Farewell for Now

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The weather’s getting colder [actually not, we’re having an unusual warm spell], the leaves are off the trees, the perennial wildflowers are dormant: the season is done. And so is this blog, for a little while. I’ll make an occasional post if I find something interesting or lovely while out and about, things like plants going to seed or nice landscapes. I’ll post the Three Views shots in early December. And probably some time in early March I’ll be out again looking for harbinger-of-spring to emerge, and the blog will re-emerge, too. Farewell for now!

 

above: bumblebee departing riverbank goldenrod

below: sunset on the Potomac near C&O Canal Lock 8, October 20

bottom: harbinger-of-spring last March

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Jordan Pond Sunset

Acadia National Park, September 8

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6:44 pm
Nikon D750
Nikor 24-120mm f/4 VR G
ISO 100; 46mm; f/14; 1/25 sec

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6:45 pm
Nikon D750
Nikor 24-120mm f/4 VR G
ISO 100; 31mm; f/14; 1/30 sec

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“The Bubbles”
6:47 pm
Nikon D750
Nikor 24-120mm f/4 VR G
ISO 100; 30mm; f/14; 1/6 sec

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6:48 pm
Nikon D750
Nikor 24-120mm f/4 VR G
ISO 100; 30mm; f/14; 1/5 sec

Sunset, December 11

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Late afternoon on an overcast, dreary day, I glanced out a west-facing window to see the sky on fire.  Dashing downstairs, I threw on a coat, grabbed the camera bag and tripod and jogged down the street.  (The view west from my house is not good.  Too many trees and houses.)

In the three minutes it took to get to a more open area the light had faded considerably.  Working as fast as I could with freezing fingers, I set up the tripod, mounted the camera, chose some settings, and started shooting.  The above was the best I could do.  Three minutes later it looked like this:

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I’m going to start leaving the camera and tripod set up by the front door.  And set an alarm to remind me to check the sky every afternoon.