Month: June 2011

365-181 Hip to be square

A rare square crop from me today. I saw this shiny truck near a gas station I was at and thought it would make a good 365 subject. I went with the square crop because it was parked next to a wall and there was nothing but pavement on the other side. In other words, nothing that was significant for the…

365-180 Forget all your cares and go

Downtown. Explored around the downtown area today. Well, OK, downtown doesn’t cover that much of an area. I probably have covered the area pretty well over the last few months but I think there is always a shot somewhere. I was able to park my vehicle and look around the old parking garage that is soon to be demolished or sold…

365-179 I can see clearly

I still feel bad about yesterdays photo. I was in a bad place (mentally) when I shot it and looking back it looks like an awful cellphone photo that folks take on Flickr. I should have attempted something more creative. The thing is, I even saw some potential cool shots while I was at the restaurant but I didn’t take…

365-178 Happy happy joy joy

That’s the way I have to feel after getting my second job rejection within the week. Both interviews, I thought, went well and I would have been a good fit in either position even though they were both different types of jobs. Trying to find a job in another line of work is proving to be difficult. Edited to remove…

365-177 Wee wee

Lets get small. Really small. This flower is about 1/2″ in diameter and I guess the little bugs are maybe  1/16″ or smaller. I was actually trying to photograph the underside of a mushroom I found in my yard using my reverse mounted Super-Takumar 50mm lens. My wife found the little flower and asked if I wanted to shoot it also.…

365-176 The flowers lost out.

Unlike the other day when a shot of a flower beat out what was to be my 365 shot (365-172), today was just the opposite. I saw these nice flowers near the iron fence at the Bradford House yesterday and thought that they looked nice. I took a photo of them today figuring I would use it for my 365.…

365-175 Just one

Only one shot for today. I’ve seen this chain tightly wrapped and locked around this pole near the park many times and thought about getting a shot of it. It’s been that way as long as I can recall and I thought it looked kind of cool. Simple as that. Pentax K20D, DA17-70. In Secure

365-174 Action / no action

My 365 shot is of action. Well, as much action as I usually shoot. I spotted these men working on the billboards near the highway while sitting at a traffic light. The sky behind them was fairly dark and dramatic from passing storms but I had to go around the block to get a good shot due to  foreground clutter.  When…

365-173 Bad workmanship = good photos

There is this huge retaining wall on the back-end of the parking lot of the closed shopping center I mentioned previously (365-164). It’s always leaking and seemed to be cracked from day one. Another thing done horribly wrong at the site. I always meant to get a photo of the cool patterns from the leaks but never ventured near the wall…

365-172 The flower won out

It was getting late and I still didn’t have a photo I was happy with. I had taken some photos in the broken window of a house from the 1700’s that I shot earlier in the year (365-72). The interior itself was nothing exciting so I was kind of disappointed. It wasn’t until I got closer to home and was…