Super Moon Behind Trees
Super Moon was a challenge to shoot because of its brightness. Surface detail was lost because of its brightness and difficulty of keeping it in focus behind these tree branches.
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Super Moon 12/3/2017
Handheld shot of Super Moon.
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Morton Arboretums Meadow Lake is a favorite. It has a path around it and is an interesting photo opportunity in all seasons.
Grandson's Playoff Game
I now appreciate baseball since my grandson plays. This turned out to be the season's final game since yesterdays game was cancelled due to rain. His team won the game. I love the team spirit and respect the players show for each other. It's not as boring as I once thought it was. I can't wait until next years games begin. Chicagoland loves baseball, and it doesn't have to be just the Cubs or the White Sox. Actually, the amateur leagues are just as exciting... at least to parents and grandparents they are!
A Crop for John
John Langfeld wanted more cropping and texture so just for him here's a cropped version with different lighting. Of course I could have shot this in full frame exactly as shown if I had walked closer to it and then composed the photo. Spot metering would have helped with the unbalanced lighting. Hope you like this one John.
I enjoy shooting at Morton Arboretum, but tend to take the same scenes. This is one of my favorite ones of the stone steps to Meadow Lake. It has a bench to sit on and it's a relaxing scene, especially on a beautiful autumn day.
All photos of Morton Arboretum I shot on this day I did not crop... they are what they are.
Pretty in Pink
One of the most beautiful exhibits at Morton Arboretum. It was fun photographing all of them.
All photos in this series are without cropping... they are what they are.
Taking a Knee
This Dragon was one of the fabulous exhibits at Morton Arboretum. The Autumn leaves weren't spectacular, but these Halloween exhibits were amazing.
No cropping in Morton Arboretum series. I shot 194 photos and none are cropped in post editing. . I'm trying to minimize cropping as much as possible. I broke my rule and uploaded four photos, and hope I didn't waste your time looking at them.
Fly Bye at Meadow Lake
I think it's a goose, and Morton Arboretum has several of them flying around.
I don't remember why I didn't compose this shot better, but it might have been because of something I didn't want seen in the shot. I'm becoming like some others... writing too much about the photograph, and I know you don't give a hoot why I composed it the way I did, or that I didn't crop any photos. I'm boring myself with this inane commentary. My only excuse is it's 2:28 a.m., and I should be fast asleep, but that's the joy of being retired, one can stay up as late as one wants and sleep late too. Now I've broken another rule of writing too much about a photograph instead of allowing the photo to express itself... can a photograph express anything; well, I'm sure you understand what I mean.
What is it?
This was my first shot with my Nikon D800 attached to my new telescope, and yes it's a test inside my townhouse. The question I have is what is it? Those who know, please don't tell and ruin it for the others. The answer is still mysteries.
I've been photographing since the age of nine, but there has been several hiatus over the past 65 years. I enjoy all types of photography from landscape to macro. I'm very impressed with the talented photographers on CMC.