Monday, December 22, 2014

Getting Brighter Now

Good news. Today is 12/22. You know what that means right?  Yes, Santa is right around the corner but that's not what I'm talking about. The good news is that the days are getting longer again. Yay! More daylight can't come soon enough. I have had it with darkness.  And gloom too.

The next step toward brightness is our Christmas cruise to the Caribbean!  Mom and Dave sprang it on us a while ago but now it is finally real. I'm packing as I type.

The final bright spot to speak of is that my friend Harvey lent me his 300mm Canon lens to play around with. My regular 100-400mm zoom lens somehow got dust inside and I think it has been affecting the brightness of my photos lately. Here are a few test shots from the past few days.

First - this fox trotted across the path at Lorimer Park the other morning. The light was dim but I still managed to get the shot.

Foxy
This Carolina Wren was pretty upset with me and Roxy as we walked past. The sun was bright and this little guy looked like he was enjoying it too.

Carolina Wren
Today, Roxy and I spooked another wren. This one is Winter Wren. It is the only photo that I have ever managed to get of one. They are pretty secretive birds but this one sat on the log in the woods. The lighting was mixed but the bird chose a nice sunny spot.

Winter Wren
Off to pack my camera and the loaner lens for the trip.  I wish for good weather.  Grand Cayman and Cozumel - woo hoo.

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