Photo Post 5.24.11 (Favorite Road Trip Photos)

I thought I would post a few of my favorite photos from my road trip.  I drove to Wyoming from Texas with my daughter, and had a great time.  We had a blast playing with the photo apps on my Evo phone!  Even the boring scenery was made fun with the apps!  Our favorite to use I think was Vignette.  We had so much fun making everything look “mini” with the tilt-shift feature!

If you want to see the rest of my trip photos, including Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, check out my Facebook page!

Bridge

Bridge

Smallville

Smallville

Ghost Town?

Ghost Town?

Cadillac Ranch

Cadillac Ranch

The Open Road

The Open Road

"Old School" Road Trip

"Old School" Road Trip

Daily Photo 4.23.11 (Water Lily)

I took this photo at the Zilker Botanical Gardens of the water lilies right at the entrance.  They are just beautiful right now!  It was pretty bright (middle of the afternoon), so I tried different photo apps on my Evo.  I think this was my favorite, it was with Vignette for Android.  Right now I do not remember what setting it was in, I wish I did, but I guess that makes it one of a kind! 🙂

Water Lilies

Water Lilies

Daily Photo 2.22.11 (Red Berries)

I went to my friend’s house out in Volente to shoot some headshots and photos of her working in her studio.  We spent several hours there and I got a great tour of her house and the grounds around it.  Beautiful place!  We came across these red berries in a dry creek bed.

 

Red Berries

Red Berries

 

 

Daily Photo 2.17.11 (Moon with Clouds)

I always find challenging photos the most fun.  It’s almost like, I want to see if I can get it.  I love photographing the moon, and there were plenty of clouds so I had to wait till there was a break.  I amazingly only took 20 photos to get this one (the clouds were moving fast!).  I don’t know if I could have gotten any more detail in the moon without loosing the clouds.  I am pretty happy with it.

 

Moon with Clouds

Moon with Clouds

 

 

 

Daily Photo 2.14.11 (Valentine’s Rose)

My goal today was to take a photo of something romantic, something “Valentine’s Day” like.  Of course this red rose is perfect.  I took a couple of shots, some outside in the light and some indoors in a room that was getting dark.  This turned out to be my favorite.  It’s the indoor version, much more dramatic than the well lit one!

 

Dark Red Rose

Dark Red Rose

 

 

Daily Photo 2.4.11 (Snow Day- Austin)

I was so glad I did not have to go into work today.  It sounded dangerous out there to drive, but then we decided to take a walk and shoot some photos.  When I stepped outside, it was cold but sunny, and for just a bit I thought “oh, maybe it’s not that bad”.  But then we got to the street right outside our complex, and they had 17 cars on the side of the road that could not go anywhere.  They slid into each other on a big patch of ice right outside our driveway!  So I was VERY happy I did not have to drive anywhere.

Here are some of my favorite shots from today.  I will start with the mess on our street.

 

Icy Road

Icy Road

Downtown Austin with Snow

Downtown Austin with Snow

Snow on Lady Bird Lake

Snow on Lady Bird Lake

Paddle Boarding- In this weather?

Paddle Boarding- In this weather?

Snow

Snow

Snow On Tall Grasses

Snow On Tall Grasses

 

 

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...

 

 

Daily Photo 1.30.11 (A Hot Winter’s Day)

I thought I would have a bit of fun with my photo today.  I am not sure I was all that productive today, but it was 80 degrees in January here in Austin, Texas.  I refused to turn on the air conditioner, so all that was left to do in the afternoon was to hang out on my front porch!

 

A Hot Winter's Day

A Hot Winter's Day