Monday, January 31, 2011


A hockey shot.

I don't think I was even looking through the viewfinder to take this photo. It just happened to be framed in a way that I rather like. Lucky.

Friday, January 14, 2011


Normally I don't like to do any post-processing on my photos. I don't know why, but I feel strongly about using my camera to take the picture I want, instead of having to go back later and change things around. That just doesn't seem fun to me. Unfortunately, sometimes a small change is necessary.

This photo has been cropped.


Originally there were green fir trees on the sides of the photo in the foreground. They just didn't need to be there at all, and now they are gone.

Thursday, January 13, 2011


A few weeks ago I was printing my poster for a conference. Poster printing is done in the map room, and I noticed a really nice photo hanging that someone had printed. I commented on it to the map room guy, and it turned out that he was the one who had taken it. So we talked cameras while my poster printed (3' by 4' takes awhile). He had mentioned that the photo, which was a landscape taken in Scotland, was done with the aperture closed way down. Normally, I am taking photos with the aperature as wide open as I can have it, because I particularly enjoy photos with a narrow depth of field (and I am under the impression that this is the way to achieve this). Anyhow, he said he did this so that the cloud definition would show up.

My photo was taken at the Raven Rock lookout, and I really wanted the cloud definition to show up, so I closed the aperture WAY down. And I am happy with the result.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Sixty Nine

These roots made me think of Bridge to Tarabithia. I read that book ages ago, and it is possible the cover of the book looked like this?

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Sixty Eight: A Tuesday Appearance

That's me! I did not take this photo, although I do have a tripod now, so it will be possible in the future. This photo is taken by Greg, at Raven Rock in North Carolina.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 9, 2011


We went on the Victory Rover, which is a 2 hour tour past all the navy ships. This photo was inspired by the long shadows on the life saver.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


I Really liked these chains and shadows of chains on the side of the ship. I also had no idea the colors would come out looking antique-y. I didn't plan that, but Really like it. The octagons are there to keep rats of the ship, according to my father.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Side view of the USS Wisconsin. I like these lines better, but the previous photo had such a great blue blue sky.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


The USS Wisconsin, which is located in Norfolk. You can pay a fee to tour it, but it was closed when we were there.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Sixty Two

The photo blog is back with holiday delight!

I got Poochini this pink donut for Christmas, which I'm pretty sure he loves!