After such a winter as we have had, this view is all the more delightful. What a day! Filled with the serenity of a scenic wonderland of green, new-born leaves coming alive, glorious flowering trees and bushes, birds singing, turkeys hollering, geese swimming and tad poles schooling in the ponds, a warm breeze and the fresh smell of outdoors. And then there was the painful frustration of trying to move this dimpled white ball from tee to pin over and over again. Oft times losing it in the woods left or right or in the yonder ponds. But every now and then, a shot fit for video replay turns frustration into fulfillment.
Fuji X100T, 1/800 second at f/8.0, ISO 400, 23mm - 1642
Maybe its my days growing up in mid-western towns where the rolling fields were everywhere and they faded off into the distance - not because they ended, but because the earth is round. In New England, fields are harder to find, so when I see them, I always pause for a moment flashing back to my childhood days of carefree exploration and infinite fields of green.
Nikon D610, 1/250 second at f/16, ISO 400, 17mm (17-35mm) - 7095
Moments ago, in a sky not far from you, the heavens were sharing this grand testament to the end of a warm spring day. How lucky that my camera was able to be in this place at this time so that I could share it with you. That, I think, is the power of my camera. It shares all these wonderful sights with me which allows me to share brief moments in time with you. Anyone who cares can relive this moment over and over again. Unlike the sunset, this photo will be with us even on gray days.
Nikon D610, 1/4000 second at F/16, ISO 6400, 300mm, (28-300mm) - 7073
The moon rose moments after the sun set and had a red-orange glow tonight. Rising behind the trees and the clouds, it was pretty special. There are a zillion references to a red moon in the Bible. I wonder....
Nikon D610, 1/45 second at f/16, ISO 6400, 300mm - 7056
We spent the afternoon looking at reflections in the water, watching water striders flit from place to place, listen to the birds in the trees and the wind as it made ripples in the distant water. What a wonderful place. So happy for my daughter who has this precious property on a secluded bend of Still Water River. It is a beautiful spot.
Nikon D610, 1/500 second at f/4.0, ISO 800, 28mm (28-300mm) - 6598
It is the beginning of the fifth month in this year long exercise. I still do not tire of it. I love taking pictures! But again, I turn to the night. The Rhode Island State Capital Building in Providence looks beautiful at night, especially after a couple of glasses of wine and an after-dinner beverage. I hope its beauty holds up in the morning. Let me know please! At the moment, it is striking and somewhat majestic. I must add that this little Fuji camera is quite special.
Fuji X100T, 1/60 second at f/2.2. ISO 2500, 23mm - 1563
I am Robert McKay Jones, a photographer from Sterling, Massachusetts. I take photographs almost every day. I will post my favorites here.