Friday, June 26, 2009

Out and About Yesterday

I went walking yesterday, seeing as it would be the last rainless day for at least a week. I took a lot of pictures, but most of them were experiments that didn't work. However, I got these three, which I'm pleased with - another photogenic Snowy Egret down by the Green Bridge on Gooseneck Cove, and two macro shots from different angles of some Indigobush growing by the road.

Also, a quick note - I have a new entry up on Citizen K's Just A Song blog, this one exploring the song "Over the Rainbow", with videos of Judy Garland, Jane Monheit, and my favorite, Eva Cassidy. Check it out when you get a chance.

© 2009 by A. Roy Hilbinger


  1. the Snowy Egret...... :-)
    The design on the Indigobush is very cool in macro. I love the colors and its form. I love it when something so beautiful is growing by the roadside, wild.

  2. My gf's favorite too, Eva Cassidy. :D
    The photos are awesome. It's amazing how much differently anything looks when you look up close.

  3. Fine Shots.What camera did you use?

  4. Thanks everybody!

    Tony, I use a Canon PowerShot S5 IS, which is more than a point-and-shoot but not quite an SLR. I can attach things like wide-angle and telephoto lenses (I used my Raynox 2.2x telephoto on the Snowy Egret). It lets me shoot in manual mode, which means I set shutter speed, f/stop, ISO speed, white balance, etc. It also has two built-in macro modes (so I don't have to buy an attachable macro lens). I generally only use the super-macro mode, which lets me put the lens of the camera right up on the subject if need be. The Indigobush pictures were shot in super-macro mode.

  5. Wish you'd send some of that rain down here, Roy! Great pics!
    I have a friend, here in Cajun Country, who grew up in Newport! You may know each other!!!