Friday, May 29, 2009

My Lawn Ornament

"Frankie" has retired from a famous Las Vegas hotel; I never could get him to tell me which one?

This gem was taken while vacationing at Sea World in San Antonio, Texas. Recommend a visit if you get the chance! Do not go during the summer it will be to HOT.Early Spring or Fall is the best time. Fun for kids of all ages!

Rock Climbin' Toys

Looks different than the Hot Wheels and Match Box cars I grew up with. This toy car comes with the "More Power" kit from Tim Taylor! Grunt!Grunt!Grunt!

Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Into The Clouds!


Leaving The Pegs!

Stand Up And Be Counted!

Back to the ACTION! I went to SLMX on my day off. Many things have changed. The track is bigger with new fencing around it and a few new buildings. It looks good. I do not ride but it looks fun. I am happy to shoot those who can. There is more to come. Stay tuned! D200, 70-200mm f2.8 lens

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Macro Flowers

Using a macro lens really brings out the color and detail in a flower. Enjoy the beauty and peace. D200, 105mm micro lens, aperture priority (variety of f-stops), ISO 200.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Oh, Henry

It has been amazing to watch this little guy move. He is such a poser! He lies on the log as though he is tanning at the beach. When we come close to the tank he move to look at us. I wonder if he looks at us with as much amazement? "McCricket" That is his favorite food! When he eats there is no playing around. I have tried to capture it, but he is to fast. I am glad I am not a cricket.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Meet Henry, Our New Family Member

That's right I said new family member, with my wife's approval even! It (Henry) will grow to be about two feet long with his tail. Henry is a Bearded Dragon about two months old. The things boys will keep in their room. D200, 105mm micro lens, f10, 1/50 sec, ISO 400.

A Little Friend

Just think, this spider could crawl on your arm, leg, or even your ________! (Insert a body part of your own.) Is your skin crawling? I'll bet you wiped your arm! D200, 105mm micro lens, f7.1, 1/30 sec, ISO 400.


From a plant in my garden, come this beautiful flower. Please understand, I do not have a green thumb! D200, 105mm micro lens, f7.1, 1/250 sec., ISO 400.

Sunday, May 17, 2009


Some levels adjustments were done to help bring out more of the blue in the sky.

Pelican Cruise

While traveling South on Legacy Highway this week I saw a very beautiful sunset. And of course, I did not have my camera. I was hoping to get the time to go back over the weekend. Do I take pictures or stay home and watch Survivor? With all the conviction of my heart, I believe Heavenly Father has created at least two great things. The sunset I captured to share with you tonight and the VCR I a captured Survivor on to watch later tonight!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Out At Home

This was one of my favorite series of pictures. At times I would get caught up in watching the game and forget I was there to shoot pictures of the game. I had a good time watching and shooting girls softball. It was a big challenge and I learned a lot. I just hope they win more often. Go girls!


It's no longer a broom handle and tennis ball.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Keep Your Eyes Open

I remember as a child being told to keep my eye on the ball. Keeping them open is as important! It looks as though her eyes closed. In all fairness, the ball is thrown over her head and in spite of her best efforts she can not catch it. Better luck next time. D200, 70-200mm f2.8 VR lens, 1/1000 sec., f3.2 ISO 200, some levels correction.

Pop Fly

Catch it and she's out!
D200, 70-200mm f2.8 VR lens, 1/1000 sec., f3.2, ISO 200.


The wind up this pitcher has is intense. I'd be lucky to hit it at all. I can just imagine her doing some kind of Voodoo chant before the ball is released. D200, 70-200 f2.8 VR lens, 1/800 sec., f3.5, ISO 200, with some levels correction.

Using Your Head

It has been some time since I last posted. I have been shooting a lot of sports, softball mostly, but took the time to try catching soccer. This was my best shot. It is more difficult to shoot than I thought. Fallow the ball and keep your finger on the trigger.