Sunday, July 27, 2008

Another nice shot.

I took this picture from a boat that was bobbing around in the waves. I love image stabilization! Please click the photo to enlarge. Not too shabby of a bird pic!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Along came a spider ( New Trailer)

The Cd Comes out Tuesday ( one day after my B-day-shameless plug!) and I am excited for it. Yes. It will be a gift given to myself. My wife digs Abba...not Alice.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Back From Vacation.

We took a nice trip up north. Check out the nice sights. A interesting sign...a actual phone booth ( yeah we were about 5 miles from the US-Canadian border) and a great shot of a off the beaten track river fall. More shots to come.

Thursday, July 17, 2008

Along Came A Spider - Another Tease

Love these trailers, dont you. ( hears crickets.) hahahaa

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Old Love- Eric Clapton

What can I say. Love the lyric and love the solo at the 3:30 mark. Mr. Clapton hits all the right notes for me on this song.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Olympus E-510

A couple of weeks ago, I received a little money as a gift and was told to buy something nice. Since the money came from my Father, I thought I would get something that would be around for a long time. As a guy that loves to take a picture and spent some of his youth watching his Dad take pictures and develop them in a darkroom. ( yes, kiddies this was before digital). I knew a camera was the choice to make, not just any camera though..but a Digital SLR.

This camera does it all, it has the one thing in it that I HAD to have. A image stabilizer. The camera that I used for the last 3 years was and still is a good camera. It just was very prone to creating blurred and shaky photos. It drove me nuts! This camera is 10 mega pixels. my previous camera had 4. The clarity is dramatically better. Also, the ability to change lenses is something I have always wanted in a camera. This camera came with a 14-42 mm lens and a 40-150mm lens. Very versatile!

I also received 4 classes at the camera shop ( I bought from a dedicated camera shop and not one of those super mart type places) and know I will learn some new skills from them.

So its a new era of creativity for me. It makes it more cool knowing that a little bit of my dad is in the mix with this piece of equipment.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Photoshop Elements

Through the good fortune of a bunch of rebates and a software credit from the big guy named Bill G. I was able to purchase the big Kahuna of photo editing software. Adobe Photoshop Elements. Yeah, I know there is a professional version...but I aint a pro....or can afford $400 on a program!

There is so much to play with in this program, the challenge is to do something tastefull and not go overboard and make your viewers head hurt from overload!

Here is a little edit of a photo I took last year. Kind of cool, I am sure I will get better as time goes on.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Fireworks Pics

Check out the cool pictures I took of our local fireworks display. I bought a new camera....much better than the one I had before. More on that later.

Along Came A Spider

New trailer for Alice Coopers new CD. Good and creepy...just like I like him. Weird for a guy like me that wont go to a scary movie. Have always loved Alice.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy 4th !

Nice little video from a sorta "patriotic" song from Alice Cooper.