Wednesday, July 23, 2014

chaos

chaos

July 23, 2014


This week's challenge selection is chaos by Christine.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

I apologize for not having been around much lately.  I took some time off of work, and our home computer has issues.  My online time was almost all done at the library.  Most of that time, I was editing wedding photos, and I am happy to have finished that project.  I slept in late most days of my vacation.  That was nice!!  But I also had some things to fix around the house... that was not as nice.  But my parents came up to visit from Florida, and that was sheer delight!

One night in January, my son's friends stormed our home to celebrate with him.  There was not as much sitting space as there were sitters, so they frequently broke out in amusing squabbles about where they wanted to park.  These are a great bunch of kids and I am glad for the friends my children have.


Always eager to squnch for group selfies!


The shoe rack is upright against the wall.  And it is filled.  This is overflow from the party.

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

pup


pup

July 9, 2014


This week's challenge selection is pup by me.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

The little guy in the header was abandoned at a gas station.  He should not have been separated from his mother yet.  Since my daughter works as a vet tech, and has contacts with animal shelters, she brought him home, so that we might provide special care until he was able to be adopted.  He thrived on attention, so she called him "Gimme."  At the right time, we brought him back to the shelter and he was quickly adopted.  His owner renamed him "Diesel."

Playing hide & seek?


Mellow mood.


Gimme posing like a little gentleman.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

now why are you taking a picture of that


Now, why are you taking a picture of that?

June 25, 2014


This week's challenge selection is Now, why are you taking a picture of that? by Katney.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

We've all been there, right?  You see something that you're compelled to photograph--perhaps something that is not a traditional subject.  Sometimes, it's the colors that catch your eye, or perhaps a reflection, sparkle, composition, unusual angle...  Oh heck!  Who needs an excuse?!  Sometimes a fella just feels like he has to shoot something!  I digress.  The point is, that we sometimes get a quizzical reaction from people when we snap our pics.  They're wondering, now why are you taking a picture of that? The header is a setup I created where I borrowed an ant from his work on the peonies in my front yard. I used a thin strand of wire to hold my "model" in place for the portrait shoot.  "Alright Mr. DeMille, I'm ready for my close-up."

I hope you appreciate that I did my footwork for this photo collection:

My daughter's new boots after she frolicked through the flowers... on moist terrain.


A bride's shoe.  It reminds me of Cinderella.


A horde of teenagers stormed my house.


It looked like I was taking a picture of the fence in the dark.  But I focused manually and used the flash to catch a lightning bug.


This kite fooled me into thinking it was a hovering bird of prey.


This shot had me looking like I was aiming at the siding of my own house.  My neighbors must think I'm loony!


Camera on the ground - in front of a car's headlights - in the rain.  Yep; that's normal.

Addendum:  With these comments I've heard about the ant, I should tell you that I returned this ant unharmed to his work in the flowers.  :-)