Friday, February 10, 2012

Photos from my husband

It’s Friday night. My husband has gone to bed early and George and the cat are both asleep on the couch. No, they don’t sleep next to each other. But they are close enough.

I’m watching Who Do You Think You Are, a show I find interesting. But other than that, it’s typical quiet Friday night. I love Friday nights. They hold the promise of a good weekend to come. And I do have plans for this one. (And they don’t include a lot of cleaning).

Lately I’ve been noticing my husband picking up the camera, the old D80 that he now considers his (and of course, it is). He’s begun taking photos again. And I find this promising.

Here are several I’d like to share with you today. Photos by my husband, processing by me.

 

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There was a significant number of George photos on the disk, but this one was my favorite.

 

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Taken from the field in front of the house. This is one of the bridges that runs along the C&D Canal.

 

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I like the blur.

 

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A jumping female cardinal.

It’s so surprising seeing the world through my husband’s lens.

 

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His favorite subject.

 

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I forget what I used on most of these photos. It was something different on pretty much every one. I like the softness here.

 

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The moon one morning.

 

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Snow geese.

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“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.”
Walt Whitman

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Hope you enjoyed the photos. All were taken with the Nikon D80 and the old Quantaray 70-300mm lens. Not too shabby, in my humble opinion . . .

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What are your plans for the weekend? I’m planning on trying out a recipe or two from one of my new gluten-free cookbooks. And then on Sunday, I’m taking a small trip. More about that later on.

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40 comments:

JC said...

I like the photos. They are peaceful and beautiful.

Weekend Plans ~ Going to the RV show in downtown Seattle. I'm hoping to upgrade from a tent. At my age, I deserve something more comfy, don't ya think ?

Other than that, it's a very quiet Friday night. The H is still at work and it's almost seven, the puppies are running around playing and I'm have a dark beer.

Denise at Autumn Sky said...

It's good that he is finding something creative that he enjoys. Have a very nice weekend:-)

shirley said...

Wonderful photos. I love the one of G with the Frisbee. Of course, the birds are beautiful, too.
Weekend plans - none really - that's what makes it so nice. Can't wait to see what you're up to.

Rusty said...

A very good series of photos - each with a story to tell. ATB!

msdewberry said...

I too love to see the photos my hubby takes. It surprises me sometimes to see how we can both see the same scene in such different ways. Glad your hubby is taking photos again.
Weekend plans, we are going to a huge Home and Garden show this weekend, and then lunch with the girls on Sunday. Love my weekends!

Cloudia said...

Must be something in the light, or the air in your area. . . GREAT shots! Love the geese, and of course the look in G's eye...


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Hilary said...

I love the jumping cardinal.....but oh, my the one of George close up and personal.....awesome.

bv said...

i think it is BIG that husband picked up the camera..and did such a job. have a lovely time celebrating on you mini trip....isn't it good to be able to go!?
bv

Deb said...

I'm happy to know your husband it taking photos again that is awesome...have a great weekend...

Helene said...

Such beautiful photos. I suspect he put a lot of himself into these...they have 'feeling.' The weekend...a haircut, a meeting at church, and hopefully 2 good loaves of artisen bread. My last batch came out terrible. Fingers are crossed! And no cleaning!Enjoy, enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Love the pictures! I have been dreading this weekend. I am going shopping for the dreaded "Mother of the bride" dress. My daughter is getting married and I guess I better look respectable. I loathe shopping for dresses. :(

Debbie from Illinois

Bluebird49 said...

Love his photos--and yours, too!

Weekend plans--be a soft pillow for David who just had his tonsils out and wants to run and play even though his doctors have stressed no running and playing for 2 weeks! His throat hurts, but he hates the taste of the medicine so badly--he says it doesn't hurt! Ah--the joys (and hurts) of being a grandmother.:)

ZeldaMom said...

I think they are beautiful.

wayne15575 said...

For the weekend, Our Granddaughter Naomi is turning 5.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/wayne15575/6854932951/in/photostream/lightbox/

Then, if it stops raining long enough I would like to get out and take a few pictures myself.

So, glad to hear your hubby was out with the camera again.

deborah said...

beautiful photos. The jumping Cardinal is wonderful! Have a nice weekend-

Aurora Rose said...

What a fun surprise to find someone else's pictures on your camera... love them.

Sweetpea said...

dear photos of dear things from your dearest heart...
the sweetest of all posts.

I (most certainly) would faint dead away if I came home to find my hubs had taken photos....ahem...

