The Snow, The Aspens, and the Moon

Resuming the effort to catch up with all the 2012 photos so that I can present the 2013 photos, I bring you the following look back to October of last year . . . 

October 26, 2012 - Walk
October 26, 2012 – Walk

It was a Friday, and I remember it well (or I looked it up).  A wet, heavy snow, but sufficiently warm weather to let us go for our usual 4 mile walk.  

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I don’t normally grab my camera when we head out for our walks (we tend to motor along, and stopping to snap photos breaks up the pace), but on this occasion I was hoping to get photos like the above and below examples.

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The clouds were one of the reasons I wanted to bring the camera . . . the other being that I wanted to bring the camera.  Here are a few more shots from our walk.

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Some of the photos may look weird because I had the polarizer on the lens . . . depending on the angle of the lens relative to the sun, the colors, especially of the sky, can change drastically.

That’s why, on the panorama below, there appears to be a deeper blue on a portion of the photo.  The polarizer works best when at 90 degrees to the sun.

You really need to go to the SmugMug album to see this in detail.
You really need to go to the SmugMug album to see this in detail.

The SmugMug album is HERE.  That panorama is shot from a couple of streets over from where we live, and at a higher elevation.  It’s a nice view.

I also snapped a few macros, but only one was decent enough to share.

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During that same walk, I took the opportunity to snap a few photos of the ever-vigilant eyes which stoically observe us on our walks.

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Aspens . . . they are always watching.  Don’t see it?

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I don’t know what they are plotting, but they are watching . . . and waiting.

. . . I don’t trust them . . . I mean, look at them!

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Anyway, I am prepared; if they ever make a move, I’ll carve my initials on them!

A few days later we had a full moon . . . I did not snapped many photos of the moon last year.  Rather, I did not snap many I thought were good enough.  Here are two examples of shots I thought not dramatic enough to post.

Shot with the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 lens.
Shot with the Nikon 70-200 f/2.8 lens.

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Shot with the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.
Shot with the Nikon 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6 lens.

As a bonus to them who made it all the way here, I offer two shots of weird clouds I captured from the office where I work.  I imagine this is due to wind, but it must be some crazy-posterior wind!

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Weird!!
Weird!!

Hope I provided some entertainment, and an escape from the crazy.

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Two Small Steps
Two Small Steps

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