Misc Photos for 9th through 18th

I must admit that I’ve been… well, a bit uninspired lately.  I’ve gone out three times under the somewhat obnoxious weather conditions we’ve enjoyed recently and managed only a few shots even remotely worth keeping. I’m falling behind my photography goal for the year. At any rate, as usual you can skip my babble and just see the photos here.

A few days ago I traipsed around the Celery Bog for a bit looking for … well, anything. There were a few small mammals but that’s really it.

Winter Squirrel 041

Yesterday treated me a bit better. As I was driving home my instinct told me that the sunset was probably going to be too good to miss.




Going mysteriously back in time to the 9th, I found myself on the top of a large hill waiting for the moon to rise. Funny, when they say moonrise is at 7:15… well, let’s just say that you can show up at 7:30 and be OK.

Sunset 005

Orion 076

And when the moon finally DID show up, I got the exposure wrong. My slow shutter speed theory just left me warbling a bit but it’s an interesting effect.

Winter Moon 102

And that’s the… over a week that was.


  1. The winter moon photo is great, all credit to the theory.

    It looks like quite a spectacular week you’ve had, I need to get out and about a bit more during the early morning. Really nice set of images.

  2. Love the sunsets! And I understand. There is something about Jan that always leaves me feeling uncreative, but I still think you got some great shots. πŸ™‚

    The moon is interesting with the fuzziness. Makes me want to pet it. πŸ™‚

  3. I particularly like the photo labelled ‘More Dusk’. I love the reflection of the trees in the patches of water (on the road?)! The shot of the moon is also quite cool. It reminds me of old scary movies when the moon rises, the wolf howls and chaos strikes! Haha

  4. Wow, Rob! πŸ™‚ I loved the winter moon. Fantastic picture. I also liked the sereneness in your sunset shots. πŸ™‚

  5. Really like the wiggly moon photo — looks like through heat haze. The sunsets are very good too; I especially like where the trees reflect in the water broken by ice. And Orion really seems to loom at that zoom. Boom!

  6. You may be feeling uninspired, but your images are beautiful. I particularly liked the tranquility captured by “Rosey-Fingered Dusk” and the trees reflected in “More Dusk.”

    Thanks for visiting my blog and “liking” my post about gratitude. I hope you stop by again sometime!

  7. I’m going to be the weirdo who comments on the squirrel photo. It’s fantastic — I love the way you captured the subtle gradations in its coat and the play of light and shadow over its face, body, and tail. You also caught a sense of impending action — pretty tough when you’re shooting something as jumpy as a squirrel.

    The other shots are fantastic as well — I particularly like the first sunset one — but the squirrel really grabbed me.

  8. It’s the colours that get me, but then they would as I’m an artist. I love the deep blues, and the oranges of the setting sun – and that squirrel with his (her?) nut.

  9. Love all the pics, i am always looking for something else to paint, could I ‘borrow’ one to have a go at painting it, please? the sunsets are amazing.
    Thanks for popping by my blog, love reading about other people too..M

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