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photo challenge: rare

this may be somewhat of a stretch, but the photo challenge is subject to interpretation… this week’s subject is “rare”.

I’ve chosen a highlight a photo I took of the sunrise over the ocean in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Nikon D70, f/6.3, 1/60 sec

most of my life has been spent in Michigan and I’ve seen hundreds of amazing sunsets on Lake Michigan – and granted you can see the sunrise over Lake Huron, I’m not sure it would compare to watching the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean.  so, for me, a sunrise over water is a pretty rare occasion.

how’s that for Jersey fresh, Baydog?

 

rule of thirds

from our front yard maple tree a few years ago, a favorite resting spot for squirrels in the spring.

Img0067 (21)Nikon D70, 300mm f/5.6 1/400

my contribution for this week’s photo challenge: rule of thirds

symmetry

a few samples of symmetry in some pictures from our trip to Germany and the surrounding areas (2006).

IMG0051 (85)_smallSt. Stephan’s Church (Stephanskirche), Mainz, Germany

Nikon D70, 70mm f/7.1 1/60 ISO 400

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Img0052 (249)_smallChurch of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), Munich, Germany

Nikon D70, 18mm f/11 1/500 ISO 400

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Img0055 (265)_smallRuins of Schloss Heidelberg, Heidelberg, Germany

Nikon D70, 40mm f/10 1/200 ISO 250

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Img0055 (213)_smallCathédrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, Strasbourg, France

Nikon D70, 18mm f/9 1/60 ISO 250

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my contribution to the daily post: symmetry

depth

depth 01Nikon D70 + 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5g f/6.3 @ 1/125

depth 02Nikon D70 + 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5g        f/6.3 @ 1/125

depth 03Nikon D70 + 70-300mm f/4-5.6g        f/5.6 @ 1/80

depth 04Nikon D70 + 50mm f/1.8D       f/1.8 @ 1/6,000

with inspiration from Exploratorius and Wind Against Current

’tis the season

we spent a couple days at my parents’ house just before Christmas to celebrate the holiday with my side of the family.

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luckily, we arrived after the bad ice storm that hit their area – and even luckier, they still had power!

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branches were weighted down with a thick coating of ice, and various branches had snapped and fallen down around their yard, thankfully with minimal damage.

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despite all the destruction, the ice storm aftermath makes for some amazing outdoor photography.  when the sun is shining, the ice everywhere can just sparkle and make everything glisten.  I spent a bit of time walking around outside with our silver lab puppy, Arwen – she loves exploring my parents’ yard.

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I also snapped a couple great shots of the various birds that congregate at the bird feeders.

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here is a great shot of a male cardinal hopping onto the bird feeder.

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and a red-bellied (strange name, huh?!) woodpecker that was hanging out at the suet feeder.

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all told, a beautiful few days spending time with family and celebrating the Christmas holiday, and enjoying the amazing power of nature intertwined with the beauty it creates.

merry Christmas!

[all photos taken with my Nikon D70 & a Nikon Nikkor 70-300mm F/4-5.6G-AF Zoom Lens]


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