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Monday, October 20, 2014

Palmer Reservoir Hike

Last Sunday I went for a hike to Palmer Reservoirs. There was a little sunlight filtering through clouds, but I wasn't able to get the great fall foliage photos I wanted, but this is what I got. I'll start by showing the smaller of the two dams, which people have painted - I'm linking it to the Monday Mural meme.
Of course I have to show the reservoir, even if the light was flat making for marginal photos.
Just off the trail I saw this view, looking up a steep hill.
Here's another bush that was changing colors.
And of course, the aspen grove which was my destination.
A lot of leaves had already fallen - this low shot was my favorite from the hike.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

More Tree Photos

Here are a couple of recent photos of trees. First, near the Great Sand Dunes a couple of weeks ago.
Next, on Sunday hiking near Palmer Lake.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Last & First

This is just about the last photo from my D40X, taken at Fox Run Park on Saturday. By the end of this walk it couldn't expose anything correctly. There was lots of fresh snow on Pikes Peak, as the remnants of a Pacific Hurricane had gone over us on Thursday and Friday, dropping 2 inches (5 cm) of rain at our house, but lots of snow higher up.
And here are some of the first photos from my new D5300 which I picked up later that day. I figured I'd practice with two of my favorite subjects, Socks and Laika, and a wide-aperture lens.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Rozenhoedkaai (Belgium)

Rozenhoedkaai is a street in Bruges, Belgium. Here's a photo I took of it back in 1977. It wasn't very good and I had to do a lot of edits to make it usable.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Monday's Sunset

I was able to take a couple more good photos with my dying camera on Monday - I knew I had to try to capture this sunset for Skywatch Friday.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Ghirardelli Square

Continuing with San Francisco photos, here's the famous Ghirardelli Square.
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