Category Archives: Photography

Street Survivors

I used artistic filters on this particular photograph in order to keep the identity of these bikers masked, since they are purportedly ‘outlaw’ bikers, and I understand they would want their privacy and I respect that.

I also create photographs to my liking, and adding a little something on this photo is something I’m good with, may continue with, and I’m probably going to print this one out and hang it on my wall.

Have a great day. Very happy to be back taking photographs and sharing them.

Take care, stay safe!

Tony

Finding Subjects Podcast

Bald Eagle

Bald Eagle: John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge

Great encounter yesterday with this incredible creature. Overcast day at the refuge, not too many people, but a lot of migratory birds. Walking the exterior of the main pond, passers by asked if I saw the Eagles in the tree nearby, I hadn’t, and was thankful they pointed me back towards a trail I had bypassed.

I am always amazed at the size of these creature. And also the intimidation factor of those talons.

Nikon D5300/Sigma 150-500mm

Zoom

After wishing on this for a lifetime, I finally obtained a decent zoom lens for my Nikon D5300.

I purchased this a Sigma 150-500mm used lens from a camera shop in Indianapolis, Indiana called Roberts Camera Shop, through their eBay department.

After asking all of the pertinent questions: Any fungus? Joint movement? Ever been dropped? Damage? Dirt inside? I felt comfortable enough to buy this lens from them.

Today was day-one with the Sigma. Heavy, bulky, all of the things I thought it would be…but even on an overcast day like today, I have to say I am pretty happy with the results. It’s a keeper and for the first time in my life, I felt as if I had an equal chance to put out some presentable nature photography as I always have dreamed.

Today was heavy with the Canada Geese, so it was practice on each shot, nothing but fun.

Overcast, shooting towards the brightest part of the sky (sun behind the clouds), I was still satisfied with my results. Cannot wait to dive deep into this thing and really see what it can do.

This shot was taken at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Early Morning Sorte

I don’t believe they hang out together, they were just sharing the same Lake and had a simultaneous departure time on separate runways.

Getting back into the photos. I feel lost without taking pictures.

Took over a very small space in the condo to act as a recording studio. I’m hoping it sounds good for you, next episode will be out Tuesday or Wednesday.

The news has really got me down, we’re at each others throats, everyone is hating each other…

I don’t know the answers. I do know photography makes me feel better though.

Have a great day!!

Tony

92: Pray About It

The best advice I can give anyone looking for guidance, help, comfort…is to Pray About It!

Finding Subjects Podcast: 92: Pray About It (libsyn.com)

Balcony Is Poppin!

The ladies doing a great job with the flowers once again. Even though I’m the only one that hangs out there, they still make it look nice all year round!

Check out the latest podcast if you would. All episode can be found above in the menu!!

Have a great day!

Tony

American Goldfinch

He’s a daily visitor now. Feasting on the Black-eyed Susans and sunflowers, they are almost gone and yet this ones family stops by daily. It’s been a pleasure to have them this year.

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The Marshlands

Miss heading here. It’s been closed ever since the tropical storm came through about a month ago and did some significant damage. love this place. It’s where I grew up running around everyday. It’s my quiet place, well, at least one if my quiet places. Hope it opens back up soon….

72: Making Memories

Mindfulness, Appreciation, and Understanding, often lead to peace, balance, and understanding in our lives.

Episode now available here…

Episode 72: Making Memories