2015-10-04: What I’ve seen this week

I’m going to start with the most recent pictures and work my way backwards.  Yesterday, I started the day reading a post on Facebook by Cheryl Richardson that said “Stop trying to make sanity out of an insane situation.  If your schedule is crazy busy, you don’t need time management, you need space.”  Lately I have definitely been feeling that is something needed in my life; but looking back at the compositions I made yesterday morning, I guess it was also something I also desired in my photos.

After quite a windy day earlier this week, colourful leaves in my neighbourhood are getting few and far between. 1/320sec, f11, ISO320

After quite a windy day earlier this week, colourful leaves in my neighbourhood are getting few and far between.
1/320sec, f11, ISO320

A few leaves clinging on. 1.320sec, f11, ISO320

A few leaves clinging on.
1.320sec, f11, ISO320

Naked branches reaching into the blue. 1/320sec, F11, ISO320

Naked branches reaching into the blue.
1/320sec, F11, ISO320

Half moon and about a half dozen leaves. 1/320sec, f11, ISO320

Half moon and about a half dozen leaves.
1/320sec, f11, ISO320

Probably my favourite picture of the bunch; I can't put my finger on why :)  This is straight out of camera, I didn't even run sharpening on it. 1/320sec, f11, ISO320

Probably my favourite picture of the bunch; I can’t put my finger on why 🙂 
1/320sec, f11, ISO320

Hot and cold. I think this would have been a lot better with my macro lens, but that isn't the best walking around lens, in case an interesting bird decides to fly by. 1/200sec, f5.0, ISO640

Hot and cold.
I think this would have been a lot better with my macro lens, but that isn’t the best walking around lens, in case an interesting bird decides to fly by.
1/200sec, f5.0, ISO640

This week has been an interesting adjustment photographically, as I have put away my D610 and my Tamron 150mm-600mm, as both need to go in for some work.  My first thought when primarily shooting with my D5100 again was how wonderfully light it is!  It also doesn’t have the same warm colour cast when using auto white balance that I have found my D610 has.  The downfall for taking it out walking early in the morning is it does not have an auto ISO option in manual mode, so there’s one more thing to remember to do.  Hopefully this week I can get all the equipment shipped off (and hopefully get everything back working good as new).  Here are the photos I selected from the earlier part of the week.

A young male deer at the top of my road.  The light wasn't very favourable, but that just made the photos less than stellar, not the moment. 1/1000sec, f7.1, ISO800

A young male deer at the top of my road. The light wasn’t very favourable, but that just made the photos less than stellar, not the moment.
1/1000sec, f7.1, ISO800

This really isn't a great photo, but it's a bit of a family portrait of the three deer that were grazing. 1/1000sec, f7.1, ISO 800

This really isn’t a great photo, but it’s a bit of a family portrait of the three deer that were grazing.
1/1000sec, f7.1, ISO 800

I've seen lots of bunnies around my area, but never when I have my camera.  This little one was about 10 feet from my driveway, spotted on the way home from our morning walk.  He was quite calm and I felt bad startling him when I got too close, but I had to get in and get on with work. 1/640sec, f7.1, ISO2000

I’ve seen lots of bunnies around my area, but never when I have my camera. This little one was about 10 feet from my driveway, spotted on the way home from our morning walk. He was quite calm and I felt bad startling him when I got too close, but I had to get in and get on with work.
1/640sec, f7.1, ISO2000

I'm glad I managed a picture of this guy (or girl) as the flock was too far away to ID without taking pictures.  One of the photos taken before the Tamron got packed away. A juvenile red crossbill.   1/100sec, f7.1, ISO800

I’m glad I managed a picture of this guy (or girl) as the flock was too far away to ID without taking pictures. One of the photos taken before the Tamron got packed away.
A juvenile red crossbill.
1/100sec, f7.1, ISO800

Cheryl Richarson Quote

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