Saturday, January 30, 2010
















21/365




















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19/365
Sunrise 18/365
Sunset



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Woman









































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Friday, January 29, 2010

Zeke
16/365
Waiting
15/365


14/365
This was not my original post for flickr for my 365.
My sister had Brain Surgery today
for a ruptured anuerism.
I shot this on my way home from the Hospital. It was 11:00 PM and I didn't have a picture.
As I passed this shop all the shiny bikes caught my eye so I decided to stop for a shot.
I was tired and exhausted when I arrived home and didn't really like any of the motorcyle pictures, so I took a shot of a Koala Bear in a tutu sitting on a stack of books in my office.
On later viewing and tweaking the MC images, I decided I did rather like this one..

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Thirteenth Day! of my 365 Project..
The Arctic Blast is over! We had a high of 53 blazin hot degrees today..and it sure was nice! It was still 50* at Sunset. However as soon as the sun set...burrrr..the temp dropped to 45 and got real chilly! This Fabulous Sunset is at Forest Lake. Taken from a dock on the East side of the Lake.
I love it out there so much. Someone is building a HUGE Mansion on the property that has the dock, and they are going to have an awesome view of this every day. I sure would love to have a little cottage on this lake, with a dock out over the water. I just love going out on the dock and watching the Herons, and geese, and ducks and white egrets. It's so peaceful out there. Even when the wind blows, it's still a great place to hang out. I'll be sad when the people move in and I can no longer go out on their dock... Day Twelve... Wednesday 13 January 2010
This Great Blue Heron is resting on the bank of Jeffries Creek.
I love the Mirror Image of the Heron and the edge of the Creek Reflected in the water in this shot. Although it's not a real clear, detailed shot of the Birds face I still love it. The sky overhead was dusky pink and is reflected in the water, as the sun was setting fast. It was very cold out.
Eleventh Day/365/ Tuesday 12 January 2010
The last two cherries in the bowl...
They were the only ones in the bowl joined by a wishbone stem, so I naturally thought of it for the picture of the day. I really liked the negative space created by the deep shadow in the bottom of the bowl. This was shot using natural light through the bay window in the dining room.
The cherries were delicious!

Day Ten~Three Sixty Five
Monday
11 January 2010
This is Zeke. Zeke is my 12 year old Staffie.
He's my sweet lil buddy. Although he's definitely going through some life stages at 12.
He is still a wonderful companion.
He was resting peacfully as I was setting up the shot, then a squirrel must have come up onto the deck, because he looked up with avid interest just as I snapped this.


Day Nine ~ Three Sixty Five
What Do I know of Holy?
This shot is from Sunday 10 January 2010. It being Sunday, I decided a visual image of God's Holy Word would be the picture of the day.
On flickr I titled it "What Do I know of Holy?" and someone wrote some lyrics for the song.
I really appreciate that since I didn't know them enough to write them, so here are some of the lyrics courtesy of Hasby on Flickr

What do I know of You
Who spoke me into motion
Where have I even stood
But the Shore along Your ocean
Are You Fire? Are You Fury?
Are You Sacred? Are You Beautiful?
What do I know, What Do I know of Holy?
I love this song, by
Addison Rhode

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Monday, January 11, 2010

Frozen In Time~ Day Eight ~
Project:Three Sixty FiveJust a couple of different views with several different exposures and light schemes
These first two are from the street side with Palm Trees and even a star in the clear night sky.
A three tiered fountain downtown
Shot low into the Street with traffic zipping by, produced the colorful light trails.

I always like a quirky angle shot


The flare in these two shots are caused by headlights on a car across the way.









The shot below is a bit crooked, but I still liked the light
and the reflections in the pool of the fountain,
and the sparkles on the icicle cluster on the bottom tier.
Too bad I didn't have my star~point filter on when shooting these.






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Fungi

Summer Shrooms...
I shot these fungi in August while in Rock Hill, South Carolina. I had taken Ian to the Airport in Charlotte and was meeting Shelly Martinez in Fort Mill for a Photog Session with her and her daughters Lainey and Paige. More from that Session to come... I had stopped in Rock Hill to get food and saw tons of these gorgeous little mushrooms scattered all around the grassy areas. I was only there for a short while but it seemed like a place I would like to return to sometime and shoot the town.

