Friday, June 29, 2007

In stitches...

Took six pictures and manually connected them. No stitching software here. No tripod either. You can tell by the slight discoloration but I did what I could as a quick experiment.

Click The Picture! Click The Picture! Click The Picture! Click The Picture!

Click The Picture! Click The Picture! Click The Picture! Click The Picture!

WIIF? #19

Rachel and Wendy got WIIF? #18 and WIIF? #17 last week respectively.

Here is What Is It Friday? #19



Wendy picks up another correct guess! And it was spot on!
"looking through a bottle of some sort out the window"



The fine print: On Fridays I will post an image in hopes that visitors will leave a guess in the comment section. The following Friday (or when someone guesses correctly) I will post a wide shot of the item. Each Friday a NEW image, along with a link to the previous weeks post, will be posted.

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Check it out...

Want to see more wonderful photos? I've added a few international sites to my roll.

Check out:
sempliciscatti
thatgrrlca
Fotografia Digital El Salvador

Wonderful shots!

The one that got away...

"I'm telling you, it was THIS BIG!"
"No joke? Couldn't have been bigger than that one I caught... you remember... it was THIS BIG!!!"


"Ok, you got me there. That one was pretty freakin' big."

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Ugly duckling...

What little did they know.



Quite a week for bird shots... and still a few to go.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Flight...

This is truly my favorite shot in a loooong time.



So much so that I have two versions.

Friday, June 22, 2007

WIIF? #18

In light of the quick win by Wendy I decided to add another today.

Here is What Is It Friday? #18



That "fun-gal" Rachel guessed "fun-guy" correctly with mushrooms (fungi)! These were tiny. If my father was still around I would have checked if they were edible or not. I miss his wild mushroom salad.



The fine print: On Fridays I will post an image in hopes that visitors will leave a guess in the comment section. The following Friday (or when someone guesses correctly) I will post a wide shot of the item. Each Friday a NEW image, along with a link to the previous weeks post, will be posted.

WIIF? #17

Junie Rose guessed the green meanie correctly last week!

Here is What Is It Friday? #17



Wendy lets the sun(flower) shine on this parade with her correct answer. Here are two shots that stood out for me.





The fine print: On Fridays I will post an image in hopes that visitors will leave a guess in the comment section. The following Friday (or when someone guesses correctly) I will post a wide shot of the item. Each Friday a NEW image, along with a link to the previous weeks post, will be posted.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Slide Collie, SLIDE...

Ker-plunk...

Walking through a park with the sounds of birds around me I spied this boy prepping a hook to cast out into the lake.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

what to do about peppers...

My cube neighbor brought a pepper plant to work and it took up residency in my window. It blooms but then the flowers die and new ones open. However, no peppers are forming. I'm assuming that pollination needs to take place in order for the "fruit" to form and we have a lack of bees, butterflies, humming birds, and lady bugs on my sill. Enlighten me if I am right or wrong. Your suggestions are appreciated.



Sunday, June 17, 2007

MCF walking...

Ok, it was a setup shot. Funny thing though was the passenger in the Verizon truck yelled "DICK!" as they were driving by and it had a doppler effect. So it was like...

diiiiIIIIIIIIICkkkkkkkk......



The only thing we wished for was video... oh well.
We still love him like a brother.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Typical morning...

See that sign?
See all the cars?
Notice the brake lights?

TOO... MANY...PEOPLE!!!

Friday, June 15, 2007

WIIF? #16

chele118 got last weeks right. Congrats :)

Here is What Is It Friday? #16



Junie Rose guessed the green meanie correctly this week!



The fine print: On Fridays I will post an image in hopes that visitors will leave a guess in the comment section. The following Friday (or when someone guesses correctly) I will post a wide shot of the item. Each Friday a NEW image, along with a link to the previous weeks post, will be posted.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

MCF's Perilous! 3.V

MCF's Perilous! is a quiz in reverse. He posts ten answers. You get one week to come up with the corresponding questions and post them on your blogs, leaving a link to your post in the comments section of his blog. Next week, he'll reveal the questions he was thinking of, along with everyone's scores.

