Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Blurred Christmas Lights

OK, this is not a good photo...I had to work through the night, and my picture-of -the-day was this tree from the building's 4th-floor window.  after working for 30 hours, it looked blurry to me then, too.  Such is the nature of IT work. 
HTC T7380 cell phone, 5mm, 1/10 sec at f/2.6, ISO 800

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Homework III

My daughter, the brain 
Pentax K-x, 35mm, 1/30 sec at f/6.3, ISO 640 

Monday, November 28, 2011

Homework II

TI Calculators are a bit more powerful than when I was in high school...
Pentax K-x, 35mm, 1/80 sec at f/5, ISO 2000 

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Osage Orange

Alexander Trail, Thompson's Station, TN
Pentax K-x, 105mm, 1/100 sec at f?5.6, ISO 1600 

Friday, November 25, 2011

Industrial Detroit

Taken from car window on I-75 
Pentax K-x, 50mm, 1/1600 sec at f/9, ISO 800 

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Bottles on Ice

At Kruse and Muer Restaurant, Troy, MI 
Pentax K-x, 55mm, 1/100 sec at f/6.3, ISO 1250

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

2012 Volkswagen CC

Made in Germany; 2.0L 200HP Turbo in-line 4-cyl. engine.  A very nice ride. 
Pentax K-x, 18mm, 1/1000 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 500

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Sweets at the Cracker Barrel

Somewhere in Ohio (They are all pretty much the same...) 
Pentax K-x, 42mm, 1/50 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 1000

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

Afternoon Sun

Afternoon sun on the almost-bare trees 
Thompson's Station Park
Pentax K-x, 40mm, 1/1000 sec. at f/9, ISO 1000 

Thursday, November 17, 2011


These flowers are a bit weather-damaged, but still hanging in there. 
Pentax K-x, 50mm, 1/25 sec. at f/8, ISO 1000 

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Painting with Cell Phone

Painting with the light from Charlotte's cell phone 
Pentax K-x, 23.1mm, 13 sec. at f/8, ISO 320

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


Tomato cans, and they are balanced vertically 
Sony DSC-R1, 38mm, 1/6 sec at f/7.1 

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cloudy Day

Alexander Trail, Thompsons's Station, TN 
Pentax K-x, 23.1mm, 1/640 sec at f/9, ISO 1000 
Converted to B&W (infrared effect) in PS Elements 6 

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Drive-in Hamburgers

Burger joint in Columbia, TN 
Sony DSC R-1, 21mm, 1/250 at f/10, ISO 200 

Friday, November 11, 2011


Contemplating pizza... 
Pentax K-x, 48mm, 1/30 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 2000 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Saw Blade

Circular saw blade 
Pentax K-x, 31mm, 1/250 sec. at f/9, ISO 1250; Fluorescent light and "toy camera" in-camera  filter effect 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


Sunset at Thompson's Station Park 
Pentax K-x, 1/250 sec. at f/10, ISO 800 

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Son Harold... Quite the handsome lad. 
Pentax K-x, 1/400 sec. at f/5, ISO 2000 

Monday, November 7, 2011

Son Ben, at the computer 
Pentax K-x, 35mm, 1/80 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 3200. Converted to B&W in PS Elements 6 

Sunday, November 6, 2011

A piece by Harold; Medium: Colourful card stock. 
Sony DSC-R1, 41mm, 1/13 sec at f/8, ISO 400; tripod-mounted

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Rotier's Restaurant in the West End in Nashville...If you want an awesome burger, this is the place to go. 
Pentax K-x, 37.5mm, 1/250 sec. at f/10, ISO 320 

Friday, November 4, 2011

We had a bay leaf won't survive the winter, so Liesa removed the leaves and is drying them.  This was an ordinary shot of the bay leaves, made unique by Ben's Photoshop skills...gradient map with convert to B&W layer and tweaking of hues. 
Sony DSC-R1, 42.4mm, 1 sec. at f/7.1, ISO 100, tripod-mounted 

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Guest Photographer Today...Ben LaCroix 
Sunrise in the 'hood 
LG Rumor Touch phone, with some Photoshop trickery by Ben 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Hallowe'en Treats 
Sony DSC-R1, 35.4mm, 1/4 sec at f/6.3, ISO 400, tripod-mounted 

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Alexander Trail in Fall 
Thompson's Station, TN 
Pentax K-x, 28mm, 1/200 sec at f/10, ISO 800