Since tomorrow is Friday the 13th and all, I thought I’d post a shot of Red Mountain Park‘s Ishkooda Mine #13 (originally known as Eureka #2). It’s probably one of the easiest of the park’s historic sites to get to, though it took me 3 visits to finally make my way to it.
The dates noting the opening and closing dates of the mine make it look like a cemetery plot. Maybe, I should have shared this one on Halloween.
No too long ago, I tried some long exposures during a sunset with my RX100m2. On the first occasion, the longer exposures didn’t turn out too well. I did end up with a pretty good shot from that night, though.
A little less than a month later, I went out again with the shutter delay appropriately set. Another trip to the lake yields another sunset shot.
The 30 second exposure isn’t quite enough to smooth out the water in the distance. I need to come back with the Nikon (I have a remote for bulb mode for that camera) to do a longer exposure to do that.
I processed the image in Lightroom 5, mainly amping up the clarity, vibrance and saturation in the Basic module. I placed the horizon in the center to get the symmetry of the reflection. For some reason, I never end up liking the shots where I move the horizon too far up or down in the frame.
This parakeet paused to pose for me earlier this year at the Montgomery Zoo.
The parakeets in the cage are fairly active. I was hoping to get a good shot of one in flight, but it was not to be.