Friday, January 16, 2009

Connecticut Sunrise and a Rose

Connecticut Sunrise and a Rose

There are certain benefits about living on top of a large hill. The sunrises and sunsets are beautiful and you really don’t have to be worried about getting flooded out. The negatives are the winds and there seems a bit more precipitation. Going down the hill in the winter can be kind of a crapshoot, too.

This picture was taken a couple of days ago with the new 70-300mm VRII Nikon lens at 169mm and the Nikon D700. I am really chomping at the bit to shoot some flower pics with this new camera. Just another week or so and hopefully there will be some flora to try it out on.

Just to keep with the flower picture theme of this blog here is a rose picture from this summer. The rose is a floribunda called ‘Sans Souci’. It is the first rose ever featured on this site that was bred in Italy. This rose really has some nice color shading. Sans Souci is also the name of my favorite beach on Oahu . It is quiet refuge from the storm of Waikiki. We usually stay at the New Otani which isn’t the most plush hotel but we love the location and people.

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starnitesky said...

Beautiful sunrise and I love the detail in the rose, looking forward to seeing your flower pictures with your new lens.

bookbabie said...

great shots, the rose is so pretty and a good reminder that spring will come again!

Walker said...

Both beautiful, thanks for sharing.

SandyCarlson said...

That's a wonderful view. I haven't seen a sunrise in a while, so this is a real treat.