Amherst Orchid Show, 2013. February 27, 2013Posted by littlebangtheory in Art and Nature, Uncategorized.
Tags: 2013, Amherst Orchid Show, orchids
My yearly intro to Spring is this presentation of the Amherst Orchid Society, incongruously held in neighboring Northampton.
This year I was less zealous than in the past; in lieu of my usual 400 photos, I took less than fifty, most of which were entirely serviceable despite being hand-held at 1/30th of a second or longer, and shot at ISOs of 4000 or higher.
I hope that means I’m becoming a bit more discriminating, though I suspect it speaks more to my becoming lazy as I get old and fat. 😉
Anyway, here are some orchids:
…and some paphiopedilums, all relatives in the “Lady Slipper” family:
…as well as some more ornate sprays, which I haven’t a clue about:
This was a fun outing – it’s late enough in our New England winter so that flowers make me smile!
Enjoy these in the knowledge that Spring is on its way. 🙂
Ice Carvings! February 3, 2013Posted by littlebangtheory in Politics and Society.
Tags: 2013, Greenfield Recreation Department, Greenfield Winter Carnival, ice carving, ice sculptures
Here are a few shots of ice carvings from this weekend’s Greenfield Winter Carnival.
A chubby penguin over on the west end of town:
A unicorn right in the center of town:
Careful with that chisel, Eugene!
This was my favorite, a little polar bear carved by Sue O’Sullivan of Royalston, MA:
…with two chainsaws, a chisel and an electric iron. Who knew?!? 🙂
Not in the judging was this professionally carved swan, donated to the event to get people psyched:
I did everything I could to get a clean shot of this, including laying in the mud, but urban environs aren’t conducive to clean backgrounds… guess that’s why I’m a nature photographer! 😆
The Winter Carnival went on all weekend, but I only got these few “drive-by” shots. The sponsoring Greenfield Recreation Department is happy to have people photograph for free, but I can’t be that guy.
Hey, a man’s gotta eat!
To All, A Happy New Year! January 1, 2013Posted by littlebangtheory in Love and Death.
Tags: 2013, gratitude, Happy New Year!
Well, 2012 is behind us.
What a tumultuous year!
For me, it was 365 days of juggling large bills with little income, layered onto a massive effort to turn my photography into an income stream. I can’t say that I succeeded at that, but I will say that I had fun trying, and learned a hell of a lot in the process.
Here’s to a most productive 2013 for all of you who read this, and for everyone else as well.
Love and Thanks to you all,
The Cunning Runt.