Day 248…Photo Fun

Welcome to day 248 of  365 photos…I had some photo fun today with a photo that I took on the way home from Edenton the other day. Mr. B and some friends are building a pergola in our back yard and I thought that I should stay available in case they needed my help.

With all the rukus in the yard, we didn’t even have a bird for me to take a photo of so I started to play with this photo of the house. Everyone that follows this blog knows that I LOVE old decrepit  houses. I really like the two story ones and always stop to take a photo. I have taken other photos of this house before but I always took them from another road which was a side view. This time we took the road that went past the front of the house and I took some photos of the front. I will show you the photo that I like the best of this building first. I played around with colors and really like this one in black and while the best.Day 248 - 365 Project - Photo Fun and this is what the photo looked like originally. It was early evening when I took the photo and the light was poor.Another old houseCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Tokina 12-28mm
Focal Length: 17mm – Aperture: f/6.3 – Shutter Speed: 1/250  second – ISO: 800

Then I had to try “just one more thing”.  I just recently saw a post that someone wrote on “orbs”.  Probably every one but me knows about “orbs” but I saw some and thought they were really cool looking. So here it is, my first “orb”. What do you think? As much as I love the fun “orb” of the house, I think the black and white is pretty special.Photo Fun -- OrbSo that was my photo fun today. I’m going to try to get to the trail tomorrow. I’m hoping that I will see some different birds since the weather has cooled a bit.

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 247…Summer is over

Welcome to day 247 of  365 photos…Summer is over, I guess. I had to go to Morehead City today to buy a printer. The day was wonderfully cool and there was no humidity (a bit on the dreary side). Ahhh…my kind of weather. I stopped at Best Buy and bought the printer but it was just too nice of a day to head back home so I drove to the waterfront for a walk.  The photo below was taken at about 3PM. It looks almost like a ghost town, doesn’t it? :-)

Clicking on any photo brings up a slideshow and larger photos.Day 247 - 365 Project - Summer is overCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 18mm – Aperture: f/8 – Shutter Speed: 1/500  second – ISO: 450

Empty gas pumps

No one buying gas

Fishing boats

Fishing boats are in – no one is fishing

I saw some wildlife! …or maybe not so wild. :-)


So as you can see, the waterfront is not very active. Summer is over!

Going to work

Jean Marie going to work

But even when the tourists are gone and even though it was Sunday, some of us have to work. The Jean Marie was heading out!!

Glad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

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Day 246…Rose Mallow

Welcome to day 246 of  365 photos… I couldn’t resist snapping a couple of photos of the Rose Mallow growing wild in a swampy area. I snapped these from a bridge looking down at the plants. Looking at the leaves, I think the bugs like them as much as I do.

Rose Mallow – swamp mallow (Hibiscus coccineus) prefers wet soil and even standing water. It is native to the marshes and swamps of the southeastern states – from Louisiana to North Carolina.

I grew a type of mallow in my flower garden when I lived in Maine.  The  flowers were smaller than these and the plants grew  fairly tall.  My Maine garden was not swampy. When I saw these in the swamp, I immediately knew what they were even though they were quite a bit larger that the mallow that I used to grow. I love the pink mallow – do you?

Day 246 - 365 Project - Rose MallowCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 240mm – Aperture: f/8.0 – Shutter Speed: 1/250  second – ISO: 800 Mallow growing in a swampGlad that you stopped by my self-project of a photo a day for 365 days. If this is your first time to my site and you wonder what this 365 days of photos is all about, click HERE to read the original post. Settings are added to the photos so that I can remember what I’ve used and can see if any future photos done with other settings turn out better or worse. Remember, this project is all about my learning more about photography.

Check out E-liz Treasures to see what my friend in Maine is doing with her daily photos.
Comments are always welcomed. I would love to hear from you.