Lee Halvorsen: Blog http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Lee Halvorsen leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:23:00 GMT Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:23:00 GMT http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u754934782-o315646922-50.jpg Lee Halvorsen: Blog http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog 120 80 Back to the Bridge http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/back-to-the-bridge Doing hair on the PotomacDoing hair on the PotomacDoing hair on the Potomac i'm still developing my mini portfolio for the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and so returned there early this morning. I wasn't able to see any "inspirational" photos but did find some other things to shoot. I thought the idea of doing hair on a fishing pier on the Potomac was really cool and they didn't mind that I'd taken their picture. The creepy, alien looking plant is actually the burst of leaves starting to bloom from a sugargum tree. The bridge...well, it's the bridge...I really like the darn thing but need a couple more interesting photos. I'll keep going back until my eye and my brain cooperate.

Sugargum Tree LeafSugargum Tree LeafSugargum Tree Leaf

Sugargum Tree LeafSugargum Tree LeafSugargum Tree Leaf

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) woodrow wilson bridge http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/back-to-the-bridge Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:23:17 GMT
Doing What He Otter (Ouch) http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/doing-what-he-otter-ouch One more picture from yesterday...an otter!!! I did not know that Huntley Meadows had otters...I know that beavers are EVERYWHERE because, after all, that is what created this great wetlands park, and I know that there are muskrats because I've seem the furry little beasts...but otters!?! This one popped up in a bush not too, too far away with a fish in his mouth and, I imagined, a twinkle in his eye. He looked right at me and then seemed to pose all the while I was madly changing my camera settings from timed exposures to "normal,"...I did not want to only capture a blur!  He posed for perhaps a minute and then headed off. Then he stopped and looked at me some more, then a little further, then stopped again, and then under and away. Fun!

Otter at Huntley Meadows ParkOtter at Huntley Meadows ParkOtter at Huntley Meadows Park

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) huntley meadows otter http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/doing-what-he-otter-ouch Wed, 18 Apr 2018 11:14:34 GMT
Another Early Morning http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/another-early-morning Today I went to Huntley Meadows Park and was rewarded with a stunning sunrise meeting sparkling water reflecting blue from the brilliant morning sky. The sun had actually been up for a few minutes when I arrived at the lake. The trees were bright golden, like shining brass and the water was Banff Lake-like from the reflecting sky. Amazing light that had a few low stratus clouds. During the next three hours I took advantage of the changing light to tell the Park's springtime story. Truly a glorious morning!

This first shot is an example...the sun is rising over the trees behind me painting the forest on the other side of the lake a brassie gold color, but, the shadows of the trees behind me are literally splitting the lakes reflection into two bands of color, the darker from the fleeting shadows that will soon be gone as the sun finally drives the dawn away.

Huntley Meadows Park at SunriseHuntley Meadows Park at SunriseHuntley Meadows Park at Sunrise

 The next two were taken about 20 minutes after sunrise. The golden shades are disappearing but the winds haven't started yet so the waters are picking up the bright blue sky.

Huntley Meadows Park at SunriseHuntley Meadows Park at SunriseHuntley Meadows Park at Sunrise

 

Huntley Meadows Park at SunriseHuntley Meadows Park at SunriseHuntley Meadows Park at Sunrise

Two hours after sunrise and things are beginning to change. The temperature is above 40 degrees and the wind is starting to blow.

Huntley Meadows Park at SunriseHuntley Meadows Park at SunriseHuntley Meadows Park at Sunrise

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) huntley meadows park http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/another-early-morning Wed, 18 Apr 2018 00:32:23 GMT
DC - A Bird's Eye View http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/dc---a-birdseye-view Well, perhaps not a bird's eye view but not something normally seen. This was taken on Saturday the 14th and I'm at the top of a hotel just south of the Potomac River looking over the 14th St bridge. The bridge is actually several bridges all clustered around the 14th St entrance into DC, hence, the collective name, "14th St Bridge." The shot was taken about an hour before sunset; lots of cars headed into town, perhaps to see the cherry blossoms in bloom since Saturday was going to be the last day before a period of colder weather and heavy rain. From the left side of the photo, the landmarks are, Washington Memorial, National Cathedral (way in the back sticking up high on the horizon), the old Post Office Pavilion (now a hotel), the Jefferson Memorial (the white dome at the far end of the 14th St Bridge), and the Capitol Building on the far right. Cool city.

