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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Complimentary Curves

Since I was on Emergency Call last night I was up early in the morning anyways responding to a call. After that I couldn't sleep so I started messing around with some stuff in the living room. Here is my final posting for this month. I'm not entering this photo into the challenge so don't be afraid to look at it directly. I like the direction but I started getting tired before I could get it to look right.

Monday, January 30, 2006

One more day left

Only 1 more day left and Jan. will be behind us. I would have liked to get out more today to look for some abstract photos but I was stuck inside for most of the day. It's been a mix of rain and snow anyways so it didn't look like fun to walk in.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Sunday Playground

Hey, where are all the children? That's right, it's Sunday.

Saturday, January 28, 2006

peek a boo

Nothing much else to say this afternoon. I had to take a billion and one shots to try to catch the little girl in the window. We played peek a boo for a good 20 minutes.

Friday, January 27, 2006

The Symbolism of my debt

For those who don't know me very well, I recently got married to a beautiful woman over the past summer. I must admit that I love jewelry. I bonus for her. This is the ring set I created for her. I just thought it was the only ring that was right for her. The center stone is actually a color changing saphire that is light blue under natural lighting and violet under artificial lighting. It took me 4 months to find the stone. Nobody told me how hard it is to photograph jewelry. This was take using a book light on the ring. Someday I hope to afford better lighting to rid myself of the harshness that I have become so plagued with.

Thursday, January 26, 2006

World in a Bowl.

After watching my fish for awhile I decided to try to do a picture that represents what they see. So that's todays picture. After several shots using plastic clear wrap to capture the natural light on the surface and a little warping this is what I got. I read that fish can actually see in color and have a far sharper definition towards objects than humans do. However their limited to only 10-15 feet. Interesting. File that away for strange things to know that no one cares about.

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

afternoon drive

I was reading about camera throwing. The art of setting the timer on your camera and then throwing into the air to see what you get. I'm a chicken. There's no way I'm throwing my camera into the air. I don't have a really nice camera to begin with but it's all I got. However, I did drive around town and whenever I stopped the car at a light or a stop sign I would randomly hold my camera out of the window and snap the shutter just to see what turns out. It was pretty fun. I'm sure some people gave me a few stares. Here's one of the shots I had today. I had some ones liked better but I think I might use them for the off-centered subject challenge on DPC. Sorry, no previews. My challenges lately have been on the crappy side. I know it. I don't know why I enter stuff I know won't rate high. I guess I like some sort of self torture. Oh well. My wife says it's because I try to hard. The photos that come out nice are usually ones that I come up with on those days where I can spend more time relaxing and not getting caught up in my work. Yes, I'm a work a holic. The secret is out. Time to take some more meds. Still not feeling quite well. Maybe I should just take a day off and get some rest.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Muffin Morning

I'm sure everyone has those days where they feel inspirational. I haven't had any of those for a while. I've been under the weather so today you get the shot of my breakfast. I wasn't sure how to make a muffin look creative but here it is. It was pretty good.

Monday, January 23, 2006


I've noticed that others have posted pictures of their fish so here's one of mine. Her name is Angel. She likes to hide.

Sunday, January 22, 2006


Here's my car. I keep trying to convince myself I need a new one but everytime I go looking for new cars I end up at the bookstore. Not sure why.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Natural Form

So it's obvious now that I have a great yearning to learn more about the conceptual balance between lighting and subjects. I have always wanted to explore with the human form but to be honest I've been rather timid. Todays post is my first work with the human form. Sorry Mom, you didn't see this.

Friday, January 20, 2006

Guess my car

It is said that the car you drive is an extension of your personality. Can you guess my car?

