Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Roadside Merchant

I spotted a street merchant set up on a corner in the Canal and Wayside (Cesar Chavez Blvd) area of East Houston selling his wares. Among the items for sell were these brooms. I like the scene, I think there's more potential than this shot conveys, and will be going back there for another approach.


While I was driving in Baytown yesterday evening I spotted something in the road. As I got closer and was able to focus I noticed it was a hawk with a squirrel in it's talons. There happen to be no traffic so I picked up my camera and took this shot as the hawk flew into a nearby vacant lot. Keep those cameras handy folks!

Water Flower

My flower shots share something in common with my bird shots - I usually don't know what type I'm shooting! This one is no exception, I like it but I'll just have to call it a water flower for identification purposes. It's one of those shots that I never get tired of shooting. I guess it's not just the beauty of the flowers but also the dark water and texture of the floating lilly pads in the background that appeal to me.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Memorial Day 2009_1

One of the many veterans volunteering at yesterdays Memorial Day services in Baytown.

Water Flower

From the Baytown Nature Center last spring.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

From the City of Baytown's Memorial Day Rememberance today.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Baytown Nature Center 4

It is what it is - another "patch of flowers" photo. In person these flowers are so flawless that they look artificial. They're not though, they are the real deal complete with bees, aroma, and the whole package. To me this type of scene screams "HAMMOCK"!

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Baytown Nature Center 3

Another shot from my trip to the Baytown Nature Center this past Sunday.

Baytown Nature Center 2

I've shot this scene from the Baytown Nature Center many times trying to capture the mood of the place. It's close to home for me and easily accessible yet it's proven difficult to capture the right combination of tide, wind, sky, and light that I would like. Did I do it here? Maybe, but undoubtedly I'll be back many times trying to improve the shot further.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Wind Blown Flower

I took this shot at the Baytown Nature Center on this Past Sunday afternoon. The weather was threatening and the clouds and diffused light made for some good photo opportunities.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Evening Breeze

This was my "B" entry from last Tuesday's BAPC Honors Night Program. Turns out the "B" stood for Bronze Award, not only for this one but for the previously featured shot "Fate" as well.

Saturday, May 16, 2009


This composite shot entitled "Fate" was one of my entries in this weeks "Motion Blur" H0nor's Night assignment at the BAPC's monthly photo review. Hope you enjoy it.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Brazos Bend State Park 5

Two more dragonfly shots from the Brazos Bend State Park field trip this past weekend.

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Brazos Bend State Park 4

This shot, from our Brazos Bend field trip this weekend, is of the trail along the side of "40 Acre Lake."

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Brazos Bend State Park 3

If there is one predominant and trademark color of Brazos Bend State Park it must be the deep green algae that covers so much of the water. The range of colors and textures the algae provides really makes a great background for photos.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Brazos Bend State Park 2

Brazos Bend State Park's biggest draw is the gators, but they are not the only game in town!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Brazos Bend State Park 1

The Bay Area Photo Club took another excellent field trip this weekend to Brazos Bend State Park south of Houston. The weather was good, the animals cooperated, and plenty of photo ops abound. This fellow was one of many that seemed to be somewhat tolerant of people which allowed for some nice casual bird shooting.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Baytown Nature Center 1

I took this shot this weekend at the Baytown Nature Center. In truth I took it from my car because the mosquito's would carry you away if you left the safety of your vehicle. I have three favorite vignettes at the nature center, including this one, that I want to get back to for a more serious photo shoot. But for now I hope you enjoy this shot.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

San Jacinto Day Portrait 6

This young lady looked to me like a prarie lady would have looked at the time of the Battle of San Jacinto. She was taking a break at the Texian's camp at this years scaled-back battle reenactment for the San Jacinto Day Festival.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

San Jacinto Day Portrait 5

Two folks from the "Last Chance Forever: Birds of Prey Conservancy" group attended this years San Jacinto Day Festival. They brought along this Bald Eagle as well as a falcon [of some sort- sorry!], both of which were big hits.

Monday, May 4, 2009

San Jacinto Day Portrait 4

Another portrait from the San Jacinto Day Festival the weekend before last.

Friday, May 1, 2009

Cannon Crew

Another shot from the San Jacinto Day Festival this past weekend. Do to the rain-shortened program format the Texicans only fired one cannon shot on this day. In the full reenactment both sides fire several volleys.