Thursday, March 31, 2011


Yesterday I had eye surgery to remove a cateraic from my left eye. so, needless to say, I didn't get out yesterday to shoot. But, Never say never...

Half empty or half full????

Hahaha. I had to work for that one...

Tuesday, March 29, 2011


We were entertained at yet another great baseball game with our Grandson Tarin. Rain or not, we were there.

also was lucky enough to capture a few more of his friends.

Enjoy with me...

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yet  another miserable wet day out, but, I did manage to get out for a bit with my trusty D60.

This one made me think of the old 
on it's way out
waiting for the new to arrive...

Ahhhh, as the new arrives...

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Sunday, March 27, 2011


Things are slowly starting to show. Now, if we could only turn the rain off for a few days...

Thank you all for taking the time to stop by. 
I truly appreciate it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Saturday, March 26, 2011


Today was one of those days that you feel like you've been on the run all day, but, you have nothing to show for it...

So, here are a couple more photos I took.

Have a great weekend.

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Friday, March 25, 2011


Some wonderful  young ladies I met through  our Grandson were nice enough to allow me to capture them at the last game.

I took the liberty of experimenting a little with some textures and actions. Still learning.

Thursday, March 24, 2011


The other day I shared a few pictures I had taken at our Granddaughter's birthday. 

Well, going a little further. I took a few pictures of our sweet Daughter-in-Law Stacy. And a special friend of her's Sabrina.

Thought I might share.

Sabrina (Lt) and Stacy (Rt )

Lovely Stacy

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Wednesday, March 23, 2011


Today was not a fantastic day by any means, but, I still managed  to get a couple photos in.

a jay of some kind that beats up on all the little birds who are trying to eat.

one of the little guys waiting his turn so he don't get the heck beat out of him by the jays...hahaha

and.. I was bored so I thought I would try a little texture work on this great flower arrangement  of my 

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Tuesday, March 22, 2011


Well, in an attempt to broaden my horizons and not just my waist size, I again am trying a few new things.

Surprise !!

an acquaintance of mine, Sabrina

another cutie I recently met

and a musical son of a close friend.

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Monday, March 21, 2011


We had a few breakfast guests this morning.
Thought I might share

don't know one from another,but...

We enjoy just watching them come visit.

no matter what they are.

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Sunday, March 20, 2011


Today was our Granddaughter Janae's 5th Birthday.

It was so much fun.
I will be sharing more in the next few days of some of the other who were there to share in the fun...

sometimes, she can look plain " evil "

But, then again. She does this look...

And Grandpa melts like ice cream.

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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Okay, time to earn your keep... below are two photos I have taken and altered. Which one do you like best?

original ☝
altered ☟

altered ☝
original ☟

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Friday, March 18, 2011


Our Son the coach, teacher,ect had his first track meet for this year and the wife and I had the pleasure of attending.

I love this time of year. The track, the kids, baseball...and all the trimmings...
so exciting.

When I can, I try to go to the track and work with the various coaches taking photos so they can use them to show the athletes what they're doing right and wrong.

Then I go to the various track meets and shoot also.
The kids are just great to me.

you can bet I will be sharing more as I go along, Hope no one gets bored with it.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Today was an all together different day for me.

At todays game I had some really great subjects for candid captures. So, let me share a few.

I wanted to show how I normally come home with the shot I like and then, try to make it presentable to them when I go back to the next game.

first is the original and second is the altered version. Hope you enjoy them.

Popcorn lover

prim and proper

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Monday, March 14, 2011


Today our Son sent me a photo he took of our Grandson Zach with a new hat he bought him.

I knew our son was a big Sanatra fan and I compose a little something for him.

here is the before and after...

Zach and his new hat ( thanks Dad )

Grandpa's rendering of old blue eyes.

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I have been following the blog of a very sweet person that I consider a dear friend,
Kate Young, who lives back east.

She too is a photographer of sorts like I'm hoping to be.
she has shown me so many wonderful thing I can do with photography in the last few years.

Here is a sample of what she has been showing me lately.

I went out in the rain with my 60mm Macro lens and did a little experimenting ...

...and also applied some textures to my work.

Thanks again Kate.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011


 Our son sent a photo of our grandson sleeping with all his stuffed animals...
..all of them...hahaha

It's as if, they all wanted to make sure he was safe and warm.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


It's been raining like I need to build an Ark, but , it finally let up just long enough to snap the shutter a few time...
and this is what I got.

there is hope spring is coming.