Sunday, June 29, 2008

Single White Lilly

This close up view was captured with the lens of my Fuji S9100 zoomed out to 600 mm. The lilly was about 35 feet away from the shore. The wind was blowing and I was hand holding the camera. I think I got lucky on this shot.

Water Lilly Cluster


A closer view of the scene below. Should have had my canoe for a shot from directly above.

Marsh Full of Water Lillies

About 10 minutes from the old house below, you will find this marsh full of White Water Lillies. Wonderful sight.

This Old House

I took a drive today out to Restoule, and parked for a while down by the boat launch area. As we were leaving and turning unto the main road, this old house was sitting there, and I had to grab a shot. The words to the old country song, started to return to my memory, you know the one. Ain't got time to fix the shingles, Ain't got time to fix the doors, Ain't got time to oil the hinges, Nor to mend those window panes, Ain't gonna need this house no longer, I'm a gettin' ready to meet the same. Old houses seem to have a life of their own, and often remind us of our own lives. They were once filled with laughter of family and friends, and after a while, everyone moves on to something else. And when no one cares about upkeep, or is able to anymore................. It was such a beautiful day for a drive, and everything is so lush and green after the rain.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Raindrops

It has been a while now since I've posted anything, as I have been rather busy repairing the roof of my studio, and catching up on many smaller jobs around home that have needed attention for quite some time. For the past 24 hours, it has been a nonstop drizzle here in North Bay, and the gardens that my wife had planted have responded with an explosion of blossoms and foilage. While waiting for some paint to dry on one of my little jobs today, I decided to take a shot or two of these raindrops clinging to the blossoms of a Solomon's Seal plant beside our deck. The camera was hand held. Hopefully, I will be setting my canoe in a lake or stream somewhere soon, as I really need the break, and bring back some scenes from the wild.

Camera: Maxxum 7D
Lens: Minolta 28 ~ 105 mm, with a #3 closeup filter attached.