The Emerald Ash Borer is the likely culprit causing the demise of this and all of the green ash trees where we live. There are too many of them to cut down and their brittle dead limbs crash down all over the place. At least their skeletons are sometimes nice to photograph. Also, young green ashes continue to grow but who knows whether the insects will let them grow as old as all of these beauties did.
A color photo of a pond from one bank showing the pond surface reflecting evergreens and bare hardwoods in winter from the opposite bank. Leaves and mosses are visible in the foreground and tree roots, as well as the trunk of a large hardwood are visible to the left of the frame. It's a grey day and the colors are muted.
Taken with my Nikon F3 HP using a Nikon 25-50mm lens and FujiFilm 400. f/8, 1/250
Two views of newly blooming maple tree blossoms.
Taken with my Nikon F3 HP using a Tokina 35-105mm lens, f/11 - 1/60, on FujiFilm 400.
A photo taken from behind a broken wire fence with wooden posts; across the fence are tall dry grasses, craggy hardwoods, a dilapidated house in the foreground and middle ground; in the distance two cylindrical grain silos with very red rusted pointed round rooftops stand out in the center. Evergreens are on the horizon behind the silos. The sky is cloudy blue.
Taken with my Nikon F3 HP using a Tokina 35-105mm lens at full extension and FujiFilm 400. f/8, 1/500.
Not the usual scenes from New Orleans: the push of plant life bursting through in the above-ground Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 of New Orleans in the heart of the Garden District at Washington Avenue across the street from the famous Commander's Palace Restaurant contrasted with driftwood on the banks of the Mississippi and the bare concrete walls within the cemetery.
Black and white photo of a pond taken from a low angle. The pond has thin ice around the edges and where the ice has melted, trees surrounding the pond are clearly reflected in the water. Some ice meanders in towards the center of the pond and is in soft focus. The only clear focus is in the center of the pond. Trees on the opposite bank are evergreens and some bare hardwoods. The light through the trees is grey-white.
Taken with my Nikon F3 HP using a Nikon 25-50mm lens at f/4, 1/8 and Ilford HP Plus BW 400 film. I was surprised that the pond reflection came out so clearly because I did not use a tripod although the shutter speed was slow. I leaned against a tree to hold it steadily. 😁🌳
The series of photos were all taken on Ilford HP Plus 400 black and white film with my Nikon F3 HP using a Tokina 35-105 mm lens at 60mm and a tripod with timed shutter release. The only changes I made between the images were to progressively alter the f-stops/shutter speeds as noted in each image caption to witness the changing effect on the details and light in the images. The pup quickly became interested in something else after the first image was taken. 😁
Photo taken with my Nikon F3 HP; Tokina 35-105mm lens, f/3.5, 1/4; a tripod and timed shutter release; Ilford HP Plus 400 film.
Jacqueline M. Pérez
Mostly nature photography
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