Day 283…Contrails

Welcome to day 283 of  365 photos…as I looked skyward at about 8:30 this morning, the sky was covered with contrails. The white trails on the blue sky caught my eye so I grabbed the camera for a photo. Check out that lower left corner. The jets must have been busy this morning.

From Wikipedia: “Contrails; short for “condensation trails” or vapor trails are long, thin artificial (man-made) clouds that sometimes form behind aircraft. Their formation is most often triggered by the water vapor in the exhaust of aircraft engines, but can also be triggered by the changes in air pressure in wingtip vortices or in the air over the entire wing surface. Like all clouds, contrails are made of water, in the form of a suspension of billions of liquid droplets or ice crystals.

Depending on the temperature and humidity at the altitude the contrails form, they may be visible for only a few seconds or minutes, or may persist for hours and spread to be several miles wide. The resulting cloud forms may resemble cirrus, cirrocumulus, or cirrostratus, and are sometimes called cirrus aviaticus. “Day 283 - 365 Project - ContrailsCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 18mm – Aperture: f/8 – Shutter Speed: 1/320  second – ISO: 100

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Day 282…Birds Fishing

Welcome to day 282 of  365 photos…Short post tonight. I had one of those days where I just seemed to be behind all day. I went on a birding cruise this morning. There were quite a few birds fishing. I thought I would share a few with you. The first photo is not technically of birds fishing but there are lots of birds and I liked it with the bridge in the background. Click on any photo for a full size slide show.Day 282 - 365 Project - Some BirdsCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 80-400mm
Focal Length: 80mm – Aperture: f/8 – Shutter Speed: 1/500  second – ISO: 800

These birds were fishing. The kingfisher is not that clear but that is the closest that I got to one all this year.

Pelicans FishingOsprey FishingKingfisher

It was a beautiful day today but windy and chilly out on the water. Temps were only in the 60’s.  Still it was a nice day to go birding. When you think of it, there isn’t any day that is bad to go birding. :-)

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 281…Big Waves

Welcome to day 281 of  365 photos…Check out these big waves! It is hard to tell how high they were by looking at the photos. Our son left at the crack of dawn this morning to head back to his home. Hard to believe, but I saw another sunrise!!  I figured since I was up, I may as well go for a walk on the beach. Even though hurricane Gonzalo is no where near here, it has kicked up the waves even here at the Crystal Coast.

I walked for quite a while and then sat down to watch the waves for a while. As you might imagine, I had my camera with me! :-) I saw a boat on the horizon that looked like it was rocking and rolling. Made me VERY glad that I wasn’t on it. I was snapping photos of the boat in the waves when these pelicans flew by. Turns out this was my favorite photo today. This photo is cropped. The boat and the pelicans were quite a way from me.Day 281 - 365 Project - Big WavesCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 155mm – Aperture: f/6.3 – Shutter Speed: 1/500  second – ISO: 160

More Waves

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 280…relax

Welcome to day 280 of  365 photos…these adirondack chairs look like a great place to sit and relax. This area caught my eye as we were driving down Front Street in Beaufort, NC. Can’t you just see yourself sitting here with friends or relaxing with a good book, while watching the world go by? I love the swing. When I was growing up, there were tree swings at almost every house.

Our place to relax here in NC, is our screened back porch and in Maine it is the front porch that is not screened.  That one is next to the water. We even love that porch when the black flies are out – just not as much as we love it when they are gone!! :-) Do you have a special area like this to relax in?Day 280 - 365 Project - RelaxCamera: Nikon D7100 – Lens: Nikon 18-300mm
Focal Length: 44mm – Aperture: f/11 – Shutter Speed: 1/500  second – ISO: 800

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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Comments are always welcomed. I would love to hear from you.