Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Stills - Halloween...

Well here is my Halloween photos from this year! We had a great time picking out pumpkins and later carving them!!!! Happy Halloween!!!!
Here's the blurb:
"Sunday Stills, the next challenge: HalloweenPosted in Sunday Stills Challenge of the Week, the next challenge on October 25, 2009 by Ed
Next week Saturday is halloween so I figure this will make a good challenge. This can be anything to do with Halloween, from costumes to decorations. So lets see what ya’ll can come up with, I’ll personally be lost on this one..:-))
Don’t forget to check out Wildblack’s photoshop tutorials on tuesday at they are easy and very fun..:-)
Lisa at Laughing Orca Ranch had a great idea, If you don’t have Halloween or don’t go for it, just post a scary thing or something Black or Orange..:-))"

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Sunday Stills - Landscapes (Fall Foliage)

Well here they are!!!! I have to say that the colors stayed a little longer than I thought! So here's to the Fall!!!
Here's the blurb:
By now most of the north has passed peak for the year but thats o.k there is still some left to be found out there somewhere, archives are fine this week. For those of ya’ll in the Southern Hemisphere spring landscapes are always welcome..:-))
And don’t forget to check out Wildblack’s photoshop Tips and tricks tutorial on Tuesday at"
Happy photographing everyone! :D

Monday, October 19, 2009

Modest Sphinx Moths...

First off, these are not my photos, they are my Dad and Stepmother Jane's photos, but I thought they were so neat I wanted to show them off!
I was having a hard time identifying theses moths so I looked around online and found a blog called, The Marvelous in Nature, by Seabrooke. Here's the web address:
She was very helpful in finding out what these moths are and here is what she said.
"Hi Jennifer,The moths on your dad's porch were Modest Sphinx, Pachysphinx modesta. You can read a bit more about them at this page: They're a mating pair, something you don't often get a chance to see. What a neat encounter!Thanks for visiting the blog!Best,--Seabrooke"
So thanks Seabrooke for all your help!
I just wanted to post them on here for you all to see. I thought they were pretty awesome! They are bigger than any moth I usually see!!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Just out driving....

I went out today, enjoying some alone time, and here is my photos! I had a good time seeing some of the fall colors and two hawks that were by our local airport. They were not happy to see me though and I only got this shot that was worth posting.

Macro Monday...

Sunday Stills - A Collage of The last Five Sunday Stills

Well you can go check out this blog if you want! lol

To See My Post you will have to go to my new blog at wordpress...this stupid thing wouldn't let me post any photos!
Here's the address...

Sunday Stills - A Collage of The last Five Sunday Stills

Oh wow, I finally got the dang thang to work!!!! HAHAHA. This was driving me crazy!
Well sorry I haven’t been around! I have been doing a lot of school work and work! :} I have been taking the pictures though! And I had to create a new blog earlier for this post but I finally got it working, so here it is! So here is my collection of Sunday Stills for the past five challenges! The Color Purple, The Signs of Fall, Happiness, Photoshop, and all of these are brought to you by the lastest challenge, the Letter “C”!!!!Have a great day!
Here's the blurb for this weeks challenge
"Sunday Stills,the next challenge: The Letter “C”Posted in Sunday Stills, the next challenge with tags on October 11, 2009 by Ed
So whatever you can find that begins with the letter C, either a thing or a situation will do. This should keep ya busy for the week..:-))"

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Macro Monday

Well here is my first successful Moon shot! Yay! It is a little fuzzy, cause I don't have a long enough lens and I did have to crop this some, but it works! Yay!!!!!!!

