Al's Photography Blog

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Pikes Peak As Seen From Our House

Friday, October 31, 2014

Door Snake

Happy Halloween! Imagine my surprise the other day when I opened my front door to take the dogs for a walk and found this just outside.
And right below it was a buddy.
But they seemed rather friendly.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Unusual Cloud

I though this cloud would make a fun Skywatch Friday post.

Monday, October 27, 2014

Desolate Coast

In places, the California coastline is very desolate, windy, and cold. This is one of those places, north of San Luis Obispo, where we drove and stopped for a few photos last year

Saturday, October 25, 2014


For Vintage Weekly, here's a 1977 photo from Ghent, Belgium.

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.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Fishermans Wharf

These were taken during last year's San Francisco vacation, in one of the area's most touristy areas.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Dust Devil

Here's a dust devil seen the weekend before last near the Great Sand Dunes.
It's one of the last photos ever to be taken by my trusty Nikon D40X, as the shutter is no longer working correctly; I'll start looking into a replacement and figure out how to pay for it. And it's my entry for Skywatch Friday.
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