Sunday, August 17, 2014

Fun visiting & Photographing Grandkids.

We are so fortunate to be able to travel frequently from our home in Florida to visit our granddaughter in Colorado. It is fun watching Savannah grow and creating a photo diary of her progress from baby to toddler to little schoolgirl. Schoolgirl...that is her new phase. She starts kindergarten in just a few days. Trying new looks is all part of it. 

These are a few of my iPhone photos from our current trip, adjusted in Snapseed. 

Savannah chose all of the costumes herself. Enjoy!

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Opossum Family

This sighting was a first for me.  I came across this mother opossum yesterday while on an early morning walk.  At first I thought that the animal was moulting, but a closer inspection revealed that this was a mom with many babies.  I got off a couple of shots.  This was my favorite.  Shortly the opossum noticed me and took off into the bush.  I took this picture with my tiny (just slightly larger than my iPhone) Panasonic LF-1.  RAW in Aperture priority, f5.9, 43mm, ISO 200. When I got home I researched the opossum family and learned that a mom will birth as many as 15 babies and will carry them like this on their backs and in her pouch for up to 3 months. When opportunities  like this come up It is not important which camera you have with you.  It is only important that you have a camera!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

More Africa in Monochrome

I have recently been intrigued with how interesting African wildlife looks in monochrome.  I took this photo of a beautiful leopard while on safari at Okonjima Private Reserve in Namibia.  This was our first opportunity in four African safaris to actually see a leopard in the wild.  I took this picture with a Nikon D300 and the original Nikon 80-400mm lens.  ISO 800, f5.6, 1/2000 second.  I converted the photo to monochrome in Nik Silver Efex Pro 2.

This image will shortly be displayed on my daughter's wall in Denver as a 16 X 20 inch print.