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In & Out of Studio 3D
Monday, 30 August 2010
When Nature Takes Over
Topic: Photo

Sometimes a thing gets set down for a minute and nature just takes over! We took this bird feeder down to paint the eves of the house and a couple of weeks later the vines from the lower deck had begun to surround it. Fortunately it did so in a most attractive manner.

Not that it got to stay here, though. After taking the photo the vines were uprooted and the feeder moved out of the way of painting this side of the house.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 20 August 2010
Hay, That Looks Good Enough To Eat!
Topic: Photo

This was the first year we cut hay at our farm and it looks so nice in the field waiting for buyers to load it and take it away.

Suddenly, after almost three years, we FEEL like farmers.



(sorry for the late posting - don't know where the original post went. It just didn't show up this morning when it was supposed to and I don't find it lurking in the queue anywhere.)

Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 3:17 PM PDT
Thursday, 19 August 2010
Weeds of Royalty
Topic: Photo

This blossom cluster of Queen Anne's Lace was at the edge of our hay field at the farm. I am always amazed by the extreme delicacy of the tiny flowers on these.

Photographing these was difficult since I was using the macro mode and the wind was blowing. I guess you can tell that my camera is pretty good at stop-action.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 15 August 2010
On My Way Home
Topic: Photo

I love the view we get of Mt Hood from multiple vantage points as we drive about on our daily business. This shot was taken through the windshield of the car on the way home from shopping the other day.

Ain't she a beauty?



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 7 August 2010
A Unicorn in My Yard
Topic: Photo

Did you really read the caption for today's entry?

When I glanced out the kitchen window the other day I thought this buck looked a little weird. It took the binoculars to realize what I was seeing was a very strange configuration of horns. His left horn appears to naturally come from just on the nside of his ear. But the right horn sticks right out from his forehead! 

I got the camera and started taking picutres trying to get a good angle that would really show this well. This shot was not too bad:

This zoom is a little better:

You can see that even his regular horn has a strange crook in it. Makes you wonder if his mother dropped him on his head when he was born?

As he walked away into the brush I got a side view that really gives the unicorn effect.

Very strange!


Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 25 July 2010
Hit Parade
Topic: Photo

Love visiting small-town America on a holiday. We sat roadside for the 4th of July parade in such a town near our farm (after the pancake breakfast and before the spectacular fireworks show).

This was my favorite parade photo - really highlights the meaning of it all:

I especially love the red, white, and blue wrapping on the 5-spoke wheel covers - turning them into big stars. Clever!




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 24 July 2010
Topic: Photo

As we sat on the bank of the river (at our farm) on the 4th of July, this amazing bald eagle swooped in and lit in the trees on the opposite bank. He stayed long enough for me to go back to the camper for my camera, return to the bank, and take a series of shots before he took flight up the river.

What a beautiful sight! Thank you, to our national bird for this Independence Day visit.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 23 July 2010
Sometimes You Just Feel Blessed...
Topic: Photo

...to be in the right place at the right time. In this case, it was being down on the farm at about 6 pm when this rainbow dropped from the sky.

Isn't that awesome?

I'm hoping this is God's promise that the rain is over for the summer. We've had quite enough, thank you.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 11 July 2010
Wild About You
Topic: Photo

Wild roses grow along the roadside too.

So, between my neighbors and God, we've got a pretty nice garden around here. And nothing for ME to weed or prune.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 10 July 2010
Social Climber
Topic: Photo

I think this is a clemantis. If I am wrong, keep it to yourself!

The color on this shot is not a true as the other florals. This is really quite a dark purple bloom. I think the direct sunlight washed it out.

Winding its way around the fence behind a neighborhood mailbox.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Updated: Thursday, 24 June 2010 8:40 PM PDT
Friday, 9 July 2010
No Wine From This
Topic: Photo

Oregon Grape, despite the name, is totally unsuited for making wine, juice, jelly or any other edible concoction.

I didn't realize the leaves turned red in the summer - thought that was an autumn 'thing'.

Growing in the ditch...




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Thursday, 8 July 2010
Loves Me, Loves Me Not
Topic: Photo

I know this isn't really a daisy. In fact, it is a weed. But you could still play the game!

