Day 89 (29 March 2012) Gum Drop Sunrise

So, it is really two themes, not one like the title suggests.

But this morning on my way down my driveway, I saw the sun starting to peak over the trees.  I usually see this, but it was the shape and color of the clouds that cause me to stop and pick up my camera (It’s usually sitting on my passenger seat while driving for moments such as these).  I wish I wasn’t running late for work or else I would have stayed longer and watched the sun fully rise.

On my way home from work I had to stop at a drug store for something.  Drug stores cary the candy that I used to eat as a kid that I don’t see most other place, such as circus peanuts, orange wedges, Boston baked beans, and of course, gum drops.  I thought it would be fun to shoot them with my macro lens (and it was!), but I noticed a disturbing fact: the longer I shot, the less gum drops remained in the bag!  I wonder what happened to them . . . 😉


32 mm, 1/160 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Sunrise)

Red Gum Drop

60 mm, 1/6 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Red Gum Drop)

Gum Drop Row

0 mm, 0.8 sec, f/8.0, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Gum Drop Row)

Gum Drop Stop

0 mm, 1/6 sec, f/2.8, ISO 100, 60mm macro lens (Gum Drop Stop)

Day 46 (15 Feb 2012) Morning Fog

As I was getting ready for work this morning, I looked out my front window and saw that there was a bit of fog in the woods.  I still had my 50mm 1.8 on from last night, so I thought I would try using a prime lens for once.

I opened up the aperture to try to blur the background, but wasn’t happy with the composition of the photo, so I cropped it to what you see here.  I wanted it to show the mystery of the fog.  Does it?

Morning Fog

50 mm, 1/250 sec, f/2.2, ISO 100, EF 50mm f/1.8 ii (Morning Fog)

Day 38 (7 Feb 2012) Dawn Breaks

This morning as I was sitting at my computer enjoying some granola, I was able to enjoy the  transition of the sky from night to light; I feel really blessed to have this view from my office! the first shot is that view (but shot from outside), the second is from my front steps (looking just to the right, or south, of the first one).  It was almost a shame to disturb the moment by grabbing my camera and running outside (still in PJs), but I’ll just savor it tomorrow morning 🙂

Dawn Breaks

18 mm, 1/15 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Dawn Breaks)

The Coming Day

18 mm, 1/15 sec, f/5.0, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (The Coming Day))