Tuesday, December 19, 2006

13th Century Well

(A MUCH-belated post... apologies!)

At the Ch√Ęteau du Montellier, about 30 minutes north of Lyon, France...

Friday, October 20, 2006

A Gorgeous Fall Day


No, it's not breath-taking, but it was a very pretty day (especially for Kansas)...
...and besides I'm running low on photo fodder right now. :) Bear with me and I'll try to have something worth the name of "photography" up pretty soon. :)

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Parisian Metro

*whooooosh!* The metro train has arrived!!

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

French Country Club

Not the most spectacular picture, composition-wise; that's for sure! But this was a very beautiful place... this building used to belong to one of (the king of France) Louis XIV's farmers. It is now in use as a country club. Gorgeous!!

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Phantom Guitarist

Just getting creative. :)

Monday, August 14, 2006

Romance

Velvet petals...



(Yes, I know it's not sharply in focus, but I think that adds to the mystery of it. ;))

Friday, August 04, 2006

August Lightning

After quite a few very hot days without rain, we were blessed with a thunderstorm night before last. This was my most successful picture of the evening.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Raindrops

After a summer thundershower...

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Prince Charming?

No, we didn't try kissing him!! :P

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Sunset over Chicago


I took this from the Sears Tower on June 22... we were fortunate to reach the top of the tower in time for a gorgeous sunset!

Friday, June 09, 2006

Post Card Perfect

Never knew Kansas could look so pretty! This shot at Jeffrey Energy Center reminded me of a post card you might see in a store.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Little Flower

Just refreshing this blog here. :) I don't know what these little flowers are called, but they sure are pretty.
Picture taken April 13 of this year.

Sunday, April 09, 2006

Springtime!

Yikes! It's been a long time since I posted... sorry about that! Life becomes torrential sometimes. ;)

Springtime has arrived here in NE Kansas and I'm enjoying every bit of it!! :D ...this picture is of apple blossoms. It brings to mind the song, "Cherry Pink and Apple Blossom White."

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Dancing Shoes

I'm not sure who took this, but I got it from Dave's camera... I thought it was a neat shot. Very symbolic of the square dance that was Friday night (when the photo was taken). :)

Saturday, February 25, 2006

1500 Hits!

Thanks to all you faithful visitors, this blog has reached the "1500" mark.
1500 visits in 7 months... *shrugs* ...could be better, but I'm not complainin'! :D Thanks very much, everyone who visits!! And especial thanks to those who leave comments! ;) It's nice to get feedback... or at least know that people really are looking at the pictures. :) I know they're not professional quality, but it's just a hobby and this is my outlet. So thanks for all your support!!

Kansas Prairies

I took this picture from the car on my way from Manhattan to St. Mary's. It has been enhanced (the colors are a bit more saturated than the original). The white "clouds" on the horizon against the darker blue/grey/purple clouds are actually steam from Jeffrey Energy Center.

Friday, February 17, 2006

Roses!


My gorgeous Valentine gift!!! They're sooo beautiful!!!

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Angles Are My Friend :D

This picture kind of makes it look like the subject is jumping out of the tree or even just dropping down from the sky... :) ...thanks to the up angle of the camera. Pretty cool, methinks. :D (The picture below hasn't been messed with one whit. :))

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Morning Star

Nothing too exciting here. Sadly, the picture came out a bit blurry. I only took three and this is the crispest of the lot. :( That's because it was a one-second shutter, without a tripod... Nonetheless, I thought it was really pretty how evenly and gradually the color of the sky changed... and how the last star could be seen gleaming just before sunrise. I took the picture about 6:50 am.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Another Cemetery Picture

This one is also from this past Saturday night...

Sunday, January 15, 2006

Full Moon

For a long time, I've wanted to take some time-exposures up at the Jesuit cemetery... last night, with a full moon out, I had the opportunity. :) This (having a 6.32 second exposure time) is one of the better pictures that came out~ I cropped the picture and straightened it a bit but didn't mess with the saturation or anything.

Saturday, January 14, 2006

Wishful Thinking!

We've had so much warm weather around here lately that Spring won't be a novelty at all when it arrives! The plants are probably all confused. ;) This picture is from December 8, feast of the Immaculate Conception... oh, for more snow! :D

Friday, January 06, 2006

Lights at Top Speed!

These were Christmas lights strung through the trees along the sidewalk... the picture was taken from a moving car with a 0.25 s shutter.

Monday, January 02, 2006

100 Posts!!

100 posts and 1200+ hits!! :D Thank you all so much for supporting my photographic efforts. :) It's a lot of fun, but I do appreciate the encouraging comments and all those of you who are willing to be victims of my experiments and fits of the shutter bug (thank you to my family members!). :D

Lights in the Plaza in Kansas City...