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“Essentially what photography is is life lit up.” – Sam Abell
August 02, 2018 • Leave a Comment
Another visit to the county fair and a few more little pieces of ribbon hang from the edge of the shelf.
"You don't want to make awards the reason you're doing things" -Nick Nolte
Those little pieces of ribbon really only mean one thing.
"Whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it." -Mahatma Gandhi
It is after all nice to be recognized for a job well done.
"Awards are lovely and always welcome." -Max Von Sydow
And those little pieces of ribbon are encouraging.
"Awards can give you a tremendous amount of encouragement to keep getting better,
Yes, I kind of like those little pieces of ribbon up there on the shelf.
I never had a "trophy case" before I entered my first photography competition.
It's kind of a fun thing to see all those little pieces of ribbon.
Swan AbstractEntered in the 2018 Osborne County Fair this image received a first premium blue ribbon. White Duck Swimming With His ReflectionEntered in the 2018 Osborne County Fair this image received a Champion purple ribbon.
July 22, 2018 • Leave a Comment
Sometimes you just gotta do something a little bit different and that's what I did with these images.
No it's not something different with the post processing, it's the subject and environment that the subject is in that's different.
A while back we headed down the road a ways to the town of Great Bend, Kansas for a visit to their little zoo. I have been visiting the Brit Spaugh Zoo since I was a tiny little kid, I've taken my niece and nephew to this zoo when they were tiny little kids, and I've taken my own kids to this zoo when they were tiny little kids....
It's been great in recent years to see the improvements made there. I think they have a lot more work to do but what has been done so far has been pretty amazing. In fact it was one of these improvements that we were there to see on this trip. The new grizzly bear enclosure had opened up and I was looking forward to grabbing an image or two of the bears playing in their new pool right next to the nice big new viewing window.
Well that didn't happen.
We got there and went to the nice new viewing window only to discover that the bears were way on the other end of their enclosure having a nice long summery nap way up on top of their new jungle gym.
So no fun swimming bear pictures for me on this trip.
Which brings me to the do something a little bit different part of the day.
Among the exhibits at the Brit Spaugh Zoo is a small little building with the sign "Education Center" over the door. It's been there for years and houses a few snakes, a few frogs, a few lizards, a parrot, and a few fish aquariums. It was there is this dimly lit little building that I did my something a little bit different for the day.
Instead of focusing on the big cats (or in this case bears) that I usually focus on I turned my lens to something much smaller. Behind fingerprint smudged glass of the fish aquariums, darting around fast as they could under the "spot lights" from the aquarium tops, I found my subject for the day.
Happy little colorful fish!
Well there's a challenge I don't take on everyday. Do you know how fast those little things can swim?!
I think I'll have to try fishing with my camera again sometime. That was pretty fun.
July 09, 2018 • Leave a Comment
Whoo! 3 blog posts made since I moved over here from the old blog at WP. Well at least I can say I have accomplished something this summer! :D
In reality it has been a busy summer; I've been busy away from the camera with my crafty business getting ready for craft fairs and fixing up a few new creation, I've been busy away from the camera spending time with friends at our ladies crafty group, and I've been busy spending time with the kiddos and even doggy sitting for my grandpuppies! And - I've made a couple of trips out to Phillipsburg to The Gallery, where I still have a few images on display. They will be there until the 21st of July, but even if you don't make it while I have things out there don't hesitate to visit them, it is a nice little gallery with a big variety of art.
That doesn't sound like much but it really has been a busy summer.
And then there's the 4th of July...
Alton, Ks - July 8, 2018
I know that you all know that I love to spend time walking around the zoo and capturing images of the animals. But did you also know that one of my favorite things to shoot is fireworks? Things to shoot with the camera that is. Don't really care to actually light those bad boys up myself; I'll leave that to the professionals. But I do love a nice fireworks show and the little towns in Osborne County put on a good show or two every year.
On the 4th the hubby and I went to the show here in Osborne, Dixie pup even went along, they had a nice show again this year. It did seem like they could have spaced the bursts out just a little more but what do I know? I've never set up a show like that!
Last night, July 8th, was the little town of Alton, Ks' Independence Day Celebration. Alton as you know from old posts over at the old blog is a little town with a big attitude. They have a hard working bunch of people that put on a couple of big events each year and this is the first time I've made it to this event. I doubt it will be the last. From a free supper sponsored by Co-Op to the fireworks show put on by the fire department and everything in-between it was a fun evening for everyone who attended.
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I had plans to venture out of the county for extra firework shows this year too but had to miss the show at Waconda lake this time; and even though I had planned to go I ended up missing the show at Wilson lake as well.
There's always next year when I'll be out there capturing the BOOM! once again.
July 02, 2018 • Leave a Comment
Woo Hoo! It's fireworks time again!!!
I love a good fireworks show, who doesn't. They are lots of fun to watch and.... they are even more fun to photograph. This image below was taken at a small town fireworks show. We were just sitting there minding our own business and then BOOOM!!!