Sunsets are photographically speaking considered somewhat cliche. Here in the southwestern desert we don’t often have much in the way of cloud cover so we decided to take advantage of the monsoon season and see what we could get. This particular shot has some interesting cloud texture in it. We’ll be trying some other locations while the weather holds.
I was out on the back porch playing with the camera when one of the hummingbirds that hangs around the back yard came by. We have three or four of them that are regular visitors and they’re completely fearless, coming by close enough that you can feel them and hovering within a couple feet of you. Since this guy was checking me out, what else could I do but take his picture?
We recently spent a few days in Montana, the first time I’ve been there. It’s an absolutely beautiful place. We’re going to need to arrange a landscape trip.
The other afternoon I was out in the yard and noticed that the moon was up and bright. Since I’ve been getting to know the 50-200mm zoom lens I recently bought, I went ahead and took a couple of quick shots.
Olympus E-M1/200mm@f8. 1/250 sec and ISO 200