Thursday, May 20, 2010

Galway Lake Loon

One of my photographic goals or "missions" has been to get a shot of a Loon on Galway Lake in Saratoga County. I am moderately pleased with this shot considering it was taken with a 30 year old manual focus lens and was shot hand held from a row boat.

Loons are amazing birds. From the speed they can swim under water, to their clumsiness in taking off in flight. It is a treat to be able to watch them and especially listen to them.

One other thing that I have learned from today's excursion is that I need a lens with a longer reach!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Thacher Park Overlook

I took this shot a few weeks ago. At the time I didn't think that the park would actually be closing. I am not a politically minded person and I don't discuss politics or want to even attempt to discuss the problems that lead to closing Thacher Park but I can't believe it has come to this. Hopefully the park will open before too long.

This was a shot with taken with the Sigma 10-20mm and the D90 with a Cokin circular polarizer.