Monday, August 31, 2009

and last week's challenge...

was shapes. Specifically circles. My image was from an old junk store up in the mountains - I just liked how the bottles looked.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

and i won....

The photo challenge a few weeks ago was hands, fingers, feet and toes.
Hannah suggested this shot while we were in the mountains.
And guess what - it won the week's challenge.
Yep, $5 worth of products. :)

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Back at school....

Crummy light.
Very early in the morning.
Co-operative kid.
Eighth grade!

I took her to school today since it was the first day. When she got out of the car and waved I wanted a shot - but I got a car monitor in the way. Drats.


I have had my camera set up on a tripod at the breakfast area windows for about a week - trying to shoot the elusive hummingbird.
Yesterday, I was was taking the camera down to take to school - here he comes. First (which I missed), he hangs in the air, pointing straight at me.
Like he is posing for a shot.
Which I missed.

But I got my act together and turned the camera on and got a couple. Not great but....

Thursday, August 20, 2009

camping | davidson river

We spent last week camping at Davidson River - outside of Brevard. There was tons to do in the area - a national forest, a state forest, 100+ waterfalls, the town of Brevard, hiking, tubing and a really really good ice cream shop.

I am going to post a few images from the trip - and plan to later post some of the many waterfall images I shot. We did hike to 8 waterfalls during the trip.

The campsite - we stayed right along the Davidson River. Good and Bad. Good = river access. Bad = road noise.

This was the scene looking upstream about 6pm on Saturday night. Notice the poor ol' fly fisherman in the middle of the waders, tubers and swimmers. I think a smarter fisherman would have been somewhere else!

One of my favorite pictures from the trip - Hannah in the lounge chair playing video games. BTW, she had run out of books after reading the 4 she'd brought with her.

This waterfall is Looking Glass Falls - right alongside the road. It is always crowded with people so I got up and drove to the falls about 8am - there was only 1 car there, shoes on the ground but no people to be seen.

And surprisingly, at the top of a waterfall in the Dupont State Forest we found a covered bridge!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

POTD 08.10.09

Hickory Crawdads vs. West Virginia Power.
Monday night in Hickory means a very light crowd.
This was the view from our seats.
The sun has gone done, the Crawdads are getting whooped and Hannah and Britt spent the night trying to catch foul balls.

Friday, August 07, 2009

moving on up... the front seat of the car.
Plus there are
Dials to spin.
Seats to electronically go up and down.
Glove compartments to explore.
Lots of fun!

POTD 08.04.09

Hannah's new back-to-school shoes.
Please note the size: women's 9.
To be fair, these run small. Her other shoes were 8's. But still....

Thursday, August 06, 2009

POTD 08.02.09 times 2

P.O.T.D. = photo of the day

In 2009, I decided to start taking a photo a day. Mainly to get myself better acquainted with my camera and how to use it.

I have been slack...there is only so many thing you can photograph around the house.

But I am back at it. Trying to get better with my camera. So occasionally I will post my POTD which has nothing to do with anything except it was something to photograph....

Kinda like these....except I KNEW WE SHOULD NOT AVE BOUGHT A 3LB BOX!

Sunday, August 02, 2009

photo challenge...close ups

The photo challenge this week was close ups. Since I do not have a true close up lens (macro), I decided to shoot while in Linville Falls as close as I could with my 18mm-70mm lens, which was on the camera.

There were tons of trees that had been cut down on the side of the are a few ...

And the full view of the stump...

Saturday, August 01, 2009