Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sunday Stills - potluck

I was jazzed when I read that our assignment this week was "potluck" meaning whatever we wanted as long as we shot it now and didn't pull out photos from our archives. And then the week started and I didn't think about it again. Maybe because it's been an overcast and rain showers kind of week. The one day that was really nice weather I went for a bike ride down along the river. The first shot is from early in the week when I noticed how well the blanket flowers are doing despite our weirdly cool spring. The second I took today while out and about. I love old barns and buildings left over from the gold rush. I just noticed this iron door the other day after not noticing many times before while driving by it on Gold Hill Road. Little did I know I had only enough juice in the camera's battery for one shot. Of course you always think your second or third shot will be the best but at least I was able to get one.


~ Sunday Stills ~

9 comments:

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

This is gorgeous. What type of hens do you use for a shot like that?

Lee said...

Diane - thanks! I have not bought any special lens (yet) for my camera. I use a canon rebel EOS XTi with a standard 18-55mm lens.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Blanket Flowers at their best, mine will not bloom for at least another month:)

dibear said...

Beautiful! :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

Well it is lovely!

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

Nice job! And yes, sometimes the first shot is the best and can't be improved upon. :)

-L

chloephotography said...

very pretty :)

MTWaggin said...

My education for the week I didn't realize that the Gaillardia were also called blanket flowers. I have some in my garden although nowhere near ready to bloom! That is a lovely photo and I really like your composition of the old building.

Regular Guy said...

Great shot of the flower, nice job.