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  • Monday, June 29, 2009

    That's My World Tuesday; Patience is a virtue...

    And can yield some excellent photos. Using my tripod and the Olympus
    I set up "shop" on my deck to capture these pictures of the rising full moon.

    *Click images to enlarge

    Sunday, June 28, 2009

    The right settings make all the difference

    I capture these to shots using my Olympus adjusted to the sport/action
    setting in sequential shooting speed mode (shoots 3 frames per
    second) and the flash turned off. And an Olympus XD picture card.
    The right settings do make all the difference.

    *Click images to enlarge

    Saturday, June 27, 2009

    Another lightning capture...

    The weather in central Ohio has been chaotic lately to say the least.
    We were informed, via the local PSA station, that we were under a
    thunderstorm warning. While Nick (and I) readied our garage for the weekend
    community garage sale, I lugged both cameras with me to capture the lightning
    that was sure to accompany the thunder. We found out later that this bolt actually
    hit a tree one street away from our home.
    I'm happy to report I was able to capture 10-12 great shots in 400+ attempts.
    *Click image to enlarge

    Thursday, June 25, 2009

    SkyWatch Friday; Lighting triple treat!

    These are all 3 lightning shots I captured last Friday night. The first
    one is a bit blurry. The crash of thunder that accompanied the lightning
    frightened me and I obviously shook the camera.

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    Wednesday, June 24, 2009

    North Carolina sunset

    This was the view from our beach house last summer as we
    vacationed on Hatteras Island, North Carolina.

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    Tuesday, June 23, 2009

    Flower Close-Ups

    I'm always amazed at the clarity and sharpness of some
    pictures. And these flowers are some of my favorites.

    Captured with my Olympus on the nature macro setting and a Kingston CompactFlash Elite Pro 133X memory card.

    *Click images to enlarge

    Monday, June 22, 2009

    That's My World Tuesday; Blooming flowers

    These are the white flowers we planted two years ago. I posted pictures of
    the red ones when they opened last week. I adjusted the Olympus settings to
    nature macro so the details of the subject are sharp and clear. Enjoy!

    *Click images to enlarge

    Sunday, June 21, 2009

    Lightning captured....part II

    This is the second picture I was able to capture Friday night.

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    Saturday, June 20, 2009

    Lightning captured....

    I was rudely jarred from my slumber last night when brilliant flashes of light made
    their way through the window shade. Earlier in the day I adjusted the settings on my
    Olympus Evolt E-410 so I wouldn’t find myself messing with it in the dark should we loose
    power again. I should have modified the Nikon L18 as well since that was what I used.
    I was able to capture 3 really good lightning pictures out of 75 attempts. If you want
    to see the others, check back next week for the SkyWatch Friday post.

    *Click image to enlarge

    Thursday, June 18, 2009

    SkyWatch Friday; Columbus evening sky

    A beautiful evening sky in central Ohio. Spring is my favorite
    season for watching the sky and changing weather. These pictures
    were captured with my Olympus EVOLT E-410 using a Kingston
    Elite Pro 133X compact flash.

    *Click images to enlarge

    Tuesday, June 16, 2009


    The blue and white building appears like a sail out of the Cincinnati
    skyline. Just across the Ohio River, in Covington Kentucky, sits The Ascent at Roebling's Bridge, a 22 story crescent-shaped residential building of condominiums.

    *Click image to enlarge

    Monday, June 15, 2009

    My World Tuesday; A-Very-Mini-Times-Square

    Across the street from the Ohio capital building is what I've dubbed
    "the mini Times Square". The corner of High and Broad features
    news, advertising and sports updates.

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    Sunday, June 14, 2009

    The Covenant

    The rainbow covenant, G-ds promise to mankind.
    “And I will remember my covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between G-d and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.” Genesis 9:15-16

    *Click image to enlarge

    Saturday, June 13, 2009

    More morning flowers..

    We planted these (and a set of white ones as well) two years ago
    and the bulbs have multiplied. I had to grab my Olympus and
    capture these still dew laden this morning.
    Now, if I could only remember what they're called...
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    Friday, June 12, 2009

    Morning rose....

    When I let Hershey out this morning I noticed how lightly the raindrops
    remained on the petals of my mini rose bush. I had to grab the Evolt E-410
    and capture some close-ups. ENJOY!

    *Click image to enlarge

    Thursday, June 11, 2009

    SkyWatch Friday; Lighting

    I'm posting this again for SkyWatch Friday. Last week Mr. Linky had
    some problems and I was shutout.
    The first picture is the original, unaltered shot.

    I used my Olympus Master 2.0 program "auto-correct" to lighten up
    the pic and I found it a bit more dramatic. Which one do you prefer?

    *Click images to enlarge

    Tuesday, June 9, 2009

    My World Tuesday; Summer travel...

    With summer months come travel. This is downtown Cincinnati as we crossed
    the Ohio River from Kentucky.

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    Sunday, June 7, 2009

    When the boy comes home...

    On Tuesday Nick and Christopher attended game 3 of the Stanley Cup
    in Pittsburgh. My son has been a Penguins fan for 15 years so the tickets
    made for an appropriate fathers day gift. I, on the other hand, was left at home to
    wash, dry and fold nine loads of my "little mans" laundry. To which I did offer to do,
    so no sympathy for me.

    Saturday, June 6, 2009

    The Short North

    This is the north end of the Short North in downtown Columbus.

    *Click image to enlarge

    Thursday, June 4, 2009

    SkyWatch Friday; Central Ohio thunder storms

    And with thunder comes lightning, a most coveted picture.
    I was finally able to capture lightning across the central Ohio sky, and it only
    took 64 bad photos before I snapped this one. Enjoy!

    *Click image to enlarge

    Tuesday, June 2, 2009

    Riding the storm out....

    This spring storm came out of the southwest and took central Ohio by surprise.
    It was a bit scary the these clouds seemed to blanket the area in a matter of minutes.
    High winds, hail and lightning accompanied the rain. Later in the evening I was able
    to capture a lightning strike, but I'm saving it for SkyWatch Friday. So you'll need
    to check back Thursday afternoon for that awesome shot.

    *Click images to enlarge

    Monday, June 1, 2009

    That's My World Tuesday; Ohio's capital part 2

    I seem to forget not everyone see things the same way. Here's the front of the
    capital. This was taken on High Street.

    *Click image to enlarge