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.
I am thankful for friends and family. Have a great Thanksgiving.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Returning home on Sunday. It was a nice way to end a nice flight.
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.
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.