Monday, March 26, 2007

I liked how the light was beaming out from behind this building. I've learned lately that lighting is everything. Alliteration baby, yeah!

Friday, March 23, 2007

Killer Bees!

I had to chase this little bastard around for about twenty minutes. These big fat ones will stop and hover briefly, then shoot off into the distance. Every time I would get him in focus, he would fly straight up and whiz away...the things I do for you.

(Editors note: I apologize for assuming this bee was a he, but I figured his hairy ass was a dead giveaway.)

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Alabama Theatre

They just happened to be giving a tour when I walked in. Lucky me!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

"Woof, You're a Moron"

This is my dog Devo. He's the best dog I've ever had by far; it's funny how intuitive animals are, and how they can make you feel better when you're down. Lately I've realized though, even though he's happy with me and where he is, simply feeding him twice a day and the occcasional scratch behind the ears just isn't enough. Dogs need to be walked, and play fetch in the yard with an old nasty tennis ball. It's not at all as if that is a chore, or that I don't want to walk him or take him outside to play, because I love that. That time is important in a pet/owner relationship and is truly satisfying. I think sometimes I just get caught up in the monotony of daily life and just assume do it later. Maybe I just look at him laying around the house and assume he's content. And maybe he is ok, but just that...ok. That doesn't mean he shouldn't be great. Some of us can all have a tendency to get consumed by the routinization of our days, and lose focus on the things that really matter, and the ones that mean the absolute most to us. The most important relationships are the ones that require the most effort, and the ones that we should pour every ounce of our being into. Not simply out of obligation for fear of loss, but because priorities are in line in accordance with the ones we love more than life itself. If you get no satisfaction out of walking your dog and doing what you should for it, then don't. But if you do, don't just assume it knows that, and do it before it runs away and finds a new home.

(Note: this isn't about my dog...)

Monday, March 5, 2007

Grass n' trees n' stuff

The shot of the barn is my first attempt at utilizing HDR (High Dynamic Range). It's a composite of 3 seperate RAW images taken at different exposures, supposedly to take advantage of color elements in both the under and over exposed images. Everyone else I've seen doing it has been in some exotic locale whose dreamy landscapes I don't have access to. So for now, we'll just have to settle for this comparitive definition of blandness.