Keep forgetting to say, have been gluten-free 'round our parts for many moons now and we are feeling soooo much better! Best of the weekend to ya!!

That Janie Girl said...

Wow impressive photos. And super to look through his eyes, huh?

Sharon said...

I love seeing your husband's photos too.

My younger son is taking the ACT today. He is in 7th grade and qualified through Duke's Talent Find.

I have a new Lego set to put together. I might even let my boys help. ;)

Deborah said...

Love your husband's photos. He's not at all bad at it, I think. So yes promising he has the urge to do that. I understand why George is his favorite subject :-)

My weekend plans, are mostly to try and sort my flat out, and see if I can stomach the energy to visit my old dad in hospital :-( - I hope he's a bit more clear today. My sister is on her way in there now. Fingers crossed!

eileeninmd said...

Great captures, I love the cute dog and the birds. Your hubby is a great photographer. Have a wonderful weekend!

tj said...

...Your husband really does have the photographer's gift with that camera. And I love too that you put his watermark on each one. Sweet. ;o)

...That jumping female Cardinal made me laugh out loud. Too cute! :o)

...And my other personal fav's are first one, Breezy George, and of course the one with the Moon. I love the Moon.

...Enjoy your weekend girl!

...Blessings :o)

Jill of All Trades said...

Hanging close to home this very, very cold weekend. The Hubby had to work today, out in the "teen" weather. All of our guys are working in this cold, ICK! Thinking I'm heading back to bed!

The Weaver of Grass said...

Pleased your husband has taken up the camera again. Lovely photos - particularly like the one of George's eye - also the tree ones.

What am I doing this weekend? Keeping warm as the aga is off awaiting a new oil valve. Lunch was cooked in the microwave combi - pork with apricots. Shall now search out a recipe for tomorrow.

Karen said...

They are all beautiful... and the jumping cardinal.. what a catch!

Sarah said...

Lovely photos! Especially the Moon! I was up early several mornings this week trying to get a decent shot (out of hundreds). I need instructions from your husband. Weekend plans are to stay home and enjoy a bit of winter snow!

mrs mediocrity said...

These are all wonderful... that jumping cardinal takes the cake!

It is cold and snowy here, I am planning to spend today in my jammies reading in front of the fire.

Taking a snow day.

MrsB said...

I LOVE the jumping cardinal - what a wonderful shot. He should be very proud of that pix.

Hilary said...

I love seeing the images through your husbands eye.. and yours. You two never disappoint. Love the jumping cardinal.

A in Texas said...

I love the first one! I can just feel his cold, wet nose. Your processing is nice, is there something in particular you use more frequently?
Also, I want to thank you for your information on the Wheat Belly diet. I started about a week ago and already feel so much better.
Thank you!

barbara l. hale said...

Wonderful collection here. I really, really love the cardinal.

Lili said...

I especially love the jumping bird one and the closeup of George. It's pretty cool to see the uniqueness of them all too. Although number 6 looks like your style I think. And maybe number 1. But then again you did the processing. Loved seeing these, they were all beautiful. xo ~Lili

Kerri said...

I LOVE how your hubby "sees' the world! Beautiful images! and great processing.... I don't think I can pic a fave - they are all wonderful.

Today was spent doing house stuff.... tomorrow hubby and I are celebrating valentine's day early with lunch out :)

deb colarossi said...

oh, these are exquisite , and the processing just right for my morning.
for some reason I love that bridge photo...
Tell your husband thank you:)
And thank YOU.

Marcie said...

Beautiful! Especially love your dog pix!

Low Tide High Style said...

Beautiful photos, all of them, but I love that bridge image! I fell off the gluten free wagon...shame on me! I hope you had fun on your trip today.

Kat :)

The Japanese Redneck said...

I stayed in all weekend. It was miserable cold here in MS

you need to post any of those recipes that turn out good....am always interested in a good one

your hubby has a really good eye

Daryl Edelstein said...

Old lens .. new eyes .. lots of good pix

Mary said...

Oh, these are marvelous! I can feel a love of nature, and a love of a certain Border Collie, in every one. And they are so beautifully processed, too. You guys make a great team! xoxo

Jeanne Walker said...

Kate is a boring person. NOT! Don't ever say that again, Missy! DH has the gift of photography too! He took some awesome shots, as did you of the snow. Clicked on over and it looked like you gal pals or blisters had a good time celebrating someone's birthday! How fun was that! Have a great week ahead!