Jan 292012

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Noticed from the corner of my eye, this scene caused me to do a double-take in passing.

The first captures, attempted by shooting over a fence, were marred by an intervening snowbank. I got lucky with clear skies again the next day, and was able to return at the same time to discover a better vantage point—without trespassing too far.  😉

Nikon D300; f9.5 @ 1/1000 sec, ISO 200 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 65mm (97mm EFL); focus distance 4.73m

Jun 052011

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I pass this statue often on my walks to the library. The other day, this branch from a nearby tree was entwined in her hand—likely blown there by the wind. Though both the leaves and the statue are somewhat worse for wear, it struck me as a poignant scene.

Nikon D300; f5.6 @ 1/90 sec, ISO 3200 (handheld);
18.0-200.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 200mm (300mm EFL); focus distance 3.16m