Thursday, September 04, 2008
This first shot is from Long Beach Island, New Jersey. I was on the beach playing with my 24mm lens and trying to get the most sky that was possible in the picture. Trying to keep the sand out of my camera.
These clouds were forming over my house yesterday in the early evening. I had to take Juno to the vet and when we got back I noticed this odd cloud. It wasn’t until later that I went out again and saw it was still there which meant it was time to grab the camera. We had a pretty good round of thunderstorms right after I snapped this picture. This is the best I could do to avoid all the obstructions like power lines. It isn’t easy to get a clear shot from the front or side yard. Again with the Sigma 24mm/1.8 lens.
Just to keep this site real to its name Digital Flower Pictures here is a Crepe Myrtle shot from LBI. They are so beautiful. It reminds me of a summer lilac, only on steroids! One interesting fact I learned about the Crepe Myrtle this year is that it has one of the longest flowering cycles of any flowering tree. It can bloom from 60 to 120 days, which is amazing compared to say a Dogwood. We planted a few of these this year and one has been blooming its little head of. The others are doing well but not flowering. They are not quite hardy in Connecticut except in warm pockets and along the shore.