Thursday, May 31, 2012

Along A Country Road

On May the 12th I went out hoping to catch a glimpse of the solar eclipse.
I decided to go out early enough to perhaps get a few other pictures and I am so glad I did.


While slowly driving along a country road I thought I noticed geese on a field.Taking a closer look I was excited to see Sandhill Cranes.
They were quite  far away,but still I got a few pictures which I am happy with.


Of course they were not particularly interested in having their pictures taken,so they very quickly took off.I was able to snap a couple of shots of them in flight.

I then headed to  small rural park where I knew I would be undisturbed.
Well,at least by humans,I did have some birds which drew my attention.
No photos of the birds,but I loved the warm evening light on the grass and fence.


Of course,I did not get to see much of the eclipse except for the lessening of daylight while the sun was still in the sky.
Somehow I needed to get at least one picture of the sun that day.
Here I partially hid it behind these branches,turned the F-stops down to F22.This was the resulting image.

Since not much was happening here,I slowly made my way home,stopping every now and then to check for photo opportunities.
As the sun was setting this old fence caught my eye.
I was shooting almost directly into the sun,yet I liked the sparkle on the grasses and the glow in the sky.
OK,maybe I see beauty where others would not,but that is just how I am.

 I hope you enjoyed spending some time with me as we looked for photos along a country road.
I know I enjoyed having you join me.Please come again real soon.

34 comments:

  1. i LOVE the last shot! and i'd be thrilled to see sandhill cranes!

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  2. I certainly did enjoy my visit along the country road...The grass looks like it has dew drops on it...so pretty!
    Enjoy your evening...
    shug

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  3. Great photos, Ruth. I love sandhill cranes. They 'winter' in Galveston, Texas (where one of my sons lives)---so Bert got pictures of them and sent them to me last year. I posted them on a blog I think... They are beautiful birds...

    Love the coloring in that last picture. Awesome!!!

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  4. You've really planted the desire in me to make my annual trip down a gorgeous lonely country road to a tiny church cemetery where my dear friend's body has been resting in peace while she is dancing for joy in the presence of our Lord - since 1997 already! Loved going along on your drive! Those cranes and also in flight are a special treat! LOVE the sun photos! Hugs!

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  5. Even though you didn't get the eclipse all your photos are wonderful. Especially love that last one.

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  6. You found diamonds in the grass!!! And the sandhill cranes are just so impressive, I have never seen one. I love the wonderful greens of the grass and trees in the earlier picture, too.

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  7. Thanks for taking us along with you on your drive along this country road. All of your photos are wonderful.

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  8. I surely did Ruth. These are great pics. Glad you got to catch the Sandhill Cranes. That's a happy surprise. diane

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  9. Ruth, How could anybody not love that last photo--it is exceptional. Nice trip down the road!!! Have a great weekend. Mickie ;)

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  10. I really enjoyed the photos of both of the fences. I love the play of the sunlight ... We look forward o more trips with you and your camera.

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  11. What a lovely afternoon and great pictures. The last one is sheer magic! Thank you for sharing them.

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  12. Sandhill cranes....How neat to see them! I missed the eclipes too. It was a busy week and I just forgot to look for it.

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  13. I can see what that fence caught your attention, and I'm glad it did. Beautiful shot.

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  14. I think your last picture is beautiful as well as all the rest of them.
    There is so much beauty all around us. Walking around with a camera helps you stop and see it.

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  15. Hi Ruth...I love that you went for one reason and came back with these wonderful charming images to share!!
    The fence line ones a just great!!
    Grace

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  16. Looks like it turned out to be a rather enjoyable evening. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. WoW ruth, you have an amazing eye for capturing the very beautiful!!

    your blog is so beautiful, you know i love the colors!!

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  18. Ruth, wonderful shots! I see the beauty too!
    Glad you had an encounter with the Sandies! They are such wonderful birds!

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  19. Seeing beauty where others don't is a gift. Too many are so caught up in things that they don't appreciate what's right before their eyes. How fun it must have been to see the cranes. I would have loved that!

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  20. i did enjoy my country wandering with you and i really DO like that last photo shooting into the sun

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  21. Country road wandering - affords done lovely explores and photo ops. Great that you were able to catch those Sandhills cranes. Aren't they amazing. Such big birds to take to flight.

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  22. Always enjoy your wanderings and the beauty you find.

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  23. I wish I had seen the eclipse, we had clouds and the sun set before it was complete...maybe next time! I love your sandhill crane shots.

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  24. I adore country roads! Such beauty in the simplistic nature... gorgeous!

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  25. wow...Sandhill Cranes! Great shots! I love that first sunlit fence shot...very pretty! How neat to try to get a sun eclipse!

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  26. Oh Ruth, I had such a good time with you on your journey out to the country....You were able to get many gorgeous shots and I do love the last one......

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  27. These are all fabulous shots, Ruth. May faves are the ones of the Sandhill Cranes walking in a field and flying and also the photo of the brilliant sun and the silhouetted tree branches...stunning!

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  28. I would LOVE to see sandhill cranes and add them to my still-quite-short life list of birds. So, yes, I am a tad envious. :) I used to think that in Ontario they were only seen west of Thunder Bay but I have heard recently there are a few on Manitoulin Island, which is much closer to where I live. Maybe some day.

    I very much like the evening light on the grass and fence.

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  29. Nice joining you on your photo shoot. I do the same occasionally and end up with a variety of 'random' shots, mostly for my own enjoyment. Loved that 3rd photo of the fence.

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  30. I think you have a wonderful eye for beauty and you capture it wonderfully. Glad you saw some Sandhills. They are such an impressive bird, and I love seeing them in flight.

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  31. I love the way you see your world, Ruth. The cranes are such a treat. They're so big! Your sun shots are lovely.. late day sunshine is a photographer's best friend.

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  32. Beautiful photos, Ruth. It is always good to see the Sandhill Cranes, and that next to last photo is very creative.

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