Friday, June 25, 2010
I went for a ride on my bicycle this afternoon. I got rained on slightly. Just a couple of sprinkles. That has become something of a family joke. Two summers ago it seemed like every time I went out to ride my bike I got caught in the rain. It rained on me the last time I went out so maybe the pattern is back this summer.
While riding out of town towards Southville I spotted this tractor parked along the road by a patch of woods. It's a cliche subject but I'm a sucker for anything red and I can always blame it on being a visual omnivore with a large appetite. :-) Anyway I went back later and shot several pictures of the tractor and digitally modified this one in Photoshop.
Addendum - Sat. June 26th: I went for another bike ride and got rained on again.
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Monday, June 21, 2010
Mount Marshall is named for Robert Marshall, one of the Marshall brothers, the first to climb all 46 Adirondack summits then thought to be over four thousand feet. More modern measuring has revealed that 3 are a bit short of four thousand feet but the Adirondack 46ers still recognize and climb the original list established by the Marshalls. I am 46er #3232.
The clean up was easy, very little trash, none on the camping area by the dam. The lean-to is in approximately the same condition as last fall except the the shingles are getting a bit brittle and very mossy. There are no signs of leakage though. I need to go back next week to put a new register in it however. People have torn several pages out and only about 3 remain for entries.
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Tuesday, June 15, 2010
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Friday, June 11, 2010
In looking up information about the flower I learned that its name is a homophone, a word that has different meanings depending on how you pronounce it. The word forte is a common homophone. Pronounced 'for-tay' it is a musical notation term meaning "play loud or forcefully". The same spelling pronounced 'fort' refers to a personal strength or skill. In the case of Lupine the flower is pronounced 'Lu-pen' while the pronunciation 'lu-pine' means wolf like, ravenous or rapacious.
Probably the best photo of the trip though is the one below of a pair of Fragrant Waterlilies in a swamp along County Hwy 45 near Upper Saranac Lake. Photographed in a light rain with a Canon 7D while on my way home.
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Monday, June 07, 2010
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Saturday, June 05, 2010
Kelby Training site (NAPP) added a series of videos that followed Scott Kelby as he spent a day with Jay Maisel. Jay has an amazing eye for spotting good photos. Scott asked Jay for advice on how to improve his photography. Jay's response was that if you want big muscles you go to the gym and work out every day. If you want to make good photographs you need to have regular visual workouts, so go out shooting daily. It is good advice and it is one reason I bought the Canon G10. It is easy to carry around. Today Diane needed to spend some time at Clarkson. We incorporated it into a shopping trip and to occupy myself while she did what she had to do at work I took along my G10 and explored. I've spent a fair amount of time exploring the buildings there but I can always find something I've overlooked before and today it was some skylights in the science building. Above is the best of my visual workout for today.
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