Sunday, November 28, 2010

Cusco, Peru tilt-shift

Cusco, Peru tiltshift, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Does this look like a miniature village?
It's my first attempt at "tilt shift" effect in Photoshop.
The idea is to make an image look like a model miniature.
Here is a great YouTube tutorial:

Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Grange, Sayville

The Grange Buildings, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

The bare trees create shadows on the Grange buildings in Sayville.
We have our first real taste of winter as the temperature drops to the 30s. Brrrr.........Get out those hats, gloves and scarves!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

No, this is not a turkey! It made me think of turkey, especially since I just finished the left-overs from yesterday's dinner. Hmmmmm....
Hope your Thanksgiving was wonderful!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sayville, Long Island

There is something so pretty about a leaf-covered ground in autumn....
...everything orange, red and brown.
This photo was taken in a park in Sayville, near the bay. Not many people here on a cool autumn morning, except for the dog walkers and joggers.


fragmities, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Phragmites in November, dry and brown in color

I enjoy the autumn... the coolness in the air and the outdoor colors of orange and brown.

Long Island is a great place in the fall, never too cold.

I enjoy waiting for the migratory birds to pass through my yard and the parks nearby.



sunset, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

Sunset in November

This photo was taken in November, a few years ago.

It is interesting to watch the setting sun as it changes position through autumn, each day setting more to the south than west.

In this photo the sun set just left of the Linden Tree. After December 21st, it begins to move to the right (north-west) and sets over the canal.

There are just subtle differences that let you know the seasons have changed, until the weather "slaps" you in the face and let's you know it really has arrived.


Monday, November 15, 2010

Fort in Sagres, Portugal

Fort in Sagres, Portugal, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

At the end of the continent......the remains of a 17th Century fort.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Veterans Day, 2010

vic cortner, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos. Please note: (This photo is not for sale.)

Today is Veterans Day.
November 11th, 2010

Thank a veteran today!

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Bill in fatigues

Bill in fatigues, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.This image is not for sale.

My father-in-law, William H Thorpe, died last week Oct. 30, 2010.
He was in the 446th bomb group during WWII stationed in England.
He never talked about it.
We found his war time photos and I'm so sorry I didn't ask more questions when I could.

Thursday is Veteran's Day.
If you have the opportunity, talk to a Veteran.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Central Park

central park rowboat, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

The leaves are just beginning to turn in the city, always a little later than on Long Island.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

American Kestrel, captured

American Kestrel, captured, originally uploaded by Alida's Photos.

American Kestrel (Falco sparverius)

A photo op with my Nature & Wildlife Photographers group, rescued raptors.