A volunteer lily in the back corner of my yard.
Usually I’m not a fan of orange lilies I’ve made an exception for this lily.
A few weeks back I posted about a collection of photos of mine that grace the wall of the United Way of Story County’s lobby wall. I finally got a chance to get down there to see the wall in its glory on Saturday before Shannon and I went to see Rent.
I promised a picture of the wall. Here is that picture:
If you wish to see the wall and all of its glory in person, this map will help:
There has been a void in my computer bag since last August when my favorite lens went kaput. I finally got around to replacing it recently.
This is the 1st picture I took with the new lens.
Here are a few of the technical specifications of the new lens:
Construction: 10 Groups/14 Elements
Angle of View: 26 degrees 35 minutes
F stop range: 2.0-22
Closest Focusing Distance: 9.1 inches
Maximum Magnification: 1:1
Filter size: 55mm
I really love this new lens!
My annual trip to the State Center Rose Garden was kind of bittersweet. I went earlier than normal because of how early flowers have been blooming this year. As it turns out, I probably went too early and it was definitely too windy to get as many great pictures as last year.
Another bittersweet aspect of this trip is that I normally make this trip with my Mom. However, this year I made this trip on the way to bring her home from the hospital. We’ll make this trip again together next year.
The rest of the Sorrow and Gladness – 2012 Series:
I was a little disappointed to find out the the State Center Rose Garden wasn’t on Foursquare, but I have since remedied that situation. You’re welcome America!
Shannon contacted me about contributing some photos to the wall near her desk at the United Way of Story County office a couple months back.
I was able to get those pictures ordered for her and she got them on the wall a couple weeks back. I don’t have a picture of the wall at this time as I haven’t had a chance to go see it, but here is a general idea of what it looks like:
To see those pictures a tad bit larger:
When I get a chance to see the new Photography 139 Gallery, I will post a photo.