Spotlights in the local high school’s auditorium. At a recent band performance…
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Well, I received a summons for Jury Duty today. GRRR. I don’t mind the whole civic duty thing, at least in concept. But I don’t understand why I get called every 5-6 years, while many others have never gotten called. So you go down to the courthouse, sit around and see if you’re needed. If not, repeat the next day. But it’s worse is if you actually get selected. Last time, I sat on a personal injury case (which is the norm out here in lawsuit hell). Over several days we did at most 2-3 hours of actual “work”, between recesses and sidebars and general sitting/standing around. Then, right as the arguments were winding down, they decide to settle. Wasted, wasted time. Did I mention it was a massive waste of time? Anyway, the image above is the courthouse.
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
I ordered some business cards today, from VistaPrint. I got their name a while back, but just decided today to make up some “photographer” cards. Mostly a silly thing, I’m certainly not pushing the business thing. But It was under $20 total, including using one of my photos as the background. Not too bad, we'll see what they look like. The link it to my Shutterstock gallery.
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
This is a photo of a crabapple tree in full blossom, on a windy day. I was trying to catch a little bit of a blurring, with a 1/30th second exposure. Whatever, it didn’t work. Only some of the branches show movement, and the dark blue sky (thanks to a polarizing filter) is intrusive. Oh well, I'll still post it!
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
And Your Bird Can Sing – Beatles
Birds – Neil Young
Blackbird - Beatles
Bluebird – Buffalo Springfield
Bluebird – Leon Russell
Bluebird – Paul McCartney
Danger Bird – Neil Young
Free Bird – Lynyrd Skynyrd
High Flying Bird – Elton John
Hummingbird – Leon Russell
Hummingbird – Seals & Crofts
Mockingbird – James Taylor & Carly Simon
Saturday, April 14, 2007
I snapped this image of my son trying to play the art at SouthWesten Illinois College. We were there for his AIM test, which is associated with his piano lessons. This really cool piece of art was hanging down the hall from the testing room, and I caught him practicing his piece while waiting. Those are real piano keys... Sadly, I didn't have my "real" camera, or this one would be going onto microstock! The piece is"Ideal Proportions" by Leslie Reuther, below is the whole thing:
Friday, April 13, 2007
Three windows on top, 2 doors below... Straight and true, symmetrical, but for the tree....
Along the main drag in Niles, Ohio. Right across the street from the National McKinley Birthplace Memorial. On a cold, dreary, drizzly Day in April. I can't help but wonder what this place used to be?
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Love Is A Long Road - Tom Petty
Love Is A Rose - Linda Ronstadt
Love Is A Rose - Neil Young
Love Is Alive - Gary Wright
Love Is All Around - The Troggs
Love Is Coming Down - The Who
Love Is Like Oxygen - The Sweet
Love Is Only Sleeping - the Monkees
Love Is The Answer - Todd Rundgren
Love Is The Drug - Roxy Music
Sunday, April 08, 2007
Saturday, April 07, 2007
Friday, April 06, 2007
Taken last week at the Pittsburgh aquarium. They had this really cool display of jellyfish. With the low light, it required a ½ second exposure, with the camera braced against the glass. Despite the lack of sharpness (from the slow shutter speed) I really like it!!