Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Basketball Shoes!!

The black one, is mine. Love that shoe, it was my Basketball shoe for my Senior year, and it wasn't thrashed after the year because my asthma got so bad that over Christmas Break my doctor had me benched because my pulmonary functions were super low.. so that was the end of my basketball career. They are nine years old now.. I still wear them for ball.

I bought Randy the yellow ones two years ago for Church ball.. they are pretty sweet basketball shoes, and yes my feet are only 1/2 a size smaller. Go me!
f4 1/25 ISO 200 shot in manual in my house on a dark no sunlight day. HHCC appreciated! Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Basketball.. the Hoop!

My kids aren't playing sports right now... they will do more when they are older. I have played basketball forever, so here is a hoop and backboard. Taken from under the hoop. I liked the view. It is an overcast grey day here, so I liked it much better in BW. HHCC appreciated, and thanks for looking.

f7.1 1/640 ISO 200
f7.1 1/640 ISO 200

Monday, January 29, 2007


Fly-fishing is a great sport right? My husband thinks so. These are some of his flies.

f5 1/8 ISO 200 Manual Converted to bw in PSE

Sunday, January 28, 2007


I took the picture of dish soap in my sink with water filling it up.

f5.6 1/160 ISO 400 Manual Converted to bw in pse 1 (the original)

Saturday, January 27, 2007


I loved the look of all the frost on this fence. I was excited to get a picture of it. I used previous advice of getting down, wow does that make a difference. HHCC appreciated. Thanks for looking!

f13 1/320 ISO800

Friday, January 26, 2007


Finally more outside the box, and not the river! Woo hoo! We have a little evergreen in our yard and while I had my dogs outside I noticed the ice on it and all the frost and got a picture. I love the look of it!

The second one.. I had dropped off pictures at the fire department yesterday and while I was getting my kids buckled in their car seats I saw ice on a tire, on just the little pieces of rubber that stick up. I don't think I have ever seen that. I grabbed my camera and was trying to quickly snap pictures, not quick enough evidently. The fire chief came out to find out what I was doing since it was his pickup and I had my lens right up to his tire snapping away! I quickly explained I was taking pictures of water and I just wanted pictures of the ice. He looked at the ice chuckled and wished me luck. It is official I know look like a freak, but man is it fun!
HHCC appreciated. Thanks for looking.

f5 1/60 ISO 400
f5.6 1/30 ISO 400

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Blue Bridge revisited.

Ask and you shall receive.. the conversion!
Yeah, I know I already did a Blue Bridge picture, but I did a different one this time. I like the reflection and the angle of it. HHCC appreciated. Manual f9 1/640 ISO 200. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Fire and Ice

Okay, so there is no fire, but there are firefighters! Close enough. I was out snapping pictures and I saw firetrucks out again and my kids wanted pictures with them. They turned out cute, but they aren't water. They asked me if I would be willing to take pictures of them practicing a rescue, of course I would!!! They were in the middle of the pond and the ice was about 9 inches thick. My kids loved watching it. I was wishing I had a better zoom, but I only have the kit lens. These are my favorites of the 100 or so I took.. I am loving my camera and I am not missing the lag of my old camera!! HHCC appreciated as always! Thanks for looking!

f14 1/200 ISO 400 The Chainsaw cutting through the ice, I love the spray. f14 1/500 ISO 400 Out of the ice, on his knees, I love the reflection on this one. f14 1/320 ISO 400 In the water doing the rescue.
f14 1/1000 ISO 400 Being pulled out and onto land.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007


I really liked this picture and loved how the reflection was so clear and showed the sky so beautifully. f14 1/50 ISO 200 HHCC Appreciated.

Monday, January 22, 2007


My Water picture for today. These are four culverts that go under the road.
f8 1/320 ISO 200

I also got the chance today to get to take a few pictures of my kiddos! And my sweet little sister, so here are a few. f5.6 1/400 ISO 400

These are all kids in motion.
f9 1/400 ISO 400
f/9 1/400 ISO 400 My Sweet SisterHHCC welcome. Thanks for looking!

