Friday, January 29, 2010

Golden Basket

After the BPC field trip a couple of weeks ago this plant in my backyard caught my eye. It's there all the time but for some reason on this day the contrast in colors, texture, and lighting caught my eye.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Two Shots Same Hawk

This is one half of a pair of hawks that frequent an empty field near the Exxon station at the corner of Rollingbrook and Main in Baytown.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

BNC Osprey _8

Well, what can I say! This Osprey at the Baytown Nature Center is always around and usually easy to spot. It's the perfect storm for a photographer looking for a subject to shoot.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

BFD Fire Station 8

Last in the series of shots from BFD Fire Station #2 on Market Street in Baytown.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

BFD Fire Station 7

Three environmental portraits from Fire Station 2 in Baytown. Three of Baytown's finest in the first photo and two members of the Baytown Photo Club in the shots below.

Friday, January 22, 2010

BFD Fire Station 6

The old and new rolling stock at Baytown Fire Department's Fire Station No. 2 in on Market Street in Baytown.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

BFD Fire Station 5

Next installment of the Baytown Fire Station 2 photo shoot with the Baytown Photo Club last weekend.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

BFD Fire Station 4

Here's a different version [above] based on some on and off blog responses. What do you think?
Another shot from the Baytown Photo Club field trip to Fire Station 2 this past weekend.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

BFD Fire Station 3

This shot was also from this weekends Baytown Photo Club field trip. It's a close-up of an old firetruck the BFD keeps on hand for ceremonial events. The shot had a soft feel to it so I pushed it in that direction with Topaz Adjusts' "Simplify" preset filter.

Monday, January 18, 2010

BFD Fire Station 2

This weekend I went on a field trip with the Baytown Photography Club to the Baytown Fire Departments Fire Station #2 on Market Street. I wasn't completely satisfied with the shots I got but did get a few to share. This shot of bunker gear hanging at the ready was my favorite.

Saturday, January 16, 2010

EMHE Construction 3_V2

Version two of yesterday's shot taking suggestions into consideration. Result - I like it better.

Friday, January 15, 2010

EMHE Construction 3

One of the workers offloading a load of lumber from a flatbed trailer at the job site of Extreme Makeover Home Edition.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

EMHE Construction 2

This was my second entry in the "Teamwork" assignment for the "Bay Area Photo Club's" "Honor's Program" last Tuesday night. It's also from the "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" program filming in Kemah, TX through today.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

EMHE Window Hangers

Another shot from Extreme Makeover Home Edition filming in Kemah, TX this weekend. I entered this one in our photo clubs Honors Night program which had an assigned topic of TEAMWORK.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

EMHE Construction 1

This shot is of some of the wall panels being off loaded at the Kemah job site of Extreme Makeover Home Edition on Saturday evening. The volunteers here hook on to the panels, with one of two large cranes on the job, and either fly them directly into place or stage them for later installation.

Monday, January 11, 2010

EMHE Ultimate Volunteer

When I got home Sunday from Kemah watching the Extreme Makeover Home Edition shoot I looked up "VOLUNTEER" in the dictionary and this guy's picture was there!

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Friday, January 8, 2010

Kingfisher in Flight

I caught this Kingfisher hoovering in preparation for a dive at a meal out at the Baytown Nature Center a few weekends ago. It's hard to get close to a Kingfisher so as a result this is a pretty serious crop out of a larger image. The image quality is a little "challenged" but you can see the posture of the bird pretty well.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Work Hawk

I spotted this Red Shouldered Hawk in a tree where I work, on the East side of Houston, yesterday morning. I added the textured background to try and add a little interest.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Sunset at the Fred Hartman Bridge

Today's shot has become somewhat of a staple for local photographers, a sunset behind the Fred Hartman Bridge on Hwy 146 between Baytown and LaPorte. This makes 4 or 5 I have on my hard drive but I suspect I'll eventually end up with many more.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Exterior Decorating

A local scene in old Baytown off Market near the old contractor's gate at Exxon.

Monday, January 4, 2010

BNC Osprey Again

While at the Baytown Nature Center yesterday I spotted this familiar subject in a mood to pose so I took advantage of the situation. I do think this is probably my best shot of the Osprey so far but I also liked the background. It was kind of a washed out time of the morning hence the black & white conversion.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Pair of Shorebirds

A pair of shore birds from the Baytown Nature Center last weekend.