I shot this image in the spring at Magee Marsh, Just east of
Oregon, Ohio.This little guy was
flitting through the dew-covered foliage looking for insects.Over the last two weeks I have seen a lot of
Chestnut-sided Warblers moving south.They are in
their fall plumage, but still just as beautiful.
ago Rose-breasted Grosbeaks began pouring through north Alabama. It takes
about two weeks for the birds to pass through during the spring (when this
photo was taken), and about two weeks during the fall. Though the birds
are in fall plumage, they are still just as beautiful. Hopefully I will
be able to get some photos before they move on to Central and northern, South
By the way, in a previous post
I mentioned that I have never had a Hummingbird Bird at my feeders after
October 6th. This year, the plethora of hummers I had left by
October 5th. However, I had half a dozen birds through the 7th.
Not seeing any hummers on the 8th and 9th, I was sure
they were all gone. But, on the 10th and 11th I saw
a few hummers coming to my feeders. These were obviously late migrants, and
stopped at the feeders to refuel before moving on.
I shot this image 34 years ago when I made my first tirp to Alaska. I must say that, that first trip was my favorite. My wife and I drove from Berrien Springs, Michigan; it was a round trip of over 13,000 miles. We were young and everything was new and exciting. If my memory serves me right, I shot this image of the Toklat River from (near) Polychrome Pass in Denali National Park. The mountains in the background are part of the Alaska Range. I printed this image today as a demo for my Fundamentals of Photography class. Because of the extended tonal range between the sky and the landscape, this image required lots of dodging and burning to properly print. This is the first time I have printed from this negative, and I am quite pleased with the results. In this age of digital imaging, I still love working in the darkroom and watching the silver image form on the photographic paper. It truly is "writing with light." Mamyia 645 1000s, 110mm lens, Exposure Unknown, Verichrome Pan Film