Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Sky Watchin

I have been pretty much in hibernation for a while now but I wanted to let everyone know I haven't forsaken this blog. After the New Year I hope to be back to my click happy self, but in the meantime here are a few sky shots.

Wishing all a very happy holiday season!

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Cat Nap

Oh if only I could sleep this peacefully!
I tried to be quiet as I snapped a few shots but I guess I was too noisy.
He awoke wiped his eyes, stretched and went right back to sleep.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Ugly Mom Prom

Last Friday I had the opportunity to join a wonderful group of women for their Ladies Night Out. This year they decided to make it even more fun by going with the theme Ugly Mom Prom in which they each tried to out do each other by having the ugliest prom dress. When I heard of their plans I mentioned that I would love to photograph them and they invited me to join them with my camera. 

Unfortunately the photos did not turn out very well as they held their event in Applebee's where the lighting is extremely poor and using my flash would have disrupted the dinners. To make matters worse the lighting was all tinted red and green. I realized right away that capturing this lively group of women in the given lighting condition was going to require more equipment than I brought or would even be allowed to use inside the restaurant. So, I explained that they would actually get much better photos with their cell phones than I could get with out the use of my flash equipment but they still wanted me to join them and take some shots. It turned out to be a very fun night and I did get a few fun shots although they are probably the worst shots I have done in a long time. The biggest plus is that I had the opportunity to meet a wonderful group of women. I do hope that I can get to know many of them better.

Here is a peak at the fun.
 I tried to save a few of the shots, but overall they are still of poor quality.

Even the outdoor shots taken just after sunset were difficult as the night was very chilly and these bubbly women were so energetic holding still for even a moment was nearly impossible.

I am just really glad that I offered to do this for fun and was not being paid to photograph their event. They all seemed very understanding and hopefully they don't think these photos are a good example of the quality of work I typically provide.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Light Source

Alternate light sources can be fun!

solar powered yard light taken off its' post and set on the table.

and of course the old stand by candles, lots of candles.

Friday, October 4, 2013

Sensory Reflection

This is not a composite photo but a single photo of a reflection on the sensory panel of a solar powered lawn light which caught my eye earlier this week.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Ten Foot Tall and 80 Proof

Here are a few shots of the band Ten Foot Tall & 80 Proof taken the night they played at Main Street Square in Rapid City. I posted more about that night for Sunday in My City, Here.

You can find out more about the band Here or connect with them Here.

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Colorful Reflections

The mix of colorful lights reflecting on the Main Street fountain lent a warmth to a rather chilly September evening. Linking up with Jame's Weekend Reflection.
For more photos of Main Street Square check out my post here

Friday, August 16, 2013

Lightening Express

This last week my Son-in-law who enjoys working on models asked me to photograph the truck he had just finished as a tribute to my late husband who loved his Kenworth and whose nick name was Greycloud. 

At first he wanted the truck photographed with the black backdrop but then we both saw the great reflection when we sat the truck on the wood floor, so I snapped a few more shots.
weekend reflection submission

I know my husband would have loved this truck. If he had seen it when we owned our black Kenworth he would have wanted to paint our truck orange with lightening bolts.

Linking up with Jame's Weekend Reflection.

Friday, August 2, 2013

Capturing the light

Such beauty when nature captures the light.

Sky watch Friday Submission
Late afternoon thunderstorms make for amazing sunsets. This photo of the clouds capturing the light of the setting sun was taken from our front porch.

Weekend Reflection Submission
When a mid day breeze disturbs the water of the lake it may lose the mirror reflection but it gives us a glistening reflection as it captures the light of the sun, turning the choppy surface into a glittery blanket.

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Summertime Snapshots

I absolutely love one of my neighbors front porch! Doesn't it look inviting? 
I can so see myself relaxing in one of those rocking chairs with a nice cold Mountain Dew. I bet you expected me to say lemonade, but alas I am a MT. Dew nut.

 Now for a few more random shots taken around my neighborhood.

Don't forget to take a moment to enjoy yourself this week!

Linking up with Mary Denman for Wordless Wednesday.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Sioux Falls Sculpture Walk

 This momma bear with her cubs is actually a rather large sculpture.
At least this time it wasn't me convincing someone to do something silly to 'get the shot'.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Sculpture within a sculpture

While in a small shop in Keystone last month I saw these amazing sculptures within sculptures.

While I loved the tone of the original SOOC shot I am more partial to the following black and white version.
They had more than these three but these were by far my favorites.

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Pop of Color

Now for a little pop of color.

I shared another shot of this HERE with the focus on the reflection instead of the flowers.