I took basically the same view back in March (below). At that time, Michelle commented that she would like to see the same view in the summer when the trees were in bloom. Here you go, Michelle! I didn't have the picture with me and I couldn't remember precisely where I was standing but as you can see I wasn't far off. It is a different camera and lens (still a Canon!) at just about the same time of day though (picture above at 9:45am, below at 11:06am).
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Friday, May 25, 2012
There's a lot going on besides golf in St Joseph this weekend. If you'd like to see more of my pictures from this morning you can do so on my other blog, Discover St Joseph.
I hope you have a wonderful, fun, and safe Memorial Day weekend. Please take your camera with you wherever you go and make a memory to keep forever!
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The photo above is one of the first I took with my new camera on Friday evening. I didn't do any editing to it besides add my URL and optimize the resolution for the web. We'd gotten in town just minutes before sunset so I didn't have any time to read the manual or watch instructional videos. All I did was put the lens on the camera, insert a memory card and the battery, set the mode to "auto" (fully automatic) and I started shooting. It was a lovely sunset, as all Lake Michigan sunsets are, and I had an ear-to-ear grin on my face. I was now the proud and excited owner of a new Canon EOS 60D with a 18-200mm lens. Sigh. Grin. Giggle!
It always takes a while to get used to a new camera and this one is going to take me a little longer than usual to learn. It has more whistles and bells than my dear Rebel. But I'm up for the challenge! I read a bit of the manual over the weekend and have taken a good many pics, some of which you'll see here and on my other blog in the next few days.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
And lookie what we have here. The first rose of the season! I don't usually see this beauty until June but I guess with all the warm weather we had back in March it decided to make an appearance early this year. :-)
I think it won't be too long before the daylilies bloom and then I'll have spots of yellow in the yard too. I love spring and summer for many reasons not the least of which is all the lovely flowers that come to life.
Happy Mother's Day to all!