A few of my favorite shots from the week.
So our Minnesota friends took us to a mall. A mall? We thought, not really being mall people. But we didn’t want to seem unappreciative that we were being taken to a mall so we gamely headed inside. Turns out that the mall is the Mall of America, and is a spectacle that needs to be experienced. For instance, no malls anywhere near me have an amusement park inside complete with roller-coasters and log-flume. And I’m not kidding about the log-flume.
But also in the Mall of America is a butterfly enclosure. I was SO excited and wandered around, holding my camera with my breath held, tiptoeing around the foliage taking…exactly 5 shots before my battery died. Fuzzy pictures of giant mall-park: 20 shots. Beautiful, close-up pictures of butterflies: 5 shots. I hate when the out-of-focus roller-coasters beat the butterflies.
And just so the American side of Niagara Falls doesn’t feel ignored or unappreciated, here’s a shot taken of that side of this amazing, glorious, mind-boggling natural wonder.
Except I can’t help it, this is another shot of Horseshoe Falls on the Canadian side. Really, typically I’m VERY patriotic.
This was one leg of the rigorous, grueling, Chocolate-Almond-Custard Research Project. The consensus on this particular subject (all scores out of 10): creaminess – 9, chocolatiness – 7, almond-decliciousness – 10. Further subjects not pictured, but we think this was the premiere specimen.
Not entirely sure what this flower was, but it was pretty and stood still long enough for me to photograph it. Which really is all I’m ever looking for in a subject. (Tried to take pictures of a jam session Himself had with one of his oldest friends, but in low-light conditions getting clear pictures is a little awkward as I never realized that musicians MOVED SO DAMNED MUCH. Oh well.)
And finally, in good light and high shutter speed, a picture of my beloved butt-over-elbow on a trampoline. I think the fact that he has a beard at the moment makes this photo more distinguished.
I believe I took 225 pictures, at least 11 of them were in focus, so my accuracy is improving. So I think in the name of craft and hobby evolution, I shall award myself +4 points. But, I’m still pretty tired so I may not be thinking clearly. I may deduct them from myself later.