An outtake from Parker's 6th birthday photo shoot, 16 June 2012:
As promised, I did get some photos of the place where I stayed this past weekend. The weather lent itself to drone flying for about an hour yesterday before the winds picked up. Today was a mix of clouds and a bit of sun that didn't excite me.
Here's the house, from 50 meters out and 15 meters over the lake:
And here's what my DSLR thought of the sunrise, which you can compare to the photo from my phone I posted yesterday:
I think the DSLR gave me richer colors and more texture, not to mention better control over the composition. But the HDR feature in my phone did a pretty good job with what it had.
Watching the lead runners in the Chicago Marathon, 12 October 2008:
Oostburg, Wis., 6:59 am:
I brought my real camera and my drone, so early next week I hope to have better photos.
For the rest of the month, I'm going to publish never-before-seen photos of my bête noir. I took this on his second trip to the Oakwood Dog Park in Raleigh, N.C., on 17 December 2009:
I think I posted about 100 "daily Parker" updates in his first year. Here's the tag; have fun scrolling.
One more baby Parker photo, this one from Meramec State Park on 13 October 2006:
Another re-edit of an old favorite. I took this just before 7am on 5 October 2006, at Parker's first or second visit to Bardwell Park:
I lied; I'm doing one more thing of value before heading back to my couch and book. A few days ago I re-edited one of my favorite photos of Parker from his first few weeks with me:
Other than a slight adjustment to the crop, some exposure and color correction, and a tiny bit of dodging around his eyes, I didn't do a lot. I think it's a better photo now though:
I expect you'll see quite a few Parker photos in the days and weeks to come.
I took these two photos about 35 years apart. The top one is Winter 1985:
Here's the same location on a walk I took over this past weekend:
Looks like they've re-lined the banks of the creek in the interim.
We have some decent fall colors this year. They should peak sometime this week, but I didn't want to waste perfect weather this evening, so I took the drone over to Graceland Cemetery and Arboretum:
Here's the end still, with a bit of processing in Lightroom, taken from here:
Graceland closed for the longest period in its history after the August derecho that knocked 200 trees and caused $250,000 in damage. Fortunately the surviving trees look beautiful in their autumn best.