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Archive for June, 2010

How to Put on a Swim Cap Before Your Event

Experimenting with the settings on the camera from across the pool.  The swimmers have to wet the cap before putting it on! Caught the cascade of pool water with a 70-200 L series lens(Canon). Converted to black and white as the color was a distraction from the water splashing.

The swim cap held a lot of water.


Waiting for the Vintage Plane to Land

Bolton Field, Columbus OH, Sunday afternoon in the hot June sun.  My grandsons and a friend watch the sky for the Liberty Belle.

The boys loved going to the airfield to check out the B-17.


Sunflower Petals Catch Late Day Sun

The bumblebee is in the shadow. Joan B's garden in Aspinwall.


Crepe Paper Spiral

Crepe paper streamers to decorate gyms and carnival booths seem old school. When cleaning out the art room, I uncovered a spiral, layers of colors of vintage crepe paper.  A couple of rolls were stained and faded but I took them out of the plastic wrappers, 49 cent pricetags. Who wound the spiral and why?        “a spiral emanates from a central point, getting progressively farther away as it revolves around the point.” wikipedia

Remember crepe paper streamers?

Remember twisting colors together, taping them up, then they'd droop?


Full Moon Over Newlyweds at Quicksilver

Midway PA out near Canonsburg. Every wedding has a feeling to it and this one Friday night was relaxed and  sweet.  What a nice couple.  We went out onto the golf course and checked the time, it was 10:10. Moonlight, the light from the clubhouse and indirect flash.  Megan and Gregg, the happy newlyweds. *Blogged with permission from a gracious bride!)  [24-70 L series Canon lens, 1" at 2.8 aperture. Canon 5D]

High school sweethearts enjoy their wedding day

It was a happy wedding. Thought we'd try to capture the full moon.


Furry Convention in Pittsburgh

Three Fursuited Friendly Furries

Happy to pose for the camera.

Drove downtown after school to 3G Gallery to pick up a photograph from a show and Amy said go to the lobby and check out the Furry Convention.  The Fursuit Parade is Saturday at 2 by the David Lawrence Convention Center.  Over 750 humans in fursuits. A man with a badge marked security, said this convention brings in 6 million dollars to Pittsburgh and they donate to local Animal Charities. Some wear ears and or tails but these three furries were in full suits. The convention is something I have heard about but not experienced before.  The news channels were walking around with microphones and cameras.


Formerly a Home, Now Torn Down

Where a house used to be. A vacant lot.

Wonder what it was like to be in the home that still stands when the demolition took place? If you want to know how to demolish a home in a “green way” click here


Summer Porch Scene

Porch swing, rocker, wind chimes

Invitation to sit a spell, relax. Second day of summer.

Suzanne’s garden lush greens. Variegated. Giant Oak Leaf Hydrangeas blooming. Lamb’s Ear and Lavender border the steps. Ripening blueberries in the back.  Seeing the latest projects and sharing details about family visits. Catching up with  a good friend. What a lovely way to spend a summer afternoon.


Twinkle Light Reflection After the Party

I plugged these in after eight years of just sitting and they worked!


Maura and the Glass Cabinet of Dolls

Putting her fingerprints all over Aunt Linda’s curio cabinet, Maura was so excited. This is from the archives(March) a follow-on to the doll theme from Saturday.  I found this series. None a perfect shot but putting them together you can feel her delight.

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