Monday, June 20, 2016
On a different note, please be patient with my current inconsistent blogging. My main computer crashed and I am currently in the process of getting it repaired via warranty. In the mean time, I am working from my laptop. While it is "Old Reliable", it does present some challenges when it comes to editing photos. Have a blessed day.
Sunday, June 19, 2016
Several weeks ago I went downtown and photographed some of the art that has become part of the local street scene. I call it controlled graffiti. Saturday morning I headed down to the local farmers market and took my camera to capture a couple of more images. Here are the results.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
I was driving around town the other day when I spotted this vintage Toyota Land Cruiser with all of it's adventures clearly visible in the rust, dings, dents and rugged good looks. These little workhorses are virtually indestructible. I've seen some that have been lovingly restored to better than showroom new condition and they are beautiful, but I prefer one that has aged, maybe not so gracefully, but you know it has decades of stories to tell.
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
So what happens when you have some back light from the morning sun and you add a little front fill light with your flash? I think you get a more dramatic image, but that's just me.
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
We are members of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. The museum has had exhibits honoring Norman Rockwell and is home to "Rosie the Riveter" and there is a restored Frank Lloyd Wright house on the property. It is a "must see" if you are in the area. There is no special exhibit going on right now, but I did find these characters. They are fiberblass/mixed media and the are around five feet tall. They are supposed to represent the seasons, but I have my own names for them.
Wood Warlock I
Wood Warlock II
Wood Warlock II is outside and much larger than the interior pieces. I may not truly appreciate all of the art that I see, but I find the creativity fascinating. I think these pieces are really cool.
Three blocks from our house is the City Community Center. The center includes a walking trail, large fitness center with indoor pool and water park, as well as soccer fields for under 8 teams. The walkway from the parking lot into the building has a huge landscaped planting area, with a multitude of seasonal flowers. I typically go to the center three days a week to work-out and do some "aqua-cardio". The other day I spotted these beauties in the planting area, so...a short trip back to the house to get my camera and had a short portrait shoot of these flowers.
Sunday, June 5, 2016
And there are games when that individual battle must be won over and over....
and over. You have to try to win each contest and you can't let that one obstacle frustrate you or deny you the individual victory.
Because once you get control of the situation....
You can break free and...
Thursday, June 2, 2016
Everyone gets their photo taken with the championship trophy. They are back to back conference champs. Next stop, High School!