Day 70 (10 March 2012) Mooween Park

Today I decided to have a low-key day, slept in real late, took a short hike, and had a good evening w/ a bunch of guys at church watching the movie Courageous.

These photos were taken at Mooween Park on Cedar Lake in Lebanon, CT. The park used to be a campground up untill the 60s, so there were lots of ‘ruins’ from it which were interesting to explore.

Old Car

Old Abandoned Car Rusting Away

Rocks

Rocks Piled, marking the trail

Abandoned Tree Fort

Abandoned Tree Fort

Day 64 (4 March 2012) The Workbench

This afternoon I was cleaning up my garage while waiting on a ‘job’ to show up (I do a little auto repair on the side; helps fund this hobby 🙂 ) and realized that my garage is FULL of interesting thing I can shoot.  I can’t belive I’ve been doing this project for 64 days, now, and all the times that I couldn’t think of something to shoot, this has been here all along, just waiting for a day like today.

Nut and Bolt

55 mm, 1/20 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600, 18-55mm kit lens w/ 10x close up filter (Nut and Bolt)

Nails

55 mm, 1/20 sec, f/8.0, ISO 1600 (Nails)

Wire Spool

26 mm, 1/20 sec, f/5.6, ISO 1600 (Wire Spool)

Railroad Spike

29 mm, 1/20 sec, f/11, ISO 1600 (Railroad Spike)

Day 53 (22 Feb 2012) Stress Reduction

I’m allowed to work from home twice a week (Wednesday and Friday), but sometimes there is enough BS* at my company that it can irritate me enough to start replying to emails with sarcastic responses.  (sorry for the rant, but it leads to. . .)

But I’ve found that when I’m at home, I can take my lunch break, grab my camera, and walk out into my yard and leave it all behind for a few minutes.  Focusing on seeing the beauty in front of me, and attempting to capture it is great for helping reduce the level of annoyance I have.  When I come back inside my attitude is better, I’m more calm, relaxed, and remember that this is just a job, and it’s not important enough to allow myself to be stressed by 🙂

*BS = dumB Stuff

Wood Pile

50 m, 1/640 sec, f/2.2, ISO 100, EF 50mm f/1.8 (Wood Pile)

Fastener

50 mm, 1/400 sec, f/2.5, ISO 100, EF 50mm f/1.8 ii (Fastener)

Fir Tree

50 mm, 1/500 sec, f/2.0, ISO 100, EF 50mm f/1.8 ii (Fir Tree)

"W"

50 mm, 1/250 sec, f/3.5, ISO 100, EF 50mm f/1.8 ii (W)