Blog Post 8.18.12 (Son & Baby Photo)

I love technology!  What would we do without our smart phones? When you just don’t have your camera with you and you just have to take a photo these smart phones really come in handy!! I went to see my new grandson (my son’s baby) and I had to photograph their interaction.  It’s just so sweet! I love this photo!!! (Next time I need to remember to take my big Canon!!) 🙂

This was taken with my Evo, made B & W in Photoshop.

Daily Photo 4.1.11 (Walking Bridge at Night)

I decided I need to take advantage of the really cool camera apps on my EVO phone.  Sometimes it feels like I am not taking a “real” photo, because it’s with my phone, but the effects I can get are just amazing, and it takes my creativeness in a whole new direction.  Tonight we were walking on the bridge over Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake), and I thought I would use different apps to photograph the empty bridge.  These are my 2 favorites.

 

Walking Bridge at Night- Vignette on Android

Walking Bridge at Night- Vignette on Android

Walking Bridge at Night- RetroCamera on Android

Walking Bridge at Night- RetroCamera on Android

 

 

 

Daily Photo 2.3.11 (Frozen Fountain)

I thought I would take advantage of the freezing weather and get some photos of frozen fountains.  I really like this fountain, with the great metal sculpture around it.  This is located on Auditorium Shores, at S. 1st and Riverside Dr., just on the south side of the river (Lady Bird Lake).  Did I mention this is in Austin, TEXAS!!

 

Frozen Fountain

Frozen Fountain

Frozen 360 Condos

Frozen 360 Condos

Ice Cave? no, just the fountain...

Ice Cave? no, just the fountain...

 

 

My Daily Photo- Top 10…HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Well, I started my Daily Photo Blog at the beginning of 2010, hoping that I learn more about photography, learn my camera and I think I have done that.  I do notice an improvement from the beginning of the year, and now when I want to take a specific photograph, technically- I kinda know what I am doing! 🙂

I wish all of you a very Happy New Year!  I hope you all set goals and reach them (even surpass them!).  I set some goals each year and I try really hard to accomplish them.  Sometimes I feel that just by having some of my goals on my blog, or on Facebook, it helps me, because I feel like “I told the world, so now I have to do it!”

Here are my top 10, as chosen by friends, family, comments, views & myself:

 

Freak Out- Carnival at night

Freak Out- Carnival at night

Dragonfly by the Pool

Dragonfly by the pool

Austin after the rain

Austin after the rain

Rain Drops in Black & White

Rain Drops in Black & White

Tree and Moon

Tree and Moon

Stairs at Night

Stairs at Night

Brooklyn Bridge- sepia

Brooklyn Bridge- sepia

Holiday Lights

Holiday Lights

Scissors

Scissors

Blue Heron in flight

Blue Heron in flight

 

 

Daily Photo 9.11.10 (Rain Drops-Black & White)

I did not get a chance to photograph today (It was a painting day), so I thought I would work on a photo from a few days ago.  I was looking for something that I could do black & white (I love that about digital!) Here’s some of the rain drops on my porch from the big “flooding” rain we had a few days ago!

Rain Drops in Black & White

Rain Drops in Black & White

Daily Photo 6.18.10 (Encaustic Art Reception)

My friend Kay Hughes had the reception for her encaustic “Black & White and Vintage Cars Art Exhibit” yesterday at Fair Bean Coffee on S. 1st St..  The show is just fabulous, if you get a chance to go see it, it will be up through July 5th.  Also take a look at her work on her website Knott Garden Art!  Here’s a couple of photos from the reception.

Kay showing and explaining encaustics

Kay showing and explaining encaustics

Kay showing one of her pieces

Kay showing one of her pieces