Walks are never long enough as far as Cleo is concerned so he always complains when it’s time to go in.
First I set the camera to a 2 second delay, pressed the shutter and then began swinging it very slowly as I walked by a holiday light display. And…yes…it was sprinkling rain. I always giggle at every resulting shot and then force Chris to look at them all. Poor guy 🙂
Faces are always fun to find but hearts are even better 🙂 This one was sitting in Oak Creek not far from Cathedral Rocks in Sedona.
This is an image of a small thicket of trees that we’ve passed each afternoon while hiking to town. To me their color and bare limbs portray how cold it is here. I thought an abstract would translate that even more so I shook my camera as I pressed the shutter. Do you sense the cold? I suppose you might since I told you that’s what you were supposed to feel 🙂
Below is what the trees look like in reality.
(No wireless signal today so this is auto-scheduled post)
If you’re a child at heart, or have children/grandchildren, Sedona’s Red Rock Fantasy is a must see. Below are a few squiggly lines, as Chris calls them 🙂
I applied the Fractalius filter to the above tree image for added fun.
A sequence of shots showing the fun you can have photographing in low light. The first image was a straight shot holding the camera as steady as I could. The rest are a result of shaking and slightly moving the camera in multiple directions. I wouldn’t say I never use a tripod but photography is so much more fun without it 🙂
The Desert Botanical Garden’s Luminaria is extra special this year with an exhibit of Chihuly glass. I spent two hours shooting mostly abstracts because it was so dark but did manage to get a couple of normal shots such as the one above. Below is an abstract of Scorpion Tails that were throughout the garden.
While Chris was hiking over Wilson Mountain in Sedona, I was moving and shaking my camera on the West Fork Trail. He ended up with a good sized bump on his knee and I ended up with the above. We both had a totally excellent time!
We were greeted by sun at 9000 feet and enjoyed a full day of it.
The next night a scary storm made us feel that trees were coming down around us! The next morning it started to snow.
Today we went to Abiquiu and toured Georgia O’Keefe’s home. We’re now parked 15 miles from there at Ghost Ranch and the sun is trying to come out. Next stop is Bandelier Nat’l Monument. No internet for the next three days.
Sunrise backlighting Creosote seedpods and the sprays of a sprinkler bouncing off branches and leaves. Kind of cool.