A gorgeous field of Lupines! Taken along route 161.
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Bokeh: the visual quality of the out-of-focus areas of a photographic image, especially as rendered by a particular lens.
Sounds easy right?
NOT! This was a bit more challenging for me than I had anticipated. The sun has to be right, the focus has to be “just” right. I didn’t succeed perfectly but I did get a few good snaps.
This was a bit more challenging than I thought it was going to be. A lot of water crossing and balancing, but a great hike!
As always the views at the top were stellar! Quiet and peaceful and so worth the 4000 calorie burn!
I got a lens balls and I have been having some fun with it. Not sure I am in love with it, but I am working towards that!
As always I found mushrooms! When it takes 3 miles to get up to the views, sometimes you entertain yourself with taking pictures of ‘shrums.
Sometimes you do not need a destination. My goal was to – drive!
I picked a road and drove, heading towards Vermont. I picked a town. Literally at random and hit – go! Lupines!!!
I love playing with perspective and focal points, I’m not great at it, but I like doing it. Looking at a flower from the ground up is different then when you look at it from above.
I loved that the clouds were coming in. The sky is such an interesting place. Some people love that sold blue. I do as well, but give me interesting clouds any day!
As I mentioned, I am part of a Facebook Photo Page that does challenges. Our challenge, if we accepted, I did, was “in the garden”. So the last two weeks I’ve spent a lot of time looking a flowers
I saw this out of the corner of my eye and totally brought me to Stephen King’s It! The old MiniSeries? Where he is standing there in the swampy area? I don’t know, I loved it I promptly slapped on the brakes and ventured along the road, down the embankment, and snapped a few pics.
Driving around I think in Lancaster? I saw a trail on the side of the road by the bridge. Stop I did! I found this old abandoned factory. So, in I went!
The most unlikely stops. A Jehovah Witness Church. Great pinks!
Last, but not least – I stopped over in Sugar Hill. I had scouted this place for some night photography, it looks great in the daytime as well!
I have done night photography ONCE and it came out rather well. I attempted it again, and fell flat. Why? My tripod didn’t rock. Well, no it DID, it swayed back and forth and I didn’t get many good pics because of the breeze. I have a new one now!
These are the few pics that did come out.
The following day, I went to the Sugar Hill Lupine Festival. I can say I did NOT take a picture of the pizza, but I assure you, it was picture worthy.
Sugar Hill is a small community but it’s gorgeous and friendly.
This was at Hilltop Inn, the owner was sweet, I aske her if I could snap some flowers pictures she said to go right ahead, but I wanted to make sure, finding a stranger laying around on their belly on your lawn can be disconcerting!
My pizza in the making – ‘nuff said
I am part of a photo board on facebook, and I am pair with Shell, from O’ Canada! Our 1st two week challenge was “In The Garden”. A few of these flower photos ended up in the challenge. She is editing hers, I may have to convince her to watermark hers and we can do a blog post.
Rock On, Dot Com – 10-4
I saw this parking lot a few weeks ago, and I knew after the pictures I saw online I wanted to go there. I also need to go back for Bemis and Frankenstein Cliffs!
This is a moderate hike, not a lot of mud, you can hear the running water most of the time. And then you see it.
After clambering around and getting down to the creek, you can scamper right up next to the falls if you are so brave! I didn’t feel like getting wet
I fiddled with some settings. And a few things in lightroom – which is STILL a learning curve!
What a fabulous hike. Hard as frak! But a great hike!
A few smaller “water” areas here, some great wild flowers, some of the steepest inclines I’ve done in a long while as well!
Just when you think “Okay I’ve had enough!” you come to a flatter area and you see this wicked lil view, but oh, it gets better!
After clambering down to take these, I knew I had to go around “the lake”. I had my snickers bar and started walking. Yup, it only got better.
There is a wicked dock (and a place you can stay apparently up above I caught a glimpse of it, but didn’t explore that area). A mom and a daughter were sitting there, having sandwiches and speaking, what I think, was Korean. Made me smile, reminded me what it is like for people who don’t speak french when I do it with folks I know.
These photos took me a total of 20 mins to take with three different stops.
Great lighter colors in this batch, and some stray flowers as well!
Pinks, purples, and whites, gorgeous!
What do you do after a hard rain? Well! You to take pictures of course.
I don’t have a dedicated Marco lens, so that means it’s a bit harder to get GREAT macro pics, since I’m using lens extenders.
It’s fun to run out, take as many pics as you can, in a short amount of time and see what you get in the end.
Working on learning my lens extenders which changes the focus of your lens so you can get closer and do some macro photography. They aren’t as GOOD as a macro lens, but for now, they shall do!