Sunday, May 20, 2018

Coming in for a landing.

This will, hopefully, be the end of the herons for a while. This guy is coming in for a landing near my canoe. It usually happens the other way (they fly away from me).

If more herons soon, then they will have to be really special. Of course I could change my mind, and 'special' is a relative term.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Another trip to the lake, another round of birds.

First of all, let me say, that the heron looks very cartoonish. I don't know the physics, but when the light levels are low and I have to bump up the ISO or use long shutter speeds.... The heron always looks cartoonish. Need to look into that.
They don't turn out that way at all in the sunshine, or even shade.

More bird shots from the lake. I just don't see this shutting down anytime soon.
One of the shots looks comical. The heron was facing one direction, but when he decided I was enough of an annoyance, he turned around on the tree stump to fly out of the cove. He looks really bowlegged in that shot.

This guy (above), may be a 'Prothonotary Warbler'. The guy below is, apparently, a 'Tree Swallow'. I could be wrong on both counts. Looked through google images.

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Another day, another bird.

Well, went back out on the restored canoe again tonight. Shot
another bird. Haven't identified it yet. It looks a lot like sandpipers I found on google. If it is a sandpiper, I don't know what flavor.

As a bonus, here is some type of mushroom, in a bed of moss, on a log, in the lake, from a canoe.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Herons, here we go again.

Undoubtedly, this will again become the 'all heron all the time' channel, so here we go again. Took a canoe I recently restored out to Shanty Hollow for a test paddle. Test paddle or no, of course I took cameras.

Saturday, May 12, 2018


Took a fairly long trip up the nolin river Saturday. Wanted to get some baby ducks.

Need to increase the depth of field next time. Neither of the photos with ducklings are sharp at all. I'll work on that.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Two birds on the Nolin River.

Took the canoe out again today. The first bird is a green heron. The last three are a female wood duck trying to get me to follow her as opposed to her kids.

Saturday, May 5, 2018


Bought a new canoe. Trying it out at Shanty Hollow in the rain. Was trying to capture a bubble bursting. Did not get one, but I liked some of the bubbles anyway.

Friday, April 27, 2018

A few trees and a hydrant (and the sun, and fog, and dandelions, and grass, and a healthy dose of post).

Taking the dogs for a ride. Interesting sunrise.
Took a lot of liberty with the post processing on these. So there.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

'Irony!' or 'I assumed again!'

Well, well, well, I assumed - again!! This post is more about my mis-adventure than nice photos.

Several years ago, I got the idea that I was going to kayak down or up the Nolin river, pull my kayak up the shallow stream (first creek) to first creek lake, then paddle around the lake.
I did just that Sunday, assuming there would be water in the lake. However, much to my surprise, First Creek Lake had drained!!! The beaver dam that dams the lake had developed a leak (slackers!). The lake was mostly gone!  I did drag the kayak around knee deep mud a little, which is a little like work.

I don't know how many times I have hiked to this lake and I have never seen it like this. Actually, it makes a better story this way, and it was still a fun day. It started to rain just as I finished loading everything up. If the lake had water, I probably would have been paddling back in the rain.

So... Here you go.
Iphone pano of First Creek Lake (mud hole).
Nice day for a mud walk.

My kayak in front of the leaky beaver dam.

Prev location of Green Riv Lock and Dam #6

2 minute exposure

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Now with more kayaks.

I've put up almost these exact scenes before. I thought the kayaks added something. As usual, you mileage may vary.

Friday, April 13, 2018

An evening at Floyd's.

Well, I was too lazy to get actual star trails. Did several three minute shots, this was the best. I used my headlamp illuminate the buildings.
Floyd Collins house and ticket office

The bottom shot is from the mouth of Cathedral Cave. Wanted to check out the sunset. I am pretty sure I can get a sunset shot over the river in late June.