Tiny red covered bridge

Tiny red covered bridge

Covered foot bridge over a gate in a dam on Fountain Lake Reservoir in Ansonia, CT.

Orb

Frozen World

When you know your camera’s disadvantages, you can use them to your advantage. I’ve found mine has trouble focusing on small bright shiny objects for macros. Too close and it wants me to turn on the flash. Turn on the flash and it won’t focus on the object, or it’ll wash it out.

For this photo I managed to balance all the exceptions to get a spacey science fictiony new agey album/book cover of an orb, slightly out of focus. With the albedo, it looks like it could be a moon of a gas giant.

I used a frosted glass marble on white paper in low lighting with the flash off. No editing was done except for the signature.

Lupine

Lupine

Lupinus polyphyllus. In the courtyard of Tunxis Community College in Farmington, CT.

The bokeh in this shot is amazing. It’s almost like virtual reality, with everything around the flower defocused and just the flower is focused in the center. It also gives the impression of a safari shot, with the elusive wild lupine finally being captured on camera.

Coyoty eats “Mexican” food on a “Mexican” holiday.

At the Town Line Diner in Rocky Hill, CT on Cinco de Mayo.

Steak quesadilla with pico de gallo

Steak quesadilla with pico de gallo.

Jalapeño poppers with marinara

Jalapeño poppers with marinara.

Blueberry tart

Blueberry tart.

Frozen strawberry margarita

Frozen strawberry margarita.