My daughter's gymnastics meets prohibit flash photography. Because of this, I am always fighting to find a balance between a fast enough shutter-speed for her speed but slow enough to not be completely underexposed. I enter these photos into the county fair every year. Every year I get passed over for ribbons because they are…Read more Lack of Focus and Light
Spike TV channel is about to start an original series based on Stephen King's story "The Mist." I have seen some of the previews shown on other channels so I finally decided to create a OnePass on my TiVo for it... but it was still too far into the future. So I put a reminder…Read more Guess it was the right decision…
Sometimes you cook dinner and yell, "Everybody come and get it!" Sometimes you want to plate. Leftover honey soy pork tenderloin on a bowl of rice and sauteed vegetables with a spicy orange sauce. Someday I want to write a cookbook for busy families that includes ideas for the leftovers from those slow-cooker masterpieces.
Daily Post Challenge - Surprise Over the last few years I've had a lot of fun going to our local botanical gardens to take photos of flowers, berries, leaves, and sculptures. The planning that goes into the gardens is very evident because there was always something different blooming throughout the whole year. It seemed that…Read more Discovering My Own City
What a great way to finish the season. Em was one of only 3 level 8 gymnasts from her gym to qualify for Region Championships. But, of course, because of the differences in their ages, they each competed by themselves at each session throughout the day. Em started open warm-up at noon, by 3:30 she…Read more Regional Championships – April 9, 2016
The second cemetery on our Spaulding Site stop is "The Cemetery." It is still an active cemetery and that leads to some beautiful contrasts. I was trying to play with depth of focus more, but failed. But some of the photos taken with more simple camera settings captured the beauty of these monuments trying to…Read more Historical Cemeteries – Part Two
The Spaulding Site in the Nez Perce National Historical Park was a big part of my life growing up. We used to go down to the site quite often during the summer to have picnics and spend the day by the river. So every time we go up north for a gymnastics event, I like…Read more Historical Cemeteries – Part One