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Linda JeffersIn a world of so many great photographers and writers, I am venturing into some unknown territories, leaving comfort zones, finally very willing to practice the art of seeing. By maintaining the practice of posting daily photos, I hope to continue learning about the possibilities that I trust are out there for the taking.

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What Caught My Interest While Walking Lake Mamie.

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Lake Mamie.

Fished out from Bridge over Lake Mary.

Fished out from Bridge over Lake Mary.

This young lady said, "...and we were just about to leave"

This young lady said, “…and we were just about to leave”

Beautiful little girl looking at barking dog.

Beautiful little girl looking at barking dog.

Barking (blind?) dog in parking lot where people were fishing on the east bank of Lake Mamie.

Barking (blind?) dog in parking lot where people were fishing on the east bank of Lake Mamie.

Why do people do this? Bleeding tree.

Why do people do this? Bleeding tree.

Ray didn't think he'd make it around Lake Mamie but did!!

Ray didn’t think he’d make it around Lake Mamie but did!!

Went out to test some Star apps, some good places to shoot night Milky Way and other night shots around Mammoth.

Went out to test some Star apps, some good places to shoot night Milky Way and other night shots around Mammoth. Mammoth city lights, even though most were asleep, are strong.

 

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See the Adromeda Gallaxy in the photo? My friend Erika, called my attention to it. I didn’t even know what this Gallaxy was until she shared a similar link: http://earthsky.org/clusters-nebulae-galaxies/andromeda-galaxy-closest-spiral-to-milky-way

 

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See my car? That’s hwy 395 beyond. Scouting for places when it’s dark isn’t the best idea. I pulled off on a dirt road I’d not been on before and was afraid to go in far enough to avoid the light interference, so rather than fight it, included it.

 

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10 Responses to “What Caught My Interest While Walking Lake Mamie.”

  1. I’m so glad to see your wonderful star shots. You’ll have to teach me how to make them.

  2. Ray Jeffers says:

    Good shots, I especially like the shot of the blonde little girl. The night shots also are good.

  3. So, splan it 2 this dummy–how’d u do dat? The night pix.

  4. Patrick, I copied and am pasting what I responded to someone else’s similar good question. Here is my feeble attempt at explaining….

    When I was standing out shooting last night it was pitch black. I set my camera up on a tripod so there would be no camera shake during the exposure of the sky and the stars wouldn’t be blurred because this shot was going to be a long exposure.
    I had the camera settings set so the camera sensor (that when open records light), was at its largest aperture and I had the ISO turned up to 3200 (typical daytime ISO would be 100) so the sensor could collect lots and lots of light at that high ISO and wide open aperture. AND I had a cable attached to the camera that when I pushed and held the cable button on the off-camera cord, the shutter of the camera stayed open until I let the shutter cable release go. For this shot I held the shutter cable down for a count of 35 seconds. What that means is that light from the night sky was recording on the camera’s light sensor all that time. Hope this helps.

  5. CJ Middendorf says:

    Love, love, love the star shots! Especially the first one!

  6. It’s always an inspiration to visit your blog. So full of positive energy and life!

    • lindajeffers says:

      Oh Otto, What a wonderful comment you left. You brighten my day letting me know my joy of photographing comes across full of positive energy and life. I am a little nervous about a bump/tag on my eye that I go to see a surgeon about it later today and last night I couldn’t stop thinking about what the doctor might tell me when he sees my eye later today. My head started going crazy with fear based thoughts. So driving the 3 hour ride to my home last night, I pulled off the freeway and chased the sunset along paralleling streets looking for neat backgrounds. My thinking was totally distracted by the joy of a capture! Thanks for following my blog (when I write in it!). Love following you too!!!

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