Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Day 311: Lieutenant

We have a cemetery loaded with veterans of the civil war.  We have a section that is Union, a section that is Confederate.  This one was kind of off by itself, with a low profile.   I wonder if there is a reason for that.

Friday, August 27, 2010

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day 308: Abandoned

The first week of school hasn't even been completed and already lunch boxes and book bags are abandoned in the school yard.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Day 306: iPhone sunset

It cooled off enough to brave truly exercising this evening.  I went with my bike and went almost 10 miles around the lake - I did it in record time for me, but poor time for the crazies passing me like bullets.  I did the nine point something miles in just under 50 minutes.  I didn't take my camera, but I did have my original iPhone incarnation with the giant 1 mega pixel camera.  This is what I got coming around the back stretch.  (I said back stretch - Hee Hee!)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Day 305: Shoes tied and ready to go

Overwhelming day for me today.  1st day of school for my boys & me.  I not only had a day class, but a 4 hour night class tonight.  I'm exhausted, but I did get a shot in this morning.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Day 303: From Above

Yesterday, I spent hours & hours making this "spaceship" out of K'Nex.  If you have boys you will know what I'm talking about.  This turned out kind of fun.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Day 301: A Two-Fer

Today's theme was something blue.  He waited till I took the picture before he flew off.  But because you know my craziness for spiders, I can't help but post this one as well.

Scary isn't he.  He's an Orbweaver.  We looked it up.  He would stretch out as big or bigger than my whole hand.  ~shivers~

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Day 299: sky

Nothing really screamed at me today.  I took a picture of a duck that didn't have the top part of his beak. That was kinda gross - I mean have you ever seen an unprotected duck tongue?  It is not pretty.  I took the kids feeding the ducks - Meh.  I liked the sky with the sun behind the cloud, but it still wasn't my favorite.

So, here's today's shot.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Day 295: Ouch

I found this in the middle of nowhere across a dirt road from a cemetery.

Day 294: USAF

I do love a man in uniform.....

Day 293: Sun-kissed

I've been trying to take this web since the beginning of summer.  I've posted the spider before and I can't believe this guys been beside my parent's backdoor the entire summer, but finally, I got my shot.

Day 292: Sun-dried Tomato

After arriving at my parents house, my kids and I ran around the backyard.  E went to the tomato bed and said "Mom, there's nothing here but sun-dried tomatoes."   It was the laugh of the day, it might a well be the photo of the day.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Day 291: Fountain

This is my favorite fountain, or water feature at The Dallas Arboretum.  Its surrounded by crepe myrtle trees and the blooms, with a little help from the wind, always add color.  I could get lost in the spirals.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Day 290: Still Water

I love this little creek & the bridges over it even more.  I had perfectly still water and got an amazing reflection off of it.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Day 288: Plow

And so ends my week of B&W.  I love old tractors, tractor parts and farm equipment.  Nothing better to end a week of B&W photography.  Hope you enjoyed.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Day 287: Beware of Dog

I wonder if this is the most used security sign in the world.  I walked down the alley behind my street and this was on the back gate.  Not a bark to be heard, but the light was interesting.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Day 286: Mixed Pair

I figured it was only fair that if I take a picture of one kid, I should force the other to pose too.  I'm slightly obsessed with the Lightroom preset I've used here for portraits.  ADB_High Key Portrait (B&W) just in case you are interested.  I then took out all the fill light to give a little more definition.

Also if you had this in front of you - could you not want it on film.  H2 started some eye-drops today.  We could have some fun with this phenomenon.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Day 285: Black & White Portrait

Well, I can't do a week of black & white without  including a portrait.  This is my oldest boy & surprisingly a willing model for me today.

This picture reminds me of the phrase "the eyes are the windows to the soul".

Monday, August 2, 2010

Day 284: Stump

I challenged David Abbishaw to a week of color photography.  So I am shooting a week of Black & White.  Its the least I can do.