Public Service Announcement

•December 6, 2012 • 4 Comments

I was out and about the other day, carrying my camera although I wasn’t expecting to shoot anything, when I was approached by this woman and child. Have you ever met someone that just seemed…”off?” You know, you can’t really put your finger on anything specific, but they just seem like they might be a bit unstable? That’s what this woman was like. Anyway, she asked if I was a photographer, and without waiting for a response, pretty much demanded that I take her and her child’s photograph. As soon as I had snapped the shot, she departed without leaving any kind of number or address where she might be reached. Only later did I start to think that perhaps the child wasn’t actually hers. I mean, look at that baby. She’s way too cute to be related to this (probably) crazy woman. I started to get really worried that I may have been able to prevent some kind of kidnapping in progress, but didn’t. So if anyone has any information as to the whereabouts or identities of this woman or child, please let me know. I’m sure this woman is some kind of criminal…

Strange lady

 

Sunny Irony

•December 6, 2012 • Leave a Comment

One of the great ironies of life is…life. Life will always throw you a curve ball when you least expect it, as opposed to the more socially accepted throwing things when they are expected. No sooner had I joined the “Post-a-Day” than my life started going completely haywire, effectively prohibiting me from any taking of photographs, making of art, or any other activity that generally makes me feel good on the inside, let alone having anything to post. However, life also balances out, and now it seems as if I will be able to get back into the swing of things, albeit with more potential time stealers headed my way. So it is with great joy that I present you with…another post!!  Here are two “old” photos of one of my favorite critters from the Oakland Zoo which I had the great fortune to visit last November. Yes, it’s a sun bear. Gotta love these guys!

Sun Bear I Sun Bear II

Have a great day!

More Chillun’s

•November 29, 2012 • 1 Comment

Still going through all the “old” photos (by old I mean the ones I took earlier this year, which was when I started photographing) to see if there are any that are decent before I burn them all to disc so I can get my computer a little less cluttered. Found a folder labeled “More Than One” and found some very interesting shots featuring-you guessed it-more than one child at a time. I have read in many different places that one of the most important skills you can develop as a photographer is patience. I would recommend to anybody that wants to do this as a crash course to try child photography. Props to people who shoot kids for a living…with a camera, I mean.

Here’s Reis and Ruby, back when she actually used to let me take her picture. All the way back to the beginning of the year…so long ago…

Here’s Hannah and Reis in a high-key experiment I had going on at the time. All looks well, right? Well, let me show you how things really are between shots with the following straight-out-of camera shot, unedited except for resizing…

Until next time, God bless, good light, and good luck….ummm…I mean, happy shooting!

Eldest

•November 28, 2012 • Leave a Comment

OK, I promise this is the last post for today…

 

Lastly, the First

•November 28, 2012 • 5 Comments

The previous post showed two of my three daughters, so I had to have one more post today for the last daughter, who was, ironically, the firstborn…

Ruby

More Oldies

•November 28, 2012 • 2 Comments

I think I’m really behind on my Post-A-Day, so I’m trying to catch up…

More older photos of younger subjects…

 

Amy

 

Hannah

Old Critters

•November 28, 2012 • 2 Comments

I suppose that title might be misleading; the critters in these photos aren’t necessarily old, but the photos themselves are. How old? They were all shot earlier this year with my old Canon 300D Digital Rebel. Yep. The original rebel, featuring a whopping 6 megapixels, noise at all ISO levels, an LCD screen about as big as my thumbnail, and a battery that lasted for all of about 50 shots before declaring itself dead. Turn the camera off, take battery out, reinstall battery, and fire up camera for another 50 shots or so. Great fun. I absolutely love my new camera, the Pentax K5, but sometimes it’s still nice to be reminded of how things used to be, to help me to remember to appreciate how good things are now.

African Lion

 

Burrowing Owl

 

Jaguar

 

Mountain Lions

 

Fennec Fox

Until next time, God bless, good light, and happy shooting!

 
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