Friday, June 1, 2012

The Photo Bin - May 2012


Sometimes you trip the shutter not knowing what's going to happen - how that small blast of light is going to impress itself on your film/sensor/whatever. Further, you don't know what you'll do with the image when you see it. An odd crop, perhaps? A creative twist? This is such a shot. The fantastic colors of the redbreast sunfish and the odd luminescence on the dark waters begged for something unusual, and fun.

That's what the Photo Bin is all about.


The second image is an update of the mid-April post It's a Boy, And a Girl, And.... Fledge day in the back birdhouse. Two youngsters had already departed and, within a couple of hours of this image, these three were in the air as well. As I type this, the box is once again holding sky blue eggs, as is the one in the woods below the house and the one by the upper pond. If all hatch successfully, we'll have helped to introduce twenty-three new bluebirds to the world this season. And the year is still young.


We finish this diverse bin with a portrait of me and my best girl at Prom. My step-son and his lovely wife hold an annual tongue-in-cheek black tie affair for friends in the Chicago area. This year the proceeds went to the new Freeman York Memorial Scholarship Fund at Georgia Tech, in loving memory. We simply had to make the drive.

Smiles, and tears, all evening.

10 comments:

e.m.b. said...

You do overalls quite well, sir! And I'm glad you guys made it out for that special event. Very glad.

loftend said...

I love that picture of the fish. I think it is a dollar sunfish though because of the blue marks on the body.

HighPlainsFlyFisher said...

The colors on that sunfish are just amazing!! Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me with her natural wonders.

Mel said...

I agree with Erin, Mike, you do those bib overalls up well. Simply splendid that you could make the trip and have a great time.

Mike Sepelak said...

Thank you, Erin. I take that as a great compliment. It's true that not everyone can carry bibs off. It helps that I don't wear them just when I dress up.

You might be right, Lofton. I try to not catch too many sunfish so I don't know the varieties well. They are just annoyances when chasing bass.

But, as you say, HPFF, the colors can be breathtaking.

Mel, the trip was fabulous. The event, bittersweet. Thanks.

Howard Levett said...

Okay, fess up! Who's the old dude with the good looking young chick?

Mike Sepelak said...

I have no idea how it happened, Howard, but I ain't complaining.

Doug said...

Looking good, Mike. You married up, too. I did too. It's a very good place to be for us grey beards. Tight lines!

Cope Mahagan said...

I keep looking at the vertical line behind you in the corner. Did you bring a fly rod with you to prom? Nice touch. :-)

Mike Sepelak said...

MIracles do indeed happen, Doug. :-)

Cope, I wish...