Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wallisville Bird Rookery_3

Another shot from the Wallisville Bird Rookery.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Wallisville Bird Rookery_2

Another shot from the Wallisville Bird Rookery on I-10 near Anahuac, TX.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Wallisville Bird Rookery

This HDR is from the Wallisville Bird Rookery just east of the Trinity River bridge on I-10 east of Baytown, TX on a Baytown Photo Club field trip last Saturday morning.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Baytown Eagle are Back

After an extensive absence the Baytown Bald Eagles are back at their nest on Tri-Cities Beach Rd across from the Evergreen Golf Course.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tea Party Wrap-up

Flags of Texas presented in the opening procession.

A couple of "Tea Party Racist" watch Joe Pags play the sax.

Here's what it's all about....

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Krista Branch

Former American Idol contestant Krista Branch infused the agenda with some musical relief at Saturday's North Houston Tea Party rally.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

George Washington Speaks

"George Washington", as portrayed by Mark Collins, spoke Saturday at the North Houston Tea Party Rally about key principles of the Constitution that our country was founded on.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Patriotic Mounted Entrance

The grand entrance of "George Washington" and the battle flags of Texas at the North Houston Tea Party Patriots rally on Saturday.

Monday, October 18, 2010

North Houston Tea Party Patriots

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.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Nitrogen WIzzard

For a LaPorte TX safety fair a few weeks ago, and Air Products representative demonstrates some properties of liquid nitrogen.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Seafood Buffet

This was actually what I had thought of as my "A" shot for Tuesday night's BAPC Honors Night program. I like the shot a lot but from the judges comments they would have liked to see it a bit sharper.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Gold and High For the Night

"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! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Custom Cruzer

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!

Monday, October 11, 2010

Pink Heals Tour

Friday the "Pink Heals Firetruck Tour" rolled into Baytown " 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 @

Thursday, October 7, 2010

BNC Ospre_5

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.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Route 66 Truck

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.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Monument and Sunflowers

A shot of the San Jacinto Monument from across the ship channel at the Baytown Nature Center framed by sunflowers.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Spoonbills at the BNC

Well, I know I promised something besides birds this week but one does have to present what one shoots... Rosate Spoonbills from the Baytown Nature Center this weekend.

Friday, October 1, 2010

BNC Snowy Egret_2

Also from the Baytown Nature Center last week. Next week - something besides birds! Have a good weekend.