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) 14th across bridge dc st viewed washington http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/dc---a-birdseye-view Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:17:19 GMT
Cherry Blossoms http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/cherry-blossoms I was up early this morning...but not on purpose, Kyle had practice at 6:30 and so I thought that since I was up, I might as well head for DC and the Cherry Blossom festival. The cold weather has kept the blossoms from fading at the normal pace so despite the fact that they've been blossoming for quite a while, they still look good. I had my parking all planned out; I'd go into town on the Memorial Bridge and turn right by the Lincoln Memorial to get on the Rock Creek Park Trail road, drive to the end of that road which would put me right next to the Jefferson Memorial and the Tidal Basin. And..at 6:30 in the morning, who else would be up?!? What I had NOT counted on was that this was THE day of the Cherry Blossom parade and the big vendor gathering. The Rock Creek Trail had been turned into one way...and not the way I wanted. And there were many, many people and CARS! I circled around to Hains Point Park and fortunately, the masses had not yet discovered the parking lots underneath the 14th Street Bridge which are only a couple of hundred yards from the Tidal Basin.

The sun was well past "up" by the time I got to the Basin and although the walkways weren't jammed, there were many, many people. In fact, I found the people more interesting than the cherry blossoms. The weather was perfect, the people were laughing and smiling, and EVERYONE was taking pictures. Me, too.

Cherry Blossom BallerinaCherry Blossom BallerinaCherry Blossom Ballerina

Springtime in the CitySpringtime in the CitySpringtime in the City

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) blossoms cherry dc washington http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/cherry-blossoms Sat, 14 Apr 2018 16:26:40 GMT
Teddy Roosevelt Island http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/teddy-roosevelt-island Charge! Or at least that's what Teddy might have said as he started across the long foot bridge to the island that houses his "memorial." Memorial is in quotes because I don't know if the fountains will ever run again. Supposedly a renovation effort was undertaken several years ago but then the earthquake hit which complicated things, and, so no fountains or ponds at the memorial. But...that's not why we really went to the island. We walked down to the southern tip which is under the Memorial Bridge. The tide was out so we were able to walk "off the trail" to the shore...such as it is. From there we had a reasonable view of the Kennedy Center and the Lincoln Memorial. I admit that my hip and knees were not happy with my small walk...snarling...yep, that's what my hip was doing.

Kennedy Center from under the Memorial BridgeKennedy Center from under the Memorial BridgeKennedy Center from under the Memorial Bridge Lincoln Memorial and Washington Monument from under the Memorial BridgeLincoln Memorial and Washington Monument from under the Memorial BridgeLincoln Memorial and Washington Monument from under the Memorial Bridge The marsh side on the Teddy Roosevelt IslandThe marsh side on the Teddy Roosevelt IslandThe marsh side on the Teddy Roosevelt Island

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) memorial bridge roosevelt island http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/teddy-roosevelt-island Fri, 13 Apr 2018 20:59:52 GMT
Sunrise at Huntley Meadows Park http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/sunrise-at-huntley-meadows-park I decided that if I'm going to do sunrise photos, I'd like to do them at a fairly reasonable hour, summer hours will make getting up just a little tougher than it is right now. I was on the road about 5:30ish without a real goal in mind. I really wanted to head downtown for the cherry blossoms but didn't want to get in the middle of the rush hour traffic and so I headed to Huntley Meadows. I was there well before sunrise, in fact, I don't think it was supposed to be open but I was not the first one to set up a tripod. The sunrise was kind of meh but the park was really gorgeous. Although the water level is low, the sense of spring and growing is everywhere and the vocal birds especially let me know that they were frisky and into this time of year. Although I came for landscapes, I spent much of my time with this heron who was quite patient with me. A good morning...now for a nap.

Heron diving for breakfast at Huntley Meadows ParkHeron diving for breakfast at Huntley Meadows ParkHeron diving for breakfast at Huntley Meadows Park Heron with fish for breakfast at Huntley Meadows ParkHeron with fish for breakfast at Huntley Meadows ParkHeron with fish for breakfast at Huntley Meadows Park Heron seeming to wave goodbye at Huntley Meadows ParkHeron seeming to wave goodbye at Huntley Meadows ParkHeron seeming to wave goodbye at Huntley Meadows Park Low water at Huntley Meadows ParkLow water at Huntley Meadows ParkLow water at Huntley Meadows Park

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) heron huntley meadows park http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/sunrise-at-huntley-meadows-park Thu, 12 Apr 2018 21:01:05 GMT
Landscape http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/landscape I am not very experienced with landscape photography and think I should up my game a little. I will go out more and try to pay attention to the things that make such photos worthwhile. I admit that I think I might enjoy street photography a bit more but I'm willing to give this a try. I have a great deal to learn since perspectives and light are quite different. Light and object reflections from water instead of windows, shadows from rocks and trees instead of buildings and cars, and hidden dangers from lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) instead of racing bikes and autos. But, I'll strap on my hiking boots, fire up my GPS, and head out to learn. This is a shot taken across a local lake from ankle level with a long exposure (1/15 sec), high f/stop (f/22) and very low ISO (64) Burke Lake MarinaBurke Lake MarinaBurke Lake Marina .

