Sunday, May 28, 2017
The cats are endlessly fascinating, if you pay attention. I saw this shot of Grace sitting on the back of the couch in her favorite sleeping place. When I noticed that she had one paw over her eyes, I thought it was so cute that I had to take yet another picture!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:07 PM
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Guess how I took this photograph... Right, playing with the drone again! I have been trying to figure out how to make interesting photographs with my new flying machine. I have seen young kids playing baseball on this diamond but the problem is that you are not allowed to fly drones over people. Of course that law doesn't include the drone pilot! So I thought of this photograph and even thought of the title I would use, before taking the photograph. I have not gone off the deep end - I am just having fun. Please click on the photograph to see more detail.
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:59 PM
Friday, May 26, 2017
I was going to make this another quiz, but I have decided against it. But before I tell you, take a look at this and see if you can guess what it is... I was just finishing dinner, and I lifted my wine glass to take the last sip. The wine glass acted as a lens, and imaged the front living room window, which looks out on trees. I loved the color so I got the macro lens to shoot this.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
We were supposed to have an observing night at our astronomy club meeting, but it was cloudy, so instead we showed a DVD about astronomy. I sit at the console for the giant sky projector, and just use my little laptop to play the DVD, which is projected on the dome. At one point I saw this image of the Sun in hydrogen alpha light, which is part of the movie, and in the foreground are the screens for the sky projector. This seemed like an interesting photograph because it doesn't seem to make sense. I love stuff like that!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:10 PM
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
When the weather gets really hot, as it did last week, the behavior of the cats changes dramatically. They usually have periods of racing around the house interspersed with long periods of sleeping. But when it gets to 80, they become mostly immobile. They, just like us, lie around and don't do much besides eating and resting. Just like humans. Isn't he cute? We love his curiosity and his expressions!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
I took the garbage can out to the curb last night, and when I looked down our street I noticed that the next streetlight in the distance was burned out. Having the street disappear into darkness was erie looking. And of course you know that I really love spooky feeling things and places. So I got my Mikon camera and tripod and did a number of long exposures. I was disappointed to find that the images were not perfectly in focus. So I waited until it was dark tonight, and went out again, this time with the Canon 6D. This photo is as sharp as a tack! Whew!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:51 PM
Monday, May 22, 2017
I took the drone out, and went down to Tappan Beach again, this time to the playground. The FAA rules do not allow a flight above people, so this children's playground set was a good subject because there were no kids around. I was just looking for an abstract image, you know, like modern art... :-)
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:04 PM