Over the holidays my son and I went kayaking. It is so much fun. I really need to do it more often. Saw three 6′ gators sunning on the banks and tons of painted turtles. Good times. Shot with IPhone6.
While examining our gardenia I noticed this Chryalis. Checked it out online and found it to belong to the Gulf Fritillary butterfly. It was so cool to watch it move. Maybe I will get lucky and catch it coming out. Shot with the Olympus TG4 on microscope mode zoomed in. Settings were f4.9,1/100sec/18mm/iso800.
These spider’s web blended in well with the surroundings. I did not realize there was a spider there until I positioned myself at a different angle. I am in a black and white mood it seems. This is the third black and white photo I have submitted. I boost the contrast using curves in Photoshop, sharpened, converted B/W. Shot with the Olympus TG4. settings f4.9, 1/400sec, iso250, 18mm.
Went on a photo club field trip with my girlfriends to Japanese gardens. They had these iguanas roaming free. They came in bright yellow and green. It was really cool to see. Shot with my Nikon D300s. Settings were f4,1/640sec,iso400 and 105mm. Boost the contrast and sharpened so the lizard stood out.
Went to Tennessee to see the Fall colors. Unfortunately, we did not see much in the way of fall colors, but we had a great time in the cabin, hiking and watching the sun set from our balcony. Shot with Olympus TG4. Settings were f/5, 1/400sec, ISO100, 10mm and set on sunset mode. Boosted the contrast in Photoshop.
Our Alaskan Cruise ended in the seaside town of Seward, which is known as the Mural Capital of Alaska. The town currently has 22 murals. It was named “Mural Capital of Alaska” in 2008 when it had only 12. I would have loved to seen all 22, but my time was limited in Seward. You can read more about these murals here.
Shot with Olympus TG-4
The family went on an Alaskan cruise on the ship, Norwegian Sun, that traveled from Vancouver, Canada to Seward, Alaska. If you have never been on an Alaskan cruise, you definitely need to add it to your bucket list. We were so fortunate that the weather was clear all six days. It was really hard to pick a photo from the 429 I took on this trip. The views are spectacular (especially in person). Really going to be hard to go back to work. I took this with my Olympus TG-4 on landscape mode. Boosted the contrast and cropped.