Photo Post 8.30.11 (Cactus Blossoms)

I was out in the Texas Hill Country last week at an Art Workshop.  I came across this cactus with these beautiful blossoms!  They just jumped out!  I took this with my phone camera.  I decided not to take my Canon, because I wanted to concentrate on painting, and not photographing!  (But I could not help myself with this one!).

Cactus Blossoms

Cactus Blossoms

Photo Post 6.10.11 (ROT Biker Rally 2011)

The Republic of Texas Biker Rally (ROT Rally), is always a great photo opportunity.  So much going on and quite entertaining.  And YES, it’s loud!  I took quite a few shots, and these were my favorites.  I did just use my 50mm 1:4 lens, I thought I would see what I would come up with, and I knew it was going to get dark.  (The first shot here is my favorite!  It’s a bit blurry but I love it!)

ROT Rally- Biker Chick

ROT Rally- Biker Chick

ROT Rally Parade

ROT Rally Parade

ROT Rally- Biker

ROT Rally- Biker

ROT Rally Parade

ROT Rally Parade

ROT Rally- Viking Biker

ROT Rally- Viking Biker

ROT Rally Parade

ROT Rally Parade

ROT Rally Parade- At the Texas Capitol

ROT Rally Parade- At the Texas Capitol

ROT Rally Parade- At the Texas Capitol

ROT Rally Parade- At the Texas Capitol

ROT Rally- In front of the Paramount Theater

ROT Rally- In front of the Paramount Theater

ROT Rally Bike

ROT Rally Bike

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 2.4.11 (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 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