Day 208 - Cat Can Stove
Fired up the Cat Can Alcohol Stove tonight, mostly for a photo since I'd already cooked from it last week on our trip. Last week's use was for test, this weekend, my oldest & I will be on a four day (possibly 4 night) motorcycle tour to Montreal and other places. We'll be camping at least one of those nights and I needs to have my Tea in the morning (not to mention we need some kind of food in the evening after we finish riding).
Day 207 - Happy Kitten
KC seems to enjoy playing with the lens cap to my Canon EF-100mm f/2.8 Macro lens. It's just the right size for her to grasp and bat around. She has been practicing her goalie skills, treating the lens cap as a puck. Her little tongue sticking out is what really made this shot, she's really into this lens cap.
Day 206 - She Sleeps
Wow, this kitten can sure get into a ton of trouble. My oldest saw me calming her down earlier today and was able to hold her while watching TV tonight. She put her to sleep and kept her in a "Trouble-Free" state for about an hour.
Day 205 - Cramp Buster
This little device is going to get a lot of use this coming weekend when my oldest & I take a four day tour to Montreal & beyond.
Day 204 - Maximum Air
(935/365) My son trying to achieve maximum air off the 'jump' at the campground. He is going to destroy this bike at some point.
Day 203 - By the Fire
I set up all the gear for this shot. Though it is a strobist shot, I don't remember the flash setting, most likely 1/4 power. It was off to the camera left hidden behind one of three boxes of firewood, though it didn't need to be as it wasn't in frame.
Day 202 - Rainy Day
(933/365) The day started out well, however, it ended up very wet. My folks came up for the day, before I had a chance to break out the camera, the rains came (late in the afternoon). The first thunderstorm rolled through in about a 1/2 hour, after checking the Weather radar (on the iPhone), we realized that we were in store for a lot more thunderstorms and rain so we went out to eat. I snagged the camera after we came back and looked for something I could shoot to show the rain, but keep my camera from getting too wet. As it was, I had to clean off the lens to get the rain drops off it.
Day 201 - Water Play
(932/365) It was a tough choice for today's PaD. I am doing this from memory and can't remember the reason why I was photographing my son in the lake. He was swimming near the boat launch, I don't remember if this was for some special reason or not. I know my girls were not swimming with him otherwise I would have photographed them too. I was close in and lowerer towards the water initially. I walked up the beach and shot down on him, I believe mostly to avoid blown out skies, but also to get this kind of effect, giving depth to the lake. I shot this with Sepia/BW in mind, I also shot this expecting him to be lost in the shadows, looking for more of a silhouette, I like this lighting a little better, giving more detail to my son than I'd originally expected.
Day 200 - On Approach
(931/365) There is a certain badge earned for this shot which is why I made it the PaD shot. I came back from my walk with so many bug bites, mosquitoes and friggen horse-flies, a good portion when stopped to shoot this Black-Eyed-Susan too. This was the post processing I had in mind when shooting this too. It wasn't until I was reviewing my shots, some five days later, that I realized the nugget I'd captured hovering above the flower. It was actually coming in for a landing as I have the fly on the center of the flower in subsequent shots, I like this one the best.
Day 199 - Dusk
(930/365) The mountains in the distance from the shore of the campground we stayed at. Mount Abram is in the very middle, you can't make out the ski slopes in the shadows.
Day 198 - Boat & Moon
(929/365) Day one of our vacation (I'm catching up right now, no WIFI for the week). Our campsite was right beside the boat launch.
Day 197 - Wild Colors
We got all packed up for camping tomorrow, I took my shower (the humidity was at something like 150%), came downstairs, and noticed this red lighting outside. It was simply incredible, it was lightly raining, I could hear thunder in the distance, I grabbed the camera and tried my best to capture the lighting. It didn't last long, only a few minutes. I wound up blowing out the highlights, but was able to tweak the exposure a bit and bring the red color back. While it seemed a little brighter out, I had to jump to ISO 1600 to get this. Here is where the 7D or the 5D Mk2 would have come in handy.
The utility trailer full of branches is going to the dump first thing in the morning. I have a one hour window where we are around for a weekend AND the dump is open. Those were green leaves when I cut them 4 weeks ago.