In a previous post, I mentioned a ride I took out to see some “Old Florida”, I was visiting Circle B Bar Reserve. Quite a bit of foot traffic for walkers, hikers, photographers, and birders along with a momentary gaze into what a large portion of our state looked like in another time.
Even with poor lighting, on my walk I took about ~100 shots, and paired it down to just a few. I can see much better photo ops with morning light – it’s on the list now.
Hmm… not sure.
Great Blue Heron
Took a long ride out from my small town and found a reserve with lots of old FL to admire. On the way back to the bike, I noticed the lighting was great, so I snapped this before we left for home.
A few different textures going on here… as soon as I walked by this “frame in my mind” I thought, how cool does this look?! This is a power box located next to a light rail depot in Winter Park Florida (think Mayberry RFD) – great town, very photogenic.
I thought the stand the box is on looked like driftwood, and the box itself has had probably a dozen coats of spray paint. The grass looked new, but the trees (AFAIK) are as old as the city.
A 10-year old photo from Padua, Italy on my way to Venice. I don’t think I visited or saw any piazzas I didn’t like – always something to admire or photograph.
This photo taken in Randolph, NY about 6 years ago. It was the family’s chicken coop with a coop full of chickens inside. The background behind this coop has two baseball diamonds today, so I’m glad I grabbed this shot when I did.
I took this photo a few years ago while visiting NYC – Grand Central is a very photogenic place. I thought this might fit into the topic of on the move as well, although very late to the party on this post.
Took this picture out on a ride a few weeks ago…
Extra, extra large blooms this week…
Yesterday evening I tried to make the meatball hors d’oeuvres I mentioned in a previous post, and did. It took much longer than I thought, but that’s fine. I stilled learned more about the Kitchen Aid and using a camera while I’m cooking. It’s hard and something to get used to.
The ideas I came up with were to stage the ingredients and use a tripod and reposition the camera around the kitchen as things “get done” or prepared. The tripod comes in to the picture (pun intended) for the next recipe.
The Metro Beater Blade works awesome on this stuff as well, didn’t need a spatula and clean-up was a breeze. The meat grinding attachment doesn’t do well with fat, so trim off as much as you can before you grind it into ground beef. Your mixer will have a much easier time and you won’t waste 15 minutes trying to clean out the die before you can even wash it. The mixer still did an outstanding job.
My phone ended up taking the photos below and the face of the phone is quite gross as well, but it did do the trick