Sunday Stills - Mechanical Transportation

Well the first three are my favorite transportation device, my Honda CRV! Then the others are from my trip to Ireland in 2008. The MrWhippy actually was a art and music van! They had music blasting from the tons of speakers they had inside it!
Here's the blurb:
"Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Mechanical Transportation
Well here it is, if it runs on fuel and can take two or more passengers lets see what ya’ll can come up with..:-)"

Monday, September 7, 2009

Messing around with Photoshop

Well, thanks to WildBlack this is my first attempt at this in photoshop!!!! I am very excited he walked me through this and here is my first result! It's a little sloppy, I can see some green around some of the edges, but I was so happy I could do it I wanted to get it done to see the result! I will be doing some more of this in the future, but here is my newbie. Thanks again WildBlack!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Macro Monday

Sunday Stills - The Rule of Thirds

Well I don't really know that I have this challenge down, but here is what I got. Let me know what you think!
Here's the blurb:
"Sunday Stills, the next challenge: Rule of thirds
As any good photographer can tell you the subject, unless macro should be in the top or bottom third of your viewfinder or the right or left third. so this weeks challenge is to use the rule of thirds. Any subject will do, just make sure it is either in the top or bottom or left or right of the picture.
Example: if shooting the sky have the horizon at the bottom of the pic, if shooting a horse pic have it off to the right or left with a pasture filling the screen. It just takes practice since we all tend to center the subject.
Have a great week…Ed"

Sunday, August 30, 2009

If you wondered...

Well one of the reason's I haven't done my post for a long while is at first I was sick and didn't feel like getting out. I managed to post a couple of Sunday Stills and some Macro Mondays but them I lost the interest to even care. I then had to pull myself out of my depression from being sick for so long and I started a temporary job for a friend for 2 1/2 weeks. I am now at a new job and going to a new University for Biology. I never did find out what was wrong with me, and yes I am still having some problems, but I am going on. I guess that's what I get for having no insurance and being low on the totem pole when it comes to that. I couldn't hardly get my doctor to return my calls about the tests they had run. The good news is that I am feeling better and I am happy with my life again!
Happy photographing everyone!

Sunday Stills - Sounds

Here's the blurb:

"Sunday Stills, the next challenge: SoundsPosted in Sunday Stills Challenge of the Week with tags , on August 23, 2009 by Ed
Yep you read right Sounds, it was once said a picture is worth a thousand words, well I believe its the same with sound.
So this weeks challenge is to take a pic that without description( no captions) conveys sound. It should be a pic that if you look at it you should hear whats going on. Here’s an example, the roaring of the water, the scream of a first time Kayaker going over Baby Falls."

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Macro Monday

Here's my first Macro Monday!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sunday Stills - Aww Nuts

So this is my Aww Nuts moment! I decided to go with the expression "Aww Nuts!" for this one!
There is a story behind this and I don't know if ya'll will find it funny but to us it was hilarious! This is my wonderful friend Terri. We went to her house for a cookout and of course, being the wonderful person that I am, I decided it would be funny to pour a whole glass of ice water down her back while she was otherwise occupied. Upon doing this she lets out this half scream/half sound that only dogs can hear and goes for the water hose she had been trying to roll up. Being the coward that I am, naturally, I run into the house laughing my butt off! After a few moments in the house laughing I decided it was safe and I went back outside to see her trying to roll up the hose again, only to have it go crazy and spray her in the face! So needless to say "Aww Nuts!" So this is my interpretation of the Aww Nuts for this weeks challenge! Terri my life would be dull without you!!!! :}

Here's the blurb:
Time for a bit of fun, this is for creativity as well as photography, take this challenge as you will and have fun.
Since we have alot of folks in ranching here I think we may see some fuzzy subjects, so be it and if anyone is offended I advise ya don’t check ranch blogs next week . Me personally, I don’t mind and am not easily offended.
Also I would like to personally welcome all the new folks here, we are truely going global and this has me in awe, only last December we started this with only a handfull of folks and now well it is a true community and I’m proud to be part of it. THANKS!!!!!!
Hava great week……Ed"

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Sunday Stills - Texture

Cowboy Hat
Arm warmers
Dog toy

River Shoes or Beach Shoes
Sea Star
Drift Wood
Finally here is my post for the Sunday Stills. Not much to say, its textures!
Here's the blurb:
I went to the bullpen for this one, it seemed alot of folks wanted to try this, so here ya go. This should be a challenge for me too.
Have fun…Ed"