Monthly Archives: March 2015

Spring Clean-up Time

150330_Spring Cleanup by . Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 110mm, f/11, 1/210 sec, ISO 400

Spring is officially here and I have a lot of Spring clean-up to do.  Our compost bins are full from last fall.  They also need a little rebuilding.  This will be another Spring project.  It was a bright cool day when I took this image.  Today is overcast, breezy and cold … so I felt that a B&W version would fit my mood.

Spring??? Maybe…

150326_First Crocus by . Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 135mm, f/7.1, 1/125 sec, ISO 400

The snow has melted away from our last Winter storm.  This little crocus is the first harbinger of Spring … I hope.  It has been a long, long winter with a large snowfall on the last day of the Season.  I look forward to getting out in our yard to capture spring as it emerges.

Flock of Pelicans

150310_Pelicans by . Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 135mm, f/20, 1/350 sec, ISO 800

This is a lesson learned of what not to do when taking photos of birds:  1) take the shot when the birds are flying away from you, 2) shoot at a slow shutter speed, min of 1/1000 is needed, 3) shoot at a large DOF, the birds are the subject … not the clouds or ocean, 4) have the wrong lens to get acceptable detail of the birds.  I can go on and on, but the most important thing is to be prepared and have the appropriate camera settings dialed in before taking the shot.  Oh well …

 

St. Augustine Color

150309_St. Augustine Window by . Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 47mm, f/11, 1/40 sec, ISO 800

I need a change from the “winter white” landscape here in Bucks Co.  So here is a bright sunny day image from St. Augustine.  The color of this old building with the wood shutters caught my eye.  The tree on the left helps frame the window and lessen the distraction of the corner.

When Will Spring Come?

150302_Chairs in Snow by . Fuji X-T1, XF18-135mm @ 59mm, f/8.0, 1/120 sec, ISO 1600

It is snowing again today and we are getting ready for another 8-10 inches in a couple of days.  Officially, Spring will come in less than three weeks.  When will it really come????

Even though I am tired of shoveling snow and chipping ice, I still appreciate the beauty of a snow covered landscape.  I hope to be able to get out and explore after the next snow fall.