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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicaragua

To watch the cloud movement around a volcano is an experience to behold. You could watch this for hours and the scene will constantly change.

I captured this cloud formation with just the peak showing. It appears like an island in the mist.

That is it for now. Happy trails

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Volcano in The Mist

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Concepcion Volcano, Ometepe Island, Nicauraga

To watch the cloud movement around a volcano is an experience to behold. You could watch this for hours and the scene will constantly change.

I captured this cloud formation with just the peak showing. It appears like an island in the mist.

That is it for now. Happy trails

 

Un día lluvioso

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Miércoles 19 de octubre el año 2016

Me desperté con el cielo nublado y el deseo de ir a fotografiar. Es la época de lluvias aquí en Nicaragua. Ha llovido toda la tarde. Ahora vivo en Matagalpa, Nicaragua rodeado de montañas que se pasó la mañana y la casa comercial de limpieza para las tiendas de comestibles. He observado continuamente el cielo en busca de signos de lluvia. Las nubes eran de un color gris claro. Miré hacia el Norte. Las montañas estaban cubiertas de niebla. Ahora bien, esto era prometedor. Una oportunidad de capturar algunas escenas de mal humor. Me tomé un almuerzo rápido. Cargado mi equipo de cámara en mi mochila. Luego, por la puerta que fui.

Me paré un taxi que pasaba. La siguiente parada fue la estación de autobuses. Salí del taxi después de pagar mi pasaje. Había un autobús de pasajeros de cargar a San Ramón. Subí a bordo de la partida hasta el desvío de San Ramón. Mientras salía el autobús en el desvío, el cielo se estaba volviendo más oscuro. rápidamente caminaba por una calle lateral configurar mi trípode y la cámara. Hubo algunas composiciones interesantes como se puede ver arriba. Hice parte de un pequeño montículo junto con una parte de una rama de un árbol en primer plano. He encontrado la rama de un árbol interesante debido a su ángulo, pero la iluminación en las hojas fue lo más destacado. De esta manera he logrado una mayor profundidad a la foto. Los ajustes de la cámara para la foto fue 0,5 segundos, f22. Las gotas de lluvia aparecieron como estaba fotografiando.

La lluvia cogió un poco mientras caminaba de una línea de la cerca. Yo era capaz de capturar unos cuantos disparos. La lluvia caía más difícil a estas alturas. Empaqué y me dirigí a algunos edificios en el desvío. Esperé y esperé, pero no había ninguna relajación con la lluvia. Esperé unos cuarenta y cinco minutos. El día estaba cada vez más oscuro. Esto significaba una velocidad de obturación más lentas. Hubo un poco de viento. Es hora de ir a casa y hacer la cena.

Bueno, eso es todo por ahora. Hasta la próxima vez rastros felices

Your Picture

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Panoramic Matagalpa To Jinoega Highway

Your Picture

I put your picture

Beside my bed

Your sunny smile

Your sparkling eyes

I still can’t get you

Out of my mind

Our love ran deep

For one another

You were just 21

I was only 24

When we sealed our love

With a vow of marriage

We had two beautiful children

The grandchildren came

Along with our golden years

To bring joy into our lives

They always ask me about you

Upon seeing your picture

I tell them that you are in heaven

That she sends her love

When my days are blue

I just look at your picture

With that sunny smile

And sparkling eyes

I put your picture

Beside my bed

Your sunny smile

Your sparkling eyes

Ken Bennison

Just Me And My Girl

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Sitting on a riverbank

Just me and my girl

The stars are shining

Like diamonds in heaven

The moon is sparkling

On the river’s surface

No wind is blowing

We are sitting, side by side

Holding hands

Stealing a kiss

Now and then

Just me and my girl

We talked about tomorrow

We talked about forever

And more

Rejoicing in our love

Being so young

Just me and my girl

We had not a care

In the world

Basking in the glow

Of our love

With the stars above

Just me and my girl

To be so young

To be so innocent

We talked about tomorrow

We talked about forever

And more

Just me and my girl

The Northern Scourge

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We made it back last Friday evening to Martha Lake, Algoma. As expected our northern hosts the mosquitoes were awaiting our arrival. They are not called northern scourges for nothing. Blood is what they want. The first thing Maureen and I did was set up the screen tent. The screen tent affords us an area of peace from the bugs. The mosquitoes would line up outside the screen waiting for a victim. You.

