Shadow Lake



That's Shadow Lake, one of the must-do day hikes from Mammoth Lakes, California. Start at Agnew Meadows and it's about 3.6 miles to the lake. Directions here. The pic looks better larger -- click above.


Lembert Dome



One of the iconic domes in Tuolumne Meadows in Yosemite -- one of my favorite places on Earth. I'm sure this shot has been captured many times over the years. It's kind of hard to miss if you're coming down the trail at sunset. 


Jacarandas



Finally got a full-frame camera (Nikon df) and took it for a test drive this evening on the Caltech campus in Pasadena. Putting aside the issue that my credit card is now on life support, the df appears to be quite an upgrade over my trusty Nikon D5100. More on the df soon. 

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Blue the rescue pit bull, part 3



Just messing around on tonight's dog walk with Blue, the new rescue pit bull. I fired off 60 shots or so to get this one alongside a fountain at Pasadena City College. 


Tour of California, Stage 7 (Pasadena)









The Tour of California bike race passed through Pasadena this afternoon. It was the third time in recent years I've tried to photograph the race and the third time I came away with photos that were just okay.


Grasshopper, macro lens







Grasshopper on the screen door this afternoon. Macro photography is tough -- even when the insect is holding relatively still and the light is decent. 


Hummingbird doing a swan dive







Three more hummingbird photos that I should have included in my post the other day -- but overlooked them in Lightroom. Whoops.


Hummingbirds












Sammy at night



Been posting lots of pics of the new rescue pit bull lately. But Mr. Sam was here first. Took this one of our 15-year-old yellow lab last night using only a lamp in the living room as a light source.


Musicians at Union Station



Jennifer Keith in Fred Harvey Room.



Dancing to Jennifer Keith.



Jennifer Keith.



Dancing to Jennifer Keith.



Dancing to Jennifer Keith.

Eye of the Dog





A couple more of our new rescue pit bull named Blue (here are some earlier pics).

For the top photo, I used my Nikon D5100 and Nikon 50mm 1.8 lens -- set at 1.8 aperture. I was at ground level a few feet away and tried to get the center focus point right on Blue's eye. It's always good to take photos of dogs from their level instead of looking down on them.


Cincinnati, part 3



Cormorant fisherman, Eden Park.



Bend in the Ohio River as seen from Eden Park.



Pleasant Ridge home.