Graduation Day!!

My lovely and intelligent wife just graduated with a Masters of Nursing, Specialty in Informatics and I couldn’t be prouder!!  She worked hard and deserves many accolades for getting to this point.  She even made the National Honor Society in the process!  Which begs the question: If she’s so smart and educated, why the heck is she with me?  Hopefully she won’t wise up! :-) (more…)

More Snowflake Attempts

You’d think that since Frozen earned 2 Oscars last night Elsa would have taken pity on us, but no.  We have approximately 7″ of new snow on the ground today.  Ever one to see the bright side of things, I decided to take another shot, (see what I did there?), at Snowflake photography.  After realizing that I wasn’t going to be able to use my tripod due to the way my porch is set up, I ventured out ready to do battle hand held.

The set up was simple, my trusty 60D, my Tamron 28-300 fully zoomed and a total of 65mm of extension tubes in between them.  I laid a blue/black towel, (it started out life as blue but age has weathered it), on my porch railing and laid in wait for the elusive little suckers.  Elsa was not cooperating as I only got very tiny flakes, but I like what I came up with.  As always, I value your thoughts and input.

Frozen fractals all around

Frozen fractals all around

Nature's buried treasure

Nature’s buried treasure

No two alike

No two alike

Winter's structures

Winter’s structures

To Elsa, about this winter, I say “Let it go.”

Keep shooting

~Conan

My precious little snowflake…

I finally managed to have a few minutes of time, a new snow fall and my camera all at the same time.  While the results aren’t show stopping I thought they were pretty decent.  In order to get these I slapped my set of extension tubes on my 60D with my Tamron 28-300 at full zoom.  The extension tubes allowed me to get within 2 inches for focus.  Can I get your thoughts?

I brushed off the front porch railing and this little guy landed there.

I brushed off the front porch railing and this little guy landed there.

This was on my back deck railing, same set up as above.

This was on my back deck railing, same set up as above.

Keep shooting!

~Conan

 

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