Saturday the North Houston Tea Party Patriots held a Tea [Taxed Enough Already] Party at the Sam Houston Race Park. Great weather played a role as thousands [no attendance numbers yet but I'm thinking easily over 10,000] came early and stayed late to the hear the speakers talk about conservative issues. Not on the list of featured speakers, this Uncle Sam character was on hand in costume to work the crowd.
"Pretty in Pink" was one of my entries in the Bay Area Photo Club's "Honors Night" competition under the assignment of "Birds of a Feather." I took the shot a couple of weeks ago at the Baytown Nature Center on Bayway Drive in Baytown, TX. The shot was taken with my Olympus E-3 and Olympus Zuiko 50-200 with a 1.4 teleconverter at F4.8, ISO640 [I was losing the evening light] and 1/20th handheld. The recorded focal length was 208MM and no flash was used. The judges scored the image at a high 198 points and it won Gold and "high for the night", making me the BAPC Photographer of the Month. It's weird but I've noticed that the judges always do better on nights when I do well - go figure! :)
The driver of this "custom" Volkswagen stopped by my house on Saturday to shop at a garage sale we were holding. I had seen this fellow driving around town for a couple of weeks and was hoping to get a picture of it. Imagine my surprise when he pulled into my own driveway!
Friday the "Pink Heals Firetruck Tour" rolled into Baytown "...to support women in their fight against cancer and inspire men to get involved." There was a great crowd when I arrived about 30 minutes before the end of the event, and others I spoke with confirmed that the crowd was large all day long. Congratulations to the organizers of this tour, it's amazing to me how creative people can get when the cause is as inspiring as this one. More @ http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=23101466932
Taken this past weekend at the Baytown Nature Center, this Osprey posed for quite a while allowing plenty time for the photo op. My lens combo for this one was my Bigma 50-500 with a 1.4 tele-converter for a 35MM equivalent focal length of 1400MM.
From the archives- this old truck was sitting in a field just of one of the original sections of historic Route 66 near the Texas and New Mexico border. This shot was take while on vacation a couple of years ago.
I work in the industrial distribution sector as a salesman for a master distributor of valves and fittings in Houston, TX. I am a member of the Bay Area Photo Club which meets at the Art Alliance Center at Clear Lake in Clear Lake Texas on Tuesday nights. I shoot with an Olympus E-3 and my favorite lens in my Zuiko 12-60.