Saturday, June 27, 2015

Chasing dragonflies in the Shenandoah Valley

Yesterday we took a ride out to the Shenandoah Valley to tour, explore and just have a nice relaxing day. We managed to see a lot of things, but one exciting moment of the day for me was when I captured my first dragonfly with my camera. These critters I don't see a lot in my neighborhood, and when I do, they are always so elusive. I've never taken a photo of one.

That changed yesterday, here are a few pics taken outside the Edinburg Mill Museum (under the bridge). Other than being cropped a bit as I took them from a distance, these have not been edited.

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Rainy day daisies in my garden

Last week we received a lot of rain here in Northern Virginia, so on my way out in the morning, I grabbed my camera to see what I could find. It turns out our daisies were in full bloom and looked so pretty with the raindrops I couldn't resist snapping a few photos.

I was pretty happy with the results. My Sony Cybershot can't do a lot of things (like capture movement), but it's a pretty neat little camera and it does allow me to get some nice close up shots.

Other than resize, this one has had no edits

A different view of the same batch of daisies

I cropped one of the photos to see how close I could get the water drops