Monday, January 25, 2010
This was taken about 35 years ago, while I wandered along the shoreline of Lake Nipissing in North Bay, Ont. one spring day. I had recently bought myself a new Rokkor Macro lens, and was eager to try for something a little different. One block of ice, about the size of a kitchen table, had been driven up amongst the rocks, and looked somewhat interesting. Up on closer examination, I looked deeper inside, what looked to be about 4 inches beyond the surface, and found these strange formations. So, I focused the macro lens on them, and this is the resulting image. It has always facinated me, and while the original Kodachrome slide was somewhat bluish tinted, I much rather this Photoshop converted Black & White version.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Yesterday, I took my camera and went for a stumble along the Detroit River waterfront in Old Sandwich Towne, and hoped to find something that was worthwhile photographing. Everywhere I looked, it was just a jumble of junk, covered with the latest snowfall. The wind was bitterly cold coming in off of the river, and made my eyes water so much, it was difficult to see anything, much less if anything was in focus. So I was really putting the camera's auto focus to the test. There was precious little that was of interest, but I found this little tendril clinging to the end of this twig, hanging out over the edge of the old dockside. The undulating pattern of the snow leading up to it sort of helped save the day, so I took this shot with my Minolta 75 ~ 300 AF zoom lens. Then I headed out of there to the warmth of the car. There were a few folks parked nearby who looked at me as though I were a madman. Maybe they were right......Then again, maybe I was an impediment to activities that I was unaware of, so after a few glares in my direction, I decided to get out of there.....