Archive for the ‘photography’ Category

YIP 2015: The Other Stuff

As much as I’d like to be that guy who sets goals and powers through to the finish…I’m not that guy. I get distracted. I have too many interests and no control of when one or the other (or something new) might rear its beautiful head. So I’d like to think that I’ll be able [...]

February 8, 2015  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: Books, photography, theology, Year in Preview  No Comments

There were some nice clouds tonight

We had a very short, but very nasty, storm come through late this evening. It left behind some impressive clouds, especially with the sun shining off of them from the west. As I was driving home from work I noticed that the sky behind me looked blue, which I thought was really interesting but doubted [...]

May 11, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: photography, stuff I think is cool  No Comments

Photography, Music and Art: how photoshop changes perspectives.

My smartphone introduced me to the Digital Photography School website. I don’t think I had seen it before looking through the list of “news” sites that I could access on my phone. So I added it. And I read it pretty much every day now. Darren Rowse is the man behind the site, but many [...]

April 24, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: music, photography  No Comments


I finally found a field of bluebonnets. Seems I just had to wait until the wildflower season was almost over. I noticed this field a couple weeks ago – that it was sparsely covered with bluebonnets – and wondered if it would fill out. Being late in the season there are a lot of weeds [...]

April 10, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: photography  No Comments

The heavens declare…

I’ve been fascinated recently with the sky. Clouds, really. It started with looking to the sky to see what kind of clouds would be in the background of pictures, should I choose to take any. Some scenes are better with big dark billowing clouds. Some are better with clear blue sky (although I prefer the [...]

April 5, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: photography  One Comment

Wildflowers abound

and yet…I still haven’t found any really great fields of bluebonnets. I did find this today: By the way, if you are interested in Texas wildflowers (as I suddenly have become – interested, that is, not a wildflower), there are a couple of cool websites I’ve found. The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center is run by [...]

March 27, 2012  Tags: ,   Posted in: photography  No Comments

In search of…

As you know, I’ve been trying to find fields of wildflowers to shoot before they all disappear. Yesterday I took some family up to Fredericksburg with me on my quest to find fields carpeted with bluebonnets and indian paintbrush and whatnot. Which was a mistake. For a couple of reasons. One, never take non-photographers on [...]

March 21, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: photography  No Comments

On Creativity and Excellence (and patience)

Allow me to encourage you creative types to check out Creativity, Excellence…and Patience at Justin Taylor’s blog: If you want to become really good at your vocation and profession—and if you’re a Christian, you should—then I would encourage you to watch this clip below from Ira Glass (“This American Life”), then to read the excerpt [...]

March 20, 2012  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: music, photography, stuff to think about  No Comments

Why wait?

6:55 pm: 7:35 pm:

March 16, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: photography  No Comments

Photography Lesson of the day

Lately I’ve been getting off work around 5, which here in South Texas means I’ve got roughly 2 1/2 hours before the sun goes down. Which means I’ve got time to take some pictures. Yesterday, in my pursuit of finding wildflowers around here, I decided to see if there were any down at the missions. [...]

March 15, 2012  Tags: , ,   Posted in: photography  No Comments