Saturday, September 30, 2006

September 30

I'll spare you the football pics from today. :)

Tomorrow is the first day of October -- my most favorite (or even mostest favortiest) month of the year.

My goal is to take a picture of "my favorite things" (yeah, now that song should be going through your head), or at least things I like.

And there will probably be a fair amount of football and leaf pictures. I'm getting into this football stuff. I've learned alot, and enjoy it (most of the time). Kinda getting tired of post processing 300+ pictures every Saturday night though, only to find 75 - 80 worth selling. But, selling they are, so -- ching ching.

Thursday, September 28, 2006

September 25 - 28

The Spaghetti Series

And a Barn

September 24

September 19 -23

September 17 and 18

She was pretending to drive, but it looks like she is ready to fight . ..

An attempt at an abstract macro. Or a purple shot.

Saturday, September 09, 2006

September 5 - 9

I have the pictures, I just don't have time to PP and get them posted. So, when I get them done, I'll edit this post and add them.

We are leaving for the beach tomorrow!! WooHoooooo! So, be watching sometime later in the week. Hopefully, I'll have a bunch of new beach pictures to add!

The pics -- (mostly shots from the NC Mountain State Fair)

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

September 4

Happy Labo(u)r Day!!



Challenge Entry Ahead


I was going to use this subject for my *experiment* where I shoot with my point and shoot AND my rebel and then post them to see fi there is really any discernable difference. BUT, I was tired and didn't feel like doing that. Soooooooo, I shot this and decided to put it in the "simple pleasures" challenge at dpc.

Monday, September 04, 2006

September 3

This was a thought for the pastel challenge at dpc. BUT, I hate pictures of toys and trinkets, so I usually try to avoid entering them, myself. :)

It was shot with a shutter speed around 15, handheld, so I had intended to do a "soft focus" kind of thing on it. It was sharper than I thought, so I did a high contrast bw with it. Yes, the highlights are blown. yes, that is on purpose.

Then, just because I want to learn how, I did it using a soft focus technique. I duplicated a layer, then applied gaussian blur at a radius of 5.95. Then, I reduced the opacity to around 50 or so. viola. Definitely something I am going to play with some more.

September 2

Run, McKinley, run! This is one of my students (I provide "supplemental educational experiences" for homeschoolers). He had just broken through the line (qb sneak) and was running about 35 yards for a touchdown. I had been shooting pictures all day, and it started raining. I hated to put the cameras up, so I climbed up in the bleachers and shot while M's mom and grandmom "protected" me with their umbrellas. While I like my "field" shots from yesterday a lot better, I'm glad I was in the stands for this one -- I was able to get four or fives shots in the sequence.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Young Photog -- September 1

This shot was actually taken last week, but I am trying to get back in the habit of posting every day. Bear with me.

I was shooting for a local little league football game, and my son wanted to shoot, too. So, I gave him my sister's boyfriend's camera (thx Martin!) and let him shoot. I really need to look at her pictures and figure out which ones are his. :)

Travis, age 4 years 7 months with "his" first dslr. :)