Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year

For the final post of the year - one last shot of the tree. 
Sony DSC-R1, 14.3mm, 8 sec. at f/16, ISO 400, tripod-mounted

Friday, December 30, 2011

Hardware Reflections

Shopping for bathroom fixtures at the Home Depot
Panasonic DMC-LZ8, 5mm, 1/30 sec. at f/3.3, ISO 250 

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Mosaic Tiles

Mosaic accent tiles at the "Floorz" store in Franklin, TN 
Panasonic DMC-LZ8, 5.2mm, 1/20 sec. at f/3.3, ISO 400.  Converted to B&W in PS Elements 6

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Iron Furniture

At a storefront in Franklin, TN 
Pentax K-x, 48mm, 1/400 sec. at f/9, ISO 500.  Converted to B&W in PS Elements 6.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Shopping for Granite today at Prestige Granite and Marble in Columbia, TN 
Pentax K-x, 47.5mm, 1/250 sec. at f/9, ISO 500 

Monday, December 26, 2011

Colours No. IV

Art supplies, specifically Prismacolor pencils  
Sony DSC-R1, 25.2mm, 1/20 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 400 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Chocolate Gingerbread Cake

The best Christmas dessert ever...
Sony DSC-R1, 27.5mm, 1/30 sec. at f/4.5, ISO 1600, hand-held

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Memory of Christmas Lights

Panasonic DMC-LZ8, 7.5mm, 1/8 sec. at f/4.5, ISO 800 
Converted to B&W in PS Elements 6

Friday, December 23, 2011

Orchids the Publix in Spring Hill, TN 
Panasonic DMC-LZ8, 5.2mm, 1/30 sec. at f.3.5, ISO 320 

Thursday, December 22, 2011

New Bathroom Faucet

Also a self-portrait of sorts...
Pentax K-x, 42mm, 1/60 at f/9, ISO 1250, in-camera "fisheye" filter, converted to B&W with PS Elements 6. 

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Toy Train Lights

At Thompson's Station Park 
Sony DSC-R1, 15.7mm, .4 sec. at f/16, ISO 200, tripod-mounted

Monday, December 19, 2011

Christmas Tree Lights

Painting with Christmas lights using camera movement 
Pentax K-x, 55mm, 8 sec. at f/14, ISO 200

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Merry Christmas

...from the LaCroix kids
Sony DSC-R1, 35.4mm, 1/320 sec. at f/13, ISO 160 
Photoshop adjustments by Benjamin 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Winter Oak Leaves

Alexander Trail, Thompson's Station, TN 
Pentax K-x, 150 mm, 1/400 sec. at f/9, ISO 640 

Friday, December 16, 2011

Schermerhorn Symphony Center

Interior of the Schermerhorn Symphony Center, home of the Nashville Symphony, where we saw a wonderful performance of Handel's Messiah tonight.
Panasonic DMZ-LZ8, 5.8mm, 1/8 sec. at f/3.5, ISO 400 

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday, December 13, 2011


Temperature gauge showed engine was not, but I now own a new instrument panel.  Kudos to GM Motor Club and Andy's Towing Service for excellent customer service.
HTC T3780 Cell Phone, 1/22 sec at f/2.5, ISO 146 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Seed Pod II

Alexander Trail, Thompson's Station, TN 
Pentax K-x, 42.5mm, 1/500 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 800 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Unusual Instrument

At the annual Charles Dickens Festival in Franklin TN, this guy was playing Christmas Carols by rubbing the edges of glasses filled to various levels with water.  It truly was an amazing thing to see and hear. 
Pentax K-x, 24mm, 1/500 sec. at f/9, ISO 400 

Saturday, December 10, 2011


Sony DSC-R1, 45.3mm, 1 sec. at f/7.1, ISO 800, tripod-mounted 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Wooden Clown

He is a little beat up, but I've had this guy for about 45 years, a toy that now comes out every year with the Christmas decorations. 
Pentax K-x, 50mm, .3 sec. at f/6.3, ISO 800, "Toy camera" filter (what else?); Tripod-mounted 

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Chinese Restaurant

Who was General Tso, anyway? 
Panasonic DMC-LZ8, 13.6mm, 130 sec. at f/5.6, ISO 400

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


There was a brief Tennessee snow shower today.  Like most of them, it was over quickly and the snow was gone in a couple of hours. 
Sony DSC R-1, 31.3mm, 1/800 sec at f/7.1, ISO 800 

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


Pentax K-x, 40mm, 1/20 sec at f/5, ISO 2500, "Toy camera" digital filter 

Monday, December 5, 2011

Not a bad little tree...

Ready for the lights 
Pentax K-x, 18mm, 1/5 sec at f/6.3, ISO 2500, "Retro" digital filter 
Handheld (!) - amazingly sharp for this shutter speed 

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Shopping Carts

Waiting for Costco to open on Sunday morning...I like the pattern of these 
HTC T7380 cell phone, 4.7mm, 1/21 sec. at f.2.5, ISO 800 

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Christmas Lights

A great job decorating by our neighbors 
Sony DSC-R1, 28.7mm, .3 sec. at f/4.5, ISO 200, tripod-mounted

Friday, December 2, 2011


Pentax K-x, 42mm, 1/25 sec. at f/8, ISO 2500, "Toy camera" mode, converted to B&W in PS Elements 6

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Doughnut Holes

Pentax K-x, 42mm, 1/20 sec. at f/8, ISO 640, tripod-mounted, in-camera HDR