trees. The sunlight was relatively strong but still obscured by thin fog, which meant that with all the white surrounding me there was very good ambient light, as well. It is that ambient light in this photo that provides the detail on what would otherwise be the shaded side of this pine bough.

On an even more geeky note, it is a photo like this that helps me appreciate the high 23 mega-pixel resolution of the camera I use. You are looking a a compressed, resized version of the original. But even in this, I think you can see excellent detail in the needles of this tree.

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01-19-10 Magical

It is relatively rare that we get foggy days in South Dakota - especially in winter. And I suppose if it were more common, hoary evergreens wouldn't be magical. But to me they are. My only regret is that I didn't have more time yesterday to take photos. I could learn to love SD winters if they were always so photogenic. . .

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11-20-09 Something Hawaiians Can't See

This is early morning frost and I'm sure most Hawaiians don't complain about not seeing this in their back yards.

A few years ago we were visiting our son, Jon, in Kona, and as I was waiting in line at the grocery store one morning, I heard two locals complain about how cold it was on that particular morning. They both said that they needed to find their jackets before venturing out. I could only smile. How cold did it get? The temperature had dipped to 62 degrees. OMG!

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