Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Photo 101 (a little more)

Here are some "abstract" practice photos taken on the Iowa State University campus for my Photo 101 class.

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Photo 101

I've been taking a Photo 101 class at Nicole's Classes and have finally been learning to use the manual settings on my camera.  I still have a lot to learn but wanted to show you my progression.  Here are a couple of my first shots.  Hopefully we'll see some improvement over the next couple of weeks!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Bee Boles

I've always been fascinated with bees and honey, so was absolutely thrilled to see this antiquated sweetening factory several years ago on a trip to England.  These are bee boles filled with straw structures called skeps circa 1820 to 1840.  Bees were important to gardens for several reasons:

  • They provided a sweetener for ordinary people
  • The bees provided pollination for the garden
  • Beeswax was still an important payment of taxation