Through My Lens

94 – Leaf After the Rain

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on November 28, 2009

We have had lots and lots of rainy weather recently.  A leaf on our drive is collecting water drops like most other things around here.

 

Rain Drops on a Leaf

Rain Drops on a Leaf

 

 

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93 – Thanksgiving

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on November 26, 2009

I am thankful for friends and family.  Have a great Thanksgiving.

 

Turkey on a Big Green Egg

Turkey on a Big Green Egg

 

 

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92 – Clearing Weather

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on November 25, 2009

After several days of clouds and rain there was a little clearing just before sunset.  I roamed the neighborhood with a 200mm lens on the 5DM2 and the new little Olympus.  Both cameras have their place.  I seem to be drawn to do more post processing with the images from the E-P1.

Sunset Clouds

Sunset Clouds

Sunset Clouds

Sunset Clouds

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91 – New Toy (According to my wife)

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on November 24, 2009

I have wanted a small camera.  I don’t feel that the point and shoots give one enough control over the image so I was looking at a Lumix GF1- or an Olympus E-P1.  It seems that the Lumix is back ordered every where so I settled on the Olympus with the “pancake” 17mm f2.8 lens.  So far, I really like it, and believe it will do what I want, and can carry it most every where.  I ran the ISO up to 3200 and headed out in front of our house tonight.  There is lots of noise in the photo, and I don’t think any ISO over 800 will be my norm, but with the fastish lens……….Well it does what I wanted it to do.

 

Street Light in the Rain

Street Light in the Rain

 

 

90 – Hazy Day

Posted in Aviation by lwroffee on November 22, 2009

At this time of the year we usually have very little haze in the sky.  Not today.  There was a low pressure system moving in from the South bringing moist air.  At times the visibility was down to three or four miles.  Still it was good to be up in the air.  The runway at Lancaster, PA certainly doesn’t look like it over a mile and a half long.

Hazy Over Maryland

Hazy Over Maryland

Lancaster , PA Airport

Lancaster , PA Airport

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89 – Spring and Winter Heralds

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on November 19, 2009

Forsythia bushes herald the coming of spring with brilliant yellow blooms in early April, at least in the Mid-Atlantic region.  It seems the also herald the end of autumn in mid-November with almost as brilliant leaves.  These are the same bushes in April and November.  They are about the only leaves left of the autumn season.

 

Forsythia in April

Forsythia in April

 

 

Forsythia in November
Forsythia in November
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87 – A Few Deer

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on November 18, 2009

 

Our neighborhood has more than its share of these dear deer.  Fortunately, they have learned to move out of the way of automobiles.  And, they usually pose nicely.  I caught the herd split this evening.  Some on one side of the street and a couple on the other.

 

Maryland Deer

Maryland Deer

 

Maryland Deer

Maryland Deer

 

 

 

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86 – Aviation Sunset

Posted in Aviation by lwroffee on November 17, 2009

Returning home on Sunday.  It was a nice way to end a nice flight.

 

Sunset From the Air

Sunset From the Air

 

 

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85 – Last Leaf Standing

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on November 13, 2009

I roamed the neighborhood between rain showers this afternoon in search of the last colors of autumn.  I found this tree in the area.  Fall is just about over in the Mid-Atlantic.

Last Fall Color

Last Fall Color

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84 – Veterans Day

Posted in Washington DC Places and People by lwroffee on November 11, 2009

I thank all for their service.  As is our usual custom we are soon off to a couple of events and a dinner with a group of fellow Viet Nam veterans.

 

Flowers at the Wall

Flowers at the Wall