Monday, August 31, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I just hate to see buildings, especially something like this church that has some nice architecture
Monday, August 24, 2009
I was at a light near the airport the other day and this American Airlines jet took off while I was sitting there so I grabbed the camera off the seat real quick and snapped a few photos.
My wife and I fly American when we go to Hawaii and that was the first thing I thought of when I saw this jet taking off, sitting in a nice comfortable chair (they have those in first class) and drinking a mimosa while headed for the islands.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
These interesting rock formations are at SanJosef Beach on the West Coast of Vancouver Island about a 90 minute drive and 30 minute hike from where I live. Great place to go on a sunny weekend.
Monday, August 17, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
I was traveling through Kansas this week and I came across a monument that caught my eye in a cemetery. This headstone monument was for a man who died in 1893. This in itself wouldn't have been that odd because people like to do different things on occasion but as I continued to travel I came across another tree stump headstone. This one was from 1886. The first one was more elaborate than the second one. I guess back then the tree headstone was a popular thing?
Thursday, August 13, 2009
I came across this pond in central Kansas yesterday and wanted to see if I could catch the reflections in the water. There were only two tiny clouds in the sky at the time so I didn't get as much subject matter in the water as I would have liked. The trees seemed to reflect nicely though.
I took this photo using a split neutral density filter to take some of the brightness out of the empty sky.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
As with most Budist temples anyone is free to come in and look around. So quietly and with shoes removed we did just that. I took 40 or 50 pictures. Both of the pictures I posted today were taken with the Sigma 10-20mm.
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
This photo was taken just as the storm was coming in. The only enhancement to the photo was resizing so it would go on the blog. You can see that it was so dark that I was using the flash just so you could see the ground. This photo was taken at two o'clock in the AFTERNOON!!
I opened the aperture up on the video camera so I could get more light and be able to see the rain. This made the video brighter than the photo. The storm only lasted about 45 minutes and I was pulling tree branches from the yard after that. Now I have to buy a new flag because the storm literally shredded the one I had.
Monday, August 10, 2009
Sunday, August 9, 2009
Saturday, August 8, 2009
By Standing just under the canopy of this tree and by using an ultra wide angle lens (10mm) I was able to capture the true enormity of this magnificent tree.
I stole this distraction from one of Paul's photos, I thought it went well with the original subject matter. Thank you Paul! :-)
Friday, August 7, 2009
This is the center of a hibiscus flower growing on my back deck.