Next step was to get our sleeping quarters ready, namely the tent. With practiced precision the tent was erected. The sleeping cots set up and our beds were made. Maureen lit the bug coils for each location and had them placed in the sleeping tent and screen tent. Donning my bug jacket I set up the barbecue and stove. Both these essential items run on propane. I left the cooler in the Ford escape for the night. No need inviting unwanted guests to the feast overnight. Namely bloody bears. We had the whole lake to our selves. Not a soul in sight. Amen. I wonder sometimes who is smarter, me or the folks who stayed home. I must be a true northerner.

It was getting near dust now and the lake was quite calm by this time. Out came the tripod and camera. Let me tell you when you stand by the lake shore, you become surrounded by the mosquito hordes. To take a photo you have to be quick about it. I have to remove the head portion of my bug jacket to photograph. Before shooting I wave my hand in front of the lens to clear these bugs. If not, you will find round splotches on your photo.

Darkness was fast approaching. Camera gear was put away. Time to hit the sack. Crawling into my sleeping bag was a relief. A small light hanging from the tent ceiling revealed the mosquito hordes on the outside of the tent screen. I had the feeling of being the only bloody piece of meat for a hundred miles. I guess in the turn of things we all have to survive. Thus I fell asleep with the droning of the north woods mosquitoes in my ears.

Tomorrow is another adventure. So until next time happy trails.

It Is In The Green

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June 09, 2015

On a Tuesday afternoon I picked up James W Cook at his apartment in downtown Sudbury. James is a local artist who loves to paint. I drove out of the city heading West. My destination was Massey where we would turn north into the hinterland. We arrived in Massey where I proceeded to top off the gas tank. Running out of gas in the woods is a no no. Thus we were soon driving north following the Aux Sauble River. The road winds through forests that has been logged for many generations. The river  flows under a number of bridges as it makes its way south. Our turn off onto Plaunte’s Road soon arrived. This a logging road that is still fairly new. There has been logging activities here in the last couple years. There are lots of pot holes and water in some areas now. This road receives no maintenance.

When I drove up here last week to Martha Lake, we passed a swampy area that really intruded me. I was fascinated by the many shades of green I could observe here. Upon arrival,  it was turning out to be an odd sort of day. Some areas the clouds were dark and threatening. Then if you looked in another direction the sun would be shining along with billowing white clouds. There was intermittent showers happening. A light wind would play on the water. Then all of a sudden there would be a stillness. Then the lighting became fascinating. There was this magic, mystical feeling before me that can only be inspired by Mother Nature.

Having set up my tripod and Canon 7D, it became a matter of just waiting for that right moment. By using the tree remains in the foreground to offset the various shades of green plus added depth. The wonderful stillness of the water creating gorgeous depth to the reflections in the foreground. The eye can follow through the open into the pond in the middle ground. Along the way you will spot a beaver house. The darkness of the water in the middle pond gives good contrast to the surrounding shades of green. The absolute depth found in the background is inspiring to the eye. There is a touch of red from dying evergreens. This lends a touch of addition color without overpowering the background. As I was photographing the large white cloud top left appeared. To the right was blue skies with darker wispy clouds to give the hint of the weather.

One spends more time looking for these locations than the actual photographing. Many hours are spent driving,walking or canoeing. When you do happen upon a scene that catches your eye the reward is as above.

For more info about James W Cook, check out his Facebook page.

https://www.facebook.com/jameswcookbeauxarts

 

So until next time happy trails.