My Back Yard

Welcome to My Back Yard! I once read that a great way to improve your eye as a photographer is to go out into your backyard every single day for a month and take at least one photo. This forces you to look for new things, look for new angles, and find new ways to photograph the same old things. I figured I'd take on this exercise (for longer than a month, though) and post the bakyard photos here on this photoblog.

Friday, February 18, 2005

Spigot, black and white

The spigot on the back of my house. The first black and white shot for this blog. Camera: Canon D60.

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Wednesday, February 09, 2005

Pink Little Flower

Another one from that last batch.Cam: Canon D60. It's getting to be time to go back out there w/ my camera.

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Saturday, February 05, 2005

Inchworm on flower

I guess I am tweaking this project as I go along. When I do go into the back yard w/ the camera, I usually get a handful of really good shots, so I want to make sure to post most of the better ones.

So here is another one from last week's batch. I was already taking pictures of this flower when I noticed that something was moving on it. I thought maybe a fly or something. Turns out it was the ever-adorable inchworm. :) Camera: Canon D60

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Thursday, February 03, 2005

Backlit Shell

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This was taken during my outing into the back yard last week.

I like how this shell is backlit by the sun and the edge just glows.
Camera: Canon D60.

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Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Arial View

I thought this'd be fun.

This is the county property appraiser's arial view of our house. (The yellow outline.) You can see I just have a regular-sized back yard in a suburban sub-division.

Saturday 1-29-05

Posted on Tuesay 2-1-05, but taken on Saturday 1-29-05.

We were on the back porch when I noticed this Anahinga drying it's wings on a branch. So I ran inside to get my Canon D60 and grabbed a few pix.