Taking my camera outside..

..for Photo Quest 8. We've had a couple of beautiful days, sunny, but still cold. I wanted to take pictures of the tree in the parking lot, which has started to flower.

The branch was swaying a little, and I fuzzed the edges of the picture to downplay the background structures.

Then we took some pictures of the church across the corner.

I also took a close up of the beautiful stained glass window, which is not getting uploaded for some reason. No matter, I shall try again tomorrow. All the pics were taken on manual settings. The pic above is my entry for the Photo Quest, though it is not as dark and Gothic as I would have liked. Less exposure next time!

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About purplesque

Psychiatrist, cook, bookworm, photographer. Not necessarily in that order.
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8 Responses to Taking my camera outside..

  1. Emjay says:

    I love the turret on the photo you used in the quest! All it needs are some crows (I could send you some from my boys' old Catholic school…..)

  2. Purplesque says:

    Oh God, yes, crows would be perfect! I could use some artistic license and call them ravens. lol

  3. The branch looks so tender — I hope it stays OK and you don't have harsh weather to mess it up. The church!!!Wow — that's a beauty. Looking forward to the stained glass .I esp.ike the glow slightly above/ behind the church. How high is that tower? Could you stand closer to the base and point more vertically?

  4. Right now, in my backyard, there are two turkey vultures trying to land in the high wind — I'll gladly ship them off to you, to pose on the tower — they are HUGE birds and scare Sweetie through the windows!

  5. Purplesque says:

    The tower is quite high, I wanted to try the close-up but couldn't get the whole tower from that angle. Vultures would be perfect for this picture, I think! And Sweetie would be happy, too, I imagine. The glow comes from the sun setting behind the river.

  6. The tower is quite high Ah! It's stunning, in your picture — and maybe those vultures are headed in your direction: they left here a couple of hours ago — *whew* VERY intimidating birdies!!I love that glow that you captured — it's subtle, but strong.

  7. Great entry for the quest and perfect ROT photo!

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