Mid-September Des Moines Farmers Market

Not too many photos this time, and I’ve done better, but here are some selections from earlier today (Sept 15, 2012). You can really tell that Fall is coming on strong by the fact that the sun is sitting lower in the sky casting shadows across the market. It made for some challenging shooting and stark contrasts between sun and shade.

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Court House


New Friends




Ruffy Photos

Not a whole lot of action in the photography realm the past couple of weeks. Here are a few photos of one of my favorite subjects, our dog Ruffy. Here’s an experiment with my new 50mm macro lens. Very shallow depth of field.


I love the textures and contrast between his fur and the grass in this next one.

Ruffy on the prowl

Finally, a favorite shot which happens to be one of the first few shots taken with my 50D through the back screen door.

Ruffy through the screen door

Canon 50D First Shots

I’ve been meaning to post these for quite some time. Here are some of the very first shots I took the day I got my Canon 50D. All I had available at that time was an old 80 MB CF card, so I could only take about 5 pictures at a time until the larger card I had ordered arrived. These are still some of my favorite photos from this camera. Enjoy!

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Ruffy on the Deck

Back yard prairie grasses

Ruffy through the screen door