Pacific Photography Society took a trip to the Birch Aquarium in La Jolla, California We got some tips on how to shoot in such low light situations and with sometimes fairly fast motion. Lots of fun. Very Challenging to get decent shots.
The kids and I had a very busy day. One of our outings was to Oscar's to eat and then a walk around the duck pond. There were many interesting things including several turtles and assorted ducks and geese. This guy was just such a nice model, holding still for a long time. I got several good shots.
Today in class we started studio lighting. I took this class a million years ago with film back when the dinosaurs roamed and lighting was not strobe. You could see what you would get. That was challenging and this is beyond. Old age, old brain, old eyes could be part of the problem. I will get it!!!
This little guy has more tenacity and strength than you can imagine for such a small dog. He is part Chihuahua and part who knows what. Recently the vet said he is probably part Jack Russel Terrier, which would make sense with his personality. He is extremely brave and active, somewhat of a psyco dog. But we love him. Good thing he's cute!!!
Not sure if this is effective or just for effect, but I always enjoy seeing these. A rare sight for California.
Only one little Gerber Daisy survived from last year. It bloomed out by my driveway. I am hoping some of the seeds will germinate soon and give me a few more.
This is what a very close up dog nose looks like. It is not easy to take a Macro shot of a moving dog. If you get too close you get slurped. This little Chihuahua mix dog is like a Mexican Jumping Bean and I have several more photos with a lot less success.
I was at a relatives for a reception in the backyard. As I went out the back door I saw this beautiful gigantic winged bug on the ground so I got out my camera and started to take pictures of it. Shortly, my sister-in law came out and said, "I think that is a cockroach." I was slightly embarassed and the next thing I knew someone else saw it and SQUUUUUUISH!!!
This is a very old dish given to me by my mother. It was given to her by a friend and neighbor of her mothers. I have one very tiny lemon tree that never lacks for lemons. It is just always loaded. I will have to find some new things do do with them.
Conner must have at least 1000 vehicles and sometimes most of them are around my bedroom somewhere. They park up in the mountains that are piles of books on the fireplace and in caves that are under my dressing table. I think this photo either shows the drive in theater or some very large parking lot, or maybe a car dealership. Watch where you walk Grandma!!
This man is just one of the street performers that frequents Balboa Park in San Diego, California.
Happy Birthday Dad. Another great year past, and another great year ahead of you. Love you.