Thursday, 9 April 2009

Friday Foto Finish Fiesta - Down By The River

It's Friday and it's a Fiesta !! At least it is, thanks to Candid Carrie ! :-)

Monday was a beautiful day, so after visiting the DMV, we meandered down to the Truckee River.

I had fun playing with with my 35mm SLR film camera. Still trying to get the hang of it, but I thought some of the shots came out fairly well, despite me having the F-stops wrong...

But, that's all the fun of learning !!!

For most of the photos, you can get better detail if you click on the photo.


The hubby looking contemplatively at the river.

I messed around with the colour on this one, with a photo editing program and still haven't got it right ...


We stood and watched these kayaks, for ages.


Isn't the water a beautiful blue !!

It was darn cold though as it is snow melt that feeds the river. Despite that there were a couple of kids playing in the river. BRRRRRRRRRRRR !!


Looking across at the kayaks playing in the water. It was fascinating watching them flip in the white water..


This fellow was taking quiet nap in the sun.

Sadly he is one of the many homeless that we have in the area.

Many of them are mentally ill and there are not enough beds in the shelters for them. Programs that were in place to help them, have now been discontinued because of the current economic climate.

16 comments:

Ann On and On... said...

You did a really nice job. New cameras are fun and frustrating.... You're right the blue is just beautiful.

How sad for the homeless. I don't hear as many people throwing stones. (expression not action) I think the fragility of our country has created more understanding.

I'm having a giveaway for a really nice monogram bag...come on over. :D

Jennifer said...

Nice pics Karen! Good for ou for sticking w/ the film--I've gone stark-rav=ng digital, though I'm toying w/ the idea of a large-format film cameraa for fun!

~~tonya~~ said...

Great pictures. That blue water of the river is beautiful.

Susie said...

Gorgeous pictures!!

Missy said...

What a great job of taking the pictures! What great pictures!
Seems like you two had a wonderful day! Happy Easter!

Susan said...

Wow - great pictures! Most of mine come from my horrid camera phone!

Visiting from Candid Carries!

Anissa said...

Great shots! I love that blue. Thanks for sharing and coming by my blog -- I'm playing catch up, we went to my mom's for lunch.

Glenda, saved by grace said...

hey your really getting good. I take pics of homeless people occationally too. Really sad but life as we know it. Maybe one day it'll be no more.

The Rule Maker said...

I love the photos! I love film, too. I think it captures so much more detail and I just love the rawness of the prints.

mommyof2 said...

Thank you for stopping by to say HI! You have a gift with the camara. Love the pics for today.

Enjoy this Easter Weekend!

Julie B. said...

Thanks so much for visiting my blog. The water is SO blue. It's gorgeous!!! I'm jonesing for a new camera myself...so I can take "artsy" photos. Problem is - I don't know where I'd find the time to learn how to use it, even if I could come up with the money to buy one.

Marina said...

Beautiful photos!!! the blue water is really appealing especially in the kayak picture!
Thanks for stopping by....

newlyweds said...

Looks beautiful! Yea for the new camera, I need a new one soo bad.

June said...

My hat's off to you for delving into film...it'd be WAY too expensive for me :-)

JANE said...

Very good pictures!!
And you're right, that blue is amazing!

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