Wednesday, August 7, 2013
Tuesday, August 6, 2013
Monday, September 29, 2008
I'm done! Like the other rounds, I had a real blast this go-around and appreciated the talent, comments and challenge the other players provided. I changed my shooting philosophy a little bit this time and tried to stay "closer to home" with more personal candids. I learned that you really don't have to search too far to find a new way of looking at things that provide lasting treasures.
All parents know that their priorities and those of their children don't always mesh. Case in point: my number one priority was getting to my cousin's wedding on time with my son looking darling in his coat and dress shirt. My son's priority was showing off his new Batman costume which he had gotten earlier that day. To alleviate a battle of the wills, we came to an agreement -- he could wear his costume in the car over his dress shirt as long as he took it off when we got to the church and put on his sportscoat. Crisis averted!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I was really meant to have this shot (you have to enlarge it to really appreciate it). I travelled to Colorado about two weeks ago for a cousin's wedding. Following three days of sub-prime weather, my Mom, Aunt and I woke before sunrise on the day we were scheduled to leave in an attempt to see something of the mountains, which had been elusive the entire trip. As soon as dawn broke we could see that it was woefully foggy. We kept driving and about 1-1/2 hours later the fog lifted right as we got to the Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs. We had spent all of our time driving, but got these gorgeous shots in about 15 mintues and turned around to head back to Denver to catch our plane. As we left, the clouds returned and it started raining. But God was smiling on me to get these shots -- and, he even included a few low clouds over the mountains for added effect.
The historic Chapel Bell on the University of Georgia's campus is celebrating its 173rd year. The 700-pound bell has a new tower which was built and completed in August. Sadly it was silent this weekend following UGA's loss to Alabama, but tradition calls for a ringing of the bell with each victory by UGA's football team.
This picture is one of those pleasant suprises. Amy may recognize it since it is a house at The Georgia Club not too far from her parents. I was so pleased at the composition and really loved the flowers, but the interesting thing is that from the angle I took it, the bench and the flowers look like they are in the front yard of this home when in actuality there is a road and at least 30 to 40 feet between the bench and the front door.
This was a hard decision for me because I had two pictures that I liked for this category -- one more creative and one better (this one). I opted for this one because this was the very first idea I had when I saw this category. I tried to get some of the stained glass at my church, but this window at the church my cousin was married in was much more graceful.
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
This is my cousin Emily and her new husband, Billy, coming out of the church to a brigade of bubbles. I was so bummed when I arrived at the church and found out that I couldn't take pictures during the ceremony, but that made me more determined to get something right afterwards. I had to elbow a few Aunts out of my way and got a sly look from the official photographer, but I got, what I think, is the perfect shot!