Through My Lens

104 – More Evening Sun

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on January 22, 2010

I caught the last rays in the woods behind our house.

Evening Sun on Trees

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71- Fall Colors

Posted in Washington DC Places and People by lwroffee on October 16, 2009

It has been cold and rainy here for the last couple of days.  I was able to spend some time roaming the Mall in DC a couple of days ago, and the colors were almost at their peak.

Autumn Color on the DC Mall

Autumn Color on the DC Mall

67 – The Tree

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on September 21, 2009

It was a sunny day today so I went by “the tree” again.  The sky and light were better for a photograph.  It is the only tree in our area that has started to change to fall colors so vividly.

Autumn Tree Colors

Autumn Tree Colors

63 – Another Hint of Autumn

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on September 17, 2009

It was a cloudy rainy day today which made for terrible light for colorful photography.  However, I noticed that a couple of trees in our neighborhood had started to turn golden and had to have a picture.  With such a glary gray sky, there was no amount of manipulation with Lightroom or Photoshop that would make the sky pop out.  The colors are a hint of things to come on nice blue sky days.

Early Autumn Leaves

Early Autumn Leaves

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61 – Early Morning Sun

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on September 15, 2009

I really should make it a point to get up earlier.  Dawn and the early morning sunlight are perfect for photography.  It’s the night-owl in me that hinders early morning wake-ups.  I suppose retirement has a bit to do with it also.  I had to take my wife to the train this morning at O’dark thirty, and got this image of the woods behind our house.

Early Morning Light on the Trees

Early Morning Light on the Trees

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57 – Rainy Day

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on September 11, 2009

I didn’t take this photo today, but I could have.  It rained most of the day and I was stuck inside working.

Water Drops on a Spruce

Water Drops on a Spruce

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51 – More Lightroom

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on September 5, 2009

I have made some progress using Lightroom.  It’s an amazing bit of software.  Unfortunately, it will not import “Albums” from Elements 7, so I have a lot of organizing work to do.  I have learned how to “develop” an image and “export” it in a size usable here.  This one was taken a few days ago.  The Honeysuckle is pretty and fragrant, but will kill these trees.  Such is nature, I guess.

Honeysuckle on Trees

Honeysuckle on Trees

46 – Sunset

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on August 31, 2009

Just about sunset time I like to head down to the end of our street.  There is a chance I can catch a decent sunset looking west down the road into our neighborhood.  Today, with low humidity the last rays were a nice gold color.  The magic time for photos.

Golden Sunset

Golden Sunset

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34 – Late Summer Green

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

It was a classic Washington August day today – very hot and very humid.  The late afternoon sun was hitting the old green of the tall oaks.  Pretty, but hot.

Late Summer Green Trees

Late Summer Green Trees

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24 – Our Neighborhood

Posted in Around Our Home by lwroffee on August 9, 2009

More wandering around the neighborhood this evening.  We don’t get vast sunset vistas in our heavily wooded area, but we do get the last of the sun’s rays on tree trunks and creeping vines.

Evening Sun on Trees

Evening Sun on Trees

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