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Dentist Trip

Sorry, I don't have pictures of drills, pain and all that fun stuff. But I did take this shot on the way to the dentist.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

My Head Hurts

I woke up this morning and my contacts wouldn't fit in right so I had to wear my glasses today. I rarely wear them so when I do it throws me off a bit because they are not exactly the same perscription or something like that. Anyways, after 3 hours at the library my head hurts and I figure I'd share my feelings through a photo today.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Waiting for the late one

I find that it is nearly impossible to start a meeting on time. I guess it gave me a chance to take this photo outside the window. Here's my view every Tuesday at 3:30. It's nice. Since I'm from Utah though it could use a mountain and a lake.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Untold Stories

People have told me that good photos are supposed to capture moments. Great photos are supposed to tell a story. So where do you place a photo that only tells a part of a story? Today I was driving and while I was stopped at a red light a noticed this shoe just sitting there. I thought it was a peculiar shoe. There are no sidewalks near that portion of the wall. In fact, it would have been quite difficult to reach that point of the street. It just made me think of a long drawn out story about this shoe. And is it the end of the story? Who knows, perhaps the shoe has only begun its journey. To follow its destiny to become reunited with its sole mate. To become a pair again to walk the land lace in lace. This is where my wife tells me to get a life. What. I thought it was funny.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Sunday Best

Sorry, this is the best you get today. It's Football Playoff day and I need to finish cooking the chicken for the nachos.
Go Bears.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Saturday Wedding

Today I attended the wedding of my wife's cousin. It was held in a small lovely chapel. I guess you can say this was my first wedding shot. Yes, it's the real sun in the original shot. No additional star lights added. I'm not sure why I went with the darker mood. I wipped it together in 5 minutes and it just seemed right to me.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Winter's Back

For the past few days it's been very nice. Warm enough to tempt one to pull out the ole golf clubs and hit the driving range. I should have done it while I had the chance. Winter has come back along with its blistery fun. I guess that's all right. I was beginning to miss my ice scrapper for the car anyways.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Oops. Was that the button?

You know those times when you set your camera down and, oops. I set my camera on a counter today and then accidently hit the button. So here it is. The speaker of the day.

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Class Time

My students were making fun of me today for always carrying a camera everywhere I go. So This what they get. I daily post of them. I dedicate this to every one of them that try so hard but yet fail in the art of bribery. I'm kidding, I've never taken a bribe in my life. Please don't call the ethics office of my University.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006


Have you ever stapled your finger before? I mean really staple your finger to the point where you have to actually pull the staple out. I even bled. I was going to try to capture the pain but I decided to take a photo of the culprit instead.

Monday, January 09, 2006

Back to Work

Hi everyone, Well it's been fun enjoying the winter break at the University but it's back to work for me now. Won't be able to explore the city as much so maybe I'll take some photos of my office for everyone.

Sunday, January 08, 2006

wine collection

This morning I will share a little of my wine collection display. It's odd. I don't really like wine all that much but there's something about having nice wine around for others that is comforting.

Saturday, January 07, 2006


I think every city has some random piece of artwork completed with cogs and wheels. Here's the one in our city.

Friday, January 06, 2006

City Wall - part II

So I spent some more time in the downtown area again. I promised to bring you some more of the wall portraits so here's another one.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Tree of Life

OK, so this isn't exactly just a raw photo but if I'm using my blog to display who I am then I'm also going to add in some mixed media as well. This is something a finished today. It is a composition of some photos I've done, some colored pencil and compiled together with digital art. I feel it's another resemblance of my life, my past struggles and my current beliefs.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006


Nothing much going on today. I put some stuff away into storage. Just the usual 8 boxes of holiday decor.

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

City Walk

So Bloomington, Illinois isn't much of a city but it does offer some interesting insights into life. I stopped by the local housing shelter. Heard some interesting stories and found my way back through the ally to my car. Met a puppy on the way and found some interesting portraits on the walls of a few buildings. Here's one.

Monday, January 02, 2006

New Aquarium

Here's a quick glance of my new aquarium. I'm still waiting for the water to cycle and condition. It was a present from my wife this past christmas.

New Years in Illinois

Who knew you could stay in a German Hotel in central Illinois. Happy New Year.