Down at Miner Park, where I’ve been releasing our captured mice. This is looking up the stream. Very similar to an old favorite of mine, taken in 2/2004, below: The same.... but different....
Saturday, December 30, 2006
Friday, December 29, 2006
One of the fuzzballs made a quick dash for freedom, and quickly disappeared into the underbrush.
The other didn’t even want to leave the trap, I had to shake him (her, it?) out. It headed for the underbrush, but then stopped, perhaps to think about the situation.
Thursday, December 28, 2006
Monday, December 25, 2006
Detail of a Nativity set. A gift to us from a good friend, 20+ years ago. And a part of our Christmas tradition ever since.
Of course, the bible doesn't say they were kings, but Magi. And it doesn't say how many there were. And though they came from "the east", most evidence would suggest Persia (modern day Iran) rather than the orient... Whatever, "We 3 Kings" remains one of my favorite Christmas carols...
Hope you all had a great Christmas!!
Sunday, December 24, 2006
Merry Christmas to everyone out in blog-land!! Or Happy Hanukkah, or whatever you celebrate. I hope you enjoy the season, and have a Happy New Year!!
This photo is of one of the Moravian Star ornaments my Mother used to make. Pretty amazing works of art, entirely hand made, starting with card-stock and an Xacto knife. This little one is only 3” in diameter, and has hung on our Christmas trees for as long as I can remember, certainly over 20 years. It always reminds me of my Mom…
Friday, December 22, 2006
Just an example of visioning. This photo is paired with the previous one, taken at the same time from the same spot, at the same angle (but a different crop). It shows a another perspective of the same scene. This one is focused on the rain streaked window, while the other is focused through the window, on the trees. Which do YOU like more??
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Yesterday was a “theme day” in my Yahoo photography group. I’ve missed the past couple, haven’t been doing too much fresh shooting lately. I really wanted to participate this time, the theme was “songs from the 60’s”. I settled on Simon & Garfunkel’s “Hazy Shade Of Winter”.
Here’s what I put with the post:
Inspired by the 1968 song by Simon & Garfunkel. Shot through a rain streaked window, on a cold rainy day.
Wednesday, December 20, 2006
Father Christmas – The Kinks
Silent Night, Holy Night – John Fahey
Do You Hear What I Hear – John Fahey & Terry Robb
Christmas Is Coming – Vince Guaraldi Tro
Little Drummer Boy – Jars Of Clay
Classical Christmas – Lynyrd Skynyrd
Jingle Bells – James Taylor
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen – Barenaked Ladies (w/ Sarah McLaughlin)
I Am Santa Clause – Bob Rivers
Christmas – Gatemouth Brown
Mr. Grinch – Boris Karloff
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
Monday, December 18, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
2007 Dodge Charger, with a sunset quickly dropped into as background…. This is the company car that came with my new job, pretty slick. Much nicer than my previous company, where we drove our own cars and they reimbursed us at less than ¾ of the IRS rate. At least I’m not bitter…
Wednesday, December 13, 2006
"However, the projector screen will not be on the same wall as the TV, but on the... "
"It did make me wonder about the different experiences that folks had, with and w... "
"Sorry for the oversight yesterday, and thank you, Walter, for asking me"
While I'm still getting the 2-random-word posts (Fraud dancer, phonetically structure, demeanor marginal), these missives are almost interesting!
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
All along, I go back and look through my old “raw” files. Often I’ll find a shot that may have been overlooked, or inspires me to rework. This is one such image, rediscovered due to recent discussions on Hocking Hills State Park. For whatever reason (who remembers May 2005?) this one was overlooked. I’ve included the original (below) so you can see just how much work I did in this one. Starting with a pretty significant crop. This was a very low light shot, 1/10th second at f-4.5, without a tripod! My ability to compose the shot was very limited by the need to brace the camera against a rock or tree, to get a steady platform. I think it turned out ok, what does everyone else think??
Monday, December 11, 2006
Saturday, December 09, 2006
Friday, December 08, 2006
I remember a radio ad for Roy Buchanan, back in the mid 70’s, when he was coming to Pittsburgh. The announcer stated, “The only man who can make a guitar cry”, while something (probably “the Messiah will come again”) played in the background. This was before I was old enough to attend concerts, but I was still hooked. I mention it because I was listening to a 1974 concert on CD last night, driving through the darkness between Chicago and St. Louis. Which prompted me to search for RoyB On YouTube...
A few days ago, I was driving through Nashville, TN at sunset. From a photography standpoint, sunsets are generally a dime a dozen, but I really enjoyed this one, and had to snap a few shots. The nearby cluster of clouds was really interesting….. Anyway, it’s nicer to look at than the crushed tree shots that have been leading the blog for a few days. This was on the north side of town, along the I-24/I-65 stretch, where it passes the football stadium. ANd yes, I was driving while I took this...