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Monday - June 19, 2006

Yellow!

[Bird with a yellow belly]
Details: 1/80 sec at f/7.1, 64 ISO, 200mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

Look at the belly on that bird. I got home this evening to find a whole bunch of these little guys hanging out in the alley behind my house. They were not at all bothered by me when I drove up or while I parked my car in the garage. But, as soon as I walked out of the garage with my camera, they started moving away from me. All of 'em except this one. He (she?) perched on that power line for a long time.

I couldn't help but think of my grandmother. She really enjoys watching all the little birdies that hang out at the bird feeders just outside her kitchen window. So, I gave her a call and am gonna send her a print. I described the birds and told her they were singing away. She looked through one of her books and thinks they might be some kind of warbler. 'Sounds good to me!

Posted by Joanna at 11:02 PM | Permalink

Saturday - June 17, 2006

Church tower, take 2

A close-up of the church tower from yesterday. Pretty blue sky. Pretty sun on limestone and copper. Ahhhh...

[Photo of church tower taken on June 15, 2006]
Details: 1/125 sec at f/7.1, 64 ISO, 200mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

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Friday - June 16, 2006

Church tower

Last night I walked out of the building just as the sun was approaching the horizon. This evening, it was 30 or 45 minutes earlier. I could tell that we were gonna have another pretty sunset sky but I didn't want to wait around for it to show up. However, as I was about to get into my car (parked on the 4th floor of the garage) I glanced over in the direction of I-35 and something bright caught my eye:

[Photo of church tower taken on June 15, 2006]
Details: 1/125 sec at f/7.1, 64 ISO, 200mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

See that church tower? I'd never noticed it before. I guess the sun was hitting it at just the right angle to make it stand out. Why hadn't I ever seen it before? I had to go find it. I decided it must be on the Concordia campus so set off in that direction. And, guess what? You really can't see that spire from ground level uness you're looking for it. Too many trees and hills in the way. It belongs to St. Paul Lutheran Church (near the intersection of Red River and 37th Street). I'm guessing it's affilliated with Concordia but I don't know that for a fact. At any rate, it's quite pretty. I took a couple of close-ups once I found it. I'll post at least one in the next day or two.

Posted by Joanna at 11:51 PM | Permalink

Thursday - June 15, 2006

Sunset

An Austin sunset...

[Photo of sunset taken on June 15, 2006]
Details: 1/125 sec at f/7.1, 64 ISO, 200mm focal length (35mm equiv.)

As I was walking toward the parking garage this evening after work, I noticed the sky and had to go to the roof of the garage to take some photos. This was my favorite.

Posted by Joanna at 11:47 PM | Permalink


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