Archive for September, 2013

30
Sep
13

Macro Photography: I Only Have Eyes For You!

Thomas Shahan Paraphidippus aurantius

Thomas Shahan Image of Paraphidippus aurantius

I was researching Macro Photography and came upon this wonderful site displaying the Macro work of Thomas Shahan. 

29
Sep
13

Life, Heart, Compassion: Need a Lift…Watch This…Really Watch It

MY SON THE FIREMAN SENT ME THIS VIDEO…EVEN MACHO MAN APPRECIATED THIS..Click Bar

FIREMAN KITTEN

28
Sep
13

Photography: Nick Brandt & Lake Natron Tanzania

Calcified Bat II

Image by Nick Brandt at The Verge

The photography of Nick Brandt is stunning. The images of calcified animals that ventured too close to Lake Natron in Tanzania are surreal. More images

28
Sep
13

Photography: The Morning is Dark & Dreary………….

The Day is cold, and dark and dreary

It rains, and the wind is never weary; 

the vine still clings to the mouldering wall;

but at every gust the dead leaves fall

And the day is dark and dreary

 

But the hopes of youth fall thick in the 

blast, And the days are dark and dreary.

Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;

Behind the clouds is the sun still shining

Thy fate is the common fate of all

Into each life some rain must fall.

Some days must be dark and dreary.

The Rainy Day…(An Excerpt) by Henry Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807–1882)

battered petals 2 SB

I think old Henry must of been going through a rough patch long about then. For me, I was awakened by the wind and rain pounding the house as the first Fall storm arrived…a touch early for my liking. The flowers’ colors and vibrance that I so enjoy going into the Fall are battered and bent. This time of year, this transition into months of rain and chill came too early for my liking. But, it will help flush the Salmon and Steelhead up to safety, if not frustrate the fishers along the way with blown out rivers.

27
Sep
13

Photography: The Grit & Rust

three bolt hub grit

Big Wheel sb

old windmill sb

There is something about old equipment on a farm, ranch, logging operation, industrial setting that catches my eye. Not the new stuff, but rather the abandoned. Why is that? History… wondering what was…how it ended? The extra benefit is I see much, much more later that I didn’t see in the moment.

24
Sep
13

Fly Tying: Light Footed

light footedFly Tying & Camera: Geeze am I bummed. My primary camera is kaput. After researching all manner of suggestions on how to fix the camera, I gave in and took it into a repair shop. Well, now patience, trust and faith enter into the equation. In the meantime, I am displaying one of the last little gems I tied up and photo’d…a little wet fly.

22
Sep
13

Photography: Past Tense

Old Frigidaire Door Handles SB

Old Frigidaire Handles

Harsh Light Shop Wall SB

Harsh Light on the Old Shop Bench and Wall

Old Swing Wind SB

Swinging in the Wind

Bird stopSB

A Bird House….Now a Bird Stop?

22
Sep
13

Photography: Curve Appeal

Spey Reel & Line SBPhotography/Macro: The curves of the Lamson Guru reel and the Rio Skagit Spey Line glow in the sun light. The neon quality of the orange 30# braid backing shows through the side ports of the spool. Precision  quality, especially in the right hands.

22
Sep
13

Wild Fish Endangered: Salmon Confidential Documentary

Wild Salmon in B.C. are suffering diseases heretofore unknown in the waters for returning wild salmon. Why? Some strongly believe the scientific data shows nearby fish farms are breeding disease that is infecting the passing wild salmon.

To whatever degree you mentally invest in wild, natural, nature, the environment, whatever your sense of balance in the natural scheme of things…this issue of fish farming and the possible/probable infestation of wild strains of fish should cause alarm.

Also, factor in the food supply (I wish advocates would leave out the “children” emotionality of their arguments…enough about the children emotional appeals on every topic under the sun) and the dangers of marketing tainted food. Watch the trailer for Salmon Confidential. The actual release is scheduled for mid October. More details here as well.

Industries, jobs, money infused into local economies, government stone walling, doctored research, expert vs. expert, advocates on both sides make these discussions/debates/arguments tiresome after awhile. Nonetheless, something is wrong in B.C. and many other waters around the world where fish farming is established.

wild salmon

21
Sep
13

Photographing the Caddis/Sedge

Tan Sedge SwittersB




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