Nico the flirty Beluga Whale. Georgia Aquarium
Fourth of July, Atlanta's Centennial Park fireworks celebration.
A rare, but beautiful, snowy morning in Georgia.
South Beach, Miami, Florida
I love cows.
Thrift store finds
Sunset, Rincon, Puerto Rico
Spring blooms, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Garden of the Gods, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Trio in Black and White
Caribbean Sea, Westpunt, Curacao
Orchid, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Water Lilies, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Morrison Springs, Ponce de Leon, Florida
Water Droplets, Atlanta Botanical Garden
Sunrise, Ponce de Leon, Florida
Beautiful Blooms, Atlanta Botanical Garden
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- ▼ April (12)
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- ► 2007 (43)
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
This flower caused me exposure issues! Initially, when using my spot metering, the photo was way overexposed. I know this happens sometimes with pinks, purples and yellows (at least those are the colors where I've noticed it the most). I had to really underexpose this to get the color I wanted.
Lens: Nikon 60mm f2.8 Micro
Focal Length: 60mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aside from a tiny bit of sharpening, this one is straight out of the camera! :)
Tuesday, April 27, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Southern snow! I didn't think to check out what sort of tree this is, but we have white ones and pink ones that cover the sidewalks and roads with buds.
This is new at the garden, although I'm not quite sure of the exact theme behind the sculpture.
A pretty, green fern. I really liked the punchy green of this photo.
This one took several shots, but I finally managed to get a decent focus on the drops. I have another very similar photo that I'm posting for the Virtual Photowalk.
Until next week . . .
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
First task of the day was breakfast!
There were lots of ducks around the restaurant, including these cute little ducklings!
Vortex Springs is one of Florida's many freshwater springs. It's very popular with scuba divers and many dive shops in the southeast use the springs for their certification divers.
The water is very clear and a balmy (ha!) 68 degrees.
While diving in the springs I spotted a baby turtle, lots of carp, and two freshwater eels.
After four dives the first day (including a snorkle dive, sans wetsuit!), a group of us made a quick stop at Ponce de Leon Springs State Park.
After completing two additional dives on Sunday, I am now officially certified as an open water diver!
Until next week . . .
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Lake Lanier is metro Atlanta's main source of drinking water. This time last year, the lake was well below full pool and there were major water restrictions. This lake is at the center of the Tri-State Water Wars between Georgia, Florida and Alabama. Currently, it's exepected to be at full pool before the end of May.
Pretty pink buds on a tree.
This was taken at the Buford Dam which is just to the left of what you're seeing here. This is also the start of the Chattahoochee River. I love the reflection in the water.
The majority of last weekend was spent in SCUBA classes. I am on my way being certified as an open water diver. I hope to have my certification finished this weekend with some dives in Vortex Springs, Florida. This is all in preparation for my upcoming trip to Curacao. I cannot wait!!
With a road trip this weekend I hope to have more exciting pictures for this week's Six, plus some of the April themes!
Until then . . .
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Yesterday I sliced my finger pretty good while washing a knife. These were the first band-aids I could find. They were in my Christmas stocking. I spent the rest of Saturday with hearts on my finger.
I've been working on a bucket list, of sorts, this week. Most of the list is travel related, but there's a decent mix of other things as well.
I also finished up my study questions for my open water diver certification. Class starts next week!
Fins. One of several items needed for SCUBA.
Pages of my SCUBA certification book. I thought the colored areas made for an interesting shot.
I pulled out my "Six Feet Under" DVDs this week. Such a great show!
Hopefully next week's Six is more exciting than this week! Until next week . . .