Every year I enter photos into the county fair, every year I hope for a ribbon, every year I realize the things that I think make the picture cool (light artifacts, blurs, etc.) are what make the judges think it's not a good photo. Every year I had to choose just three photos. But last…Read more Yearly Fair Selections for Photography
Last weekend was the final gymnastics clinic of the summer. On the last day, Em moved her level 9 beam series from medium beam to high beam, with only one mat underneath, which means it's competition ready. Her new series is a back handspring-back handspring. I was trying to make sure my photography skills were…Read more Top Flight Clinic Achievements
Textures When I saw that this week's photo challenge was "Textures" I thought, "This will be easy, I have a whole category for texture photos on my blog." The first thing I learned was only one photo portfolio project is tagged as "Textures," the other photos I have taken of textures were buried in my…Read more Best of Class – Textures
Usually Muscle Monday is about my kid. Today it is about me. I've been flexing my public speaking muscles lately and it's been amazingly satisfying. I joined Toastmasters International in 2008 and really enjoyed it but a rough time in my life when I got really depressed made me think dropping out of Toastmasters was…Read more Unusual Muscle Monday
While camping with the family over the 4th of July, I saw a beautiful object framed by these amazingly straight clouds right at sunset. I looked up what star or planet it could have been, Jupiter was the evening star that night, but I think Jupiter was supposed to be farther away from the sun.…Read more Is it a star? A planet? It’s probably a plane.
I have a retirement fantasy of working on a cruise ship as a photographer/videographer. If I really want to do that, I should be honing my skills and building a portfolio. Hence, the Vimeo Weekend Video Challenges. I've done a few, but I've only set out to specifically film for one, so far. Until this…Read more Moments of Zen and Bravery
To expand my video skills, I am, occasionally, attempting the Weekend Video Challenges posted on Vimeo.com. The challenge for the 4th of July weekend was 5 clips, 5 seconds each, combined to make a 25 second film about summer. I went camping with the family and was able to combine clips from the trip with…Read more 5×5 – Short Film about Summer