Tag: Photography

The silvery moon

This evening, thanks to an earlier nap, I am awake at 11:10 PM … which is quite unusual for me. Usually, I’m deep into sleep. However, I spent a pleasant few minutes watching the clouds pass in front of the moon, playing a bit of hide and seek. Heck! I didn’t even mind the few mosquitoes that stopped by for a snack. There was a light breeze, the temperature was quite pleasant, around 78 degrees. It was just nice to…

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The other day, I went out and took some pictures of this guy, Metalmorphosis. When I got back home, I looked at the pictures on my screen and thought: None of these look that sharp. They’re all a tiny bit fuzzy. I wonder what went wrong? When I returned back from vacation, I noticed that my reading glasses seemed to be a bit off. The right lens seemed fine, but the left one looked a little distorted. Just to make…

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Truth in advertising: None of these photos, nor any of the photos in my library of this trip to Europe were taken at or before such an insane hour! 😀 Every morning, the light blasts through the window, promptly just after 4:40 AM. I’m pretty much light driven, and so, I wake up … I wake up, I don’t get up. I’ve been able to go back to sleep until 6:30 AM, or so. The photos are from today’s outings…

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It had been a while, I don’t know exactly how long, since I’ve arisen before light, mounted any of my cameras on a tripod, and actually spent my time, unhurried, taking pictures. This morning, I did just that. I went to the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNCC) and browsed around the garden. I spent 2 hours there – 6:30 AM – 8:30 AM, alone, quiet – nothing but the songs of the birds, the buzz of the insects…

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For a few years I had a bird feeder and I used to love to sit and watch the birds come and go. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to buy another one and once again enjoy my fine feathered friends. I’d forgotten about the particular seed mix. The one shown here has lots of millet, a seed that blackbirds and sparrows love. In fact, the blackbirds are quite the bullies, scaring away the smaller birds and gorging themselves…

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Yesterday, I decided to catch the train a little bit later, to delay by about 30 minutes. Catching a later train means fewer people on the train, a bit more elbow room. I decided to play a bit on the way with the Hipstamatic application on my phone. I started taking pictures right way, almost as soon as I sat down. Then, I noticed that by the reflection in the window, I could see the guy in front of me…

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