The joy of photography for me happens when the wonder of creation surprises me, like a kid still discovering nature for the first time. Some of my favorite photos are ones that turn out better than expected. That happened in this picture I took of a water tower.
A lot of times, I’ll see something that catches my eye. It just looks picturesque. And my brain starts cranking over...there’s gotta be a way to capture that in a good photo. But often, I don’t try. Too inconvenient, too difficult. But today, I decided to try. And I’m glad I did.
Bokeh is “An Instagram alternative to share photos with friends and family privately, see them in chronological order, and without creepy ads.”
Back in 2012, I got the iPhone 4. It was my first smartphone. Cameras on phones were not very good, but they we're on the cusp. Instagram was pretty new and hot back then. I enjoyed a bit of iPhoneography.
Several years ago, my wife and I visited Lake Brownwood State Park in Texas. We got away from the kids for a few hours and had our cameras to enjoy the outdoors.
Do you remember back when Instagram first came out? It was not social-focused like it is today. It was photo-focused. And I totally miss that.
The story of this picture I took is simple. While trekking around the concrete and steel jungle of Singapore, snapping my camera at a myriad of sites, this one stood out amongst them. You can't not look up at this thing when standing under it. The tower of glass and steel angles form this cool... Continue Reading →
I'm a bit of a tech-geek, and like a lot of people, I love using my tablet. It's an iPad Air 2, which came out in late 2014; it still works great! As much as I like the iPad-as-my-only-computer lifestyle, some things make it hard, like finding an app that will help but then realizing - your tablet is not supported.
It's been a long time since I posted any photos on my blog. I take pictures all the time of course, but I have not pursued photography in quite a while. Years ago it was a big hobby of mine. But the photo bug doesn't bite as much as it used to.In a month or... Continue Reading →
I love the Fall! And photography is also a hobby and passion of mine. I don't do it much these days because...busy! But my camera is always in my pocket (iPhone 6). So last Sunday walking into church, I saw the tree with it's bright yellow leaves. My brain goes, "Ok, I gotta capture that... Continue Reading →
When it comes to photos: snap it, edit it, share it, repeat. But where do you share it online? If you're a fickle photo shooter like me, you may bounce between multiple sites. Wouldn't it be simpler to settle on just one? A few months ago, I wrote a post about re-finding Flickr to be... Continue Reading →
When you think of Texas, what comes to mind? Cowboys, rattlesnakes, oil. And ice. Okay maybe not so much ice. But we actually had a lot of ice this past week, a rare thing. So it was kind of a big deal. Officials announced that people shouldn't drive unless they absolutely had to. The result:... Continue Reading →
At the turn of the year, winter visited our part of Texas with four days of sub-freezing temperatures and a nice touch of ice. So to enjoy the weather and avoid cabin fever, I bundled up and took my phone, I mean camera, out for frigid photography! It was so cold, especially in the wind,... Continue Reading →
Recently I was bit by the shutterbug again! Being outside and collecting pecans, the vivid fall colors of the leaves caught my eyes. So I tried taking some photos to capture their beauty. I’m not saying I succeeded, but I enjoyed it none the less. When I thought about sharing my pictures of late, I... Continue Reading →