Walk About

It finally happen ….we both could get together…..even when it looks like we aren’t
talking our cameras are…….we see the same lightDSC_0604 …we hear the same light …yes
hear light …it twirls around your lens and gathers force that makes you click the button that captures and draws the vision into your disks

DSC_0619…I needed the time out and about with like mind ….it was windy,cold to the bone but  very,very sunny …I HAD FUN…thanks Vicky Padgett for an awesome time……she drove us around on very icy roads


…at temps  that belonged at the real north pole …..the walk about  we were not chasing the sun it was standing still for us…..it flickered off the ice and the tips of the trees




finding its way in to the tracks of the animalsDSC_0618


…..we hear airplanes over head  …birds……snowmachiners…..  it was the refreshing day both  for us cabin bound people along with our cameras that are starved for light of day…….but our short visit with the great outdoors and the beautiful sun had to come to a stop….


we had to stop and take photos of the piles of snow around the stop sign DSC_0614

all the little mounds of snow looked like they were waiting to cross the roads…. what a day ..what crazy thoughts ….here is my favorite shot of the day


I am still standing MOM …..I AM STILL STANDING


Raving About Nothing

A trip to town to delivery eggs and stop at bread store…to get day old bread for chicken feed addition…..then on to Clinic to get scripts to take to Va hospital to fill…I always sit in truck and wait ….hospitals and clinic are full of sick people….not a place to go if you are not sick….


we have some of the really smart raven in Fairbanks ….from early age they learn the outline of garbage bags in backs of trucks …they seem to know the difference between an Alaskan suitcase and a bag full of food….


they works in triples …one to find the gem …one to check it out and one to keep the owner for seeing the others steal said person blind….I am always on the look out for them…


I want to spend a day just taking their photos ….seems like when I do have my camera they are just feet out of the shooting range and when I don’t have my camera they are up and close talking then fluffing their head feathers and rolling their awesome eyes


….they are so smart …they have the most beautiful feathers ….and their hip hop walk is so funny to watch….I have seen as many as 50 in the Sam’s Club parking lot walking in a circle and then running at each other…. then they would throw back their heads and open their beaks and jiggle their heads up and down as if they were in some secret meeting of their family


….once saw a raven pick up a smoke that someone had dropped it was still lit the raven swallowed it down than every time he would open his beak out would come smoke or steam …either way it was silly to see….the photos here are of one shot I managed to capture the morning of the trip ….I played in picasa3 program with different ways the photos can look…..


been a long week mom ..but still standing MOM …I AM STILL STANDING

Lost In That Feeling

I was lost in the light the morning I took this photo….the shadows and the light… the things that were seen in the wood grain……


trying not to forget why I was looking for more in the photo….trying not to get to caught up in learning more about my camera…trying to hold on to why I take pictures….I have almost come to the point of not taking more of the classes…Lost in the feeling was what speaks to you in a photo …this photo was about the spirit of the light playing on the wood that morn ….

Still Standing MOM …..I AM STILL STANDING……

From Early Morn TO Lights of the Night

Waiting in the truck at VA Hospital ….is always fun ..I have time to study setting on camera and play around with the things the camera can do…..this morn the parking lot was really crowded and we had to park in a non parking space …which put the truck in a valley some what…I went to step down out of truck ….wrong thing …my trifocals and the depth of the valley was a big fall…..good thing it was a soft snow pack….I had to really think getting up and back in truck….. I tried real hard not to laugh at others as they did the same thing….


the lights again appeared and hubbby took me down the road to chase them ….but first daughter called on her way home …lights are dancing mom she says……grab your camera … we stood outside and turned round and round trying hard to capture the lights …the sky was ablaze with lights……..


than husband started truck and i grabbed tripod and camera and remote and off we went ….first stop the small lake n farm road in Moose Creek Alaska


back in the truck and just a little further down the highway and we stopped at dump area right before the gift store Knotty Shop and it was dark and the auroras were again building and making herself known


back in the truck …..now we were back home and the lights were just fading away but could still be seen by human eyes….. what an awesome night …..


What a night and day….even managed to get in a adult nap or two…..

Last Minute Aurora Chase

When I first looked at numbers there was nothing exciting …but I got cameras set up anyway and went to do something else …..than I looked again and the cam and the data were exciting …..walked out the front door … the sky was dancing ….but the cat got out the door …so I had to chase him…..NOT FUN chasing cat at minus 39 degrees……he finally stopped and I returned his furry butt to house….than LADY AURORA STARTED AGAIN….NOT AS BRIGHT AND FAST AS FIRST DANCE BUT SHE WAS DANCING …


college of best shots of the night ….loving the new remote timer and the new ball head tripod


right above the edge of the back of the house……after chasing cat this was how lady aurora came back in to focus…..fast moving

the big dipper was moving just as fast last night across the driveway …..


Than lady aurora moved herself over the middle of Judy Lane …so I had to hurry to the middle of the lane and try not to capture electric lines and poles

another of her as she began to fade over the lane….disappearing into the trees…..

than she flared up for another unfurling of light

as she danced toward me in the dark …adjusting camera to straight up ……


she flares than disappears again….by this time I am so cold I can not punch the little button on the remote time to call it a night

Still Standing MOM ..I am still Standing

Flaming Not

Sometimes one must just blow out the flame…..the oil lamp collection sits atop my fridge..
..just collecting dust and grease … none have been lit in a long ,long time…..today my cabin fever is like the fading lamps in the second photo…..when one can see clear skies and sun that is returning.. but it is still to damn cold to venture out ….the walls seem to be closing in here in my world….
one just seems to feel every depressing thought ….. caught hanging on tight to the cold air ….color seems to disappear with each drop of the temperatureDSC_0288 …one degree at a time….maybe I should turn out all the lights and light the wicks….

I am still standing MOM ..STILL STANDING …but maybe a little bent over in heart today…..

There is Light ,then there is Light


So many times I have read the next day after chasing Auroras….. that someone was rude while out aurora chasing…..Other than blinding me …I do not find it rude…..I feel like if you can not deal with headlights or flashlights or refracted city lights then you go somewhere else….. the above shot was taken at top of Ester Dome in Fairbanks Alaska…..the bright snow in foreground is caused by headlights but it was okay…. it is a favorite site and is at the end of the road……this is straight off disks…. rules for fun life…always hold hands when crossing street…..never turn down fun food or warm drink…always travel in pairs it is more fun….

Still Standing MOM still standing …..

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