Monday, August 9, 2010

hear no..see no..speak no evil


taking the senior portrait for my own daughter presents a whole new set of challenges.
Getting cooperation is at the top of the list.... I think she actually likes this one.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

nose dive


Most Saturday nights you'll find me at the track. This was a special feature on a Sunday... at a bigger track fully equipped with concrete retaining wall. The wall is a necessary evil for the bigger cars, not so much with the midgets.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

the injured list


It's almost the end of the season, regionals are just a week away. The shortstop took a steel cleat to the shin, then two nights later(playing against the same team) had a helmet plow in to her in the exact same spot... she'll be out a week(minimum) which isn't up for another four days. Who says softball isn't brutal?

Friday, April 23, 2010

a new adventure


This was last weekend at the midget car show. I'll be official photographer at their new track this Summer.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

catching the catcher....


..playing in the dirt during warm-ups.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

the picnic


Saturday, April 3, 2010

diamond in the rough


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ROAD TRIP!


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This was one of many sights from todays road trip. I had the rare pleasure of riding shotgun and took full advantage.

Friday, April 2, 2010

end of March


... out like a lion.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Joy from above

Monday, March 29, 2010

night game


another night, another game. with two kids playing this ball season I don't get to spend too many nights at home.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

the dugout


Saturday was a cold, all day tournament. It got progressively colder with each game, which made the day seem even longer. Our girls came in 2nd place.

Friday, March 26, 2010

the other side of the door

Thursday, March 25, 2010

..........more softball



I don't often stand behind the backstop during a game. This was an entirely different viewpoint than what I'm usually shooting, intending to get our star pitcher in action.. I can really feel the momentum in both of these shots.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

softball

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

the pitcher


I don't get to catch the boys games very often once the season starts.. I'm usually at the girls softball games. I managed to get to the start of tonights dbl header... so I parked myself at center field with my big zoom.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

20 years in 7 days


I'm told time flies when your having fun ...it feels like time goes faster every day.
This is my husband of almost 20 years.
I hear the new trend is tattooed wedding bands. (note the tattooed ring finger on his left hand). We went together quite a few years ago and had the artist do a simple design I drew out. His is a slightly larger, more masculine version of mine. And no it didn't hurt much.. it didn't hurt at all in comparison to getting a ring caught on something.

Friday, March 19, 2010

awesome violet




This weeks job was repairing and painting this dining room and living room. The dining room went awesome violet (a sherwin williams color)... which wasn't too different from the original color. The upper photos were taken with my camera phone. They didn't really come out too bad. The true colors show much better in the lower shots taken with my SLR.

I had one more photo to include here but I decided against it. It was my husband and painting partner. Any time I want a shot of him I can't get cooperation.. I admit I point the camera at him pretty often. So of course, any time I'm taking a shot of a job(I take 'before & after' of all our work) there he is, like it or not, right in the middle of it.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

testing Daisy


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I'm trying for a little larger photo, hoping flickr does the trick.
My long tailed Boxer Daisy, daring me to grab her toy... just so she can grab it and run.

baseball


the high school boys had their first game of the season last night... it was a cold soggy start. and the diamond didn't have lights so it was an early night.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Precious



Shes a sweetheart.....and queen of the pasture.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

after snow......


.......comes mud.



we're all anxious for the grass to come in.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

old school




Sitting, waiting in the parking lot on a rainy afternoon for the kids to get out of practice..... this is the view. The old high school may be one of the first casualties from budget cuts.


Thursday, March 11, 2010

the door in the basement



the dim lighting adds to the muted tones of the bathroom door.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

not today


My timing wasn't right today, I was earlier than yesterday, the pony wasn't up.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

a reminder


I drove cross country going home from work today. I got a look at the little fat pony a neighbor keeps in the pasture across from their house. The snow is melting so I got a good look at his feet... long and all curled up.
This view was from a parade last Fall, reminding me tomorrow I'll stop and take a picture of the pony.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

the bridge to home.


We crossed this bridge on the drive home... after a long day of softball.

Friday, February 26, 2010

old fence...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

more Winter barns



fresh clean snow blends perfectly with old weathered wood.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Spring... in black and white!



it's a sure sign Spring is on it's way... the Skunks are out.
This one was happily searching the grass in the backyard of todays job. I was a little concerned about getting out of the Jeep since it was less than 20ft away, but this guy was on a mission and I didn't seem to bother him.
btw, I took these photos from the safety of my vehicle. My husband saw a new baby lamb today, bouncing and dancing...too bad he doesn't carry a camera.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

freezing fog



While the rest of the world posts photos of Roses for their Valentines I'm showing off frosted whiskers from freezing fog.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

game over!



Basketball season is over for UNITED girls with their final game last night. They played a good game right to the end, losing by 5.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

neglected


I'm neglecting my blog, it's been almost a month since I've been here.
This is our 2nd day of snow and the wind is suppose to pick up with 30mph gusts, so since school canceled I canceled work, giving me the perfect opportunity to add something here.
These barn shots are from last week. I took my youngest son for a haircut(actually he has his learners permit, I was being chauffeured) so this was a drive-by shooting. I need to go back alone to get more variety with different angles. Too bad it's on the North side of the road, the sunrise or sunset would be an awesome background.


This is the point of(my) interest.... I straightened, cropped and adjusted the levels to make it more a silhouette.

Friday, January 15, 2010

PhotoShopping snow



These 2 get pretty impatient when it comes time to feed. With all the snow we've got on the ground there's nothing to even nibble.
The barn and fence in the background couldn't be cropped out.... just a little bit of PS magic, spreading out the white, and the distractions are gone.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Winter Joy



They're beautiful animals, in any season.
Joy was snow covered, waiting for me to bring out the hay this morning.