Posts tagged photography
Posts tagged photography
Hazel Landing Park - White River
So my grandmother, mother and I all went down to Hazel Landing at White River for a little outing. It’s a small but pretty park which mostly exists so people can put small boats in the river and paddle around. I got some interesting photographs, but the real stand-out event was the Diamond Back Water Snake that we found clinging to a tree as we were getting ready to leave. I was the first to see it and we were all taken aback, as this four plus foot snake was clinging something like six to seven feet up this tree. We watched in awe as it wound and twisted it’s way down the tree and finally slithered off into the woods.
Well worth the trip :)
I have video of it, but that will take some time to edit and upload to YouTube. In the mean time, there are three pictures of it in this set.
Weather On the Move
Went for a walk this evening and saw this adorable little car.
Pictures taken with my Galaxy SIII Mini
So this happened today…
The Midwest was hit with a really nasty thunderstorm (almost twice our monthly rain in four hours) and we had to be evacuated at 3am by the police.
I’m just uploading this to let anyone who knows me and where I live know that everything is fine. The water didn’t get into our houses (although my car got flooded out) and I’m safe and sound and all.
I’ll have some more pictures of the flooding later… right now I just need some time to get over the shock.
Sometimes you’re tired after work and so a robin sits down and lets you photograph it.
If anything were to make me believe in a god, this would be the kind of thing.
Cincinnati Vacation, Part IIIc - Krohn Conservatory, The Rest
I love a botanical garden, and Krohn Conservatory is no exception. Even the cacti make for some really nice photographs. While I was clicking photographs a worker came by and attempted to point out some interesting photo opportunities for me. While I don’t think I ended up using his suggestions (although I might have, I photographed just about everything there), he struck me as someone who genuinely loved botany and he spoke with a great deal of enthusiasm about the plants in the conservatory. It’s nice to see people who really seem to enjoy their work.
Cincinnati Vacation, Part IIIb - Krohn Conservatory, The Orchids Continued
More orchids from Krohn Conservatory. The thing I love most about orchids is that they have such unique and varied shapes. Each different type of orchid is so different from one another. Be it color, shape, size or grouping, there’s just so much visual value to be gained from them.
Cincinnati Vacation, Part IIIa - Krohn Conservatory, The Orchids
I love photographing flowers, and Orchids are a flower that just begs to be photographed. The Krohn Conservatory had a room full of Orchids. This outcome was inevitable.
Cincinnati Vacation, Part IIc - Newport Aquarium, The Rest
Unsurprisingly, the aviary at the Newport Aquarium is somewhat limited, in that there is just one kind of bird there. Though they have a thing where they will have one sit on your arm while you feed it, so that’s nice. In the same room they have a couple of Otters who are a lot of fun to watch run around, but near impossible to get a good photo of.
They also have quite a few Jelly Fish, which I am mostly showing off in video form, due to the low light levels making photography very difficult, though I did get one nice photo of this surreal one.
Cincinnati Vacation, Part IIb - Newport Aquarium, Reptiles and Amphibians
There are quite a few alligators, crocodiles and frogs at the Newport Aquarium, including the much touted Mighty Mike, a fourteen foot, eight hundred pound alligator. Sadly he spent most of his time sitting motionless underwater not doing much and in no particularly flattering way, so I didn’t get anything good on him. His smaller counterparts were more obliging though.