The sad truth is that most of these days, if I got up and grabbed my camera to head out for shooting, I'd have to stop and sit on my front porch for a while because of my back and leg pain. I've learned the hard way there are levels of pain that will absolutely shut you down, none of this grit-your-teeth-and-do-it-anyway psychobable. I get out and shoot when I can, and don't when I can't.
Also, I guess posting occasionally on Facebook kinda scratches the same itch that once got scratched by blogging, so I don't blog much any more.
But I like the ability to shout at the world on a blog post (even if I know good and well that no one will read it and comment) and that is nowhere near the same feeling as commenting on things on Facebook.
But here goes at least one more Picture Post, to try and start 2015 off on a good foot.
This first photo was taken last January, 23, 2014 on the boardwalk on the Atlantic Ocean beach at Indialantic, Florida. It is an 85 second exposure of an Atlas V rocket taking off from Cape Canaveral, about 35 miles (55km) north of us "as the crow flies." It was carrying a telecommunications satellite.
|Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 18mm, f/11, 85 seconds, ISO 200|
|Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 18mm, f/11, 1/60sec, ISO 200|
|Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 300mm, f/14, 1/250sec, ISO 200|
Here's a seagull lineup on a railing at Front Street Park in Melbourne, Florida. The park is a popular boat launching site on the Indian River Lagoon (Intracoastal Waterway). One of the seagulls in the middle seemed to be giving me a wary eye.
|Nikon D90, Nikon 18-300mm lens at 300mm, f/5.6, 1/200sec, ISO 200|
This final photo was taken in mid-December, 2014 in Indialantic, Florida. Number Two Daughter and I were to pick up Lovely Wife from work and had a couple of hours to kill. So we killed them by going and looking at some of the local Christmas decorations. I have always loved these simple, pole-mounted decorations, mainly because I've seen them all my life in both small towns and big cities. Just a pretty and simple Christmas decoration to brighten anyone's day.
Have a blessed day!