Monday, February 26, 2007
The English meet you at the door,
The French do the cooking,
The Italians provide the entertainment,
And the Germans organize everything.
The French meet you at the door,
The English do the cooking,
The Germans provide the entertainment,
And the Italians organize everything.
Yesterday we had my son’s birthday party; he turned 7 years old last Thursday. He opted for a skating party at the local YMCA, where a good time was had by all (It seemed). This image is during the game of “Wipe Out”, where (on cue) everybody tries to fall down as quickly as possible. They compete girls vs boys, and the last team with someone standing loses the round. They do 6-8 rounds to determine a “winner”.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
Friday, February 23, 2007
Monday, February 19, 2007
Last weekend, we took my younger daughter to an event at Murray State University, in SW Kentucky. While she did her thing, her Mom and I took a short drive through nearby Land Between The Lakes. Very cool, and someplace we need to explore further. Here’s a couple of shots of a frozen marina during a snow squall…. I was experimenting with horizontal and verticle compositions:
But we always have the chance to mess up. Below is one I had high hopes for, but not high enough to actually make sure I got the shot right. The autofocus seems to have gotten confused, resulting in a lost opportunity. Actually, it’s not TOO bad reduced to 450 pixels wide, but it is junk at full size (3000 pixels wide).
Thursday, February 15, 2007
Monday, February 12, 2007
In my first week at Shutterstock, I had over 50 downloads! That's more fun than a Finalist” or “Picture Of The Day” at one of those on-line contest sites! This smokestacks photo has been my most popular, with just over 20% of my downloads. It probably didn’t hurt that I put “global warming” in the keywords! Meanwhile, the dramatic "smoke" here is mostly condensation, the temperature was in the mid-teens when I shot this. Kinda like seeing your breath, ya know....
Saturday, February 10, 2007
One of the microstock places I’ve joined, iStockphoto, has a cool feature. All along, they have free files for download, kind of like iTunes’ free downloads. iStock isn’t painfully long review time for uploads, but they seem to be a pretty good site. This is the "free Download of the Week" for this week. I thought it was pretty cool.
Friday, February 09, 2007
Last night was my younger daughter’s next-to-last band concert before she graduates high school. Seems like we’ve been to a lot of these over the past few years, and have enjoyed them all (well, at least most of them!). It’ll be a few years before my son starts band, so we’ll have to suffer in silence.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Tuesday, February 06, 2007
My most popular image, after a day and a half (with a whopping 3 downloads - hey, it's a start):
Monday, February 05, 2007
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Friday, February 02, 2007
Thursday, February 01, 2007
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been drawn to decrepit old buildings. Especially barns, and buildings isolated among nature (moreso than urban buildings). Anyway, I can across this barn the other day, near Lewisburg, IL. Here’s a series of takes, all the same basic point of view. Which one is your favorite?