Archive - Jan 22, 2006

Sargent

While surfing the web, I found this portrait of a boy by one of my favorite painters, John Singer Sargent. Sargent had a touch like no other. Soft, yet defined.

Telephoto



Took a walk late this afternoon to experiment with the new telephoto lens. Here is the Morton building in some shadows from oak trees. The telephoto flattens out the picture which can allow one to highlight abstract patterns more easily, I think.

Birds are back



I didn't have anybody fill the bird feeders while I was gone, so the birds had moved on. However, it only took two days for the finches, chickadees, nuthatches and woodpeckers to rediscover the full feeders.

A healthy thump on the window this morning let me know they were back.

This is also the first shot with my new telephoto lens, which I took out of the box this morning.