The photos tell it all.
Went early this morning to Newlin Grist Mill to see if the waterfall was iced up. It was! This is a difficult shot in the a.m. because the waterfall is in deep shade and you have to face the sun directly. This was shot without a hood. ISO 800, 1/8, f/29. Is it a good […]
It started out really sunny! But on the ride to New Castle the weather turned on a dime and became cold, windy and dark. This is one of the most harrowing trips in Delaware. The worst is probably a trip to Christiana Mall but that’s another post. I’ve lived all over the country and Delaware? […]
This time of year the Minolta AF 50mm f/1.7 gets its chance to really shine. At Longwood Gardens. This lens is a terrific prime and should be in the collection of everyone who shoots with an A-mount. It can be had for approximately $50.00 on eBay. Worth every penny. Not just for the f/1.7 but also […]
70F in mid-December. As much as I like the warmth this is just not right. Took advantage of the warm weather to hike through a part of the John Heinz NWR that we rarely go to. The Route 420 entrance in Prospect Park. This end of the refuge can be disappointing in terms of wildlife […]
Beautiful day after Thanksgiving means a trip over to John Heinz NWR once again to try and find the wild turkeys. Once again, FAIL. But there are gulls everywhere. Despite the slang term, ‘dump ducks’, I like gulls. They are noisy, irreverant and fairly non-plussed at human proximity. We also shot a Northern Shoveler but […]
Another John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge was picked up by Explore this past week. Shot at sunset with MY CELL PHONE. Motorola MotoX 1058.
Catching the last of the autumn colors at John Heinz NWR. What a difference a month makes! The impoundment feels deserted with the summer residents gone to their winter homes. But the duck brigade is there in full force! Mallards, Green winged teal ducks, pintails, shovelers. We hunted most of the day for the […]
Pretty excited. The first photo Explored on Flickr! Shot down at John Heinz NWR. Great White Heron. The exceptionally amazing part of making Explore is that the photo was taken with the Minolta 500mm Rokkor-X which is a manual lens. Very tricky to use especially with wildlife. It’s encouraging that getting a good shot with […]
Another day at John Heinz NWR. This place is addicting. Beautiful expanses, lots of wildlife, easy access and very friendly bird-watchers and photographers. Readily admit we are not bird-watchers but the bird-watchers on the boardwalk were more than happy to show us the celebrity of the moment. A Marbled Godwit who had apparently lost his […]