I had gone down to Palm Shores to see if I get some bird pictures from the dock. Then drove home and was shocked to see our neighborhood hawk perched up on top of the dead palm next to our garage (a victim of woodpeckers and carpenter ants). I'm glad I had left the camera uncapped and on next to me on the seat. He didn't stick around long.
Delta Booster Release
The small red dots along the bottom of the streak are the boosters falling away. It was quite something to see with the naked eye. Even so far down range, it was clearly visible from where I stood - even without magnification.
United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket launch
United Launch Alliance Delta IV rocket launch from Space Launch Complex-37 at 7:38 p.m. EST with the Air Force’s Wideband Global SATCOM-4 (WGS-4) satellite. As seen from Pineda and US1
I think I'm going to learn how to do HDR photography next. I'd have liked to have the boat house to appear as 'lit' as it was in reality. Tips for a newbie?
Not a partridge...and not a pear tree
Didn't have much luck today out in the swamp... The blue heron I kept trying to get a picture of would stay still as I drove or walked up close, but would take off as soon as I brought up the camera...
Rays Before Sunrise
I always like how the clouds can cast shadows over such vast distances. It's a neat effect.
Atlas - Curiosity Rover
I was browsing through my photos from a couple weeks ago and saw this one. Although it's very tiny and nearly faint, I thought it wasn't too bad a capture considering I was hand-holding the 70-200mm L series lens. This photo shows the boosters separating from the Atlas rocket carrying the Curiosity rover.
You'll probably have to view this in the "original" size. The boosters are extremely faint white dots to top and bottom of the exhaust plume (left).
My little cousin Jenna. Kids make for better pictures than adults. With kids, the expressions are usually genuine and spontaneous. Adults tend to be forcibly posed.
Sunrise On a Sad Day
God awoke our world with His Glory and called my grandfather, Robert Eugene Adamson, Sr., home. And while we are left here on Earth grieving our loss, he has gone on to be with the two daughters he lost five decades ago. We love and miss you Pop.