Points carry over from one installment to the next, and after five rounds the person with the most points can redeem them for a “prize”. Every five rounds, the scores reset, and a new winner could potentially gain a piece of the Mysterious Master Prize. Here's our current scoring system:

1 pt=each question
2 pts=each question that matches MCF's
-1 pt=any sentences not in question form, or forgetting a question mark
15 pts=Bonus for the Best Question

Will you face the perils below and attain the maximum points possible? Here are the next 10 answers:

1. It cannot be avoided.
Q. What is the only reason why you should not fear death?

2. Bill Paxton and Robert Downey.
Q. Which two Hollywood stars are better known as Hudson and crack head?

3. Pen Island.
Q. What did MCF say he was looking for when he inadvertantly pulled up a site for "PENIS land"?

4. The Paper.
Q. What did MCF get caught passing to the hot chick in class?
(And if this is about the movie... I remember seeing the boom mic in many poorly shot scenes)

5. “The ship was...full.”
Q. Why did Moses set sail?

6. He won't play the piano for the camera.
Q. What answer should you Google if you want to find a direct link to MCF's Perilous 3.V?

7. Shirley.
Q. What's Happening?

8. Still pretty red.
Q. How are MCF's ankles doing?

9. The animated version.
Q. What did MCF watch after viewing the recent TRANSFORMERS Trailer?


10. No, Moses supposes erroneously.
Q. Does Moses supposes his toses are roses?

Happiness is a puppy...

How freakin' cute are these guys? I was so tempted to take one... or three home but we are at our limit. Too adorable...









Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Speechless...

Not much to say today... just... blah :(



Happiness to come tomorrow...

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Baby's breath...

Losing a child must be the worst thing in life to live through. A friend of mine lost his grandson yesterday. He went to sleep but didn't wake up. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these turbulent times.

A Mothers' Prayer
An emptyness that I now feel,
since you left I love you still.
For you the pictures I have drawn,
but my pain goes on and on.

I miss you now, but your with God
And I know your near.
Listen as I pray at night,
for you will always hear.

If I had one wish come true,
My only wish would be for you.
To hold you in my arms once more,
Tell you I love you, forever and more.

And now my son if I may near,
I'm saying that I love you dear
with all my loving heart,
I'll never forget you,
I loved you from the start!

© Sara Gwaltney All Rights Reserved



Monday, June 11, 2007

Six years...

It's been six years since my father passed. Not a day goes by where I don't think of him in one way or another. I vividly remember the good times and the bad. The bad were usually caused by my arrogance and young stupidity. There are days where I feel like I can call mom's house and he'll pick up the phone, say hello, and ask if I need any vegetables from the garden. I miss you dad. I miss you a lot.

Child's play...

What a fitting plate for someone's little red sleigh...

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Inch by inch by inch by etc....

Back in 1969, Eric Carle wasn't joking about The Very Hungry Caterpillar. These little buggers eat fast and a lot!

My wife planted some bulbs in our yard and they are growing qrite rappidly. They are also atracting a bit of a feeding frenzy. I hope they bloom before being devoured. If so I'll get some pictures :) In the mealtime... I mean, meantime...




Saturday, June 09, 2007

A rose is a rose is a rose...

Today I did a little experiment with color and hue and the lack thereof.

First I shot a rose at night with a flash... which blasted it full of light and made this red rose seem magenta.


Here is an illustrated, almost cartoonish (is this a word?) look. Saturation was maxed and lightness was dropped to knock out the background.


When saturation is dropped to minimal and lightness is increased you get an image that looks similar... but not quite like it was taken with an infrared filter. Some other examples as well. I really need to get me one of these lenses.


The last three are hue adjustments to get roses of a different color.




Friday, June 08, 2007

WIIF? #15

Jamie Dawn puckered up and guessed last weeks lip balm cover correctly.

Here is What Is It Friday? #15



chele118 guessed it right this time. Now she needs a blog for us to all read ;) In the meantime be sure to check out her site and photos!



The fine print: On Fridays I will post an image in hopes that visitors will leave a guess in the comment section. The following Friday (or when someone guesses correctly) I will post a wide shot of the item. Each Friday a NEW image, along with a link to the previous weeks post, will be posted.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Just outside my door...

This guy...


...is having a feast nightly.