Day Off at Tobyhanna State Park

Boats at the Lake

Shot with Canon T3i and a Bower 8mm Fisheye Lens

 

So, this week I only got one day off, so I headed out to Tobyhanna State Park for a little while. I wanted to give my new Bower 8mm Fisheye lens a test… the above shot was taken with it. Weather-wise it was pretty dismal… windy, cool and rain storms rolling around. I was able to get a few shots and here Continue reading

A Butterfly in Flight

With today being my only day off this week, I decided to go out to Ayelsworth Park in Jermyn, Pa. I hadn’t been there in quite a few years, in fact when I was last there the park was still largely unfinished. Now, there are hiking trails and picnic areas, a little beach and a playground being built. I snapped lots of photos… here is one of my favorites.

Butterfly in Flight

Captured with my Canon T31 using my Canon 55-250mm lens

Fun with Close Up Photography

I’ve been playing around with my new Canon T3i every chance I get. As, I’m about to head out the door to go for a hike (Surprise bonus day off!) I figured I’d post a few of my favorite close up shots so far.

Backyard Purple

Backyard Purple

 

Just about 10 minutes ago I was in the back yard toying with my Polarizing filter and stacking my macro lenses. This shot I took with a UV filter, circular polarizing filter, a +1 macro lens and a +10 macro lens. Edited in GIMP.

 

Red Berry

Red Berry

 

Last week I went to a nearby spot called Eales Preserve on Moosic Mountain, the area is one of the few heath barrens in Pennsylvania and has large areas of rock and low brush… all in all it’s pretty desolate. I did come across many of these red berries though. This is just a close up taken with a 18-55mm lens, UV filter and CPL. No editing done.

Spring Butterfly

Spring Butterfly

 

While at Eales Preserve I also saw many of these small blue butterflies. They don’t sit still for long and take off as soon as you get close, so a macro shot was out of the question. For this shot I used my 55-250mm lens at full zoom from about 15-20 feet away. No editing done.