Friday, July 16, 2010

Autumn Art Walk

The next Art Walk in Concord is scheduled for the end of August, and I am readying some pictures of summer's colors. Here are a few below, beginning with Summer's Parasols, captured in Canada while we were visiting there.

 Next, some brilliant colors mixing together to produce a dazzling array to treat our eyes.

Next is a picture of a secluded retreat, formed by twisted branches and protective leaves, giving shelter.

And then, one of my favorite subjects, the flittering critters that grace our garden:

Next, a little moisture makes any flower look bright and lovely.

And lastly, a slight color addition to a background provides delight.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Night Events

While traveling back from Canada, we stopped to visit our daughter and her husband in Montross, Virginia. Because of generally low light pollution at their place, which is on the water, we have been able to get nice night-time pictures, like this moon shot below:

So, on this trip, we got to watch some fireworks on the 4th, sitting at the edge of the Potomac, watching thousands of dollars go up, literally, in smoke and flames as people on both sides of this great river fired off their rockets.

And then they were done. We returned home to their place and I was dazzled by the night sky, and the visible stars that we rarely see at home because of light pollution.  So I ventured to take a few simple time exposures, pointing the camera skyward.