Monday, March 16, 2015


Hi! Looking for me? New opportunities and responsibilities have been presented, leaving me with too much to juggle. I regret to say that (for the moment) I need to cut back in some areas to make time to finish those things that need to come first.

I hope to return to blogging soon, but for now I am still available by email and Facebook. Blessings to you.


Wednesday, February 25, 2015



February 25, 2015

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

The header is a small office building in my area. The evening light bouncing off the snow lights up the brick like mid-day, but you can see from the reflections that the sun is setting behind me. I like that it appears here like someone hung sunset pictures over a wall of face brick.

Oklahoma City skyline reflected off a giant ornament.

Downtown OK City mirrored off my daughter's shades.

Speaking of mirrors... here we have a myriad of reflections inside a kaleidoscope. (The opening was so small, I took the pic with my phone.)

A bride and her sister.

Tears of joy.

Last cast of before heading back home.

Icy reflections in frigid temps. This was taken in single digits--if not below zero.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015



February 18, 2015

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

This week's header is of a very shy cat. She's fine on top of the stack of kitty-carriers, but she'd rather I keep my distance. I liked these cat pics a lot, because the dim room gave me an opportunity to be creative with off-camera flash & manual focus.

"Mr. Craver, why are you on your belly, Sir?"
Cats perched in the kid's room.

Blindfolded games with the kids.
Puppy kisses. Posterized. (by remote control)

Here's an easy one... looking up at the moon.

Taking risks & getting real close... almost UNDER a skateboard.

Say cheese!
On the subject of saying cheese, how do you like the smiley face in my spaghetti & meatballs?

Wooden wise men.

Wedded bliss.

Shiny quarter... minus the glare. [click on image to enlarge]
Here's how I did the quarter: The technique is called "axial lighting." I shot through angled glass, and the side light shone on the face of the quarter by reflecting off the angled glass.

Addendum: more info about the gear in this tricky shot can be found in the comments.