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Last of the fall flowers.

 That time of year has arrived, the one that I dread every year, the first frost. I went to the arboretum this morning not expecting to find many blooms left untouched and that was the case. But there were a few that the frost seems to have missed for whatever reason. I started shooting well before the sun was up, but even then a slight breeze was stirring the longer stemmed flowers. Because of the breeze I moved along the upper paths leading into the more sheltered area’s.  This clump of late blooming Chrysanthemums, that the frost had missed, made the trip worthwhile.

October 31, 2010 Posted by | Flower, Photography | , , , | Leave a comment

Amsterdam Boats- Jaap and Matilda

Jaap and Matilda

 It was early evening and the light was starting to soften the shadows during a boat tour of the amsterdam Canals. Being a family outing, I had not really planned on shooting anything  except for snapshots. We had only gone a short distance when I realized that a combination of soft light,canal walls and the reflections of the colorful boats created much more than just snapshots. I look back at this photograph and wonder about “Jaap & Mitilda”, are they still face to face in this little canal and what about the couple they were named after?

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October 29, 2010 Posted by | Photography | , , , , | Leave a comment

Train from Amsterdam to Haarlem

I had taken the early morning train from Amsterdam to the beautiful small town of Harrlem, arriving to an almost empty train station. A place where you can sit, watch the trains come and go and drift back to a time when there were less of life’s stresses. I watched my wife and Granddaughter laughing at some photo they had taken and I realized this place was changing us all. I would love to go back to Haarlem and this little train station someday, just to set and watch the trains come and go.

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October 27, 2010 Posted by | Photography, Travel | , , , | Leave a comment

Amsterdam – The Church Doors

Amsterdam- Church Doors

I had walked by this church almost daily over the pass week and somehow had not noticed it. It sets back from the surrounding buildings and the courtyard is fenced. On this night I had taken a walk with my Granddaughter, well after dark and the streets had little bike traffic and the few people walking seem to just be enjoying Amsterdam. We came upon the church because of the beautiful lighting that highlighted the doors. I was mystified how we could have passed this grand old church on any number of occasions and not seen these beautiful doors. If you are ever in Amsterdam the church is called Posthoornkerk and is located at Haarlemmerstraat 124. I made a point to return several more times, always at night.

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October 24, 2010 Posted by | Photography, Travel | , , , , | Leave a comment

Cat sitting in Amsterdam.

"Gingie the Cat"

Does anyone really fly to amsterdam to house sit a cat? Well,probably not I thought, as I sat across the isle from my wife and Granddaughter, waiting for the plane to take off. We had promised to fly to Amsterdam and take care of “Gingie the cat” while my Nephew and his better half where off to Germany for two weeks. Obviously my plan was to use this as a reason to visit Amsterdam and my Granddaughter would go along to take care of “Gingie the cat” while I photographed Amsterdam. The first evening I was really feeling the jet lag and had sat down to clean my camera and lenses when I noticed that I was being watched, closely, by “Gingie the cat”. When somebody or something watches you long enough, guilt sets in and you fold. That evening and the next morning were spent photographing “Gingie the Cat”.

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October 18, 2010 Posted by | Photography | Leave a comment

PAD #15

Lexington Arboretum

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October 17, 2010 Posted by | Flower, Photography | , , | Leave a comment

PAD #14

Lexington Arboretum

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October 16, 2010 Posted by | Photography | , , | Leave a comment

Picture a Day # 13

Flowers at the Arboretum

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October 15, 2010 Posted by | Photography | Leave a comment

Picture a Day #12

Butterfly on flower vine

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October 14, 2010 Posted by | Photography | Leave a comment

Picture a Day #11

Canon 50D w 70/200 200mm @ 1/30 sec. f/11

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October 13, 2010 Posted by | Photography | Leave a comment