Thursday, October 28, 2010

Photo of the Day........No more Spiders!

I am sick of looking at that ugly spider.  If there are any spider lovers out there I promise a spider photo Halloween night.  But, for now I have to stop because I am starting to see that ugly nasty girl everywhere I look.  So for today I offer an anti-spider.  A flower.  An offering of peace to all those I have grossed out the past few days.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Photo of the Day........More Black Widow Spider

Four Days to Halloween.  Have you got treats ready for the little ghoulies?  I am thinking of little black candies and creepy crawlies.  MUHAHAHAHA!!!  

For those few followers I have left I promise no more spiders after Halloween.  Cross my heart and hope to die!  MUHAHAHAHA!

Yea, I know.  Lame, so on to the spider.  Look at all those creepy eyes!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Photo of the Day....WARNING! Not for the Faint of Heart. Spider!

WARNING!  This photo is not for the faint of heart.  Moms lead your children out of the room.  If you have Archnophopia please immediately close this link.  DO NOT look down.  Is that enough warning?  Ok, for you intrepid fear seekers, you Adrenalin junkies, go ahead and look down.  What?  Not creepy enough you say?!  Check back tomorrow!  

I must admit that I am not very pleased with the outcome of the photos.  I was putting the camera down very close and not knowing what the habits of the Female Black Widow Spider I was a bit nervous.  Would she jump at me like a Wolf Spider?  How close can I get?  How close to I want to get?  I admit my thoughts were racing a bit.  After reading the symptoms of Black Widow Spider Bites I  was glad I was cautious.  Maybe next time.  But, do I want there to be a next time?!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Photo of the Day........Culley's Bar

Culley's bar has been a drinking establishment for nearly a quarter of a century.   Before that it was a cafe dating back to 1901.  Before that it was a funeral home apparently dating back to 1878 when it was built. It is listed on the Springfield historic building registry and one has to wonder what will become of it?
Canon 40D with EF-24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens.   

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Photo of the Day........House on Pickwick Street

This is a photo of a house in an old and beautiful part of town.  I took this photo from my car using the Canon D10.   I cropped it to make the windows the central subject and remove any distractive subject matter.  

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Photo of the Day........O-Dark Thirty Morning Departure

Photo taken at 6:35 AM on Oct. 20, 2010.  While driving toward the hanger a United Express was taking off in the early predawn darkness.  I lifted the camera and took a fast photo.  Sometimes unplanned photos have interesting results.   The jet is moving to the left and I am moving to the left.  The streaks are not moving but they create motion.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Bonus Photo of the Day.........Getting closer to the Spidey Hammock.

A closer view of the hammock and the spider who spun it all covered in dew drops.  This is a photo that's value is the subject and not the composition.  It is a snapshot.  I grant that it would have far mor impact if taken with a macro lens with the perfect settings but some photos are to interesting to pass up because of the uniquness of the object.  "You don't see a spider web like this every day."

Canon D10 Automatic

Photo of the Day........Spidey Hammock

Took a snapshot of a dew covered spider web woven like a chandelier hammock.  It looks very comfy. I have a few closer views I will share soon.
This snap is needed to get a perspective on the web itself.
                                                                     Canon D10 on Automatic,

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Photo of the Day.............James River Expressway

Yesterday's Rose is a "Knock Out" Rose.  Not a "Knock Off" Rose.   Yesterday while playing with the wide angle tele.  I took a hyper focal photo into the sun looking westward down the James River Expressway.  The photo is in focus from the grass stems to the horizon.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Photo of the Day........Knock off Rose in Morning Light

Lens testing.  Took some photos of a Knockoff Rose bloom in morning light.  DADT [Don't ask Don't Tell]  It's a $1500.00US Canon EF 28-70 f/2.8 L USM Wide Angle Telephoto lens.  WOW!!  I love it!!!!  From Macro, approximately 35-degree field, to wide angle, approximately 85-degree field, is crisp, sharp, nearly flawless reproduction.  Can't wait to try it on meatier subjects.  Got any suggestions?  

Friday, October 15, 2010

Photo of the Day............................I see the world in your face

Prime Trucking's Bombardier Challenger 300 Jet.  Reflecting the sky in it's nose.  The curve of he fuselage creates a space shuttle earth like view. 
                                                  Canon 40D with at 300mm f5.6 1/500-sec. ISO-100 07/19/2010  at 11:41:38 CDT

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Bonus Photo of the Day........Morning Dew

It's dropping to around 37F or 3C tonight so I thought reliving some summer warmth would be nice.  Photo of morning dew drops on grass from June 17th. of this year.  Photo was taken at 6:35AM using the macro lens and tripod.  To get close I lowered the tripod down as low as it could go and laid down in the wet grass but it was a warm morning.  Click it to enlarge.   
    EOS 40D EF-S60mm Macro USM f/2.8 2010-07-17 @ 0635 CDT

Bonus Photo of the Day........More Mundane Fog

Observant natives might be able to guess where I was just before taking these three photos.  If any of you natives want to guess leave a comment here or on twitter or facebook.  Family and relatives are not eligible for prizes if I am giving any away.  No hints!  As extra motivation I will announce the winner on the blog for everyone to see.  So start guessing.  Look for hints below: 

Stop lights at the intersection of Independance and Fremont
Northbound on Fremont

Photo of the Day........Foggy Morning

To those who actually do look into this site I thank you and I apologize to you.  I know well enough that a successful blog keeps it's viewers interested by keeping itself lively and entertaining, and I have not been doing that lately.  I have photos backed up and I promise I will have new photos coming soon.  Interesting ones .....I HOPE!  But, for the meantime I will again promise to keep the sight updated with a new photo every day, or a link to other interesting photos every day.  I think you will understand, it happens to all, when life.....WORK!  gets in the way of what you really want to do.  

Since I carry my D10 around with me all the time and, fortunately, there is usually nothing exciting to photograph.  I take photos of mundane things.  Yesterday it was a foggy morning so I took foggy mundane photos.

I used Microsoft to adjust this photo a bit and Microsoft photo software is really really bad.  if it looks crooked: it is. 


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Photo of the Day......BNSF Locomotive Crossing Chestnut Expressway

My schedule has been crazy the past week and I have been realizing the key to a good blog is keeping in fresh and lively and you can't do that when your not at the keyboard or too tired at night to get to the computer. 

I got caught by a freight train so decided to grab the Canon D10 point and shoot.  Even though it has many adjustments I almost always shot in automatic.  The Canon Powershot D10 camera is a bit bulky as point and shoots go but it is hardy and waterproof down to 30 feet and the way I treat my point an shoot cameras I need one built like a Abrams Tank. 

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Photo of the Day......An Old Friend's Photo

I have been so distracted lately I haven't posted in days.  I think I got a good night's sleep last night assuming being so tired I fell asleep on the couch and never made it to bed.  "Things" like to keep one from doing what they really want to do. 

This photo was taken by my dear old friend and college room mate Doug.  I don't know where it was taken or when but it is a great shot!  Maybe Doug will comment and let us know the when and wheres.