Wednesday, April 16, 2014

don't rock the boat

don't rock the boat

April 16, 2014


This week's challenge is don't rock the boat; it was Imac's choice.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Womtig, Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

I wish I had more here, but I don't often have opportunities to go near boats, plus I have been super busy with car repairs and editing work from a 5K that my wife participated in.  Time was not on my side the last few days.

The header shows one of my sons hamming it up for Dad's camera.  I don't think he realized how zoomed in I was.  I stretched it to fill the space.

As Easter weekend approaches, let me encourage you to remember and celebrate the Lord's Resurrection each and every Sunday.  Have a good one!


Wednesday, April 09, 2014

night light

night light

April 9, 2014


This week's challenge is night light; it was my choice.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Womtig, Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.

Though a regular night light could make for an interesting subject, I chose to go for a broader application of the term.  These shots were all taken at night, with a variety light sources. The header was a long exposure from a hotel in Saint Louis.  The scene was darker, but because of the longer exposure, the colors came out exaggerated.

 
my daughter's friends tending the fire pit


distorted tree (in-camera effect) frontlit by flash & backlit by the moon


schoolyard tree illuminated by the property's lights


double: sunset as the night light, plus a church serving as a beacon in dark times


Does the ceiling light count as a night light?  Sure, why not!


blurry lights on an evening boulevard cruise


firefly frozen in flight by my flash (it would have been cool to catch it lit)


fireworks composite


Wednesday, April 02, 2014

smiles

smile

 April 2, 2014


This week's challenge is smile selected by Fishing Guy.  And we're all smiling with the addition of a returning Headbanger, Womtig!  I'm not sure whether he begins today or next week, but he will be a welcome addition to our bag of mixed nuts.  Check out my pals for their interpretations on this theme: Fishing Guy, Katney, Imac, Lew, and Christine Anne.
 
That is not Gandalf in this week's header, it is John Michael Talbot, Troubadour for the Lord.  I had a chance to see him unplugged and hear his amazing musical talent.  That shot was taken without flash.  My zoom was at 48mm... I was that close!!  It's nice to be given a good seat when I'm carrying my camera. JMT had just tuned his guitar and was telling a story that had us all in stitches.

I asked these two to stand in a particular spot-- just slightly in front of the fluorescent light for that cool hair light.


Four generations in one shot, and the smiles abound.


Not all smiles are people smiles.


Smile.  What a delightful theme!