Thursday, March 27, 2008

The Apprentice

I was just watching The Apprentice (an unfortunate side effect of only have 4 channels to choose from!) and editting photos and thought this picture was surprisingly appropriate.

Comb over

Looks like Bella is going for the Donald Trump Comb Over!

Hold On Tightly!

We've had a run of gorgeous weather here, so I took the opportunity to get outside and enjoy it with Annabella. We went to the local park and Anna tried out a swing for the first time while I tried out some motion blur.

Swing blog

Annabella loved every minute of it!

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Oh well

I didn't win, but at least my photo was one of the top ones. Check out Keri's blog to see the winning photo!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


While Los & I were driving around downtown trying to find things that represented Wichita Falls, this is the sort of picture I was coming up with...


I didn't really feel as though it gave a good representation of the area but I think it's still an interesting photo!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Wichita Falls

I recently found out about a contest that Keri Doolittle Photography is doing on her blog... she's asked for people to take photos that represent where they live. So with that goal in mind, Los & I went downtown in search of things for me to photography. I ran into a problem though... our downtown really doesn't have much except run down or abandoned buildings and the commercial area of town really just looks like every other shopping district in this country.

I obviously could have photographed the Falls, however I ran into 2 problems with that. 1.) It just seemed to obvious. As Keri said in her post, she wants people to think outside the box. And 2.) the Falls were turned OFF this weekend! That's right, our town turns off the man-made falls after we've had any rain... seems counter-intuitive to me.

Well after 2 strikes, we headed on to base to fill up the car and while we were there, it dawned on me that the base defines Wichita Falls. Without Sheppard there would be very little here, so with that realization I set out to find something on base to photograph. Since one of the main programs here is a pilot training program, I decided that a photo of the t-37 "Tweet" would be fitting. Plus with a little photoshop action, a static display airplane looks pretty cool!

So after all that, here is the image I submitted...
Wichita Falls TX

A few from the weekend

Friday and saturday we had beautiful weather here in Wichita Falls, so I decided to take a few more photos of Anna (as though I really need more!!).

This photo was taken at a park near our apartment. The "grass" is more like straw, but Anna didn't seem to mind.
Summer day 2

This one was actually taken inside the apartment in the evening. I love how big her eyes look in it!

big eyes blog

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

A Black & White Conversion

My photoshop class is gradually teaching me how to use the different aspects available so I decided to test out a b&w conversion with this photo of Annabella that I took yesterday. Anna was having fun with her rice cereal... as a result I think more ended up on her face that in her mouth!

rice cereal blog

I decided to leave a touch of color in the photo to give a warm hue so I guess it's not a true b&w!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Go Green

It's been a while since I posted anything here... I blame it on travelling! I recently got back to internet access though and after perusing Heather's blog ( and her "design of the day", I decided to post my own recent Green photography.

Go green blog

I've recently made the switch to reusable shopping bags and think more people should join the movement. Plus they're multifunctional! :)