Saturday, May 17, 2008


Did I say how much I LOVE this new camera? Especially the telephoto lens-it's amazing! Here I am hanging out at my favorite Starbucks. I still need a few filters and a macro but they'll come soon enough. I love black and whites just as much as color photos and can never decide which I like better, it all depends on my mood.

I changed up the order of the photos, Mr. Beaver below just looked too strange being at the top of this post.

My first real taste of summer came when I was home at my parents who live on the Great Lakes of Michigan. These photos were taken off their front deck. The ships that ride the lakes are magnificent when you see them up this close and I never tire of watching them go by. We've recorded them from all over the world. They make their way up through the various locks from the ocean. When they start running again it means the ice has all melted and it's the signal for spring and summer to begin...then boating and water skiing and just hanging out on the beach- my kind of living!

I ran a little over 4 miles around the East lake this morning. The weather is about 82 now and gorgeous-finally! On my trips around the lake I have been fortunate enough to see a lot wildlife and came upon a beaver twice in the past week. I know the damage they can do but still- you can appreciate these industrious characters when you see one. K and I stalked this one for a little over 1/2 hour so we could get a good photo. He was about 4 1/2 feet in total length, his tail about 2 1/2 of that.

Now I have a big job ahead of me and it's off to plant flowers. The iris' are just starting to open around the yard so I'll be posting photos of them later. Enjoy your Saturday!

More tomorrow...

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Blogger laureline said...

Maggie, that camera IS great!!! What beautifully clear photos! The one of you is my absolute favorite. What a radiant face you have.
I never knew beavers were that big! I wouldn't want to meet that guy in a dark alley, I can tell you ;D.
In a former life, I had a summer house on Lake Michigan, so I know what you're talking about with the large ships. They were always farther away from our shore, though. At night, all strung up with lights, they looked like little traveling parties on the horizon. Can't wait to see more of your camera work. Hope you have a blissful summer!

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Blogger Laume said...

Those a great photos - I love the vibrant colors in the, ships.

I just got a new 35mm with twice the telephoto of my own one. I LOVE it. Now, if only I can remember how to use the close up on it (clue: read the manual), it would be perfect.

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