Solar Eclipse

I made my way South, hoping to catch the Aug 21st Solar Eclipse.  It was only 75% at home, and Nebraska was the closest location with 100% coverage.  Clouds threatened the East side of the state, making Lincoln, Aurora and Beatrice look like it would be a bust, so I traveled west.  I decided on visiting Five Rocks Amphitheater in Gering, as the radio broadcast from that location was explaining the clear blue skies above them, while spotted low level, scattered clouds to the east.

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Lady Slippers in Bloom

It is that time of year where the Minnesota State Flower is in bloom.  Yesterday after work, I drove up to a spot a co-worker mentioned and found one large bundle of about 10 fully bloomed Lady Slippers.  I spent a little time, and found a few angles to photograph.  While I would normally have a macro lens in the bag this time of year, I have been trying to photograph various birds and other wildlife, so my bag had the 150-600, 70-200 and 24 TSE. 

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BMW Badge

I enjoy photographing cars in general, but I really like photographing the details, and nothing more so than the badges.  When I photograph the brand badge, I try to incorporate the grill, as it adds shape, texture and flow to image.  This image is the front badge from a black BMW with black accents. The light came in from camera top left, just grazing the grill while lighting the badge.

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