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Weekend Random Photos

My mom’s orchid is budding again, last year it bloomed for 5 months.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/4, 1/10sec, ISO 200, focal length 65mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

The snow was about gone by Saturday.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/8, 1/50sec, ISO 200, focal length 24mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

Lee and I visited the Catawba Science Center on Sunday to see the Ancient Carolinians exhibit.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/8, 1/100sec, ISO 100, focal length 24mm, exposure bias -0.7step, white balance auto, evaluative metering

They were the Native Americans who came to North Carolina and thrived more than 12,000 years ago. I see fur coat has come a long way.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/20sec, ISO 3200, focal length 28mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

Lee wanted to see the ancient rocks, and there are many fascinating artifacts found here.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 3200, focal length 60mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

This one made me think of the Lao mortar and pestle.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/100sec, ISO 3200, focal length 55mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

They did a great job on the animal exhibit. I finally feel comfortable taking indoor photography without using flash. I set my ISO and white balance to auto and this seems to help tremendously.

Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/13sec, ISO 3200, focal length 55mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering
Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/4sec, ISO 3200, focal length 70mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering
Manual, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/10sec, ISO 3200, focal length 95mm, white balance auto, evaluative metering

The Hickory Museum of Art is in the same building.  They have a nice exhibit but I do miss NYC museums, I think Lee would like visiting there also.  She seems to enjoy herself here.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 3200, focal length 24mm, exposure bias -0.3step, white balance auto, evaluative metering

The Ethiopia king and queen exhibit.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/60sec, ISO 2500, focal length 32mm, exposure bias -0.3step, white balance auto, evaluative metering

A sumo wrestler carved out of wood. Lee asked me why is he wearing a white diaper? Interesting, I’m not sure. I’m glad she didn’t think he was Santa Clause.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 3200, focal length 60mm, exposure bias -0.3step, white balance auto, evaluative metering

Small town art collection.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/8, 1/40sec, ISO 100, focal length 24mm, exposure bias +1.7step, white balance auto, evaluative metering

I thought the Buddhist art of hell was depressing, this one of Christianity is also disturbing to me. This is the Angel pouring blood on the earth.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/50sec, ISO 800, focal length 32mm, exposure bias -0.3step, white balance auto, evaluative metering

Another one that makes you think.

Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/30sec, ISO 800, focal length 24mm, exposure bias -0.7step, white balance auto, evaluative metering
Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/60sec, ISO 3200, focal length 40mm, exposure bias -0.7step, white balance auto, evaluative metering
Aperture Priority, EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM lens, f/5.6, 1/80sec, ISO 3200, focal length 40mm, exposure bias -0.7step, white balance auto, evaluative metering

4 thoughts on “Weekend Random Photos”

  1. This is a whole pantry full of posts, all laid out in one big feast! I would like to visit that museum. Both those museums. Small museums will surprise you. The tiny Dennos Museum in Traverse City (Michigan) has an astonishing collection of Inuit art. The art glass at the Toledo (Ohio) Museum of Art just knocks me out. And it looks like Hickory has a wonderful collection of folk art. I just love special corners like that. Thanks for the tour!

    1. Hi Gerry, it looks like Lee and I have a lot to explore and learn. I’m not very familiar with folk art and they have quiet a collection there, it looks like we have to dig a little deeper the next time. We’ll be visiting the Science Center and Art Museum more often since they have a new garden outside now. The library is only a few step away so there’s plenty to do in the area.

      I’m glad you didn’t think it was boring. 🙂

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