Sunday, June 15, 2008

Father's Day Relaxation

OK, it's Father's Day. My daughter made me a wonderful card. I'm relaxing by sitting out on the deck and snapping photos of things in the garden, and then uploading them to flicker while sitting in the backyard. It doesn't get much more fun than that. In fact, I decided to shoot with an old favorite camera, the Nikon Coolpix 995 with a close-up lens on the front. I had forgotten just how easy and good that could be... The photos below are proof that 3.5 megapixels can still be fun.


Wool-gathering carder bee.

syrphid fly on Oenothera
Syrphid fly on oenothera flower.

Treehopper in the backyard.

Fun Stuff.

Friday, June 06, 2008

Fun in the Sun - A celebration in Hockeytown

Hart Plaza Celebration

Marjorie and I drove to Detroit this morning to go and be part of the Stanley Cup celebration downtown. It was a very hot day, and we braved the Hart Plaza area with many, many thousands of fans. I shot a few hundred images with my D70s , and a roll with my Canon QL-17 (a fine street camera), and a few shots with my Holga. Everything except the D70 fit in a fanny pack along with film, 2 water bottles, and snacks. I had my Nikon 24-120 AF-D lens on the D-70 -- a very nice lens for this type of event.

I forgot to put sunscreen on my face -- I look like Richard Dreyfuss after the the aliens disturbed his evening shift in Close Encounters.

Anyhow, we had a great time, and it was nice seeing so damn many people in downtown Detroit enjoying themselves.