School’s Out!

Monkey Bars YAY! School is OUT! Swimming, bike riding, picnics, fireworks, later bedtime, flip flops, cousins, the Lake, parades, campfires, bare feet, the zoo, smores, sleepovers, parks, ice cream cones, sun screen, chiggers, blowing soap bubbles, road trips, boat rides, Fourth of July, annual growth measurement, family vacation, popsicles, bug repellent ... AND, conquering the … Continue reading School’s Out!

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Solitude

Solitude A boy's version of a man cave is a tree house. When I was a kid, a neighbor and I used some scrap lumber and built a tree house in his elm tree. It was more like a platform spread across two sturdy limbs with no walls or any cover. Nothing fancy, but it … Continue reading Solitude

Propeller

WW II Bomber This photo was taken at the SAC Air & Space Museum near Ashland, NE. I jazzed it up a bit, as the plane sits inside a huge hangar with busy backgrounds and low lighting. What caught my eye was the red warning sign, "Propeller". My first thought was "Duh", then I thought … Continue reading Propeller

New Perspective

Perspective Two people looking at the same object or scene from different angles might see two different things; a disagreement or argument may ensue because of different points of view. Just like in real life, a photographer needs to look at the subject from another person's perspective to better understand the "issue". What do you … Continue reading New Perspective

Cell Phone Photo

Sarasota Sunset I've heard a lot about the improved cameras in the latest cell phones, so I decided to see for myself. There are zillions of photos I have taken with my cell phone and then downloaded to my desktop for processing and editing, all with so-so results. This photo was taken with my new … Continue reading Cell Phone Photo

Umbrellas

Umbrellas - Cape Cod Nebraska's winter has been the worst in a long time. January was bitter cold with light snow, now two heavy snowfalls in the last five days and another heavy snowstorm on the horizon. I thought this picture might cheer things up. Nothing special about the photo itself; I just like the … Continue reading Umbrellas

St. Petersburg Astoria Hotel

This is an example of post processing a digital image, showing the original photo on top and the edited version below. Added canvas on the top.  2. Replaced the sky.  3. Removed the car in the left foreground.  4.  Replaced the street markings behind the removed car.  5.  Removed the bus on the right.  6. … Continue reading St. Petersburg Astoria Hotel

Pathway

The cemetery path was bordered on the left by a fence with questionable durability.  Strong brick pillars connected by an aging woven stick fence made me wonder just what was being kept inside ... or attempting to keep out. Beyond the mysterious fence was a solid brick wall showing signs of its age.   Attempting to … Continue reading Pathway

Halloween Costumes

Here's an idea for Halloween.  This was taken last June at the Elkhorn Days parade, promoting a haunted house for Halloween.  The costume is fairly easy to make, but I'm not sure where to get the tongue extensions. Now I understand why little kids are afraid of clowns. Thought for the Day:  The essence of true … Continue reading Halloween Costumes

Stare Down

Grimy window glass and poor light makes this classic photo look like it was taken in the 50's, especially with the outfit and hairdo of the little girl.  Gorillas and monkeys seem to be a big hit with all ages. The zoo provides countless photo opportunities of both animals and people.  Shooting conditions are challenging, … Continue reading Stare Down

Exhausted

Animals get tired, just like people.  This monkey must have had a very busy day; it is  obviously all tuckered out, pooped, spent, down for the count, drained, bushed, outta gas, weak, sapped, exhausted and just plain tired. His grand kids must have just gone home. Thought for the Day:  On the seventh day, God … Continue reading Exhausted

Propeller

It was raining in Portland, Oregon.  Nothing new there, but I was inside the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry ("OMSI") staring at this giant ship propeller (above) on the patio outside.  Rain was streaking down the windows and lights of the room reflected in the glass.  I couldn't have asked for worse conditions. I … Continue reading Propeller

Moonset

The moon set in the western sky about ten minutes before sunrise.  I shot this the same morning I shot the Snow Geese at Desoto National Wildlife Refuge, near Blair, Nebraska. The celestial bodies were almost in perfect alignment; after shooting the moon, I turned around and shot the geese.   It's called a two-fer. Thought … Continue reading Moonset