We got to hang out as a family this weekend.  It’s fun to see how the girls aren’t just sisters anymore, but friends as well. AB0A7332AB0A7291


the barn

Yesterday, I posted the account of how my macro addiction (I call it “crack-ro”) distracted me from photographing an old barn.  Here is the barn shot:AB0A7825.jpgThis barn is about a mile or two from the abandoned house I posted a photo of on May 9.  The road is winding and hilly.  One that feels comforting and lonely at the same time.

I used my 100-400 zoom@220mm on this shot because I didn’t want to trespass, and plus there were some distracting tree shadows in the foreground.   iso 50;  f/5.6; 1/250

Is anyone else having trouble with moire when they reduce the size of their photos?  I ended up posting the giant file on this post because the moire in the sky was so bad on the limited file size version.  My shot from May 9 has awful moire in the sky as well.

a sandhill horizon

I’ve been absent from WordPressWorld for several days.  For part of the time I’ve been out in central Nebraska with the Sandhill cranes.   What a sight to see!  Half a million of them stop in Nebraska on their way from Mexico to Canada for the summer.


Canon 5DMarkIII; EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM +1.4x III @560mm; iso 400; f/8; 1/2000 second

I hope you’ve all had a great week, and I’m sorry I haven’t been very faithful to keep up with all the haps in your corner of the blogosphere.  After next week, I hope to be more present!