Thursday, June 30, 2011
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
The window of opportunity for the photographer is rather narrow at the race track. These animals are bred for speed and they head for home at over thirty miles per hour. That doesn't leave the photographer with much time to adjust settings. Ironically after they charge past and the dust clears there is not much to do except hurry up and wait. Races run every half hour or so and there is ample time to fuss about the camera settings that one should have used...
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Recalling another era, the Walled Garden at Old Westbury was created circa 1906. The garden really is a magical floral wonderland where even the walls are alive with blooms. This shot is of the northwest corner sitting area and it's climbing rose display.
Friday, June 24, 2011
There are lots of reasons why we Long Islanders put up with traffic and the hustle/bustle of suburban sprawl. Scenes like this one are repeated all along the south shore coastline of the Great South Bay making for a wonderful marine playground. Life is Good!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Amazing what one can learn using a macro lens. I thought these guys were tiny bees but as I recently discovered they are helpful little flies called the "Hoverfly". The larva of the hoverfly feed on aphids (those little buggers that destroy your flowers) and the adults assist in pollination. Helpful flies, who knew?? :-)
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Finally...."summertime and the livin' is easy". Boots, gloves, snow shovels and ice scrappers are a distant memory. It's the time of the year to get up, get out and celebrate life beyond those four walls! Don't wait too long, September 21st will be here before you know it.
Monday, June 20, 2011
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Happy Father's Day! The wisest man I ever knew often told me..."Son, Life is full of firsts". (When purposely dispensing wisdom dad would refer to me as son). This Father's Day is different for me as it's my first without my father. It feels strange not fretting over getting a creative gift this year. So, I thought I would use the occasion to share some of this loving family man's wisdom that was always shared with wit and humor. This would be a brief sampling:
SON,......."Life can be like a mine field, watch where you step"
"They All want your money"
"Always avoid getting into a pissing contest with a skunk"
"Nobody ever gets out alive" (a reference to our existence here on this planet)
"The best thing about a sailboat is that the good Lord pays for the fuel"
"You don't get nothing for nothing"
AND perhaps the most sage insight of all: "There really is only one rule in life." That of course would be the Golden one that instructs us all to "Do unto others that which you would have done unto you". (certainly would put a dent in our road rage problem, eh?)
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
The real trick in capturing shots of the characters in the garden is getting them to stay still. This butterfly was like a kid in a candy store, with so many flower choices he had trouble making up his mind! Perhaps it's a "pollen high".....(image is best in larger view)
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Wednesday, June 15, 2011
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Monday, June 13, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
Thursday, June 09, 2011
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
Tuesday, June 07, 2011
Monday, June 06, 2011
Saturday, June 04, 2011
Friday, June 03, 2011
Thursday, June 02, 2011
Wednesday, June 01, 2011
Have a favorite spot? I have more than a few and this is one of them. These steps to a nearly "private" stretch of undeveloped pristine coastline is just a short boat ride from the sprawling suburbia that is Long Island. It's an ideal spot for a spring evening stroll...gotta love it!