Daily Photo 1.1.11 (Happy New Year! Fireworks!)

Tough choice, I had so many good ones, but here’s my favorites!  I love the reflection in the 360 Condos! (The tall building next to the fireworks)

 

Happy New Year 2011 #1

Happy New Year 2011 #1

Happy New Year 2011 #2

Happy New Year 2011 #2

Happy New Year 2011 #3

Happy New Year 2011 #3

Happy New Year 2011 #4

Happy New Year 2011 #4

 

 

 

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 12.17.10 (Downtown Austin)

I went on a photo walk last night organized by Austin photographer Alex Suarez (thanks Alex!).  There really didn’t seem to be much as far as Christmas lights, but I managed to find some things to photograph.  By the way, what’s up with no Christmas lights over Congress Avenue, Austin??

Here are my favorite photos from last night. The first 3 are a window display and the last is the Austonian building with the clouds and moon.  It looked awesome!

 

Window Stars 1

Window Stars 1

Window Stars 2

Window Stars 2

Window Stars 3

Window Stars 3

Austonian with Moon at night

Austonian with Moon at night

 

 

 

Daily Photo 12.5.10 (Holiday Window)

Last night was the Holiday Stroll in Downtown Austin, and it was wonderful!  Christmas carols, shops open late, Christmas activities, art receptions, etc.  This is a photo of a window decorated for the holidays with paper snow flakes.  It was simple, and I love the way they had the light shining through it.

 

Holiday Window

Holiday Window

 

 

Daily Photo 12.3.10 (My new creation!)

Finally! I have been trying to work on this for months, and it has been one obstacle after another, but I finally finished one of them.  It’s my Luminescent Lamp, a small version of my Luminescent Vines, which was part of the Collaborative Project I did with friends back in August (it is at Authenticity right now).  I finished this one just in time to take it to Authenticity Gallery for tomorrow night’s Holiday Sing-along and Downtown Stroll.  Let me know what you think!  I plan on doing several more in varying sizes & shapes.

 

Luminecent Lamp

Luminecent Lamp

 

 

Daily Photo 11.7.10 (Beautiful afternoon on Lady Bird Lake)

I had a great day wandering around Town Lake (Lady Bird Lake) with my daughter and taking photos.  My CF card was full, so I could not use my camera! (I let her borrow my card and have not gotten it back yet), so I used my EVO to take some photos.  I downloaded the FX Camera for Android and Retro Camera for Android and I really like some of the photos I came up with!  Here’s a few.  (Don’t the photos of the abandoned building look like a torture chamber?)

 

Lady Bird Lake w/FX Camera

Lady Bird Lake w/FX Camera

Lady Bird Lake w/FX Camera

Lady Bird Lake w/FX Camera

Abandoned building on Town Lake

Abandoned building on Town Lake

Abandoned building/Town Lake w/Retro Camera

Abandoned building/Town Lake w/Retro Camera

Abandoned building/Town Lake w/Retro Camera

Abandoned building/Town Lake w/Retro Camera

 

 

 

Daily Photo 10.21.10 (Arthouse- Artist Sneak Peek)

I attended the Arthouse at the Jones Center Grand Re-Opening- “Artist Sneak Peek”.  They did a fabulous job with the architecture!   Also, the rooftop is amazing!  It’s going to be a great place for artists and art lovers here in Austin.  I almost forgot I had a great camera on my Evo!  Here’s a few photos from tonight.

 

Arthouse 2nd Floor

Arthouse 2nd Floor

Arthouse Architecture

Arthouse Architecture

View from Arthouse Rooftop 1

View from Arthouse Rooftop 1

View from Arthouse Rooftop 2

View from Arthouse Rooftop 2

 

 

Daily Photo 10.17.10 (Phone Camera- Downtown Austin)

Got my Evo last week and I have been playing with it all weekend!  Sooo much fun!  I downloaded FxCamera for Android and have been playing around with the different settings.  I took this photo with the Polandroid setting.  Thanks to Mashable for posting the 8 Best Android Apps for Photo Editing!

 

Austin Polaroid

Austin Polaroid

 

 

Daily Photo 6.22.10 (Re-worked Old Photo)

I attended one of my photography Meet-up groups last night- “The Gathering of Photographers”, and someone suggested I try cropping this photo.  I like the idea, it’s the most interesting part of the photo and I was not crazy about the top part.  Let me know your thoughts!

Austin After the Rain-2 (new version)

Austin After the Rain-2 (new version)

Austin After the Rain-1

Austin After the Rain-1