January 2013

Sunshire cat, trying not to be seen

Sunshire wild cat

© Copyright 2012 David Nuss

From the room we call our ‘office’, here on ground level, I can see out our back window to the neighbors’ yard as they come and go doing dishes in the sink out back. They also seem to help out the local wild cats, as there are a handful of them that prowl this narrow fence, usually dropping down on the other side. On this occasion, midday sun means this tail-wagging alert feline is a bit more noticeable.

Dang, is this my first cat photo on the blog? Amazing, given their population on the web!

[Caton S110, possibly cat-metered for the contrasty conditions; Catperture enhanced for exposure and maxed out the sharpness–this was shot through  a window screen right in front of the lens]

Unfolded

unfolded

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After the unfolding, I explored the branch with shallow depth o’fiels.

[Canon S110, f2.2 for that dreamy effect; Aperture cropped, color adjusted]

Unfolding

Unfolding

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Out by the front door, we have some potted palm plants. This one was developing a new shoot, branch, whatever it’s called. Fascinating to literally watch it unfold over the days.

[Canon S110, macro mode f2.2; Aperture cropped, color balanced, lightened]

Quadflieger

quadflier

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Right! it took til now to remember… this is a dragonfly! and a tired or patient one at that, noted in our front garden when returning from the mailbox. Plenty of time for several angles, iphone shots and the canon shots with and without flash.

[Canon S110, Aperture cropped, lightened, slightly saturated for colorful goodness]

Roof Laundry

Roof laundry

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It’s warm enough, even now in the ‘frigid’ winter season, that most folks appear to put their laundry out to dry, various places outside, or indoors as we do to minimize the dust on the laundry. Probably save a lot on electricity, but there’s not much market for clothes dryer manufacturers!

[Canon S110, Aperture cropped and lightly enhanced]

Returning

Sorry about the gap there, it’s been busy with illness and travel planning. Scheduling some posts now, sticking with the even dates, should run almost two weeks. In that time, hope to post more.

Kids going home and elsewhere

© Copyright 2012 David Nuss

Observing one afternoon on the street outside Golden Woods, kids return from school and other action.

[Canon S110, Aperture]

Thanks Scott Anderson!

He is the designer of the theme I’m using for this blog. I wrote him about how to reduce the height of the header and he came back with pinpoint instructions so now every viewer saves some scrolling effort. Hurrah!

Wedding ceremony accoutrements

wedding gear

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Wrapping up the imagery of the mid-December wedding, a detail of the materials used for the wedding, on the platform in readiness. We wish the couple the best!

[Canon S110; Aperture tweaks aplenty ahoy aloha!]

Wedding Pavilion

Wedding Pavilion

© Copyright 2012 David Nuss

While the bride and groom were in the ballroom greeting guests, the priest readied the wedding pavilion in an adjoining room.

[Canon S110; Aperture adjustments a plenty]