People Enjoy Gardens in Different Ways

Lydia on the far left is busy photographing what I expect is a Ladybug while others walk through the gardens enjoying each others company or enjoying a particular view. Image captured at the  Missouri Botanical Gardens, St. Louse, Missouri in mid April 2015.People enjoying a flower garden
Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Nikon 18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 lens, focal Length 32 m, ISO 200, 1/125 sec at f/16.0, using a tripod.

Spring Colors at Missouri Botanical Gardens

The Tulips are in full bloom along with many other spring flowers at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in St. Louis. (April 2015)Collection of spring flowers
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 114.4 mm, ISO 200, 1/200 sec at f/8.0, using a tripod.

1960 DiDia 150 (Automobile)

The hand-built DiDia cost Andy DiDia over $150,000 to build. Today, it would approach $1.5 million. This car was owned by Bobby Darin and donated by him to the Museum of Transportation in 1970.Red Automobile
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 21.7 mm, ISO 1000, 1/60 sec at f/7.1, hand held.

Museum of Transportation (St. Louis, Missouri)

This is a large Museum, mostly out of doors that has an extensive collection of train cars and engines. They even have three trolleys that operate on the tracks on the property providing visitors with a ride from the past.OI_00434-Edit
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 38 mm, ISO 100, 1/500 sec at f/5.6, hand held.

Fishing at Dawn

It was well before sunrise when this Tern was busy fishing for its breakfast on a foggy morning at Galveston Island State Park. I love the colors in this image and the soft feathery edges on the back of the wings created by the back lighting.A Tern hovering as it fishes
Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Nikon 80-400 mm f/4.5-5.6 lens, focal length 400 mm, ISO 3200, 1/160 sec at f/5.6. Processed using Photoshop CC 2014 to create the mat and frame.

Galveston Train Museum (Painting with Light}

Last night I attended an interesting photography class covering painting with light. Capturing images after dark allows you to create a very different image from the one taken under normal day light. To capture these images the shutter was open for 30 seconds and flash lights were used to create different effects. In the last image the instructor walked through the scene lighting up his feet and legs with a flash light giving us the ghost in the train station.Three images of a train engine with different lighting

Image Captured with a Nikon D300S Camera, Sigma 10.0-20.0 mm f/4.0-5.6 lens, focal Length 10 mm, ISO 400, 30.0 sec at f/11, using a tripod. Processed using Lightroom 5 and Photoshop CC2014.

Sunrise Lake Como

Looking east from Galveston Island State Park there is Lake Como and on the other side of the lake a small development. It is an interesting contrast between the natural shore of the park and the development just outside its boundaries. Sunrise is still a great time as the birds fly over the lake move to their feeding grounds. Mat and frame added using Photoshop CC 2014.Sunrise Lake Como
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 101.1 mm, ISO 1600, 1/1250 sec at f/7.1, hand held.

Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck (sprucing up)

The day was overcast and it was mid-morning when I found some ducks feeding and primping in a pond at Galveston Island State Park, Texas. I felt that I could not tell the story of the duck washing, like many of us do, to prepare for the day. I put together four images to tell the story, hope you enjoy it.Black-Bellied Whistling-Duck

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Nikon 300 mm f/2.8 lens and a Nikon TC-17E II 1.7 teleconverter, focal Length 500 mm, ISO 800,  1/1250 sec at f/4.8.