Fortunately I have a remote trigger which enabled me to rest my camera on the ground and shoot some long exposures. It was around 7 Pm and the sun was very low. There were several buildings around so the low light was pretty much blocked out. I used my flash off camera for some of them but just a long exposure for most. The one above was barely bigger than a quarter.

I would love to know the different names of all these fungi, but unfortunately I don't.
I like the crenellation of the one above. It has a very unique upside down look to it.
The next two images are shot against the dark blue sky using off camera flash.
They grew in clusters scattered all about in groups of five, six, seven and more.







This one below and the very topmost one are of the same kind, and are about five inches diameter.


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Friday, January 8, 2010

Three Sixty Five ~ Day Seven ~

Just as I was contemplating what I wanted to shoot for my 365...
I had been out most of the day and didn't have anything yet...Plus it is Sooooo COLD out today. Like 35 degrees at 3PM.
I had Lunch today at RedBone with my sister and my niece's future Mother in law.. We were discussing plans for the upcoming Wedding in May. Frankly, I did not want to go out again..because of the c-c-c-coldness.
So I was putting together some things for a still shot when the doorbell rang and Voila!
Brown (UPS) had delivered a package from California. Inside the package was this...Two framed pictures..one of Breeze and River, shot by Photographer, Sharon De La O of Huntington Beach, California. One of Rivy shot by his Mom, Photographer, Breeze Flowers, my daughter, of Malibu, California. So I got a wonderful present and I got my 365 of the day!




To try to make myself warmer, I decided to post a couple of shots from the Summer of 09.
This water lily in my pond really makes me dream of Hot and Sultry Summer days.
Right now the pond is frozen. I hope the fish are all ok. They have a sort of a house under the fountain (it's really just an upside down flowerpot) where they can hibernate and lay eggs for the ressurrection of Spring.
In Summer this lily blooms sometimes as many as four or five lilys on any given day, and they usually last for three or four days. There is also a Yellow Lily in there.

This macro shot of a Phalenopsis Orchid was taken by the glass door onto the deck on a rainy day last Summer.

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This Collage is of Fiddleback Ferns and Pink California Poppies at Hart Park.
When I'm in California, Hart Park is a favorite spot for Photo Sessions.
There are Several large lakes and ponds with ducks, geese, Swans, White Egrets and Blue and Night Herons. There is also a large Peacock population.
The Kern River runs alongside this 44 acre Park, located in Bakersfield, California.


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Thursday, January 7, 2010



Three Sixty Five~Day Six~


These Boots Are Made for Walkin~
365~6



Unbelievable...how hard it is to think of one thing to
showcase. I wanted to go out and shoot the Sunset today, but when it was time for the Sun to set...there was no Sun. Even though today was rather warm in
comparison to how cold it has been over the past several days. The South East is preparing for what the Meteorologists are calling the Arctic Blast.
It is actually sleeting outside my door right now.
The temperature is going to drop back to freezing overnight tonight...32 degrees. The High tomorrow is only expected to be around 36 degrees, with lows tomorrow evening in the low teens!
That is just a bit too chilly for this
Southern California girl~
Until tomorrow...Stay Warm!




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This shot of the New
Monster Building under this Awesome Rainbow was the beginning of a Wonderful relationship with
Kevin Farrell, VP of Global Real Estate
with Monster World Wide.
This led to a commission with Monster by way of shooting the building again after the signage had been put into place. Which then led to an assignment to shoot the Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, in November 09.



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I am Sooooooo ready for some Sunshine and Warmth!

This is from my Summer Archives as I have not really posted anything since returning from California. Nor Have I updated my website since the summer either.

I've had so many computer isssues...crash and BURN!!!

So, I've been a lot behind..in my work and in my posts.

I am hoping and praying that by commiting to do a ThreeSixtyFive, I will be dedicated to post more often.


After having so much work in California, I have been extremely slow as far as work, here in South Carolina. The word is just not getting out...


I have at least been able to do a bit of Commercial work here, so maybe that will be my new genre for a while.
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