Not a significant or striking photograph, but these little guys certainly have their place in the traditions of Easter. Doomed for digestion, Peeps are produced by Just Born, a candy manufacturer founded in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, by Russian immigrant Sam Born. In 1953, Just Born acquired the Rodda Candy Company and its marshmallow chick line, and replaced the painstaking process of hand-forming the chicks with mass production. Sad to say, the bunnies seen here have perished by consumption.
Nikon D610, 1/60 second at f/8, ISO 400, 105mm - 4771
In early spring, the snow melt, rains and the slope of our property create an abundance of water in our back yard near the forest line. In the afternoon, the sun reflects in all the little pools. You can see life beginning in the brilliant green moss and you know that the salamanders, frogs and other little creatures are coming to life. The birds can once again wash themselves and drink a plenty. It is spring and the beginning.
Nikon D610, 1/350 second, ISO 400, 78 mm, (28-300mm f/3.5-5.6) - 4734
This creation of vegetable leprosy is so ugly, it is really beautiful. Surviving its burial all winter, it lives on with the stamina we might associate with bison roaming the plains of Wyoming in January.
Nikon D90, 1/125 second at f/10, ISO 800, 18mm (18-200mm f3.5-5.6)) - 8949
There are times I feel very privileged to catch the sunrise. This was one of those days. As if a fire had just been set in the pines in the distance, the sun began to rise painting the sky with rich color and reflecting on the still frozen Quag., I took two-hundred pictures in less than an hour and there was no way to fail. The birds seem to naturally recognize the beginning of a great day and fill the trees with song while the geese fly north over head. Yes, this morning was a gift.
Nikon D610, 1/1000 second at f/3.8, ISO 100, 34mm (28-300mm f/3.5-5.6) - 4636
The Quag, Sterling, Massachusetts
At the dawn of America, our founding fathers laid our course that all men are created equal with freedom of religion, expression and independent thought and the right of a free press. The flag still symbolizes those ideals, but upon close inspection, we can see the flag is a bit tattered at its edges -- as is our implementation of those ideals.
We can do better Indiana and Arkansas. Law-makers, we can do better. Corporate America, we can do better. Now would be a great time to start!
Nikon D610, 1/90 second at f/2.8, 17mm (17-35mm f/2.8) - 4397
Princeton, MA 01541 -- 42.448033, -71.876489
I am Robert McKay Jones, a photographer from Sterling, Massachusetts and North Fort Myers, FL. I take photographs almost every day. I post my favorites here.