Goodbye Trusty Steed

Today I had to say goodbye to my 2003 Saturn Vue. My Saturn treated me well until the transmission gave up the ghost a couple of weekends ago. At only 93,500 miles, I thought I might be able to get another 3+ years out of the car. But the...

Merry Christmas

It is December 24, 2012 and plenty of creatures are stirring in the house. Last minute preparations are underway to finish decorating the house as we begin to celebrate the reason for the season. On this Christmas eve as I reflect back on the last year, I know I...

Creativity

During our trip to Oregon in June, I took some quick snaps of flowers in a flower box along the sidewalk. I wasn’t impressed with what I got in the camera. The sun was high in the sky, the colors looked washed out, and I just didn’t “feel” it...

Independence Day

This past weekend was Independence Day here in the US, and like many others, we chose to celebrate with friends and family and watch a fireworks spectacular. Click an image to view larger. This was my first attempt at doing any fireworks photography and I’m pretty happy with the...

Friendship

I have been interested in photography for several years now. However, it wasn’t until I changed jobs 2 years ago that I had the time and energy to dedicate myself to learning the skills required to capture images that others would enjoy. I could take snapshots at family gatherings...

Vacation

Vacation means different things to different people. For some, just being home and working around the house without having to go to work is a vacation. For others, trips to exotic locales are favored. Still others like to revisit the same places every year. It is in the latter...