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Things you see here.

The pretty sand and dead weeds. This is part of a place I love and I call home. You saw the river and the pretty things now you get to see the rest! F3.5 1/160 ISO 800
Another picture to represent the colors here. Greenish brown and brownish green. This is common landscape here. Beautiful Huh? f9 1/13 ISO 800

Road Blocks and Construction, we have it all over! f3.6 1/160 ISO 800

The Windmills for power at sunset. f9 1/20 ISO 800
As always HHCC is welcome and appreciated. I am finally understanding manual more and had fun playing around with it! I had other pictures I had taken with my old camera, but couldn't bring myself to post them, I am too happy to use my new one!
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

The Temple

This is among my first shots with my new Rebel XTi, I am beyond thrilled to have it. It is quite a learning curve for me, and I look forward to progressing. I didn't get to do all I wanted to today, my son is running a fever and so I had to cut things short and try and hurry. Hopefully I will get out and get a lot more soon. HHCC appreciated! Thank you!!

Taken in f3.5 1/2000 ISO 100

f16 1/500 ISO 250

I think it looks really cool in black and white also.

f13 1/400 ISO 400

Friday, January 19, 2007


Firetrucks! What city is complete without them. I was out and saw them at the docks practicing their ice breaking rescuing skills. I loved the setup of them and I took several shots! HHCC Appreciated. Thanks!

Taken in manual f4.9 1/160

Taken in manual f5 1/100

Thursday, January 18, 2007


I really like the river here, obviously. Boating is a huge activity here. The marinas have ice around them right now and we have snow even. We have three rivers in our area and it is the heart of our cities. Manual f5 1/400 HHCC welcome!

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


Again a new picture added that has been edited. Not by me though, I have the first photo shop elements and I couldn't adjust the colors, sad huh? But thankfully Alissa willingly helped me out and fixed the colors. It looks way better huh? Thanks for the help Alissa.
Tried to get enough contrast on the colored version, the ball seems a little light in both. Is it just me? Do you see it?

Black and white conversion attempt. HHCC on all of it Please. I am trying the layers and stuff.. Thanks so much.

Shot in f4 1/125.

Golf is a big thing here. There are several golf courses, but with the below freezing temperatures the courses are empty. My husband helped me with the idea for this shot.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

The Blue Bridge

This is a new addition that I just added. So the top is my second shot of it. They are two seperate pictures, one is slightly closer. And I tried different things with curves on each of them.
The Blue Bridge, that is what everyone calls it, (maybe it has a name, I am not too sure!!) I think every city has one. Every place I have lived for long does! I love the ice in the Columbia River, it rarely freezes, it is fast moving and really deep and wide. And the tumble weeds are an added bonus for the Basin here. Truly represents life here. Shot in Manual f2.8 1/160. Edited with PhotoShop Elements, yes the first one.. with curves. HHCC Appreciated.

Monday, January 15, 2007


We have the gorgeous Columbia River running through the Cities here. It makes for some beautiful pictures. This is something I love in my hometown. HHCC appreciated! Take in manual 1/160 F2.8

Sunday, January 14, 2007

Something I Love

I love Music. All of it. I especially love playing the piano, something I have been doing since I was four. This is my old 1901 Chickering Piano that I absolutely love. I had it restored a year ago and it has its original ivories on it still. Shot in Manual, f3.2 1/13 HHCC appreciated.


Saturday, January 13, 2007

In Awe.

We took our kids to watch the Monster Trucks tonight. My son is 5 and was is awe of the trucks and motorcylces and four wheelers. It was great to watch his excitement! Almost more fun than the event itself.

Friday, January 12, 2007

Better Late than Never!!

I meant to start this January 1.. here we are Jan 12, and I am just starting. Better late than never! So here goes! Stay tuned and my picture will be back here quickly.
This is my cat, Cinderella.. this is my shot for today. I love animals and so you will see them from time to time this year. This was the first time I had ever her caught her in the toilet drinking. Take with Canon A95 on auto.. yeah exciting. I know.