Taos in winter

2017/01/14 at 10:56

We spent Christmas week, 2016 in Taos, NM. We arrived on Dec. 24, and that night it snowed a few inches. I got up early on Christmas morning and took a photography walk around the historic district.

Taos in winter

Taos in winter

Taos in winter

Taos in winter

Taos in winter

Taos in winter

Pflugerville sunset

2016/08/20 at 07:42

I took this sunset photo on July 4 when I was out shooting fireworks with Sam and a friend.

Pflugerville sunset

The stars at night…

2016/05/31 at 14:57
The stars at night...

Detail of the Capitol fence

Photography challenge: week one: the selfie

2016/05/27 at 18:36

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Raking leaves

2013/12/19 at 13:49

Autumn (well, December) in Central Texas

Samuel raking leaves

Sunset on Lake LBJ

2009/11/17 at 08:38

Sunset on Lake LBJ
Taken from the Camp Champions property where we were attending The Outdoor School.

Lake Buchanan at sunrise

2009/02/03 at 13:51

Lake Buchanan at sunrise
(All that bare land around the edge of the lake is lake bottom. The lake is low due to drought.)
Lately, I’ve taken a lot of opportunities to sharpen my advanced photography skills. Composition-wise, this photo is nothing special. However, with automatic exposure, my camera was severely underexposing this scene. Therefore, I switched to manual to overexpose it somewhat. Nice colors.

Seagull

2009/02/02 at 14:20

Seagull
Last Saturday, we went on the Vanishing Texas River Cruise. I took a bunch of photos of seagulls as kids fed them off the back of the boat. It was a crisp clear winter day which provided a nice background. Since there was harsh sunlight, I was expecting the gulls to be heavily shadowed. However, I was pleasantly surprised to learn that the reflection off the lake lighted them quite well from below.

Sparkler art

2009/01/22 at 14:25

Bridget with a sparkler at the Jahnsens' ranch in Bulverde
I found this photo as I was going through my archive looking for something else. As long-exposure photos go, nothing earth-shattering, but I liked the lighted background and the fact that the sparkler-holder was still enough to be identifiable.

Light saber art

2009/01/20 at 13:27

Lightsaber art
At the 2008 Austin trail of lights (of which I have no photos, since I dropped and broke my camera while walking to the event!), Samuel bought this light saber thing that lights up blue, green and red. We took it in the backyard one night and played with long exposure photos. In this one, he set it to blink and then moved it in a big circle.