Friday, July 31, 2009

212: #029 Bodies of Water

Indigo Lake on a sunny day -- looking south.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

211: #027 Black and White

I rarely take a photograph that I think would be better in black and white, but this log cabin and barn at Hale Farm (Akron's historic village) seemed like a good candidate. I thought a touch of sepia suited it better than stark black and white.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

210: #264 Rolling

There was a "carriage" competition in the valley last weekend.
This Sunday event was a marathon. They drove around the lake, to Hale Farm, and on the way back did some weaving in and out of markers that were placed in a circle. There were a couple of other events on Saturday, but I missed it.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

209: #218 Out to Lunch

I locked myself out of my car so I had lots of time to look around and take photographs while I waited for AAA to rescue me.

If I vary from my normal routine I'm in trouble.

This time I decided to clean my glasses before I got out of the car, so I put my keys on the passenger seat and forgot to pick them up again. One of the old cars I had in the past made you lock the driver's side door with the key. Good idea! You never lock yourself out that way.

"Out to lunch" in more than one way!

Monday, July 27, 2009

208: #126 Graffiti or Mural

The whole west wall of this video store is painted.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

207: #354 Water's edge

A very windy day at Indigo Lake.

Inspired by Janet to try a little video on my Panasonic FZ18 - and try to learn how to use PE4.

Listen to the wind blow! Here's a 19 second video -- maybe it should have been shorter...

Saturday, July 25, 2009

206: #122 Girl

Kayla just lo-o-oves to spend a day at a spa getting her hair cut,
having a facial and a professional makeup job -- being pampered!

It's a girly thing...

Friday, July 24, 2009

205: #104 Folk Art

A counted cross-stitch my daughter made for me.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

204: #013 Architectural Details

A church in downtown Akron

The arrow slits in the towers make me a little nervous...

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

203: #009 Advertisement

When I took the shot I was thinking "clock"
(5 minutes before the game starts)
but the photograph said "advertising"!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

202: #325 Things That Go

A little selective coloring to highlight the bright colors of the train.

Monday, July 20, 2009

201: #302 Steeple

The steeple is usually on the roof of the church, but this one is on the roof of the sheltered entrance and driveway.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

200: #295 Something Missing

The something missing is the buds.
The deer are feasting now on my daylilies...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

199: #233 Photographer

Look at that lens!

Friday, July 17, 2009

198: #237 Polka Dots

At the baseball stadium...

Thursday, July 16, 2009

197: #304 Stop the Action

Thou shalt not steal!
The ball is inches from the first baseman's glove!
Click on the image to see the ball with a bigger view.

And in the pic below the ball just got whacked!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

196: #031 Box Offices

Akron's baseball stadium

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

195: #119 Gatherings

Here's Derek at the ball game again -- with Daddy, Grandma, and Great-grandma.

This was "adjusted" with Jessica Sprague's techniques from the "frame-up" class.
The lesson was for a burnt edge technique using a radial gradient on a mask.
Lightroom does it easier, but there's more control this way -- more subtle, I think.

Monday, July 13, 2009

194: #258 Relaxation

Remember the very pregnant mother-to-be in the photo I used as "boy"?
Well here's that beautiful baby sleeping through all the noise at the baseball game!
His onesie proclaims him as the Aeros' littlest fan.

Sunday, July 12, 2009

193: #192 Musical Instrument

My granddaughter plays tenor sax in the marching band.
Marching in football season uniforms is hot work on the 4th of July, even if it's a pleasant day in the mid-70's -- so that bottle of water is definitely welcome!

And this cello is one of the 8 instruments she plays -- at least I think it's 8 now.

After the parade she changed into shorts and a tee shirt and went back outside to run.
Her tee shirt says:
"Our sport is your sport's punishment.
Cross country"

Saturday, July 11, 2009

192: #214 Organized

I love a parade!

The high school marching band is definitely well organized and disciplined!

Friday, July 10, 2009

191: #012 Antique

I love a parade!

The antique and classic cars were well represented...

Thursday, July 9, 2009

190: #067 Costume

I love a parade!

You didn't think that was really a firehouse dog, did you?

There must have been all the town's fire department vehicles in the parade with sirens blaring and lights flashing. We were in a small shopping center at a side street and one of the ambulances made a turn down the side street and left the parade. Must have been an emergency call.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

189: #305 Street Scenes

I love a parade!

Even the street cleaner flew a couple of flags, joined the parade, and threw candy to the kids!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

188: #154 Humor

I love a parade!

How often do you see a patriotic port-a-potty rolling along the street?

I think every local organization and political group -- and businesses as well -- marches in this parade! The port-a-potty followed a septic tank cleaning truck.

The girls with the baskets (and most of the other paraders) are tossing candy to the kids watching the parade. It's like trick-or-treat in July. The kids bring goody bags to collect the candy. And there are people handing out free chilled bottled water and popsicles from freezer bags. That town loves its Independence Day parade!

Monday, July 6, 2009

187: #155 Imperfect

I love a parade!

Here are 2 of the odd/imperfect bicycles at the parade.

The one on the left has an eccentric front wheel -- the hub is off-center and as he rides, the bike has an up-and-down motion.

The one on the right is just short.

And the one below is definitely odd!
Is that one of Tammy's boys on the bicycle?

Saturday, July 4, 2009

186: #144 Hats

I love a parade!

There were people riding "unusual" bicycles up and down the parade route before the actual parade made it to where we sat. This tandem is one of the more ordinary ones!

So maybe "hats" is stretching it a little...but not a whole lot!

185: #228 Patriotic

I went to a medium-sized town's Independence Day parade today.
This is the first of a series...I love a parade!

Friday, July 3, 2009

184: #303 Still Life

That farmer whose corn fields I photographed before has been picking corn for a week already! It must be an early dwarf variety because the corn cobs are pretty close to the ground and the stalks aren't very tall.

But the corn is delicious! so much better than what you buy in the grocery stores. The old farmers' rule for freshness is that you go out to pick corn when you're ready to put the ears in the pot. If you stumble and fall, go back and pick some fresh ones! Well, it isn't quite that fresh, but if you're lucky the corn wagon pulls up when you get to the parking lot.

This farm used to grow tomatoes and cucumbers etc. but now they just grow corn and buy the rest of the fruits and vegetables either from other local farmers or from the big farmers wholesale market.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

183: Free #13 Healthy Choices

I wonder how many other 4 year olds give their McDonald's order as salad and chicken nuggets. This girl loves her salad! Good to the last drop of dressing! She licked the bowl clean! She was disappointed that you don't get a Happy Meal toy with salad and chicken, though.

These photos were all cropped to square because I couldn't decide which one to use, so I chose 4. And here's one more...