Category Archives: Flowers

2010-05-07

The pictures in the folder 2010-05-07 were all taken in Brookside Park. Some during the day. Some at night.


Not Sent for Slumber - Alternate

Not Sent for Slumber - Alternate

Not Sent for Slumber - Alternate

Not Sent for Slumber - Alternate

Not Sent for Slumber - Alternate

Walk in the Park

Walk in the Park

Walk in the Park

Still Laughing - 2011

Walk in the Park

Walk in the Park

Walk in the Park

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK NO. 22

Walk in Park

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve my Mom’s retirement.

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8

When I got a refund for my Iowa State football season tickets back in August, I used the money and put it towards the purchase of a new lens. The biggest gap in my Sony mirrorless line up was what I would call a mid-telephoto lens. I don’t need a 400mm lens, yet. But something near a 200mm lens was definitely needed.

I considered about 4 or 5 different lenses before ultimately deciding on the Tamron 70-180 f/2.8. I was willing to sacrifice a bit on the length in exchange for have a consistent widest aperture of f/2.8. That was a pretty easy trade to make.

Here are some of the specs of the lens:

Specifications

Focal Length: 70-180mm
Maximum Aperture: f/2.8
Minimum Aperture: f/22
Angle of View: Diagonal: 34 Degree 21′ – 13 Degree 42′ (for full-frame mirrorless format
Minimum Object Distance: 33.5 inch.
Filter Size: 67mm

Here are some pictures of the lens:


Tamron 70-180 f/2.8

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8

I took a series of pictures to present an idea of the lenses reach. A 50mm lens is pretty close to way the naked eye sees the world. I took a picture with a 50mm lens and then a picture with the widest setting on the lens (70mm) and then the closest setting on the lens (180mm).


Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
50mm at 5 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
70mm at 5 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
180mm at 5 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
50mm at 10 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
70mm at 10 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
180mm at 10 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
50mm at 25 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
70mm at 25 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
180mm at 25 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
50mm at 50 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
70mm at 50 yards

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8
180mm at 50 yards

Here are a collection of the first images I took with the new lens:


Nature's Amen - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

Radiation of Happiness - 2020

Radiation of Happiness - 2020

Radiation of Happiness - 2020

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2020

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2020

Digging for God - 2020

Digging for God - 2020

Digging for God - 2020

Digging for God - 2020

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8

Tamron 70-180 f/2.8

It has been a few months since I bought a new lens. I’m starting to jones for one. Look, Lensbaby is having a sale!

Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day

I need to start today by wishing all veterans a Happy Veterans Day!


Veterans Day - 2020
Happy Veterans Day!

Here are some facts about the veteran population in the United States from the History Channel:

18.2 million living veterans served during at least one war as of 2018.
9 percent of veterans are women.
7 million veterans served during the Vietnam War.
3 million veterans have served in support of the War on Terrorism.
Of the 16 million Americans who served during World War II, about 325,000 were still alive as of 2020.
2 million veterans served during the Korean War.

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Here is the collection of flowers I took back in July:


Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2020

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2020

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2020

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2020

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2020

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2020

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2020

A Proud Assertion - 2020

Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day

Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day

Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day

Eleventh Hour of the Eleventh Day

I have another collection of flower pictures from this very day in the hopper!

Spread the Faith

I just want to start by congratulating Joe Biden on winning the election to become the next President of the United States of America!



Back when I was on President Quest 2020, my search for who would be the next President of the United States, I did go see Joe Biden at the Boone County Fairgrounds. I did get my picture taken with him. Joe took the picture with my phone:


Joe Biden at Boone County Fairgrounds

If you are interested on revisiting my post on when I saw Joe Biden speak, you can click on the link below:

PRESIDENT QUEST 2020 – JOE BIDEN

I spent my election day on Tuesday as a Mail-In Ballot Poll Watcher at the Boone County Courthouse. It was 12 hours that were very educational, very interesting, and very boring. I plan on writing a whole thing on that day (because I have much to say), but the short version is, I was very impressed with the people who do what is an incredibly tedious and incredibly thankless job. They do it very well and they do it very fair. These people are saints!

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Thought I would share a small collection of flower photos I took in early October:


Nature's Amen - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

A Garden of Love

A Garden of Love

A Garden of Love

I think I’m actually starting to run low on flower pictures, but there are still a ton of them out there to be curated as well. It is a conundrum.

