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Photographs from Home
I just wanted to make a lens with some of the wonderful photographs from where I live. Leatherwood is the name my husband and I gave our little piece of heaven many years ago so these are photos from Leatherwood :)
This image is one I put together when I got my digital camera. I pieced together 4 different photos I then manipulated using Dreamweaver. That is the great thing about digital cameras no fees for film, no developing time and at last no fees for the final print. I then cut and added images of my husband and cat Happy to the top of the camera. Finally I added a photo of our cat Shasta to the center of the camera lens. I finished up with some manipulations and color additions to get the final piece.
I call it "Culling My Dreams"
My Latest Visitor
Another "Photo from the Porch"
I took this photo today 9/3/13. It was taken as a video with my but I was able to save a single frame as a photograph. This is a juvenile female black bear. I made a poster of this photo that you can buy on Zazzle. Just click on the photo and it will take you to the item. Sony Handy Cam
In my video section you will find this bear alone and with its mother on other visits to Leatherwood a/k/a/ home
My Video Cam of Choice
Some of my favorite features with this are the flip viewing screen which makes it easy to see what you are taking no matter what the angle. I love the attached USB chord for super easy access to the Internet. I usually just pop out the memory card and insert that into the computer. The chord makes attaching the camera direct just as easy as that. No more searching for the chord. You can take still camera shots when you want. The program provided to put your videos onto the computer is great because you can save a single frame shot as a JPG and the final picture quality is top notch. The bear standing by the feeder was taken like this. Another plus is that you can shoot video if your battery dies. It works great plugged in while charging.
Landscape and Nature Photographs
These were all taken around our home except the view from the plane.
My niece Kelly was getting married in New Hampshire and her father hired a plane to take us there. When I saw it I almost didn't go, it was really small but as you can see I did take the trip and will be forever happy that I did.
Above the Clouds
Video from the Porch
Early summer 2013. These two seemed to have a standoff for the seeds that fell from the bird feeder. I never saw a skunk and a raccoon act like this before.
Summer of 2012. This is a short video of the front porch and my favorite visitors. Put on your sound to enjoy the full experience
Summer 2012. This was in the yard and I think her kids are all over the place this year.
Summer 2013. Enjoy a longer version of the hummingbird frenzy on my front porch. Again turn on the sound to enjoy the full experience.
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A young squirrel ventures out alone
Doe that was abandoned by our place. This was one of the most wonderful experiences, the little guy would stand at the bottom of our deck stairs and cry when it got dark. The sound was like the bleating of a goat. I was really close to bringing in inside but knew that if we did that there was no chance of him finding a group of deer to go with. He did finally and we saw him with others around the house. The only way we could tell was because unlike the other deer he was with he did not run off. I'll never know what happened to 'Johnny' that was what we dubbed him "Johnny Deer"
This was the first time I saw a raccoon out in the day. She knew there was food around and always stopped in for meal. I am not sure if this is the one but there is a photo later of four racoons on a bird feeder. This one I named "Roxy" and there was another one around at the same time we called "Tripod" because he only had three legs. Not sure if it was male or female.
This is the gang, there are four of them on a bird feeder.
Two squirrels take over one of the bird feeders.
Hummingbird at a feeder out front
Cardinal and Snowbird share a snowy afternoon together in the yard
Stunned Gold Finch after flying into the widows
Red Belly Woodpeck keeps our trees insect free :)
Red Breasted Grosbeak under the feeder
I was home alone when this Titmouse hit the window so I had to get down to ground level for a good shot.
Professional Landscape Photography
Meduim Format Cameras
Pentax 645D 40MP Medium Format Digital SLR Camera with 3-Inch LCD Screen (Black)
Olympus E-10 4MP
What subject are in your favorite photos ?
It is important to keep your camera lens as clean as possible. You will only need a few simple things to help you maintain a clear lens. It is good to have a soft cloth with your camera at all times to wipe the lens if anything gets on it. Raindrops are not a problem if you have your cloth to wipe them off the lens. If you let water dry it will leave the dreaded watermark.
For cleaning the inside a simple brush and/or an air blower are a must. A bottle of lens cleaner to get that lens clean of any missed marks will complete a cleaning kit
Beauty of Nature
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Beautiful photographs to promote animal and ecological awareness. This video was put to the fine music of Green Day, the song Wake Me Up When September Ends.
Some of the photos are my own but many are from various artist over the net. I did not know I would be using them and therefore am not certain who the original photographers are. I will add credits here to anyone who owns one of these amazing photos and sends me their information including a link to where it is displayed. This is a non profit piece made to heighten the awareness of our beautiful planet and we must remembered that even when we do not see these things they are there for everyone of us. Unfortunately on an hourly basis more and more of this irreplaceable beauty is eradicated by mans hand. I sincerely hope that none of the artists who's work is included here find any copyright infringement that will allow YouTube to pull this piece. The planet needs to be represented.