Wednesday, September 30, 2009

That's Entertainment

When we camp we hike and read during the day. At night, this is our entertainment, along with watching the stars and listening to the creatures of the night.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Power of Water

In Fall the Merced does not thunder over Vernal Falls as it did in Spring.
This gentler flow allows me to appreciate the fall and and the way it has sculpted the rock.
Approaching the base I can see how the granite has been polished by thousands of years of water crashing down.
I view the sculpted forms and am mesmerized by the way the water flows over the rocks and through the cracks.
As the breeze blows the drops of water, the rainbow shifts, growing and shrinking in the mist.
To view more watery sights, click here.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Shadows from the Edge

Top of Vernal Falls

Top of Nevada Falls
I'm still away, caring for Michael while his parents are away, but will be back soon.
For more shadows, check out Hey Harriet

Monday, September 14, 2009

Gone Again

If you wonder why there are no new posts for the next few weeks, we are gone again. Gone camping in yosemite, Mammoth, Owens Valley and our son's driveway in LA. I look forward to catching up with all my blogging friends when I get back.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Moon Shadows.

I've been experimenting again, this time with night photography. Enlarge to get the full effect.
With the moon full, I took a picture of the cabin behind ours with a two minute exposure.
A few nights later it was Labor Day weekend and the neighbors were in residence. I like the glow through the curtains but now the moon was lower and not casting shadows against the wall. I was surprised to see the hint of blue sky, it was 10 pm and the sun had set two hours earlier.
Another neighbor with a light in the window and the moonlight shining on the woodpile.
I used an ISO of 400 with the lens wide open. The two minute exposure was about right but it depends on the conditions, one night there was some haze from fires and then the moon was waning. My camera takes as long or longer to process the shot as the exposure so each one took over four minutes.
You can see more interesting shadows at Hey Harriet.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dusk at Dunderberg Meadows

One evening, just before sunset we took a drive hoping for some spectacular skies, but the remnants of a storm were moving out too fast.
These aren't spectacular but this view of Mono Lake from Dunderberg Meadows is OK, I think.
And the view in the other direction was even nicer.
I like the way the setting sun was lighting up the sides of these hills.
To see other wonderful skies, click here.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Over the Top X 2

With considerable coaxing and encouragement, I got Hubby over the top yesterday!
Next week, Yosemite. Maybe I can get him up to Nevada Falls or up the Four Mile Trail to Glacier Point. Maybe both? Probably to much to ask.
We're back in Lincoln for a few days, maybe I'll get in a few more posts and then we are off for a couple of weeks of camping, visiting with friends and watching Michael while his parents get away for a long weekend. Meanwhile, I'll see how much catching up I can do.
I didn't have my camera with me so I took this with Hubby's video camera. Not to bad but not as good as my Canon DSL Rebel.