Baby Robins

My mother has a robin that built a nest on her porch. Now normally this would not be an issue, except that it is right next to the side door they use off an on. The robin built a total of 4 nests. My Mom and Sister kept removing the nests to try to persuade her to move to a less traveled location.

Of course the robin didn’t want to move, so the 4th nest she got an egg laid in before it could be removed. By the way the nest is on a stack of wood about 4 feet high. Just sitting on top of it next to the field stone chimney.

We were concerned that with the traffic near the nest she would not be on the eggs enough to hatch them. Well all 4 have hatched. These pictures were taken by my mother. Trust me there are 4 little beaks in there. The babies few away before we got pictures of them.

Vermont Vacation

I had the opportunity to go home to Vermont to visit my Mother around Memorial Day 2017. I always love going home. Everything is so different than here in California. The green is completely different tone, and is everywhere.

This pair of pictures are of some flowers at my Mom’s. The picture on the left is the original, the one on the right is edited slightly.

This picture is of the shore of my mother’s pond. Again the left hand picture is the original, the right has been edited.

I am trying to make the picture pop, but not over do it. I am also practicing composition. The rule of thirds, Phi grid and the golden ratio.


phi grid photography composition

I am also looking for tools I can use during editing to help relate to these different approaches. I would like to find some way to overlay these different approaches over my pictures when I edit to see how to crop or adjust the picture. I struggle using my view finder to align my photos.

Image result for canon t5i viewfinder

The following pictures are of a Rugosa Rose. The left hand is the original photo and the right is edited.

I have not edited many pictures from my trip. Here are more flowers from around my Mom’s place.

Input is always welcome.