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.
Made the crust from scratch, with a little help from my Mom. Family secrets!
Used my favorite apple... Macintosh. It is very good. But I'll adjust the filling a bit next time around. Don't need as much sugar or cinnamon as I used this time. I'll get it perfect!
Here it is ready to bake:
And just from the oven:
And on the table, ready to cut:
All done! Building a better burger! All the ingredients of a Big Mac and a Double Whopper. Just right for 3 people!
And a bunch more available in a dedicated gallery for the McWhopper!
One of Mom's many African Violets. Very pretty and very happy plant.
And the nicest room in Brookdale:
Karen's aniversary orchid was the inspiration for this Mother Daughter portrait. Happy Aniversary!
Hello. This is Mop. And Flop. And a nice little flower too.
Amazing what treasures you can find at the thrift store!
A nice quick photo for a busy day. What will tomorrow bring?
Tried to capture the meteor shower... too much light polution, and probably went out too early. I tried a few new editing techniques with the shots I took. Not too good... Can't wait to get some dark skys. Adirondack will be soooo much better!
I've seen some "twirl" photos over the last two days... so I thought I would give it a try. Extreem twirl of my 5 headed lamp. Colorful. And groovy.
Here is how it started out:
I watched this little guy training on his high wire. His name is Karl Humallendas, and he is one of the Great Flying Humallendas. It is impressive to watch him on the high wire, but his being able to fly takes some of the tension out of the show. None of the Great Humallendas has ever been injured during a performance, so this is a very safe act.
Took another look at the 2015 CVA Outdoor Scultpure Exhib entries. I like this 8 foot tall giraffe made of found steel objects. I award it the Karl Fisher Best in Show award. Very prestigious award! Very.
I watched this little squirrel for a few minutes. He didn't move from this spot, but kept his head kept sinking down lower and lower. Gave me a chance to get a nice B+W portrait for the Fall edition of the Gentelmen Squirrel Quarterly. It is an honor, really!
Printed and framed a group photo today - hung it on Dave's door. Won't he be surprised when he gets back to the office!
There as a space suit photo prop - with the face cut for photos - in the building last week. The entire group posed, then I put them on a photo from January 24, 2012 of the building we work in... Came out nice... Especially Lili's cheeta suit!
Drops on a misty afternoon. Had a nice cloudy, cool rainy day today. I liked it. Very nice break from the summer heat. I liked the water drops on the *side* of the Jeep. This is a near vertical side panel, and it was covered with small water drops. White on white... made some adjustments in Lightroom, and brought out the drop detail. Probably not too exciting for anyone else, but this one is for me...
... and if you didn't think that was exciting, how about this one?
This is my cable TV buster! Just need to get a real Antenne mast rather than a broom handle and zip ties!
Noticed the hickory nuts are going to be plentiful this year. The squirrels are rejoicing. Maybe I'll see what I can get this year. I don't know what variety of hickory this tree is, so who knows! They could be good!
Muddy Cicada Exuvia. This is what is left of the exoskeleton after the adult moults from the final nymph stage. These remain on trees other objects where the adult emerged.
This is a focus stacked image using a macro ring light.
Found this beautiful hawk watching over the street when I returned home on my morning run. He waited for me to get the camera for my pic of the day. Thanks Hawk!
And here is something else watching over the street this morning - 4 days past full...