Wednesday, September 30, 2009

September 30, 2009

Do you know what this is? It is the helicopter landing pad that I posted yesterday. In these photos, while the shutter was open, I used the zoom on my lens. In the first photo, the camera is still sitting on the tripod, so the lines of light are straight. As you can tell from the second, I was hand holding, but trying to be still. Cool, huh?

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

September 29, 2009

This is the helicopter landing pad at the Children's Hospital. I am on the top level of the park aid looking out. My camera and tripod are balanced on a ledge (I'm safely on the ground, thank you very much). Although it was wide enough to fit the tripod, it was not large enough to take away that forbidding feeling of "what if" they fell! Ah, nerve racking.

Monday, September 28, 2009

September 28, 2009

This is my entry for i ♥ faces category: Blue

I took this picture Saturday at the soccer fields. My, it gets hot out there in the heat with no shade. My little one likes to sit under an umbrella and drink her water to stay cool while we watch the older kids play. Perhaps by December it will cool down a bit.

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Sunday, September 27, 2009

September 27, 2009

Saturday, September 26, 2009

September 26, 2009

Kimber, these butterflies are for you. I thought of you the entire time as I initially attempted to chase down a butterfly. After a few unsuccessful tries, I sat still and waited. It didn't take long for this black friend to come flattering along. I'll post a couple more of him later. Again, the photos look better in large format.

Friday, September 25, 2009

September 25, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

September 24, 2009

Once again, they look better as a larger file. Click the photo to enlarge.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

September 23, 2009

These look even better at a larger size. Click on the photo to enlarge it.

Monday, September 21, 2009

September 22, 2009

This is my entry for i ♥ faces, category: Completely Candid

I use my 70-300 mm a lot for taking pictures of my kids. It allows me to be far away so they don't know I am taking their picture.

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Sunday, September 20, 2009

September 21, 2009

September 20, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009

September 19, 2009

September 18, 2009

Our Friday night on the town. Big city, bright lights, fast cars.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

September 14, 2009

This is my entry for i ♥ faces category:
Contemplative (thoughtful observation, full or deep consideration)

This past August, my daughter and I had the opportunity to attend the funeral of my Grandmother. Although we will miss my Grandmother, we feel peace and joy in knowing that she is reunited with her husband, parents, a son and many other whom have gone on before.

My Grandma and Grandpa had 10 children. Their posterity numbers 347 family members, all who are blessed because of the examples set by my Grandparents.

In this picture, my daughter and I had been looking at headstones of our ancestors dating back hundreds of years. It was a great moment to teach her that she is part of a long line going back, part of a family now, and hopefully a link to future generations. Certainly something to contemplate.

This is my entry for i ♥ faces, category: pets

One of the many ducks that lives in our pond.

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September 13, 2009

Saturday, September 12, 2009

September 12, 2009

Soccer (or for my few non-American readers, shall I say football) has started up again.

Friday, September 11, 2009

September 11, 2009

How many Grandma's do you know who can hit a 38 mph ball pitched at them, while using a seven year old's sized bat? Well, this one can! Look out!

Below: Think, think, think. Focus. Concentrate.

Below: Swing and a hit!

Below: Wow, check out how far that ball can fly.

Thanks Grandma. You can still play ball with the best of them.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

September 10, 2009