Club print "salon" entries for March, 2011

Both of these were taken with the Canon S90 point-n-shoot, as that was what was with me at the time.  The first was taken at a late afternoon cookout over Labor Day, 2010 and the second was taken toward the end of a great day of skiing in February, 2011.  The first image was critcized for the overexposed church.  Had I been thinking about it (and not holding a beer or hamburg in one hand) I might have shot 3 exposures and combined them in Photomatix.  But to tell you the truth, I think it looks just fine the way it is....

The second shot is from the top of Cannon Mountain.  Mt. Lafayette is often (when there are no clouds around it) a spectacular view from Cannon, especially from the Vista Way trail.

Vermont Skyscape

Mt. Lafayette From Cannon Mountain 


Club digital "salon" entries for March, 2011

This month for our monthly photo club "salon" (i.e. competition) I submitted two "nature" category images and one "open" category image.

This first image below was taken near Crested Butte, Colorado.  I like the pattern created by the small circle of aspens within the conifer forest.  Incidentally, part of the nature story here are the Mountain Pine Beetles that have deforested huge areas in the Rocky Mountains. You can see many dead trees in this image, which were likely killed by the beetles, as they are rampant in this area.

Conifers and Aspens

The image below was taken along a stream near home, while doing a bit of fishing.  I like the image, but there is not much of a story here... other than the fact that this Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly alighted next to me and graciously waited while I took my camera out of my fishing vest and snapped a few images. 

Ebony Jewelwing Damselfly

This final image was taken at Tower Hill Botanic Garden.  It's a tulip of some kind, and I loved the orangey-red color against the green background.