Here is my entry for Sky Watch Friday, enjoy our October Sunset with me. Click on any Photograph for a larger view.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
This tree is the usual resting place of my friend the Red Tail Hawk that I keep trying to get closer to to get better photographs of.
I spotted a Hawk in the tree, so I got in my truck and drove towards the tree in an attempt to get closer, I drove up to within 55 yards of the tree and stopped and started taking pictures with my Nikon with the 70-300VR lens on and realized that I had gotten quite closer than usual to the Hawk and didn't know till I downloaded the photographs to my computer that I had been taking pictures of NOT the Red Tail Hawk, but a Red Shoulder Hawk, seems we do tend to get excited at getting good pictures instead of who we are shooting..lol.
Click on the photographs to get up close and personal views.
Red Shoulder Hawk (Juvenile Lineatus)
Isn't he just handsome
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
My post for today's Sky Watch Friday is of catching the very end of a beautiful Sunrise and how it progressed.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Here is my post for Sky Watch Friday
Another shot of him in another part of the Sky.
Buzzards can soar for hours upon end by riding the air currents, catching updrafts,and soaring high up into the sky until they become mere dots in the sky.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
I woke up the other morning to some very Dramatic Skies, so out the door I went, camera in hand to capture some of the beautiful visions.
View to the East
View to the North West
Saturday, October 3, 2009
I followed my "Creative Voice" from the gourd telling me what it should be, and this is what the result is, a Navajo woman making a pot to put some of the harvest in during the "Harvest Moon" you see over her head.
The "Harvest Moon" is cut from Iridescent Mother of Pearl and inlaid into the gourd, ground and sanded flush with the gourds surface and polished.
I also cut 6 star shapes out of Turquoise and inlaid them into the gourd,ground and sanded flush with the gourd and polished, then a boarder drawn on and wood burned in and filled with Brown leather dye.
The back side of the gourd is a young Native man with his fire and seeing a Thunder bird rising from the fire. The Thunder bird I made by cutting 8 pieces of Turquoise and inlaying them,sanding and flushing to the gourd and polishing.
I used a very light yellow inside the gourd to light it up a little, and with the top off it appears as if a nice warm fire was burning within to light the evening.
All designs are first drawn on with pencil, then wood burned into the gourd and color added with leather dyes and some paint, even the boarders are wood burned in and colored with leather dyes.
You may click on any of the photographs to enlarge for a better view.
Friday, October 2, 2009
Here is my entry for Sky Watch Friday
Moon Lit Sky Experiment #2
Today I am posting two versions of the same Moon Shot for your viewing pleasure and to show how my experiment with this project came out.