Karl's Photo Blog
Welcome to my photographic journey. I'll be posting a blog entry with a new photo each day for 2018. Check back each day.
I first started a photo of the day project in 2012. Tried it again in 2013 and 2015. Giving it another go in 2018.
The little princess posed for photos today. We played in the grass, and then took some pictures. She is a pretty little girl.
Always fun to look for circular swirls in moving water. They aren't always obvious until you take a long exposure - like 15 seconds or so. This one is just down from a 5-inch waterfall!
Nice walk along Brandywine creek today. Had a great time, and saw some pretty flowers. These are tiny, maybe a half an inch, but beautiful little flowers. Look at the colors. Also found some plants with the blossoms carefully hidden and shielded by large leaves above. Interesting! Add a huge tree and dogwoods blooming in the woods and it was perfect.
This is the pen that was going to be a giraffe spotted pen. Now a nice conservative walnut pen. Probably just as well. I really like the way this one came out. Congratulations Dr. Kim! (Just don't tell her yet!!!)
Look at this big fungus thing on the base of my oak tree! It is pretty cool. The photo of the day! Focus stack to get all the layers sharp!
Dusty is back. She sat down by the fireplace for a few pictures today. She is a good model. Enjoy Wabbit Wednesday!
Here is a giraffe spot acrylic blank. I am going to make this into a pen for Dr. Kim. She graduates from Cornell vet school on May 26 and/or May 27th. I'm afraid it will be a giraffe striped pen since the spots are along the end... but I will give it a try, and share a pick of the pen soon.
Oh, remember the 124/365 Name that tool ... well, here it is ready for action!
UPDATE, DAY 136: Sadly, there will be no giraffe spotted pen. The blank broke apart on the lathe... Falling back to a nice walnut blank. *That* pen will be shared in a day or two...
Pineapples are cool fruits.
1. A pineapple is neither a pine nor an apple, but a fruit consisting of many berries that have grown together. 2. This also means that Pineapples are not a single fruit, but a group of berries that have fused together. The technical term for this is a “multiple fruit” or a “collective fruit”. 3. The scientific name of a pineapple is Ananas comosus. This word comes from the Tupi words “nanas” (which means pine) and “comosus” (which means tufted). Tupi is the language used by the Tupi people, who are indigenous people of Brazil.
4. Pineapples were historically very useful on long boat trips. Eating pineapple prevented scurvy, and pineapple juice mixed with sand is a great cleaning agent for boats.
Pineapples can “eat you back”! 5. Pineapples contain an enzyme called “bromelain”. This enzyme breaks down proteins in your mouth. So when you eat a pineapple, it is eating you back. Once the bromelain enters your stomach the enzymes are broken down, so you don’t need to worry about being eaten inside-out. Actually, pineapples have many medicinal qualities!
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They finally look like birds! I think this will be the last check on the birds. They are starting to know what is going on, and I don't want to frighten them out of the nest too soon. I think there are 6 of them in there! At least they have a nice spacous birdhouse. Little birds, Adventure Awaits!
Made my first pen today. And my second. First one is made of Walnut, the second is colorful acrylic. I think they came out pretty nice! They are Woodriver Wall Street II Black Titanium pens.
This is a lovely little park right on Kildaire Farm Rd near the Cary Arts Center. The focal point of the park is the large fired "Monumental Fire Sculpture" by Nina Hole. There is no parking here, so visitors must walk in from the Arts Center, or be lucky enough to live nearby. There is a bench, and this little "Pocket Park" is a nice quiet place to sit under the large trees and enjoy the flowers planted in the park.
My bowl came today! I like this one. It is a very pretty color. And it has a little different shape. Very nice, I believe it was made by Sue Young in Jay NY.
My yard bunnies have fun. Doesn't he look happy?
Checked on the baby birds today. They are much bigger today. I don't know how many there are... I see one head and a bunch of body parts. Anyone else know how many birds are in the picture?