Only one single bloom on the whole forest floor.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 7 July 2010
Any Other Name?
Topic: Photo

Such a wet spring has left few beautiful blooms on local roses. Fortunately, a few have survived but the leaves seem a little 'rusty' in places.

These are miniature roses - about twice life size in the pictures.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 6 July 2010
Lily Liver
Topic: Photo

Really? Nah, it's just plain Lily.

These beauties are WAY down the road. I pass by them every day as I drive in and out so I wanted to get a close-up look at them. Worth the trip!

All these shots were taken about 6 pm. That explains the angle of the light.




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Monday, 5 July 2010
Down the Garden Path
Topic: Photo

Actually, more photos from down the road. My next stop was the gorgeous poppies across the road. These look like paintings instead of photos and I especially like the backlit ones for the intensity and variety of colors.

Thanks to my neighbors who grow all the flowers so I don't have to!





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Sunday, 4 July 2010
Waiting For the Fruit
Topic: Photo

I took my new camera for a walk... up the road to photograph flowers! The first thing I ran across was LOTS of blackberry vines. They are blooming at the tops and off the road so I used the zoom to take these shots from about 12 feet.

Amazing detail. Hand-held camera, auto-focus, great zoom!




Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Topic: Photo

While I was photographing the deer yesterday, there were bunnies grazing nearby. I took lots of photos, testing out the camera zoom. Even tho there are lots of shots, there are really just two of these rabbits.

I think these are just adorable.

I am really pleased with this camera. It is amazing that you can actually see individual hairs on these rabbits at such a distance. I think the lens was set to 40x zoom!








Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Friday, 2 July 2010
Deer (Without Headlights)
Topic: Photo

When a visitor made herself at home in the back yard I decided it was an opportunity to test the zoom feature on my new camera.

This was  taken from the back deck and the doe is at the edge of the creek drop-off. If you want to know 'how far' that is you'll have to consult someone else. I don't do math!

I zoomed in even more and got this shot.

She got tired of my moving around and left shortly but, when I was on the lower deck watering the garden, she ambled back out and grazed for a bit.

A few days ago we watched two does tuck their newborn fawns in the tall grass and go off to graze. We've since seen one doe and one fawn wandering around and have seen single does several times, but never the two fawns together.

Then we also watched for about 15 minutes as two does played tag all over the neighborhood the other day. They took turns chasing and hiding behind trees to jump out at each other. We had to go back and forth from the front yard to the back to keep them in sight. They played over about 3 acres. Round and round.

We have two bucks here as well. One has small horns only about 4 inches long but the other has spikes. They hang out by themselves.



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Wednesday, 23 June 2010
You Be the Judge
Topic: Photo


I mentioned (complained) a while back that the preview screen on my digital camera had burned out, making photography somewhat hit and miss. I finally had enough and went looking for a replacement (and an upgrade, while I was at it).

Old camera: Kodak EasyShare C633 with 6.1 mega pixels and a 3X optical zoom.

New camera: Canon PowerShot SX120 IS with 10.0 mega pixels and a 10X optical zoom.

For comparison, I took the same photo across the valley of this barn. It is about 1/6 mile (300 yards) away.

With the old camera:


With the new camera:

Just a LITTLE difference, huh!?! Including the ability to preview the shot and center the subject. Oh, YEAH!

I am hoping my card and project photos also show this much improvement in quality...time will tell. Actually, TOMORROW will tell, as that is the first project that will be photographed with the new equipment.

Stay tuned...



Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT
Tuesday, 22 June 2010
'Til the Cows Come Home
Topic: Photo

We have no animals on our farm, yet, but I woke up this morning and found this neighbor trying to peek in the windows of the camper! I'm calling him Tom, now.

There are actually a pair of these beefers who ALWAYS are together so you'd think they were conjoined! They are SO curious and follow us around the fence line watching to make sure we know what we're doing.

They won't be petted but if you are patient they will come and touch their noses to your hand briefly. THEY have to be the one doing the touching.

Here's another shot of Tom, peeping at me. Love the colors created by the backlighting of the sunrise.





Posted by studio3d@ccgmail.net at 6:00 AM PDT

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