First time visiting Forsythe. As with all of the NWR system it is a beautiful place and worth multiple visits. The visitor center is at the southernmost end of the refuge in the vicinity of Absecon, NJ. Technically, Oceanville, NJ. Here’s the not so great — THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY construction. What. a. mess. And, […]
Shots from the Philadelphia airport protests against the travel/muslim ban on January 29, 2017.
Really enjoying the Macro Mondays group on Flickr. Nice weekly challenges. This past week the challenge was monochrome. Any subject. This is a shot of a replica of a Gunter’s quadrant. As a bonus the photo was Explored! Shot with the Sony A65 and the Minolta 50mm f1.7 with a +2 closeup filter.
Shot at Longwood Gardens railroad display with the Minolta 50mm f/1.7 on the Sony A65. This is my favorite Minolta lens and my #1 walking around lens. Great for portraits and low light situations. It’s razor sharp and creates beautiful bokeh when wide open. Available on eBay for approximately $50.00. Can’t go wrong. Minolta AF […]
Time for dragonflies! Anywhere you have a pond or a still body of water you will find dragonflies. We stalk them at various sites: Newlin Grist Mill, Hibernia Park, John Heinz NWR. All were shot with the Minolta 75-300mm and either the Sony A500 or Sony A65.
Sunrise at Bombay Hook NWR is a glorious thing to experience. It was absolutely worth waking up at 3:45 a.m. We hung around Raymond Pool for about an hour watching the avocets, ducks, herons, and bald eagles. Tree swallows everywhere. I totally love American coots and wasn’t disappointed. We even saw wild turkeys off along […]
The weekly walk was productive. Tree swallows have returned to John Heinz. Shot with the Sony a65 on the Ravelli tripod using a Minolta 500mm Rokkor-X manual focus lens and the A65’s focus peaking feature. I think I need to start an album just for The Dogs of John Heinz NWR. So many dogs. So […]
More images from the Sony A65 in very low light. ISO 1600. As in, so low the only light was from a fireplace and a couple of lanterns. I didn’t expect it to do this well, especially hand-held.
This year is the 100th anniversary of World War I. We went to a living history day to see World War I reenactors. Both of us had grandparents that fought in WWI so this was particularly interesting in a family history sort of way. Also our first opportunity to exercise the new ‘old’ A65 we […]