Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pumpkin Farm & Prairie Dogs - Day 295

Who can resist a pumpkin farm at this time of year. We stopped at Munson Farms outside of Boulder to get a pumpkin and found much, much more!

First, there were the Swan Gourds. I asked how they get them to look like swans and was told they just grow that way.

Cinderella Pumpkins:

The pumpkin patch had lots of scary characters.
We also stopped at the scenic overlook hoping to spot some prairie dogs. We weren't disappointed. They really crack me up.
October 21

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Bicycling Along Boulder Creek & Through CU Campus

It was a beautiful fall afternoon in Boulder, Colorado. Perfect for a bike ride along Boulder Creek.

Even the deer were out enjoying the last warm days of fall.

The Flatirons from Farrand Field on the University of Colorado campus.

Slacklining is a popular activity of college campuses these days. I don't know how they do it.

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Fall in Boulder, Colorado - Day 293

We hit the fall colors in Boulder a little on the backside. The leaves are really starting to fall.

This spot looks very different from last summer!

October 19

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

A Cool Barn And... Day 292

Headed out for a visit to the brand new National Archives facility in Broomfield, Colorado this morning (we flew in the night before). Got some bad directions from MapQuest which allowed me to stumble on this old barn.

Yes I did find the NARA facility which was actually in a hollow behind the barn a ways.
More on my day at NARA at The Turning of Generations. Soon.

October 18

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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Friday, October 26, 2012

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Veggies! - Day 285

Recently we bought a season share in a local CSA farm (Community Supported Agriculture). It's fun to go pick out fruits and vegetables each week. There's always something different.

October 11

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Messing with Settings - Day 284

f8, 1/13 sec, ISO 400, no flash.

f/7.1, 1/25 sec., ISO 400, flash.

October 10

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Thursday, October 18, 2012

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Black is Black - Day 277

This is one of the 31+ Days to Better Photography projects. Glad to have this figured out!

f/8, .8 sec., ISO 400, Exposure Bias 0 step, focal length 43 mm

f/8, 1/3 sec., ISO 400, Exposure Bias -1.3, focal length 43 mm

October 3

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Blue Heron Photo Shoot - Day 271

We have a mascot. He or she spent the afternoon out front posing for me. I've never seen a blue heron so close to the house and never had one allow me to get so close.

He gave me a good hard look at one point but even then he didn't fly off.
It turns out he is a regular visitor.
This time of year, folks fish for salmon off the beach. This fellow figured out that he can get an easy meal of leftovers after the fishermen fillet their fish and toss the remains back into the sound.
Yep, he's got it all figured out!

September 27

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