Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Afternoon at the Lake

 This afternoon we headed over to Clearlake for an afternoon at the lake at Clearlake State Park. We had a great hike and got to see turtles, Acorn Woodpeckers and American White Pelicans along with a wide assortment of waterfowl. Naturally I dragged along my infrared camera. I had fun creating images of landscapes around the park. We couldn't turn down an invite for dinner! Chef Joe made us an incredible dinner of a beautiful green salad followed by a freshwater bass and bay shrimp soup over riced cauliflower. The finale was both terryaki and pesto salmon. What a superb meal and a wonderful afternoon. Enjoy the images! 

God's love and blessings to all, chris

Tuesday, October 20, 2020


 Yesterday Lenore suggested we go down to the garden. I was all up for it as I haven't done much photography lately.  I grabbed my Canon EOS 7D and mounted a Tamron 180mm macro lens on it. When we arrived at the garden I did a slow walk through looking for something to photograph. The first thing I noticed was that there was a lot of butterflies. They were fluttering around a Butterfly Bush and some tall Zinnias. Just the perfect height for photography. I had a great time just standing next to the bush. There were Painted Ladies and Skippers coming and going. One Monarch floated by but it didn't stay long enough to get a good photograph. I'm sure it is half way to Monterrey by now! Last night I edited the images and here are three of my favorites.  God's blessings upon your day, chris

Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Simple Set Ups

The past three mornings I went out into the yard and created some simple set ups. On the first day I duct taped a branch to the side of a small platform feeder  about ten feet out from one of our bedrooms. Within minutes of setting it up the birds were using it.  I got some nice images from it. The second morning I grabbed an old knothole feeder I had lying around and I used some wood screws to attach it to the same post. The birds loved it and so did I. This morning I added a fall colored background behind the feeder. For some reason the birds weren't as cooperative. I had a long, long wait before the birds started using the feeder. Eventually they came in and  I was able to create some images. I hope that you are all enjoying your week. God's love and blessings to all, chris

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Wave Therapy

Last week I spent a late evening on the Mendocino coast watching the sun go down and watching the waves roll in. The weather was perfect as it was about seventy degrees and the fog and smoke combined to create some amazing light. All of these images were created with my Canon EOS 7D MKII and a Canon 100-400 mm IS v.1 lens or a Canon EF -S10-22 mm wide angle lens. God's love and blessings to all, Chris  #teamcanonusa