Thursday, December 30, 2010

Photographic Curiosity

A couple of pretty interestingly bizarre photo related posts from boing boing this week.  Click the links to be brought to the original articles with more photos:

1) Photoshop users unite and give your fuzziest friends creepy human eyes!

2) Early 19th century baby photo's and the dirty little secret behind keeping those babies calm.

3) Terrible beauty; areal photography of environmental waste.
(Coal ash waste at electricity generation station)

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Holiday Fun

The Bad News:  Christmas is over....

The Good News:  I get the week off!

Next Week - Happy New Year!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ho, Ho, Holiday pics*

*No children were harmed in the making of these photos.

Wintery Vulture Display

Big wet flakes of snow plummeting out of the sky, along with cold ground temperatures and no chance of a thermal ride up, provided for overall poor flying conditions on the day.  The local buzzards for some reason decided to camp out for the entire day in the neighbors pine.  Throughout the day a game of king of the mountain was played with exchanges of perches and challenging wing displays.  These were taken with our point and click Lumix.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

It's a tough way to make a living.

Clearly, I better keep my day job....

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kids and Horses

Adobe using "autosharpen," "plastic wrap," and "sepia/"cutout."

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Julie and Dude on the Prairie

Deadeye and Dudes Cowboy Stew

#2-3 of chuck roast or whatever roast cut that you have on hand ( i doubled it for the ya-ya's)#1 pearl onions, peeled
3-4 carrots, grated
1 med. onion, coarsely chopped
2-3 T. garlic, minced
2 Bay leaves
1 can French onion soup
1 box beef broth
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 -1 c. red wine (burgundy is best, but it is strong in flavor, so use to your taste)

Cut the roast into 1" cubes, dredge in flour. Brown until crusty in 2-3 T. of olive oil in heavy skillet. Add oil if needed until all of the pieces are done. Remove from the oil and set aside. Add the coarsely chopped onion, garlic and carrots and saute' until the onion is just soft. Add the broths and stir to bring up the bits from the bottom of the pan. Replace the meat back into the pot and add wine to taste. Add the Bay leaves, some baby carrots, and the brown sugar. Simmer about 2-3 hours. For the best flavor, let cool and refrigerate overnight and serve the next day.

Smashed Potatoes
10 Yukon Gold Potatoes, washed and cubed
1/2 c. shredded sharp cheddar
1-8 oz. container sour cream
6-8 green onions, sliced
1 stick butter

Boil potatoes until tender; drain well. Mash with the butter, stir in the sour cream, onions, and cheddar. Serve with the stew.


Julie's Heady Beer Bread
3 c. self- rising flour
1-12oz. beer

Stir together to mix well and then pour into a loaf pan that has been rubbed with butter. Bake at 375 unitl top is golden brown and then brush the top with melted butter.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert

Thought there was quite a bit of inspiration buried in this avalanche of talent and perseverance...

| Artists Wanted | In Focus : Pete Eckert from Artists Wanted on Vimeo.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Question from the Back...

I was curious if anyone has any advice on D-SLR cameras. I've been contemplating stepping up to a "big boy" camera. Possibly a Nikon D5000 or something in that range. I'd appreciate any advice. This would obviously be a significant purchase, but a long time coming.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Nevada Desert

A couple of images from a trip out West, taken with our panasonic Lumex point and shoot.

Outdoor Sculpture

Squiggly Rock Pattern; Chemistry or Biology?

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Flowers and Glass

Flowers grow in gravel.

Texture in Glass

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Someone Spilled the Soap...

It was me... but for some reason I decided to let the soap cook for a bit and then capture the damage in the form of photograph. Something about the colors and texture captivated me.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

6th Graders!

Alaina and Ivy ready for the first day of school - 6th grade at the Will Rogers Junior High -    OH MY

Clearly to much sugar!