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Simple Clicks – iris in color vs black & white

A short carry-over from my previous post on photographing iris blossoms with my old Takumar manual lens; when I started working through them in post, I made copies…

Iris macros

I’m not much of a flower guy, when it comes to photography.  It’s a popular subject for many, and there’s certainly a beauty in it, but it just…

I got nothin’

Sorry, despite a couple of portrait gigs lately, I got nothing for today.  One set I just finished and hope to share later this week, and the other…

BRENT PENNINGTON Water lilys in full bloom on Gouldsboro Lake on the afternoon of 23 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – lily reflection

While kayaking at Gouldsboro State Park a few weeks back, I snapped this frame, just as I was heading out on my afternoon paddling adventure.  Blazing white lilies…

BRENT PENNINGTON A full, blue moon, an occurrence that happens only once every three years, hangs over Lackawanna State Park at sunrise on the morning of 01 August 2015.

Blue Moon

Around here there was a fair bit of blue moon celebration a couple of weeks back.  A couple of the state parks hosted blue moon paddles that night;…

Farewell to the feeder

Today’s post is difficult for me, as it not only marks the failed ending of something I’d been greatly looking forward to, but it also brings into play…

BRENT PENNINGTON A Wolf Spider carries its egg sack across the grass in a lawn in Rutland, VT, 14 June 2015.

Wolf Spider

Despite my fascination with nature and science, and my fondness or critters in general, when it comes to the creepy, crawly varieties, there isn’t much love.  This is especially…

BRENT PENNINGTON Duckweed coats the surface of Fords Pond in the far northern bay on the morning of 12 July 2015.

Simple Clicks – duckweed

Duckweed.  It’s a generic term that covers a wide range of free-floating aquatic plants that appear midsummer to blanket the surface of still waters, forming a rippling green mat…

BRENT PENNINGTON Kayaking on Lackawanna Lake during a cold summer rain on the afternoon of 27 June 2015.

Simple Clicks – rain on the lake

Just a few shots from my paddle in the rain, taken just before I returned to shore.  I held the TG-3 down as low to the surface of…

BRENT PENNINGTON A dragonfly fresh from it's nymph stage clings to a reed next to it's shed exoskeleton. Kent Pond, Killington, VT, on the morning of 12 June 2015.

Simple Clicks – brand new dragonflies

I found these guys at the start of my kayak visit to Kent Pond in Vermont.  At first I wasn’t sure what I was looking at, as a…

BRENT PENNINGTON Hyacinth blossoms photographed with a macro lens after blooming, 19 April 2015.

Hyacinth Macro

I have an old Takumar 50mm f/4 macro lens.  It’s an m42 mount lens from the 1970s or thereabout, that I picked up used for a great price…

BRENT PENNINGTON Views across an agricultural landscape from atop Roman's Nose in Middleburgh, NY, on the afternoon of 25 April 2015.

Roman’s Nose

A couple of weeks back, at the end of April, we drove up to Cobleskill, NY, to visit my brother and his girlfriend, who attend the SUNY college…