I took my Sunday morning ride as normal today. I was just planning to ride a couple miles because I had not ridden much in the last week and, truth be told, had not really felt that well. The city has opened up a new section of my favorite MUP and when I reached it, I was going to just turn around and head back. Instead, I took the new path. The addition is only about a mile but it was pretty nice. We do not have mountains or old growth forests in north Texas. We do have sunflowers.
For some reason, the photo loads sideways. Sorry about that. They are native and the city is starting to do some landscape work along the path so I don't really expect them to be there too long but they sure are pretty! This really set the tone of the rest of the ride.
Longfellow gardens at Minnehaha park. Longfellow house in the background. It is a 2/3 scale replica of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s home in Cambridge, Mass.
20130824_111902 by tommyputz, on Flickr
I hope this isn't too big, but it looks bad small. I went to the mountains with a group of students and played with my Lumix GF2 micro 4/3 camera and an old 16mm movie camera lens. This is looking up just outside my tent. The trees are lighted by a cabin porch light that's a bit far away away.
Stars and trees in Wilseyville, CA by ccorlew, on Flickr
Curtis, what f-stop, ISO, and shutter speed? I'm guessing it's at least 2.8 lens? Nice photo by the way.
ISO 800, f somewhere between 2.8 and 4 at 25 seconds with a 10mm 1.8 Soligar lens from an old movie camera.
There's more noise than I'd like, but oh well.
Even at a "fast" 25 seconds you can see the Earth's rotation in the slight motion blur in the stars if you look at the highest resolution version on Fickr.
Thanks! They're Los Medanos College students. We had a wonderful group this year. We usually do, but this one is even better!
Garden of a Japanese house at the base of Mt Jimba, in the mountains west of Tokyo:
There are some very talented people in here! Awesome photos, thank you.
One of these days I'd like to spend some time with one of you who are knowledgeable about digital photography and take a mini lesson :)
Atlanta Streets Alive shut down 3.75 miles of Peachtree Street to car traffic for four hours Sunday and 50,000 people showed up to walk, bike, skate etc. It was quite a sight!
Fox1 by BluesDawg, on Flickr
Climbing up to Craggy Gardens on the Blue Ridge Parkway last week..I took a rest stop a couple of miles before the visitors center.
At the visitors center, the fog was just rolling in.
The day before at the Linn Cove viaduct, note the usual Parkway traffic...not a car in sight for the first three hours of the day
Pelicans fishing next to the bike path today ... and seagulls trying to rip them off.
With my son last weekend in Montana..