January! The start of a new year – I wrapped up January in Deer Isle. We had some killer cold days too! And cute turkeys!
Someone suggested to me to make a “best of” my photos. I have to be honest, that’s a LOT of pictures. So I’ll be doing this every last day of the month (if I can). I went all the way back (as far as I have saved) and rummaged around in my January folders.
Stormy, on the couch, where she shouldn’t have been!
My first time in Deer Isle, while working at the nursing home – I was there a short time – 9 weeks or so, but it’s a place I’ll definitely want to go back to again and again.
Snow Storms from HELL!
My 2nd time in Deer Isle (I just realized I spent two winters there in the last 3 years). So many pictures to pick from – but these are my faves.
You never know what you’ll find right in front of your face – I opened the door and – oh, wonder what that will look like up close
More of that sea fog, or mist, or – damn it, it’s cold!
Turkey! I never noticed the cool colors on these guys. This one below is cruising – check out the fly of snow at his feet. My friend, Ricky, told me to “bring him some!”
This is over in Blue Hill – near reversing falls – it’s totally frozen over – brrrr!
I got off early from work today (whoohoo) so instead of going to the gym (inside) I went hiking (outside) because it’s the last week of Sept and it was almost 80!
The colors are starting to come in here, down state – I love orange leaves…..
Everyone is going to think I’ve a thing for mushrooms, I don’t – however! they are great to start learning the macro settings on my camera on
Moss – really, gorgeous!
This guy was nice enough to stay still for a few pics
Fog rolling in!
My childhood friend, Melissa, aka Mac, came to the Island this weekend. She too, has a lovely Canon Rebel and we spent all of Saturday running around taking pictures – here are mine
The village of Stonington, Maine is just – well – breathtaking
Playing with the macro attachments!
Perspective! AKA Belly time!
I dragged Mac over to Barred Island and we spent some fun time tripping over roots and checking out shadows and light
Macro! I never realized how pretty moss was.
I started playing with my F settings and exposure – a few of my photos were “washed” out – however, I was able to recover much of it with my photo editor.
This is how the sun hits pink granite on the – macro of x7
I saw this mushroom – and instantly I thought of the Smurfs – then I get up and Mac said the same thing. It’s amazing how sometimes we think alike!
To end the day (Before food that is!) we hit up Sand Beach – tide was still high – but it was still a breathtaking sight to see.
I purchased a set of Macro lens – so now I am looking at the world in a whole new way – mostly down on my belly or kneeling in the muck taking pics
I found this little guy crawling around on my porch last week. Oh so very slowly.
I have 4 different lenses – x10, x4, x2 and x1 – Autofocus is close to useless while using 10 – I can also stack them for more magnifications
I’m a “fan” of the whole focus/blur – so I use the P setting often – one thing off to the side, with the blur washing out to one side.