Thursday, September 30, 2010

BNC Bird with Crab

And the next bird shot in the series is .....

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

BNC Scissortail

Another bird shot from the Baytown Nature Center this past weekend. This scissortail was about 75 feet away which really put it out of range, even with my 50-500MM lens. This tight crop is below the standard for anything much bigger than a 5 X 7 print, and it isn't as sharp as it should be, but I'm presenting here because It's the best scissortail shot I've been able to take to date.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

BNC Ibis_8

I'm on the lookout now days for "BIRDS", the next assignment for the Bay Area Photo Club Honor's Night program in October. This Ibis was located at the [you guessed it!] Baytown Nature Center on Bayway Drive in Baytown.

Monday, September 27, 2010

BNC Butterfly_8

A shot from the butterfly garden at the Baytown Nature Center this weekend.

Friday, September 24, 2010

BNC Hummingbird Shot #3

Another Hummingbird shot from my photo session earlier this week at the Baytown Nature Center.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Old Cotton Gin Festival

This shot was taken back on a BAPC's field trip to the Brenham Texas area in April of this year at the Old Cotton Gin Festival at Burton Texas.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shooting Hummingbirds

Yesterday evening was my first real attempt to photograph hummingbirds and I now have a new appreciation for the task. You probably noticed that both of the shots were taken while the birds were at rest. No small wonder here. Turns out shooting hummingbirds in flight with at 500MM lens handheld is a little challenging, especially when that lens weighs in a 4 1/2 pounds! I will be working on a shooting strategy this week to try and get closer with a lighter and brighter lens.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Photographer at Work

This shot was taken a few weeks ago on my inaugural field trip with my new fisheye lens. In this shot my brother Barry is taking a shot you can see @ .

Monday, September 20, 2010


This was an alternate shot for the "Food" assignment at the BAPC Honor's Night last Tuesday night.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Harvest Table

As mentioned yesterday, this was my "A" shot submitted for consideration at Tuesday night's BAPC Honor's Night program for the assignment of "Food". Unfortunately the judges didn't think it met the standard of applicability to the assignment. This on a night when one judge also struggled with whether or not a macro shot of an orange slice would be considered a food shot!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Pile of Veggies

The assignment for last night's Bay Area Photo Club's Honors Night program was "Food" and this was one of my entries. I usually enter the maximum of two photos in the assignment and I go into the process with what I consider to be an "A" and "B" shot. This was what I considered to be my "B" shot, but as often happens it ended up with a Bronze award and my "A" shot [tune in tomorrow] was panned by the judges.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Daily Driver

My wife and were passed on the road this weekend by this gentlemen in his beautifully restored classic '57 Chevy convertible. We pulled in behind him and luckily got caught at a traffic signal long enough for me to snap a couple of shots. I'm a big fan of classic cars, especially those that are driven over the road. To me they are way more cool than show cars that move from point A to point B on a trailer! All show and no go doesn't cut it with me.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Resting in the Shade

I photographed this Longhorn on Saturday when the temperature was approaching 95 degrees. I think this fellow had the right idea!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Monument Au Fantome - Jean DuBuffet

The modern art sculpture at Discovery Green Park in downtown Houston entitled "Monument Au Fantome by Jean DuBuffet".

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Crossing the Hartman

I took this shot a couple of weekends ago while crossing the Fred Hartman bridge between Baytown and LaPorte, TX.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Spider and Prey

Spider and prey photographed at the Baytown Nature Center a couple of weekends ago.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BNC Butterfly_2

This shot is a composite of a couple of shots taken on a Baytown Photo Club field trip to the Baytown Nature Center a week ago. The subject is framed with a shot of shrubs from the parks butterfly garden that has been motion-blurred.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Hilltop Freightliner

This Freightliner sits on top of a small hill a dealership near where I work. After a dozen or so drive-by's waiting for something to happen with the sky I finally took this shot.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Forest Park Mausoleum_2

Another shot of the mausoleum in yesterday's post.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Forest Park Mausoleum

We stopped by Forest Park Cemetery on Lawndale Saturday morning after we finished shooting downtown and I snapped this shot of one of the mausoleums.