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) burke lake marina virginia http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/landscape Tue, 10 Apr 2018 22:23:58 GMT
Woodrow Wilson Bridge http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/woodrow-wilson-bridge I have many pictures of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge from down below but none with an upper view. Hoping for a partly cloudy sunrise, I headed for the bridge this morning when it was still quite dark. I swear my titanium hip was snarling at me as I got out of the car from a parking place just two blocks from the bridge. I had no idea what the walkway was like but had visions of somehow climbing up on a fence that was on the walkway over the bridge at Washington Street. But no, the fence is high and it's mounted on an even higher wall so there was no getting to a bridge view from the street.  I headed across the bridge. The high sound wall eventually changes to just a railing and then a bit further out I was rewarded with both traffic access as well as a great view of the Potomac, Alexandria, and DC. Sunrise came...but with no sun...way too many clouds. The total walk was just a bit over two miles, now I'm ready for a nap.

Docks at Old Down AlexandriaDocks at Old Down AlexandriaDocks at Old Down Alexandria

 

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/woodrow-wilson-bridge Fri, 06 Apr 2018 13:31:18 GMT
Wandering In Loudoun County http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/wandering-in-loudoun-county We drove to Lovettsville, VA for a lunch and were very, very happy with the meal. The place is called the Market Table Bistro and uses mostly locally sourced stuff including a lot from the owner's garden. After a super meal we headed to Point of Rocks, MD, for a very quick side trip. Way, way out in the middle of nowhere you would think, and then you run into a parking lots that's jammed with cars...the MARC train stops there for commuters into DC!! The first shot is from the Maryland shore looking toward Virginia and the bridge that connects the two commonwealths. From there we headed back into Virginia and stopped at the Old Lucketts Store, a really "hip" place where you can find an awesome assortment of antiques, home decorating ideas, and tons and tons of STUFF! It's a great place to visit. The last two shots are from Lucketts.

Bridge between Maryland & Virginia at Point of the Rocks, MDBridge between Maryland & Virginia at Point of the Rocks, MDBridge between Maryland & Virginia at Point of the Rocks, MD

Bike Fun at Lucketts StoreBike Fun at Lucketts StoreBike Fun at Lucketts Store

Studebaker, the king of the hill in the 50s!Studebaker, the king of the hill in the 50s!Studebaker, the king of the hill in the 50s!

 

The Great Out "Doors"The Great Out "Doors"The Great Out "Doors"

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) antiques lucketts of point rocks http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/wandering-in-loudoun-county Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:48:44 GMT
Photograph on Display in the Art League, Torpedo Factory http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/photograph-on-display-in-the-art-league-torpedo-factory One of my photographs, "Chicago Shoreline" was juried into the April Exhibit at the Art League in the Torpedo Factory. I took the photo on a windy day (surprise) with lots of interesting clouds. I had originally had it as part of my "Near the Water" collection that was to be in the book but this was so different from ocean beaches and sunsets. I'm happy they chose the photo, if you get to Old Town this month, stop in the gallery and take a look!

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) chicago shoreline http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/photograph-on-display-in-the-art-league-torpedo-factory Tue, 03 Apr 2018 10:55:56 GMT
Happy Easter! http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/happy-easter What a wonderful weekend! And the weather was great, too. At least yesterday the skies were clear, the temperatures mild, and the wind...well, it wasn't South Dakota strength, but there was a light breeze that encouraged thousands to "go fly a kite" on the Mall!! A friend and I went down and walked the Mall and the area around the Washington Monument. Lots of smiles, laughter, and most of all...KITES! Everyone had one, everyone desperately wanted the kites to fly even without a lot of wind, so lots of running and yelling and encouraging and "TRY AGAIN!"

There were some kites that were "professional" but most were store bought. And they flew quite well and got just as many laughs and crashes. It was a good day. The sun was a bit bright and the walk was a bit long...but I had fun!

