Morse Code?

In The Yard – ITY01

The start of a new year! Actually, doesn’t really feel any different than last year. At least not yet. I know I mentioned resolutions in the post yesterday but I refrained from making a post about them. I did those in the past and they do not seem to take hold. I need to figure out a better method.

I did decide to start this month off with a new series I’m going to call In The Yard. I know there are a lot of subjects for my camera in my yard and I want to train myself to see them better. It is what I did when I was learning with my old point & shoot. Looking back at that time I did capture some nice images. They’re out there… just have to find them.

So, the first in the series is of a small birch tree in the side yard. Looks like a woodpecker has done some tattooing on the bark. I went with a very small depth of field and then converted to B&W because the textures and details where more important than the colors (at least for me).

Morse Code? Nikon D5100, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 100

Morse Code?
Nikon D5100, Nikkor 35mm f/1.8, 1/500s, f/2.8, ISO 100

7 responses to “Morse Code?

  1. You have birch in your yard? We do too, but we’re really a bit too far south for them. I don’t think ours were planted for landscape, as there is a line of them from across the street and then through our yard and on into the woods behind us. They are really struggling now, the ice last winter just about did them all in. Sad.

    • Dawn, I’m surprised to see you say any place in Michigan is “too far south” for anything really, lol. Honestly, I didn’t realize birch trees require a certain climate. I’ve lived in Massachusetts my whole life and always seen birch trees around and not given them a second thought.

  2. Mike, a very cool idea for focusing your photography. Sounds like a great challenge. I find this time of year very challenging photographically since beautiful color and beautiful light are two of my favorite things about photography, something I find January to be very lacking in.

    • Ah, but that is what B&W conversions are for! I look for texture, tone, light and shadows. And we do get some nice light, just not very consistent! lol

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