Monday, July 30, 2007

whats left behind

I think this is an interesting shot!

Kiss for a Prince?

I told you I had a lot of frog pictures to put up. enjoy! Hooray for super zoom!

Thursday, July 26, 2007

coming soon,..

Recently went to Rehoboth beach and had a very good time. A bunch of my co-workers and I went down and spent a few days, we stayed in a camper that had a pond directly behind it that was full of frogs. SO....once I download those pictures, I will have a cool new post devoted solely to the frogs. I am hoping I got some great shots. Look for it to post over the weekend!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

beeautiful (yes i know....)

Another favorite from last summer, I was walking around the farm and found this tree just buzzing with bees, so I tried to get a decent picture. I had all kinds of duds, and this is the best from my 5 minutes of effort lasting until I got tired of them buzzing at my head.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

my motto

I love unique angles, I go out of my way to find is not unusual to see me in the strangest positions to try to find an interesting shot. My motto is "get low, aim high" tends to work. Here are a few tame examples.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

farm truck

So this is a funny picture, you are looking at a weed growing in hay in the back of our old farm truck... it actually grew higher than the roof.

Sunday, July 8, 2007

two winter favorites

Here are a couple of favorite pictures of mine from a few winters ago.
The first is a random dried flower coming up through the ice. I thought it was pretty unique, so of course I had to photograph it. The second plant was just brilliantly lit up by the sun,
therefore changing the whole dynamic of the picture.

Friday, July 6, 2007

pretty rust

I have an awesome function on my camera that allows me to focus on one particular spot on a picture when using the close-up feature for a picture. I was playing around with this one day and got some interesting results with these barbed wired shots. You can also see an another example of this with the blog titled, "the things you find in your yard" with the turtle picture. I used my focus spot for the eye of the turtle, and left the rest a little blurred, I think it gives the effect of the turtle actually looking at you.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Ash and Sand

In 2003, I traveled to Knoxville, Tennessee to visit a awesomely great friend. That's her (on my left) standing beside me (on her right) in this picture. Her mama named her Amy! We took a road trip (of course!) and traveled to see Cumberland Falls,
(which is in Kentucky) also pictured. It is "the only place in North American you can see a MOONBOW". M-o-o-n spells Moon...Hahahha!

A moonbow can be seen on a clear night with a full moon in the sky. As it happened, it was due to come out the exact night we were planning our trip to the park, having no idea it was due to shine. Also, that night was a total eclipse of the moon, making the moonbow a much longer wait than anticipated. However long the wait, it was totally worth it. I recommend everyone to go to Cumberland Falls State Park and see the moonbow at least once in their lives. It is literally one of the most unique and awe-inspiring sites I have been lucky enough to witness. I was in the middle of a rough patch in my life, and that trip with that moonbow...well, lets just stick with "awe-inspiring!"

I have no pictures to share of the acutal moonbow, because my camera skills were not so good at the time, and also my camera was not so good at the time. Plus, it was incredibly cold, and we had water spraying up at us. I did manage to get some pictures of drops of water.

Monday, July 2, 2007

worst picture ever

I have been getting a lot of nice comments about all of my pictures. So just to prove the point that I suck most of the time and occasionally get lucky, I decided to post the worst picture ever.... this is Spike the dog running towards me with a blue ball in his mouth. His ears flying backwards is what is giving him his cone shaped head appearence, and the flash obviously caused his eyes to become devil like. His high speed rushing towards me caused the burriness of the pic. So yes it is the worst picture ever, and yes I took it, and yes I plan to learn from my mistakes. For now, though, its funny to look at my devil-eyed, blue ball carrying, speed demon.