FLY! FLY! FLY!FLY! FLY! FLY!FLY! FLY! FLY! Kites on the Mall in Washington, DCKites on the Mall in Washington, DCKites on the Mall in Washington, DC

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) dc kites mall washington http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/4/happy-easter Sun, 01 Apr 2018 13:03:14 GMT
Morning Mist http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/morning-mist Our weather is turning warm which was a shock to all of the cold air, ground, and pavement in the area. The good news for me was that usually when this happens, the fog is everywhere with tendrils creeping into trees, buildings, bridges, etc., that you don't normally get to see during "stable weather" times of the year. So...off I went just before sunrise to visit my local lake in hopes of finding a mysterious mist. I was a bit underwhelmed probably because my expectations were too high, sigh. The mist was in the air but not thick and certainly no tendrils or mystery. The ceiling was well over 500 feet and visibility was at least a mile so things just weren't all that foggy. But the moisture in the air was dripping off this dying flower (in the first shot). Looking back over the lake the empty dock and the empty train trestle did match the mood of the high mist. A little further on was the carousel with hand carved horses from the 1930s. Empty, too.

Morning fog drips from flower at Lake Accotink.Morning fog drips from flower at Lake Accotink.Morning fog drips from flower at Lake Accotink. Lake Accotink dockLake Accotink dockLake Accotink dock Lake Accotink train trestle and park benchLake Accotink train trestle and park benchLake Accotink train trestle and park bench Lake Accotink CarouselLake Accotink CarouselLake Accotink Carousel

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) accotink carousel lake http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/morning-mist Thu, 29 Mar 2018 13:57:48 GMT
Back To The Bridge http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/back-to-the-bridge I admit that I am fascinated by the Woodrow WIlson Bridge, a veritable engineering miracle that is not only functional but also artistic. I was out early today to get to the side of the bridge that I am normally NOT on. Consequently I discovered some old concrete and iron things that were like sidewalks heading out to the river from a couple of blocks inland. I found a sign that explained them and it was really kind of cool. During World War I the US built a shipyard at Jones Point that included five huge "shipways" which would have been sort of like dry docks upon which they built the ships. The concrete things that I'd found were actually tracks for the huge cranes they used to build the ships. During the day (100 years ago), the place had 7,000 employees with lots of rail, construction equipment, and an eating place that could seat 2,000 at a time. Now, the grounds are quiet except for the constant hum of traffic overhead, the barks of dogs running for fun with their masters, and the slap, slap, slap of joggers' shoes. But I also found Tim who finds time to relax from his hectic work schedule by fishing (and returning) on the Potomac. A good day.

Early morning shadows under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.Early morning shadows under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.Early morning shadows under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge.

Tim fishing in the PotomacTim fishing in the PotomacTim fishing in the Potomac  

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) fishing potomac woodrow wilson bridge http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/back-to-the-bridge Sat, 24 Mar 2018 15:09:08 GMT
Pretending It's Spring http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/pretending-its-spring I have discovered that snow makes me an inside person, at least for now. I am inclined to find photos that remind me that just short days ago, the cherry blossoms were hinting of blooms and that irises were popping up everywhere. Jones Park is under the Woodrow Wilson bridge and offers a perspective of the bridge that's not available anywhere else. The park also has fishing piers, boat docks, jogging paths, sports courts, and more. And...LOTS of shade!  The constant hum of the traffic above is cool. But not cool enough for me to head there in the snow. Which, I'm told, should be melted by tomorrow!

Woodrow Wilson Bridge viewed from Jones Park, Alexandria, VAWoodrow Wilson Bridge viewed from Jones Park, Alexandria, VAWoodrow Wilson Bridge viewed from Jones Park, Alexandria, VA

 

In Wonder under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Alexandria, VAIn Wonder under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Alexandria, VAIn Wonder under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, Alexandria, VA

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) woodrow wilson bridge http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/pretending-its-spring Thu, 22 Mar 2018 15:43:24 GMT
Spring http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/spring Today is the first day of spring and I started the day with a very spring-like attitude!! But then...I looked outside and saw the rain. Ever the optimist wannabe I thought, well, April showers, etc., etc., etc., and so I was not concerned. My bride told me that we were under a winter storm watch.  Off to a Photo Roundtable class where we discussed photo sets...with more talk of spring!!! With flowers and bees and birds and gentle waters what more could you ask for on this first day of a new season? And then I looked at my phone. Forecasts for up to 12 inches of snow, schools being cancelled, roads closed... Spring? So I went back and looked for signs of spring on my computer and found some from a walkabout that a friend and I did at Kenilworth Gardens last summer. Hope springs eternal!!

