Sunday, December 26, 2010

Painting with light at night

Those of you who rode up and down the back roads looking for a place to park might find these to be familiar scenes! These are pictures taken as the blue moon rose over a road near Snyder, Texas. David turned on the headlights for me to use as a light source to add interest to the landscape as the moon began to rise. Ah....such sweet memories!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Christmas spirit in Paris

Is it just me or does it seem like there are less Christmas decorations this year to you? My thought is that the economy is affecting how people are choosing to decorate outside this year.

My friend, Skipper Steely, and I drove around Paris on Friday afternoon. He told me stories about the history of the houses we drove by and I took pictures.

It was a little scary taking pictures of people's homes I didn't know. Sure didn't want anyone to think we were casing the place!

Hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse 20-21 Dec 2010

Just let me say that I should have spent some time researching how to photograph a lunar eclipse instead of spending all day in Dallas shopping with David.

Lesson learned: find out what settings to use, where to shoot, what lens to use, etc., etc.

Oh well, they are what they are.

This is the first time in a VERY long time that I stayed up in a lawn chair until 4 am in the morning.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Signs to Santa Fe

Don't know why I have this thing about old signs.

West Texas to New Mexico and back

The world is just full of pictures waiting to be taken!

First trys at Panoramas

My first try to take and stitch together pictures into a panorama. These were taken on our trip to Santa Fe before Thanksgiving.

This last one is not a panorama but I really liked how the road and the clouds turned out in this picture.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Denver City Texas

It was so much fun running around Denver City taking pictures. We left town a little after 3 pm so I did not have near enough time to take all the pictures I wanted to take!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

View of Denver City and West Texas

Ah, the sweet smell of oil money greeted me at the edge of town as we drove into Denver City. Gone was the flame at the edge of town that used to light the back yard where we would play football until our parents called us in for supper. Still are the friendly faces and sweet people that I rembered as a child and those who I went to school with from 1st grade to graduation.
It was my husband's first time to visit West Texas and my hometown of Denver City, Texas. He was much impressed with how friendly and kind everyone was that we met on the street and in the cafes.
Here are a few of the photographs I have worked on so far. I'll post more as I finish them. It was good to go back home as a photographer and take pictures of my memories.

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