Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Raindrops on "White Trumpet" Datura

Just a simple little image of this lovely "White Trumpet Flower" (Datura) that I took this afternoon shortly after a brief rainfall. My wife planted 2 or 3 of these bushes around our front steps, and they have been blooming like wildfire lately. When I saw the rain drops on them, I had to run for the camera and grab a couple of shots. I may post another B & W shot of another blossom on my other site for those who would like that.....

P.S. After reviewing this posting, it just occurred to me that there are no rain drops on the leaves of this plant....only on the blossom. I have no idea why. No, I did not spritz water on it...honest.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Cardinal...

This flashy red fellow stopped by to check us out yesterday, as we enjoyed a beverage with our neighbours on the back deck. Luckily I had time to grab my camera and fire off a shot or two. He is sitting in one of the many "Rose of Sharon" bushes that surround our back yard, and our neighbours also. The Cardinal is here in Windsor pretty much all year around, as they do not seem to migrate South like a lot of the other birds. So tonight, I thought I would post this shot for Maria Rosseeuw from the "land down under". It is still Winter down there yet, but before long, they will be enjoying the warmer weather, while we contend with our "version" of Winter. Welcome aboard my little blog Maria. I hope you are enjoying your retirement also.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Old Chevy - B&W

This image is for everyone who appreciates Black & White. It is from the same series of shots that I did of this old Chevy at the Amherstburg Car Show and is the same vehicle as 2 postings ago. The conversion to Black & White was done in Photoshop CS3, and the borders and framing done in Corel. In the next couple of days, I will finally be able to process my black & white film again. I have been antsy to do my film processing, and suggested to my wife that I could do it in the kitchen sink maybe.....I got "the look"! So it has taken me a while to get things set up so that I can do this on a regular basis. In the past few weeks, I have gone through a whole bunch of negatives from my Medium Format Mamiya RB67, and the quality and detail just makes your eyes glaze over. So hopefully I will be posting some images from this camera soon....once I relearn how to do it again....Hope you enjoy this image also.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Rusty Old Ford.....

This old Ford caught my eye just as I was about to leave the car show in Amherstburg. There it sat, in all of its rich, rusty "patina". It was in stark contrast to all of the glimmer and glitz of the other old cars that everyone was drooling over. It reminded me of a tired old dog, resting under the shade of an old tree on a hot day. I could have spent an hour photographing that old truck, but I find that crowds of people milling about too distracting. So I grabbed a couple of shots, and wished that I had come across this old relic out behind a barn somewhere, so I could have it all to myself. Hope you enjoy it also.....