Wednesday, November 26, 2008
This lucky fellow (gal) has no idea what happens to millions of his domestic farm raised counterparts.
Taken today at the Springfield Conservation Nature Center. This was a close as he (she) would let me get! Just think, if Ben Franklin had his way, this would be our national bird. Wild turkeys are plentiful and a popular hunting subject here in Missouri.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Sunday, November 23, 2008
We spent the day taking pictures and then spent the evening with our dear friends Howard and Virginia. They were my first employers and good friends of my Mom and Dad, both of whom have passed on. Howard sold and worked on TV's and I helped him. We used to work on TV antennas and I always dreaded those that were on old 2 story farm houses. I couldn't stand being on that wobbly ladder! It was a great first job and I give a lot of credit to Howard and Virginia to get me started with good work habits and teaching me so much about myself.
The other person I always visit when I venture to El Dorado Springs is my best friend Danny. Danny was killed in an automobile accident about 20 years ago now. He is buried in a small rural cemetery near Filley, Missouri. We used to build ship models together during the summer evenings in my garage. I put one of those models on his grave about 19 years ago. It remains there to this day.
This has been a very hard post for me, but one that is long overdue. Thanks for taking the time to read along.
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Lori has posted a picture from a tag that Lisa started called sixth folder, sixth shot. The premise is that you go into your "my pictures" file and go to your sixth folder and get your sixth picture. I got lucky and pulled one of my Colorado shots. Bent's Fort to be exact.
Give it a try. It was fun.
Friday, November 21, 2008
Thank you El Dorado Springs, I will always call you home.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Take a look at the results from my new studio lights on Ozark Faces .
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
I haven't been to a train show for about a year, primarily because I tend to spend a lot of money at them. This time I took my camera to control the urge.
The lighting was atrocious but I managed to capture a few shots. If you want to go someplace where there are a bunch of happy men and boys then go to a train show. There were even a few happy gals, in fact there were more than I think I have ever seen at a train show.
Sunday, November 16, 2008
I ran across some more fall colors today despite snow flurries yesterday morning
These were taken today in the parking lot of my eye doctors office, Mattox Nue Prater. You just never know where you will find a shot. I just happened to drive by there today and since I pay them so much I figured I could take some shots of their trees!
The bottom shots are of flowering kale with some gray dusty miller thrown in. Both of these hang on in a garden to provide late season color.
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Sunday, November 09, 2008
I spent most of my weekend working at work and on wedding pictures Teresa and I took Friday. You will be able to see those pictures at Ozark Faces Congratulations Nancy and Don!
Saturday, November 08, 2008
Thursday, November 06, 2008
Wednesday, November 05, 2008
Tuesday, November 04, 2008
Regardless of the party in power, life will go on. Half of us will complain about the new Administration and half of us happy with it! About 27 months from now we will start the whole process over again. That is America and I am proud to be a part of her.
I played with this in Photoshop, the original image was much brighter but I felt like the "pickpocket" theme demanded a more night-time look so I cut the saturation level quite a bit. I may display the original later in the week and you can tell me whether you like this or it better.
Got several neat pictures with an urban feel to them so it was a very good trip!
Monday, November 03, 2008
Sunday, November 02, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
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