I had the chance to visit the San Antonio Zoo recently. About 1/4 of the zoo was closed off but it was still an interesting visit. While I have not always been a strong supporter of zoos they do serve a very good and real purpose. Through zoos, children have an opportunity to see animals that they could see in person no other way. This can in turn spark an interest that could lead to a future in the sciences. As for adults, it can spark an interest in the greater world around us, especially through the educational opportunities a good zoo offers. There should be many more images to come.
We went to see the Brannen Temple Group at the Elephant Room in Austin Tx this past Saturday. It was the inaugural show for this particular line up including Brannen on drums, Ephraim Owens on trumpet, James Robinson on vocals, Nick Clark on bass and Carter Thomas Arrington on guitar.
It had been too long since I'd been out to see live music and forgot just how much I love seeing excellent musicians doing their thing in a small venue.
If you have a chance to see any of these guys play, do yourself a favor and do it.
I promise, more images coming very soon...
I actually took this image yesterday, so I'm a day late posting this one. This was a long exposure, 13 seconds, using a polarizer and a neutral density filter that used a zoom during the exposure. I was thinking of photography capturing a particular moment and how life is made of many moments that flow together. I wanted to try to grab something of the fluidity of time, as I am working with in my fire series, and apply it to a traditional landscape. It left me with a haunted feeling that I can't quite put into words. I just know that I liked the effect and am going to have to explore this more i
Life persists. We just had our first sleet of the year a couple of days ago and today I found this little guy flying around a couple of plants that still have flowers in our butterfly garden. Even after the cold and the sleet life that is usually considered fragile is still flourishing all around us. Just amazing.
This was photo was shot with an 85mm f1.8 lens set at F2.8 with a circular po
Why is it so easy to listen to the little voice inside your head telling you to take the path of least resistance? Because it's easy. Sometimes you just have to make yourself do something just to get moving. Once you start moving the next thing in line becomes that much easier to do. Here's hoping that you listen to the voice telling you to take the road less traveled and not the voice tellin
So, this is blogging. This is my first attempt at blogging so I'm not really sure what I am doing or how it will go. My original thought for this blog was to do a photo a day project for 2013 but I am going to be honest with myself and know that I can't promise to do that. Though I am going to try. So, here's the first one....
I was starting the morning off by doing a little journaling, getting wrapped up in what the year might bring and if I could muster the energies to change the things I wanted to change. Generally, getting a little down on myself. That's when Brooklyn, one of our two most recent rescues came and joined my at the desk. He tends to know when to show up and what to do to lighten the mood.
There, that wasn't too bad. If you are reading this, I hope I haven't bored you. If you have any questions about my photography or photography in general please ask.
I hope you have a safe, prosperous and joyful 2013.