Thursday, December 29, 2011

Relaxing with the Dogs

Here's a shot of my wife and our dogs relaxing after a hard day of Christmas activities.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

BNC Fall Scene

Also from the Baytown Nature Center this past weekend.

Monday, December 26, 2011

BNC Great Egret

Taken this morning at the Baytown Nature Center.

Sunday, December 25, 2011


Merry Christmas from the Armer family!!!

Monday, December 19, 2011

Harlie Girl Again 2

Harlie Girl basking in the window light in recliner she is not supposed to be in!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

BNC Fall Colors

This a zoom-blurred shot of some fall foliage taken at the Baytown Nature Center a few days ago.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

BNC Armadillo #2

I wouldn't normally post a shot of the south end of a north-bound animal but I like the end result of this shot. Taken at fairly close range with my 50-500 Sigma lens out at 500, I like the soft focus and bokeh.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Field of Dreams

A rainy day composite of some shots from the archives.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

BNC Vignette

A low tide vignette from the Baytown Nature Center last weekend.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Worstell Auctions

Every second Saturday Worstell Auctions [] holds a public auction of a wide variety of commercial and consumer items. We had never been and decided to check it out this past Saturday. They use this vehicle, there own mobile 'popemobile" like truck, to move around in the auction yard from area to area.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

BNC Bird #4

Taken yesterday at the Baytown Nature Center on Bayway Drive in Baytown.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Vietnam Memorial_2

Another shot from the Vietnam Memorial exhibit in Crosby this past weekend.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Vietnam Memorial

Another shot of the Vietnam Memorial Travelling Wall taken in Crosby this past Saturday night.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Baytown Nature Center

A random scene from the Bay Area Nature Center this past weekend.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Honoring our Soldiers

The travelling version of the Vietnam War Memorial in Washington was in Crosby, TX over the weekend and I shot this photo of it on Saturday night.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Yepez Vineyard Karaoke

One of the karaoke singers at the Yepez Vineyard Grape Stomp this pas Saturday.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Yepez Vineyard Face Painting

This little girl needed a little help from her mom to stay still enough for this face painter to do her thing.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Yepez Vineyard

Yepez Vineyard in Baytown [Chambers County] hosted their annual "Grape Stomp" this weekend and my wife and I took advantage of the opportunity to visit. We enjoyed the event and found the vineyard to be a nice relaxing place to visit and we suspect the event will continue to grow.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Gou Hole Rd.

I took this shot Sunday out at the old boat ramp at Gou Hole Road in Chambers County while trying to chase down a little weather front that blew through. Timing is everything on weather shots and the shot I was hoping for here really passed over this location about five minutes earlier when the skies were a bit more dramatic.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Friday Night Lights_4

One of the highlights of the halftime show was a performance of the Galena Park Jacketeer's famous high kick routine that included current and alumni Jacketeers. The Galena Park class of '72 led the alumni participants in numbers with five ex Jacketeers performing, including my wife on the left side of the photo.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday Night Lights_3

Another shot from Friday nights football game.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Friday Night Lights_2

I thought this young man had a serious look as he prepare for the band to march at Friday nights game.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Friday Night Lights

Taken at Friday night's Galena Park vs. Crosby game in North Shore.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Baytown Eagles

I stopped by the sight of the Baytown Eagle pair on the way home from work just in time to catch them returning to their nest. They stopped in a pine tree between the fence line and their nest long enough to get a few shots off before the light failed.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

BNC Ospre with Fish

It seems like lately if it weren't for Osprey at the Baytown Nature Center I wouldn't have any shots to post!

Monday, October 3, 2011

BNC Fall Fishing

I photographed these two fishing at the Baytown Nature Center on Sunday morning.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Sunset at the Hartman Bridge

I shot this sunset from Evergreen road yesterday evening. I used on camera flash to pop the sunflowers in the foreground and added a little texture to the scene.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

BNC Osprey_3

Another shot of the Osprey we spotted at the Baytown Nature Center this past weekend. This one was processed using Topaz's new "Black and White Effects".

Monday, September 26, 2011

BNC Osprey_4

I hadn't seen any Osprey at the Baytown Nature Center but I did spot this one this weekend.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Backyard Grasshopper

a My wife spotted this grasshopper in the yard this evening so I took the opportunity to photograph it - duh! The background was a little plain so I added in a blurry moon taken yesterday morning.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Galveston Rock Stacker

This young man was joining in on the current fad of building rock sculptures out of the riprap along the seawall when I snapped this shot on Saturday evening.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Evergreen Rd. Hawk_2

I pulled this older shot out of the archives and added a light texture to the background and converted it to B&W with Topaz's new Black & White Effects.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Adkins Architectural Antiques & Treasures_5

Last in the series of shots from Adkins Architectural Antiques & Treasures.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Adkins Architectural Antiques & Treasures_4

Another shot in my "Adkins Architectural Antiques & Treasures" series.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Adkins Architectural Antiques & Treasures_3

Another shot from Adkins Architectural Antiques & Treasures taken this past Saturday.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Adkins Architectural Antiques & Treasures_2

Second of a series of shots taken at Adkins Architectural Antiques & Treasures this past weekend.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Adkins Architectural Antiques & Treasures

I took a few photos this weekend on a trip to Adkins Architectural Antiques this weekend including this shot of their attic area. I it's a two shot HDR processed in Photomatix and converted to B&W in Topaz's new B&W Effects plug in.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

BNC Ibis_7

A shot of an Ibis at the Baytown Nature Center taken last weekend.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Found Kitty

This kitty ended up under our tool shed back in May. After considerable coaxing my wife was able to lure it to her, and it didn't take too long to find it a home.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

George R. Brown

Stopped by the GRB this weekend, on a trek downtown looking for architecture to photograph, and took this three shot HDR.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Presidential Field

Another shot from this past weekends trip to the Adickes SculpturWorx Studio in Houston.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Restoration Work 2

This image wasn't in too bad of shape but the original [left] did have quite a few small blemishes and some fading. I sharpened the "restored" image on the right a little because I intended to print the image on matte paper which softened the image back towards the original.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Adickes SculpturWorx Studio_1

We stopped by Sunday to take a few photos at the Adickes SculpturWorx Studio on Summer in Heights are of downtown Houston.

Thursday, August 18, 2011


A still life study of a rocker we recently had a reupholstered.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Trinity Bay Fishing

A shot from the archives of a fisherman trying his luck in November of last year.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Less Water More Train

Same shot as a couple of days ago but with more emphasis on the train.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

San Jacinto River Dock

This shot was taken on the San Jacinto River in Channelview, Texas.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

San Jacinto River Crossing

This shot is of the San Jacinto River just off old HWY 90 near Crosby Texas. The timing of the train crossing was a stroke of luck. I always say "it's better to be lucky than good!"

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Same Trestle Different Approach

Another shot and approach to photographing the train trestle over Cedar Bayou in Baytown.