Thursday, September 29, 2011

55 Studebaker Comander

Growing up with three older brothers two of which grew up to own their own automotive repair shop I can't help but love old classic autos. I was so glad I had my camera with me at the store the other afternoon when a gentleman pulled up in this.

Even though it looked like it had just driven out of the barn yard and the interior needs a bit of work it is a beauty!

Little C

It was such a fun little mini shoot with this happy little guy and his beautiful mother.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Funny Buttons

Not signs (buttons) you want to see your child and significant other wearing. But I can think of a couple of mothers it really fits.
Linking up with Signs, Signs

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Scavenger Hunt

Once again I am posting my Scavenger Hunt Sunday finds a bit late, but here they are. It has been such a hectic week I was not sure I would get a chance to find shots to meet the challenges.

Low Key
When the term low key is mentioned my first thought is of relaxing. I considered (for about three seconds) taking a photo of myself curled up in my easy chair with a book. Instead I went in search of a scene that would have a relaxing feel. [ oops, guess I should have googled 'Low Key Photography', sorry I am doing my homework now and will hopefully have a proper photo up soon for this prompt.]
I did my homework and learned what low key in photography means. Luckily striving to capture "low key" shots is not new to me and I was able to go into my archives to get one of my favorites.  This was taken a few months back when I was visiting my daughter and grandchildren in Virginia.

The Color Wheel: Monochromatic/Analogous Color
Here is my monochromatic photo for this prompt. If I was 20 years younger and that jacked was burgundy instead of brown I would buy this in a heartbeat.

Although the recommendation for this prompt was to consider combining it with a self portrait, I figured I did that last week. I have been wanting to share this cool circle photo I took at the clock shop when I did last weeks self portrait.

When I saw the prompt for scarf I thought, 'cool this is going to be easy'. Think again. I wanted a street photography shot of a person wearing a scarf. Should be a piece of cake.  It is FALL for crying out loud! All summer long I saw people wearing scarfs. But now, not a one! Instead I had to settle for going to the mall and finding a neat looking display.

Of the numerous 'Phone' shots I took this week, this is my favorite.

My thanks to Ashley at Ramblings and Photos for hosting the scavenger hunt and to  Paper Heart Camera and Olivia for their prompt suggestions.
Prompts for this coming Sunday's Scavenger Hunt

  1. Inspired by a Book or Movie
  2. Brown (Paper Heart Camera prompt)
  3. Hazy (Olivia's suggestion)
  4. Coffee or Tea (Olivia's suggestion)
  5. Linger (Olivia's suggestion)  

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Weekend Reflections: Desert Dome

Last weekend I made a visit to the Omaha Zoo. I was drawn not only to the variety of animals but also to the architecture of the various habitats. The Desert Dome was one of my favorites.
I was thrilled to see this reflection of the Desert Dome in a nearby building.
Linking up with Jame's Weekend Reflections.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Washington DC's Newest Super Hero

It's a Bird? It's a Plane? It's Super Biker!

I have been taking life a bit too seriously so today I thought it was time to join up with lisleman over at a few clowns short and post something I found funny. Alright so maybe this DC bicyclist wasn't trying to be funny, just trying to keep dry. However, the all red get up right down to his red bicycle shorts was too much not to laugh about. By the time I regained my composure enough to snap the photos he had passed. Sorry I couldn't share the view he presented from the front it was hilarious!
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Thursday, September 22, 2011

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Scavenger Hunt Sunday

I had a lot of fun figuring out what to do for this weeks Scavenger Hunt Sunday prompts. I hope you enjoy these at least half as much as I enjoyed taking them.

Street Photography:
Just thought I would share what is at this time of year the most common of all street scenes in the upper Midwest.

From A Distance:
I took this shot of the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building as seen from the Lincoln Memorial  last month while I was visiting my niece in DC.
Sunday is my day to unwind and relax.
My husband thought I was nuts when he saw me run and grab my camera in the middle of making supper. But how could I pass up this fun interpretation of liquid.
Melting Butter!
If you haven't guessed by now I am a bit eccentric. I don't generally do self portraits but this weeks prompts really worked well for both self portraits. At first I thought, okay so what shall I take a picture of from behind. That of course brought a dumb joke to mind and I almost headed to the football field to take a photo of the bleachers from behind. Then it dawned on me I should take one of myself, I am always behind. If it wasn't for my cell phone and computer with their little alarms, I would never do anything on time. Of course the best place for such a shot would have to be Adhler's clock shop.
Have a fantastic week everyone!
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Weekend Reflections: Face to Face

I still have a lot of work to do learning my settings especially when working with indoor low lighting and subjects that move. It took a fraction of a second too long to get this shot and the young boy moved but I still really like the composition of the shot so I thought I would share it and maybe you all can give me tips to improve shots like this one. To my thinking I should have increased the ISO and used a faster shutter speed. Although doing that I worry about too much noise in the image, what do you think?
f 5.6  1/40 ISO 800

You can see more terrific reflections at Jame's Weekend Reflection meme.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Random Photograph

 As I have said before, I never know what odd thing is going to catch my eye and cry out to be photographed. What really would have been cool is if I could have created a bit of a motion blur to the bar while keeping the socket in focus. Although I am not sure that would be possible with the inside shape of the socket. What do you think?

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Random Photographs: Palisades State Park

Here are the last of the random shots from our walk at Palisades State Park.
Random Critters: two legged, legless and four legged
My Granddaughter pretending to be little Purple Riding Hood
This little guys scarf says "Palisades Bark Patrol"
Random Plants
 This Cati was a bit of a surprise to me.
I so wanted to eat these wild blueberries but as it is a State Park I didn't want to get in trouble.
Now for some Random rock formations.
I can't wait to go back once Fall is officially here and get some Fall shots. I will not be taking the family next time and will be able to spend more time photographing the gorgeous park.