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The Elements… 111/365

Elements... 111/365

I don’t do too many things like this…collage I think it is called…but after I was finished processing the images from Saturday, I noticed a bit of a pattern…other than they were all water drops on a leaf…they sort of represented all the elements…well the ones of old that is…

It had rained Friday night…a storm that was pretty close as I tied down the airplane and hurried to pack the bags into the car…and the next morning the yard was littered with leaves full of water droplets…

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This is a macro of some floor cover slash mossy plant hat is rampant in the yard…it is very soft despite its spiky appearance…I liked how upon closer inspection, the tips of the leaves are red…

Oshkosh At 3500 Feet… 112/365

Oshkosh At 3500 Feet... 112-365

The flight home, other than being a blast, was uneventful…we made our way south with the wind yet again at out tail, listening to the other aircraft around us…at various stages of landing patterns, approaches and departures…we even caught a “jumpers away” over East Troy airfield and could see over our right wing, the silhouette of the diver and parachute as they drifted to the earth again…sorry, no image that time, I did have to fly the thing on occasion…

Wind Farms.. 

South of Oshkosh is a huge expanse of wind generators…not that they generate wind, but rather electricity from the wind…somewhat creepy to me in their gargantuan size with impossibly huge blades slowly rotating…the chart showed nine…I think they ran out of ink…

In the interest of not getting too lengthy in post, I will leave it here tonight and post today’s image with tomorrows and then I am back on track gain…until tomorrow…

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Marginal VFR… 110/365

Marginal VFR... 110/365

This was the view from the side of the windscreen on out flight up to Eagle River this Friday…the scene is a rather deceptive one in that the clouds, while dark, were rather benign, there was no turbulence, in fact it was rather smooth, and although it was hazy and the light was falling, the visibility was still over 10 nautical miles…

I have Saturday’s and today’s images all set to go, but I am tired from the weekend and the flight home and will post a triple play including tomorrow night’s image.  I wanted to give all of you that visited while I was “on vacation” something for today, and rather than just slapping on the last three day’s work, I want to spend some time putting it all together nicely…

Marginal VFR... 110.5-365

Both of these images are straight from the camera with no processing…something I rarely do, but I thought it worked well with these..OK actually when I tried to process them, they started to look like crap, so in their own way they were telling me to lay off…so I did…

(By the way…the instrument panel only looks like it was a bouncy ride…the exposure was too long and I moved…a shot that I would normally throw away, but in this case there was something about it I liked…)

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Saturday Afternoon… 20/365 and The Hodag… 21/365

Saturday Afternoon… 20/365

Saturday Afternoon... 20/365

You all get a two for one today as I was in the great white north this weekend and was not able to post there as the access to the Internet was rather limited.  I was able to get a couple of images uploaded to my flickr account through the use of my cell phone, but I have a feeling that probably cost about a small fortune…

“Saturday Afternoon” is a six exposure HDR of the view off the end of the dock at the cabin we stay at in Eagle River.  It was created using my normal methods with some Photoshop editing and layering to give the water more of a reflective quality.

 Lakeside Cabin

 Lakefront Cabin

This one is a six exposure as well with a lot of the sliders in Photomatix at the full max or full minimum settings to create a rather drastic HDR that almost resembles a pencil drawing that has been colorized.  Not my normal HDR and normally I do not particularly care for too drastic of an HDR, but in this case I liked how the texture was pulled out of the wood grain so there may be some use for this in other images to come…

 

Hodag… 21/365

Hodag... 21/365
On the way home, we had to make a pass by the famous Hodag sculpture in front of the tourist office in Rhindlander.  A little history about the beastie here.  This is a “drive-by” shooting that I did some layers multiplying and Orton Effect to not only to make the face and claw stand out more, but also to mask the blurring from being in a moving vehicle when I took the shot.  

Sleeping Fly

 Sleeping Fly

Last one for the night….while sitting next to the garden, shooting some of the flowers my wife and daughter planted today, I caught a sleeping fly resting on a dandelion stem.

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