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) bee dc flower gardens kenilworth washington http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/spring Tue, 20 Mar 2018 22:01:41 GMT
Double Exposure http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/double-exposure I took my toy film camera out a couple of weeks ago to shoot the small train station at Burke Lake. The camera has all sorts of "flaws" that include light leaks, poor focus, wrinkling, etc., and so there are times when I wonder what the heck I'm doing, but...I'm doing. The "works" of the camera are very basic, there is little automation which can be kind of cool. So for instance when I wanted to try an artsy double exposure, all I had to do was NOT wind the camera to the next film number. This is black and white film. This is a shot from the outside of the platform looking to the tracks and then another from the inside of the platform standing on the tracks. Sort of gives the shot a "Day of Yesteryear" mood.

Burke Lake Train StationBurke Lake Train StationBurke Lake Train Station - Double Exposure

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/double-exposure Tue, 13 Mar 2018 14:29:46 GMT
Jason! http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/jason I had a fun photoshoot with an up and coming actor this past weekend. He was easy to work with and naturally flowed into the "looks" he needs for his portfolio. He seemed to naturally know what he wanted the camera to capture and that made things very easy on both of us. What is truly interesting is his ability to look a range of ages...from 13 to 23. I am going to keep my eye out for this young man; I forecast that he will go a long way. And...the last time I did headshots for a Jason many, many years ago, well, now he's doing Toyota commercials!!!  

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) headshots jason portfolio http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/jason Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:19:46 GMT
The "Weekend" http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/the-weekend We visited friends on the weekend who live and work on a farm that's not too, too far away. The weekend was a birthday celebration with lots of family, friends, laughter, and awesome food. I put the word "Weekend" in quotes because on a farm or ranch, there really isn't such a thing as a weekend. The animals will not take a vacation from being cared for, the crops won't put their growth on hold while the family goes to DisneyLand, and well, time and nature keep on marchin' on. I am guessing that you know it's a weekend because all of a sudden kids are hanging around and even helping.  I rode along while the cattle and horses were fed and took photos. I did NOT ride a horse although there was some very short horse walkabouts by some of the family. I very much enjoyed the opportunity and will go back soon!

The bull shown in the shot below was in a pasture by himself which, based on my somewhat dimmed childhood memories, was an entirely proper thing to have. Not just to separate him from the cows but to keep him separate from people since my memory tells me that bulls often don't like competition or company. Kelsey tells me that I've seen too many movies and that bulls won't really charge you. Perhaps she's right, the bull only noticed that we left food and could have cared less that I was there taking photos (standing on the ATV). But...I'm not changing my memories or my normal reluctance to greet a bull up close and personal without a fence between me and him. I mean, if I am wrong and she is right it just requires a longer lens...but, on the other hand...if I am right and she is wrong...well...that is not a movie I want to star in.

Getting ready to turnout Frog after a light breakfast!Getting ready to turnout Frog after a light breakfast!Getting ready to turnout Frog after a light breakfast!

Hilltop morning.Hilltop morning.Hilltop morning.

Morning stableMorning stableMorning stable

The bull coming down for breakfast.The bull coming down for breakfast.The bull coming down for breakfast. Two of the horses wondering what the city kid wanted. Two of the horses wondering what the city kid wanted. Two of the horses wondering what the city kid wanted.

Early morning ride!Early morning ride!Early morning ride!

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) bull farm horses stable http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/the-weekend Wed, 07 Mar 2018 16:00:45 GMT
Library of Congress http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/library-of-congress In a world of cool buildings, this one, this one, really takes the cake. I love libraries but didn't actually sense that this was a library since we weren't allowed into the "stacks." And we couldn't go into the "Reading Room" which is reserved for the serious researchers or congress and its staff.  But we could walk about in areas that cried out for our attention with their soaring ceilings, vivid paintings, and patterns, and all of the marble in the walls, columns and floors. Very cool. Millions of books, but not in a place where I could actually touch one.

Middle section of the soaring Reading Room.Middle section of the soaring Reading Room.Middle section of the soaring Reading Room.

Great Hallway ceilingGreat Hallway ceilingGreat Hallway ceiling

Great Hallway detailGreat Hallway detailGreat Hallway detail

Great HallwayGreat HallwayGreat Hallway  

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leehalvorsen@mac.com (Lee Halvorsen) art ceilings hallways library http://www.leehalvorsenphotography.com/blog/2018/3/library-of-congress Tue, 06 Mar 2018 21:12:54 GMT