Wednesday, January 31, 2007

January 30

I actually have pictures to upload, but, I'm in a bad mood right now, so it will just have to wait.


Thursday, January 25, 2007

January 25

I gotta get away from the food, dude!

January 24

Something a little different for today.

Fun shot. Can't reshoot it, though. I ate my props. :)

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

January 23

January 22

January 21

Yea, I'm practicing for the minimalism challenge. Unfortunately, these were all shot in RAW, and would be dq'ed from the challenge. Gotta reshoot something.

January 19 and 20

Thursday, January 18, 2007

January 18

I have so got to get my camera cleaned. Or stop shooting on a white background. :)

January 17

Keeping Watch

Taken at Greenhill Cemetery in Waynesville, NC.

This cemetery is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, in the county. There are literally dozens of Civil War markers dotting the ground, as well as some Revolutionary ones (though obviously not as many). In the oldest section, there are several gravestones that go back to the late 17/early 1800s. Very historic.

What is kind of eerie is that every time I go, there are these crows flying around. They are *always* there perched on various markers. Spooky, but definitely adds interest to the pictures, I think.

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

January 16

Probably should have entered this into the "match" challenge at dpc. It is much "safer" than what I did enter, but I think my entry is a hoot. Even if no one is getting it . .. (with a score of 4.3 I obviously missed the boat somewhere).

Well, that and because I was just shooting for fun, I didn't have a really clean background so I had to clone some dots. It would be kinda tacky for a member of the Site Council to get dq'ed for spot editing, wouldn't it?

Possible titles for this included:

Peer Pressure
Just Say No

January 15

Everybody needs a picture of eggs occasionally.

January 14

Happy Birthday!

Another birthday party (this one at his "ninaw's")

January 13

Today was his first basketball practice. He's my little superstar. :)

The kid with the mohawk is my nephew who is 2 months older than Trav. When they aren't fighting, they are best friends.

January 12

He wanted "real" shoulder pads for his birthday. They make him look huge. I think he enjoys wearing his daddy's shirt.

The thing is, he is not "eligible" to play little league American football for another year and a half. I am afraid by then, he will be too big. He'll hurt those other little guys.

He also is an avid golfer, and has recently started playing basketball (pictures coming).

January 11

I may have many talents -- cake decorating is NOT one of them. However, my son wanted an aircraft carrier birthday cake for his 5th birthday. There were none to be found to be bought, so I had to decorate it myself.

I am not a perfectionist, in any sense of the word. I am also not a detail oriented person, generally.

This cake exhibits both of those traits.

But hey, it tasted good. :)

Today, my little boy turned 5. It doesn't seem real, to me. He is no longer a "pre-schooler" but a little boy. There are some pictures of him coming up, so you will see that he is not that "little" either. :)

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

January 10

I think I now have a shot of this building in all 4 Seasons. Gotta see if I can find them . ...

just having some fun. :)

January 9

Inspired by my friend Natalya (Talj on dpc). Only thing, hers are much cleaner and actually in focus. hahahahahah.

I also discovered I have a lot of pictures of forks, and hershey kisses. Maybe I should start specializing, or include one of them in every picture I take, somehow.

About the "fun" shots with the Mary Kay retreat -- Yes, it was a lot of fun. These woman are simply incredible. I want to be like them when I grow up.

I am not in the pictures because I am taking the pictures! I work hard to avoid the "other side" of the lens. Trust me, you can appreciate that. However, I did let Bernard (nards656) convince me to "pose" for black and white portrait on dpc.

January 8

Hershey Kisses make great subjects.

January 7

My son (almost 5). He was watching an aquarium kind of thing, and I like the lighting. It was shot handheld at about 1/60, no flash, so it was kinda soft and dark. ISO was like 400, so it was kinda noisy. I liked the profile of it. He's growing up so fast, I like catchig the "little boy" minutes.

Monday, January 08, 2007

January 5 and 6

These are some of the awesome women I was talking about in yesterday's post. In the red sweater is Debbie Jesse who is quickly on her way to becoming a superstar in Mary Kay. With the microphone is the Queen Bee, Gena Prince. The other shot is during a parody of "I Will Survive" with Cathy Keene (singing) and Cheryl Shaver (in the background), both directors. Not pictured in the "trio" (but I may post it, later) is Jeannie Statzer.

January 4

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to a retreat with the most wonderful women in the world. As many of you may (or may not) know, I am a consultant with Mary Kay Cosmetics. Each year, in January, we get together with our "unit" under the direction of the awesome Gena Prince of Bristol, TN for motivation, education, entertainment, and just fun "fellowship." This year was no different.

This is a shot of the entrance where we stayed -- The Glade Springs Resort in Daniels, WV. It was an awesome place and if anyone is a skier in the winter, or golfer, this is definitely somewhere you may want to check out. I want to go back to the area in the spring or fall and get some of the amazing landscape shots, as well.

January 3

My daughter (almost two) loves tea sets and having tea parties. Fortunately, she has a very accomodating older brother (5 yo on January 11th) to play with her. It is quite humorous to watch the two of them, and her four Barbie Princess "babies" (my son says the blonde is his girlfriend) have a tea party.

I'm having difficulties getting my pictures uploaded. Sometimes they will, sometimes they won't. But, eventually I'll be "caught up." :)

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

January 2


I thought the juxtaposition of the lighting on this was interesting. Within just a couple of minutes, the sun "finished" setting and the "red" mountain was in the shadows as well.

January 1, 2007

Happy New Year!!!!

I like the new year. It's like a big ole' eraser wipes out all that was failed and didn't get done the year before, and immortalizes what did. Nothing in 2006 can change, but I have 365 new days to do with before me.

I hope you have a wonderful and God filled 2007!