Action shots are tricky yet exciting form of photography. Many times every thing pauses for a picture. Striking a balance of action blur with elements in focus, create some of the most exciting photographs.
Saturday, July 31, 2010
Friday, July 30, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
I searched the web for a quote I heard years ago that seemed to suit this picture.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, man will have discovered fire.
Peking, February 1934, "The Evolution of Chastity" in Toward the Future, London: Collins, 1975: 86-87.
Monday, July 26, 2010
The first picture is the JPG created by my camera. The second picture is much closer to what it actually looked like, thanks to RAW files and Photoshop. No wonder digital cameras can drive people crazy. It is what color?
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Have you ever taken the time to wander your neighborhood just to see what was there? I was walking down the road and saw this cute way someone was trying to help somebody else find their lost hat. A bit of kindness that had me smiling.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
I can't imagine having to feed a squawking child by stuffing their food down their throat. Somedays I used to whisper 'time for dinner' so I could eat it by myself, before everyone realized dinner was ready to eat. I am so glad I am not a bird.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Monday, July 12, 2010
Sunday, July 11, 2010
Friday, July 9, 2010
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I was suffering from feeling discouraged and overwhelmed. Deena shared a poem that struck at the core issue - self doubt. Her words are beautiful. Fortunately, she was browsing through my pictures and suggested I combine her words with my picture I posted in January. This is the results. You may need to click on the picture to get it large enough to read. To view Deena's link, click here, or you may need to copy and paste.
Thanks Deena. I enjoyed collaborating with you.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Sunday, July 4, 2010
I stayed home from the fireworks this year. My way of keeping the Sabbath day holy constrains me from working on Sunday if I can avoid it. My thoughts were turned to my Heavenly Father and Jesus. Our country is built on our belief in God and obeying his commandments. I love fireworks so I posted more from last year. I will look forward to next year.
Saturday, July 3, 2010
I learned a few things this past month with a theme of 'Red'. First I got in a rut. Second I didn't post somedays because I just wasn't feeling Red. (The cliche is actually 'being in the pink.') Third my favorite ducks and park pictures often didn't have red. I did explore older pictures. I thought more about what I was shooting pictures of and opened to possible themes. July is Blue with patriotic flavor since I live in the USA and this is our independence on July 4th. I will explore blue but treat myself and you to other ideas that come to mind.
Friday, July 2, 2010
The infamous red dye added to food to make them look delicious and perhaps forbidden. One of my favorite photo bloggers Nikon Sniper captured red apples in a way that couldn't be beat http://nikonsniper.blogspot.com/
9 pictures done labeled "How do you like them apples." I decided not to run out and copy his shot but link you to his original. Red in your food checkout what you are eating today. Red M&Ms, apples, cherries, raspberries, cherries, chilis, peppers, reds spice up your dishes and delight your eyes. Gooo RED.