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Let’s all pause and remember those who served and never returned and be thankful for those who served and returned.

American flag at Whitemarsh Cemetery

SONY ILCE-6000 (17mm, f/8, 1/125 sec, ISO100)
American flag at Whitemarsh Cemetery

Whitemarsh Cemetery does an amazing job every year placing flags.

American flags at Whitemarsh Cemetery

SONY ILCE-6000 (10mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
American flags at Whitemarsh Cemetery

The place large flags lining most of the driveways

 

American flags at Whitemarsh Cemetery

SONY ILCE-6000 (18mm, f/9, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
American flags at Whitemarsh Cemetery

And small flags on the tombstones of all the veterans

with all due respect

Judge Dwayne Woodruff was running for Supreme Court Justice of Pennsylvania in the May 19, 2015 election.  After the election was over, someone gave me one of the signs.  I made an ever-so-subtle tweak and hung in my office window and it was quite the hit.

selfie

SONY ILCE-6000 (10mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO1250)
selfie

little blue reflections

The weeping cherry tree in our front yard that has become a little overgrown this Spring; I was thinning out branches and saw a birds nest. I couldn’t see it from above, so I held a small convex mirror in my hand and angled it so I could see the contents and I was rewarded with 4 robin’s eggs. My contribution to Weekend Reflections #295.

I manually focused to get the eggs as sharp as possible, which was quite the gymnastic act, but doable with the Sony. I would not have been able to get this with a DLSR.

robin's eggs

SONY ILCE-6000 (68mm, f/4, 1/80 sec, ISO1600)
robin’s eggs

pink

My wife planted these interesting pink flowers in the front of the house, which I thought you might like.  Stop back tomorrow, I have a pretty cool shot to share with you.

pink

SONY ILCE-6000 (30mm, f/4.5, 1/320 sec, ISO100)
pink

tulip petals

As I mentioned earlier, Nick sent tulips for Mother’s Day.  A few of the petals landed on the counter top and I spied a reflection of the kitchen chandelier behind the petals.  My contribution to Weekend Reflections #294, which I hope you find enjoyable.

tulip petals

SONY ILCE-6000 (70mm, f/11, 1/8 sec, ISO1600)
tulip petals

 

Many times, I have mentioned the use of Circular Polarizer filters.  After taking the above photo, I rotated the CP filter 180 degrees.  It almost completely eliminates the reflection, you can barely see a touch of white in the background.

tulip petals

SONY ILCE-6000 (70mm, f/4.5, 1/10 sec, ISO1600)
tulip petals