It's summer and nearby wildfires have the sky emblazened with color. Sam and I have been getting up around 5 a.m. and going for a walk, and each morning the sun casts a deep red glow into the east rooms of our home. I always stop and watch, amazed at the sight of the large red disc slowly rising behind the trees.
A couple of days ago I came home early and when I got out of my car I heard some noise across the street. Standing under a peach tree were three does and a spotted fawn having a little peach fest. Two of the does spotted me and one dropped the peach she had in her mouth... "Busted!" In the blink of an eye they slipped away between the trees. Hopeful that my chance had not slipped away with them, I kept my camera and eyes ready. Minutes later, the tomato eating buck appeared in search of food. With no time to set up the shot, heart pounding, I brought the lens to my eye and pressed the shutter. Seconds later he spotted me, bolted and then crow hopped away. I love watching deer crow hop!!! It always brings a smile to my face.
A delicate beauty from a time long ago.
I scanned a few of my old photos taken with my first SLR camera; it was a Ricoh KR5 and I had it eleven years. Every now and then I regret making the decision to trade it in on our Yashika SLR. I had that Ricoh mastered...as if I was in sync with it.
I've been learning about a Japanese photography technique called 'bokeh.' It's added a whole new level to my photography, and I've decided to take a digital photography class at the college next month. I'm real excited about that. :)
I checked with the Bokeh group at Flickr and this picture got a bokeh nod.