Thursday, February 26, 2009

1000th Viewer

I'm amazed at how many people check in on this blog. Bored? Intersted? I'm coming up on the 1000 person mark. Amazing. When you check in scroll to the bottom. If you are number 1000 drop me an e-mail and I'll send you a print.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

February Wallpaper Calendar

Here is the wallpaper calendar for February. I know the month is half over but it's a new idea and I'm just getting up to speed. If you would like a copy for your computer at no charge drop me an e-mail and I'll send you one. There will be a new one every month.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Can You Feel It?

It may be too early to hope but I for one needed this blast of warm air to remind me that spring IS indeed on the way. In a couple more weeks the Maples buds will start to swell. Get out, clean up the yard, (especially if you have a dog), watch the snow piles disappear and enjoy.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

A Four Wheel Blind

One of the nice things about major metro areas is the abundance of parks and open spaces. Along with that comes lots and lots of small and not so small winged and furry creatures. Another great thing is they are accustomed to the sights and sounds of cars.

A slow roll through most parks and undeveloped areas can present some interesting opportunities.

If you are a regular to these areas you may even pick up on some patterns or favorite feeding areas for birds and deer. In one area I have people regularly drop off seed and fruit which attracts both deer and birds to an area very near the road.

There is also a sizable deer population in most areas. While they are a but cautious if you know where they hang out and feed and when they are most likely to be about you can get some nice shots without having to get out of your vehicle. Cheating? Maybe. A shot is a shot though and without good composition, lighting and technique it's just a snapshot right.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Project For "Ugly" Days

This is the time of year where I'm getting tired of winter and most of the snow looks old and dirty. I count the days till spring and hope for some new snow to brighten things up. On days when the weather is grey and the snow is dirty I go back through my files and review work that I passed over for what I thought at the time to be my best images. It's nice to find things you may have overlooked or forgotten.