Thursday, March 29, 2012

Sugar Maple - Central Cambridge N.B.

About 8 of us from The Kennebecasis Valley Camera Club joined members from the Fundy Camera Club, from Saint John, on a field trip to a Sugar Maple bush in Central Cambridge. I was not particularly interested in taking photos but I managed a couple in spite of my mood.

Friday, March 23, 2012

This month's camera club competition - Nature.

March 29 2012 - My tree image did not do well in the competition. One judge even went to so far as to suggest it didn't really represent "Nature". Hmm, what am I missing? I thought an interesting cloudy sky, a lone spruce tree on a hill, some snow on the field with the remains of vegetation poking out of the snow, and if you look very close in the sky on the right there are at least two birds flying in the sky, would strongly suggest Nature. I guess I need to go back to Nature School.

I usually enter each monthly competition our camera club has and all in all I have done quite well. I took the picture of the tree specifically for the competition this past Saturday. I went back in my archives for one from Hurricane Irene on August 29th of last year for the second entry.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Ice break-up on the Hammond River

I took these photos along the Hammond River on Monday March 12th. I wish I had some way to better portray just how large the ice was. I got a bit artistic with some of the ice patterns, which is not unusual for me. The ice fish, as I call it, is just a tiny piece of ice shaped like a fish that was sitting on a larger block of ice.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Worden Road Waterfalls - March 12 2012.

I went to one of my favorite waterfall locations on the Kingston Peninsula this past Monday in order to capture some photos before the winters ice had all melted. Here are a few of my favorite pictures. This is definitely sign that Spring is on the way. For some of the close-ups I used my 70-200mm lens and a 1.7 times teleconverter. All were taken using a tripod, mirror lock-up and a shutter release cable. There was so much wet slippery ice I was more than once tempted to tie myself and my camera gear to a tree in order to prevent a ungraceful slide and dive off the riverbank and into the brook.