Sunday, September 30, 2012

ISO Experiment - Day 264

I've been following Peter West Carey's 31+ Days To Better Photography. This was the experiment for day 7.

f8, 2.5 seconds, ISO 400
f8, 2.5 seconds, ISO 800
f8, 2.5 seconds, ISO 3200
In retrospect I probably should have darkened the room a bit more. Anyway, I think the ISO 800 setting gave the best result for this experiment. Onward and upward.

September 20

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Guacamole & Chips - Day 263

The result of a trip to the grocery store when I was hungry.

September 19

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Monday, September 24, 2012

The Puppies Are on Facebook - Day 259

They each have their own Facebook page! We can follow them on their individual journeys to becoming service dogs.

September 15

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Friday, September 21, 2012

And Then There Were Two - Day 256

Four of Holly's six puppies have now found families to raise them until they begin their formal service dog training. Grace and Levi still enjoy each other's company.
We enjoy checking in on them every day.

September 12

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Baby Hummingbird? Day 253 & 254

While on an evening walk we walked by a bush full of what looked like baby hummingbirds. We couldn't get very close and I didn't have a telephoto lense so this was the best I could do.

We went back the next evening and found the "baby hummingbirds" in a different bush. We still couldn't get very close so we had to rely on the telephoto lense. They look more like some sort of insect. An awfully big insect, that flies and hovers just like a hummingbird!

Here is Husband's attempt.

We are obsessed. What the heck are they?
September 9 & 10

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Sunday, September 16, 2012

Dust Storm! Day 250

We had a large dust storm come through. It was reported to be 30 miles wide and 2500 feet tall. For comparison the giant storm of July 2011 was 50 miles wide and 5000 feet tall by the time it hit Phoenix (that was down from 8000-10,000 feet in the desert south of the valley.

It reminded me of a tidal wave.

And the view as the storm approached our house.

September 6

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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Full Moon Series - Days 243-245

The night before the full moon:
Settings used were f/5.6, 1/320 sec., ISO 400.
August 30th
Full moon:
Settings: f/5.6, 1/320 sec., ISO 400.
August 31st.
The night after the full moon:
Settings: f/5.6, 1/400 sec., ISO 400.
September 1st.
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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cactus at Sunset - Day 242

I love the way the light shines through these cactus spines.

August 29

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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Bunny Braving the Heat - Day 240

This little fellow looks rather young. Doesn't he know better than to get out of the heat!

August  27

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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Growing Puppies - Day 239

The future service puppies are about 2 months old now. They are so much fun to check in on every day.

August 26

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Thursday, September 6, 2012

Monday, September 3, 2012