As we were driving over to find a spot for viewing the fireworks, the clouds began to break creating an amazing display of sun rays. Shortly after, we arrived at our viewing location next to a church. I took the opportunity to put the drone in the air and take the photo below.
Val and I went to Trail, MN to watch the July 4th Fireworks. It is a pretty impressive show for such a small town, lasting over 17 minutes. Below are 2 images from the event.
I have continued to take photographs this past month. I just didn’t get around to either processing or posting them. Below are 2 from the past week or so. The first is a profile of a showy lady slipper. These flowers seemed to be blooming in mass this year. Where I would see a small bunch in previous years, were rows and rows of bunches, some pushing over 20 individual flowers. Finding isolated ones was far more difficult that in the past, so I took advantage of this one which was at the back of a small bunch of around 5. The second is the fishing pier at Lasalle Recreation area about 20 miles SE of Bemidji. It was a nice, calm morning the other day when I went out for sunrise. I took a chance at an HDR Panoramic image. This was created from a series of 5 compositions and 5 shot brackets.
The Yellow Ladyslippers have started to bloom around the area. Someone gave me some pointers on local areas with large patches. Below are a couple of shots taken this morning.
I went out this morning for sunrise images, but it was a clear sky with very little color for it. I ended up making my way to Knutson Dam on Cass Lake. When I pulled into the parking lot, I could see the Pelicans had returned, by the dozens. Unfortunately, on my first trip out, the longest lens I had with me was 200mm. I was able to slowly approach the flock and make a number of images. The first 2 below are from that trip. Later in the day, Val and I took Cleo out as well and I took the longer lens this time, taking the remaining images below.
Working from home this past few weeks has offered up something I am not used to…windows. My desk has windows on 2 sides. One of them faces a tree that we have a feeder hanging from. We get a variety of birds this time of year. Over the past couple of days, we have seen a few that have hung around. I setup a tripod/camera next to the window and have been able to make a few images as time allows and the birds are on the tree and feeder. Below is a small assortment of images.