Thursday, December 30, 2010

Lakeside View

This shot is from a little lakeside park near Liberty Texas taken about a month ago.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

BNC Shore Bird

A shot from the Baytown Nature Center last weekend.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Anika the Cheerleader

This is a shot of my niece practicing some of her "cheer leading" in my backyard.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Evergreen Rd. Hawk

I was headed over to check out the Baytown Bald Eagles the other day when I spotted this hawk off Evergreen Rd.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


Merry Christmas! From our families to yours.

"And there were shepherds living out in the fields near by, keeping watch over their flocks by night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord. This will be a sign to you: You will find a baby wrapped in cloths and lying in a manger." Luke 2:8-12

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Gaillard-Mitchell Family Cemetery

This shot of the Gaillard-Mitchell Family Cemetery was taken on today's BPC field trip. It's a single shot "pseudo" HDR conversion in Photomatix taken with a fish eye lens on my Olympus E-5. The wall around the cemetery is actually square, the perspective distortion is a result of the fish eye optics.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Evergreen Oilfield_3

Another shot of an old pump jack at the Evergreen oilfield in Baytown.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Evergreen Oilfield_2

This old pump jack was another photograph taken on the Baytown Photo Club field trip this past Saturday.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Evergreen Oilfield

This concrete structure is located in the old Evergreen oilfield in Baytown, TX. As for I am aware no one knows for sure what it's purpose was. This shot was taken Saturday morning on a Baytown Photo Club field trip.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Here's Your Sign

This old sign is just south of I-10 off Wayside on the east side.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Harlie Looks at Freedom

A shot of our Cocker "Harlie" peering under the fence at freedom!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Trinity Bay Pier

This shot is from the end of a boat ramp on Trinity Bay this morning. When the front blew through it pushed the water out of the bay by quite a bit.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Happy Birthday Doc

This is a photo of my late wife's step father "Doc" Hudson [screen left] and friend at his recent 90Th birthday celebration.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Linemen Line Up

At lunch yesterday I spotted this group of linemen working on a power line on the east side of Houston and decided to take a few photos of them doing their thing.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Ren Fest Wall

A wall at the Texas Renaissance Festival that to me had a lot of artistic character.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Ren Fest Hawk

Another bird from the Texas Renaissance Festival in Magnolia, TX. I remember the commentator saying this was the rarest bird in the show, and that it is a hawk, but unfortunately I do not remember the breed.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Ren Fest Fire Whip Show_sm

Another shot from the "Fire Whip Show" at the Texas Renaissance Festival a couple of weeks ago. [See video @ ].

This shot is straight out of the camera with my new E-5 Oly using an "art filter" called "Dramatic Tone." I didn't originally think much of this feature, but in RAW + JPEG mode it only applies the filter to the JPEG leaving you RAW unaffected. I still working with the different filters but so far I'm thinking they are sort of fun, but I'll have to wait and see how useful they are.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Ren Fest Stilt Jester

A stilt walking jester from the Texas Renaissance Festival a couple of weekends ago. I guess being photographed a lot leads to learning about photography. As soon as he saw I was using a fisheye lens he reached towards me to help enhance the distortion!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Ren Fest Fire Whip Show

This shot is from the Texas Renaissance Festival's "Fire Whip" show, a show that I thought was surprisingly entertaining. This gentleman, the "Worlds Fastest Whip Cracker" as certified by Guinness, put together a great show based on his skill with the whip.