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Archive for May, 2008

Ok, new toys I have and want aside. Now back to the pictures. Today’s shot comes from a trip several years ago. Shortly after I got my camera, we went to Chicago, my home town, for Thanksgiving week. It was my love’s first trip to the Windy City, and it was cold. She got to […]

So, as I had mentioned there were some other things I wanted to get into when I was thinking about upgrading to the 40D. The big one I want to work on is infrared photography. I have been looking at Life Pixel to do a camera conversion for me. I had thought about getting an […]

I have been trying to decide if I wanted to sign up for this for some time, and tonight I finally did. I have always enjoyed taking pictures of people, and do not often get the chance. My love encourages me to pursue my passions, and sometimes the timing of an opportunity like this works […]

As promised, here are the specs on my latest toy, the Canon 40D. I bought this last weekend and received it Friday. I have not had much time to play yet, but I hope to soon. Camera Type Interchangeable Lens SLR (Single Lens Reflex) Digital Camera Image Quality Image Sensor: APS-C size (22.2 x 14.8mm) […]

Today we have a photo from our day at The State Fair of Texas last year. We spent the day under the hot Texas sun and saw the annual butter sculpture, the quilt exhibit (for my love), the classic cars (for me), and so many other things. We capped off the night on the Midway […]

Here we have my entry for Assignment: The Five Senses @ dPS and the description I posted. The assignment was to shoot a photo that represented at least one , if not more than one of the five senses. Here we have all five senses. We have the sound of the cutter snipping the cigar, […]

So, last weekend the Canon Spring rebates went into effect and I finally orderd my new camera. I have been looking at upgrading for some time now since I have some other things I want to get into (more on that later). As everyone knows, I have been using my Rebel XT for about 4 […]

This week am am participating in another photo challenge over at dPS. This challenge is The Five Senses. My entry will be posted later today. For now, we have a few more photos from our trip to New York. This first one was taken from Top of the Rock. This next shot is classic New […]

So today we have a little bit of a nostalgic look. This was taken on our New York adventure. We hit Grand Central Terminal one night and I took this. With a little adjustment in Photoshop we have one of my favorite shots from the trip.

Here we go with a couple more shots from our New York trip. This first one was taken as we made the long chilly walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan across the Brooklyn Bridge. That afternoon was about 33 degrees and windy but the sky was clear and the air crisp. This second photo come to […]

So last year my love and I went to New York City around Christmas, an amazing time to be there. This was her first trip to the city, and my first for Christmas since I was a small child. We spent about a week and did all of the mandatory holiday things plus some of […]

Today we have a few more pictures from our Philadelphia trip last year. This first one was taken outside of City Hall. This picture was shot our first day at a museum and garden in Deleware.

So last Friday I took my mom to lunch for a late Mother’s Day celebration and to share some other good news with her (my love got a great new job and I finished my MBA). That day got me thinking about some older pictures I have done, this in particular. Mom loves calililys so […]

This morning’s images come to you from the Bahamas. We took a trip in Feb 2005 for my cousin’s 80th birthday. It was done as a family reunion of sorts and I took advantage of the setting to propose to the love of my life. Obviously she said yes. This first photo is of the […]

Here we have another shot from our trip to Chicago to see King Tut. This is Buckingham Fountain. Many of you might recognize it from the opening credits for Married… With Children, or the starting line for The Amazing Race 6. What you might not know is the fountain was the official starting point for […]

Today we have one of my luckiest pictures from our trip to Philadelphia last year. We had gone down to Penn’s Landing to see the boats and the waterfront and to enjoy some relaxation after a long day of sightseeing. I was enjoying a CAO Sporanos cigar and walking along the docks as the sun […]

So, for our first anniversary trip we went to San Antonio, TX. The first day we were there we had amazing weather, sunny and in the mid 70s. We spent that afternoon touring 4 of the 5 Spanish Missions along Mission Trail. The last one of the day was Mission San Juan Capistrano built in […]

And here it is. I use the Canon Digital Rebel XT currently. I have been using this since 2004, and have had no problems with it save for the limited size of the body. the quality is amazing for the durability of the camera and the pictures you can take with it. I am considering […]

Here we go with some more travel photos. This was taken in Chicago with the Tamron 11-18, shot from behind Shed Aquarium. We were there to see King Tut at the Field Museum Field Museum. We have printed this as a 16×20 and framed it.

So, as promised I have started a list of some of my equipment. This post has details on my current lenses. Almost everything I post was taken with one of these, starting with the 11-18 that I bought before I went to Rome and the 18 – 250 (my go to lens). As you can […]

More travel photos for all to see. These were taken in Rome in 2006. We spent a week there for our honeymoon. This first one is of the Coliseum taken from the Roman Forums. The next one is of Trevi Fountain. The story is that if you toss a coin into the fountain you will […]

I have been meaning to post some of my travel pictures so I thought I would start with this from Little Round Top in Gettysburg, PA. This was taken last year when we went to Philly for my cousin’s wedding.

So, it looks like the workshop in Austin for this weekend is overbooked and I won’t be going. there are a few more this year that I am looking into, but no plans yet. We did get to Scarborough Fair this weekend and got some great pictures. I will post some up soon. I finally […]