Friday, October 30, 2009


Taking pictures of a bird I called a hawk, I was informed that it was an osprey. According to WIKI another name for osprey is Sea Hawk. One case where we are both right. What I learned from Dick George at the Zoo, spilled over to walks in the park. This guy was hanging out by the lake to see what tasty fishy morsels were available. The last picture I found more disturbing after taking a good look. I wonder, is he checking me out to see if I am eatable. Ooo scary.

Thursday, October 29, 2009


Similar subjects, I changed background by moving me. You can see the difference. Don't like the picture, try moving to a different point of view. I think this works for a lot of things. :)

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Do the Zoo

I spent the weekend at an awesome Zoo workshop put on by Arizona Highways with photographer Dick George. He showed me the power of turning the camera, plus several other very cool tips that I will pass on over the next few days. I learned these principals in class, Dick showed the practical application. Very awesome.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Horizontal vs. Verticle

There are some concepts I need to see it to believe it. These two shots are about 3 seconds apart, just enough time to change my camera from horizontal to vertical. I was stunned by the difference in composition.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Faces say it all!

I love my camera. I get their faces without being in their faces. Most never knew I snapped their picture. I have no idea who they are, so they will all remain nameless.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Fair rides

For some people it is not the midway or the exhibits that draw their attention, it is all about the rides. Zipping, twisting, and dizzying heights a trill to find yourself in a world totally different from the firm ground normally under our feet.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Having a ball!

Having a ball used to mean having a great time. Now at the fair you can get a great big ball. Kathy, the last one's for you. :)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Old, Young, Alien

Old, Young or alien, all are welcomed at the fair.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Love the animals

Vacuuming, winning or petting, animals play an important part at the fair.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009


Shade rules at over 100 degrees. If all else fails, bring your own.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Passing Strangers

Strangers passing on the sky ride. Some strangers are stranger than others.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

AZ State Fair

Thanks to Marsha for letting me know that Friday at the AZ State Fair only cost a buck. I spent the afternoon trying to capture my definition of the fair. I decided it isn't just one thing so I guess I will post several images that I really like.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Morning light again

I appreciate winter hours when the sun comes up at a more reasonable hour. Summer sun comes at 4:00 AM, I am just not up that early.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Decisive moment



These pictures were shot within seconds of each other. The decisive moment is when all the elements come together in the best picture possible. I know I hit it right when I open the picture and gasp with pleasure.

Thursday, October 15, 2009


I needed a break from homework and looked for one of my pictures that I feel calm when I view it. I am behind and am getting further behind, but it was so worth all the pictures I took.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Park Randomness

Walking through the park and found him sitting as if he were waiting for us. His Dad was just across the sidewalk allowing him to set the pace of their walk. One shot was all I got.