2010-05-02

The pictures from the folder 2010-05-02 are from the day that Alexis and my Mom came over and planted some flowers at my house. Mostly around my light post. A flowerbed that I am going to expand, maybe considerably, in 2021.


Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

Vacation Day 9A - Some Color

WEEK 17 - FOOT - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2010

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2010

Girl in the Blue Skirt - 2010

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

Vacation Day 9A – Some Color

RWPE #17 – FEET

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve Mother’s Day.

In the Cold October Snow

I need to begin today by wishing Elainie a happy birthday. Happy birthday Elainie!


Elainie & Sabas

06-22-08

Stensland Family Photo Shoot - 2016

Bennett Family Photo Shoot - 2017

9 Emotions Project - Elainie

I hope your birthday is as amazing as you want it to be.

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Back in late October, we got a bit of unexpected snow. I took a few flower pictures afterwards.


A Proud Assertion - 2020

Nature's Amen - 2020

Digging for God - 2020

Digging for God - 2020

Digging for God - 2020

Fortunately, fall weather wasn’t done with us yet. But that snow pretty much did in all of my flowers.

Macrolicious

Back in September, I took some supermacro images while I was expereminting with bellows. I need to get back to that. Macro photography is a good winter photo subject. Not that I’m ready to give up the out of doors yet, or at all, but you know what I’m saying.


Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

Macrolicious

In a couple weeks, I might be able to start taking Sundays off. Heck, in a month or so, this might become a need to know type blog. We’ll see if I ever get that caught up.

A Little Here, A Little There

This post is mostly a catch-all of cleaning up some image collections taken back in August, that were either going to part of bigger journal entries that I have abandoned or just a few rando pictures taken here and there that I just want to clean up and get out of the way.

The first little collection is pictures taken from church when they presented scholarships to Autumn, Summer, and Jentry:


2020 Scholarship Presentation

2020 Scholarship Presentation

2020 Scholarship Presentation

2020 Scholarship Presentation

2020 Scholarship Presentation

2020 Scholarship Presentation

2020 Scholarship Presentation

2020 Scholarship Presentation

2020 Scholarship Presentation

Church went back to the building in October. They opened all the windows in the sanctuary to increase air circulation. It gets pretty cold in there. Makes me miss warm weather all the more.

The second collection of pictures is of the creamed honey I purchased from Honey Hollow, AKA Shannon and her husband’s business. I got the straight honey, raspberry, and mango. I was going to do a little review and endorsement deal on them, and I still might some day. But I think it is sufficient to say, that it is honey. It is delicious. It doesn’t crystallize because it is creamed.


Honey Hollow Honey

Honey Hollow Honey

Honey Hollow Honey

Honey Hollow Honey

At one point I was going to do an entry on a remote control I bought for the A7 II. I think it is sufficient to say that I bought a remote control and I use it now and again. Usually with long exposures.


A7 II Remote Control

A7 II Remote Control

A7 II Remote Control

A7 II Remote Control

A7 II Remote Control

A7 II Remote Control

Speaking of photo equipment entries I planned and never made. I bought an infrared filter to play with. I have since misplaced this filter. It is one of 3 things in my house that I’m currently keeping an eye out for.


Infrared Filter

Infrared Filter
Test shot.

There there were some night sky photo I took when playing with a new fisheye lens.


Night Sky

Night Sky

Night Sky

Night Sky

I need to do some night photography again before it gets too cold.

Then finally, just a couple rando photos:


Radiation of Happiness - 2020

Beetle

Feels good to get these pictures out there. Real good.

Ice Ice Daisy

I took these pictures on what was surely a beautiful July day. I was beginning to work on a photo project where I freeze a flower in a block of ice. I still really haven’t got one I’m looking for exactly, but this was the beginning of the dream. A dream that I continue to pursue to this day. But this post is mostly other pictures.


Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Baby

Happy Things - 2020

Happy Things - 2020

Happy Things - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Last Penny - 2020

Digging for God - 2020

Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Daisy

Ice Ice Daisy

Nature's Amen - 2020

While I was already missing all the flowers that populate my yard, now I’m starting to miss the insects. So sad.