Thursday, May 10, 2018

Last Night and this Morning

Last evening I went to the park to attempt to get a photo or two. My intent was to get some trees while the leaves were still light and feathery. I was hoping for some nice light on the trees, but if wishes were horses then beggars would ride.

This park can be frustrating for me. It's a nice park, but I find it difficult to find nice compositions there.

After some aimless wandering about, I took this photo of a sunset beyond a flooded tree. That pond usually isn't there although it often appears in springtime.

I waited until the sun was low enough that it didn't give me flares, and the cloud cover helped.

As for this morning, it was overcast enough that I ambled over to the neighbours garden to try to snap their Heather plant. But it was windy, and I didn't do well, so I deleted them all. Also, with a bad back and all, getting low is highly problematic. Sigh.

After coming back inside, it was around 6:20 when Sue saw a full rainbow from the bedroom window. What neither of us noticed at the time was that there was a faint double rainbow. I only saw that in the photo, believe it or not.

Since rainbows disappear quickly, I just poked my head out the back door and fired away rather than try to drive around and look for a better shot. But I did take the time to put on my wide angle lens (which is also what I used for the tree shot above). It's not every rainbow that is a complete arc with a double to boot.

From the back door. Note the double which neither of us saw at the time.

Then I shot from the upstairs window. By this time it was raining, so I picked up the drops on the window. I didn't open the window because if the way that it opens, I would have been obstructed.

I was pleased to get the shot as well as I did after the disappointment with the earlier flower shots.


Joanne Noragon said...

These all are winners! The rainbow is a tribute to not getting under the wires. The top one is simply classic.

Mage said...

The Tree is more than successful, but I love the bottom rainbow with the sunlit wires running through it.

Marie Smith said...

The top photo is a keeper for sure!

Tabor said...

You should be very pleased with these. They are all stunners. You could use a software to erase the wires if you were patient. They still are great shots!!

Vicki Lane said...

Well done! These are terrific photos!

Doris Potter said...

All great shots but I love the tree one the best! Just beautiful!

Shammickite said...

The tree is dancing.
And I like the rainbow through the wires, do not get rid of the wires.

Jenn Jilks said...

These are amazing! You have done well. We had another trip into the Ottawa hospital yesterday. I am so tired. The good news is we can have the shots done in Perth in the winter. whew.