Saturday, December 26, 2009

The Stars and Stripes


There's not hardly anything prettier than that.

The Tettenburn's




Our friends have been wanting me to take a family photo for a while now but we couldn't get schedules or weather to cooperate. Today ended being a great day for it. We all loaded up and went to the Capitol ( I love taking pictures there) to get the shot. After the photos we walked around in the Capitol and the Cultural Center for a while. One of the girl's boyfriend is from out of state and had never seen our Capitol before. I also ran into The Imagesmith as we were leaving. After that we went to the movies and watched The Blindside. I'm usually not crazy about sports oriented movies but this was a great one.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Beaufort, SC Christmas Tree

Christmas Day


My brother and I have sort of a tradition going. On Christmas and Thanksgiving after we eat dinner we go for a walk by the railroad tracks. My daughter has been coming along the past few years too. There's always something interesting to see there. This year we saw some kind of animal carcass and a freight train that has been parked on a siding for a couple of days.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Brickyard Point


We came to Beaufort, SC and missed the big snow. Booo! The weather is nice here too though. 3 shot panorama. Click for a better view.

Chief

Friday, December 18, 2009

Almost there


Traveling east on Interstate 26 on our way to Beaufort, SC. I wasn't driving.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Sunday, December 6, 2009

The King of Saint Albans


My buddy Kenny at work today on the roof of Riverview Towers, with a snowy Saint Albans in the background.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Rainbow



This was the brightest and longest lasting rainbow I think I've ever seen. My daughter and I were on our way to pick up a pizza when we came out and saw one end of it. She had to run in and get her camera then we headed across the river to Saint Albans roadside park to get the shot. I was worried it would be gone when we got over there but it had just gotten brighter. There were people out everywhere looking and taking pictures. After we got our shot and were back on the pizza run my daughter said, "I prayed for it to still be there when we got to Saint Albans and it worked!".

I think of Psalm 19:1 when I see something like this. "The heavens declare the glory of God. The skies proclaim the work of his hands."

This photo doesn't do it justice.

Kanawha State Forest



Saturday, November 28, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Spring Hill




I'm posting this from my mom's hospital room. She's been here since Sunday. Thankfully it wasn't anything super serious, just waiting for a bunch of tests now. We're hopeful she'll be home for Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 20, 2009

I always wanted one of these.



This was in a friend of mine's basement when they bought their house. I said, "man, look at that thing!". He asked me if I wanted it and I said, "heck yeah". I hung it on my wood shed for now. I'm workin' on it makin' it's way in the house.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Twilight Riverfront


I don't think I've ever posted this shot before. The Charleston Camera Club had a showing at the Art Emporium in Charleston and this is the photo I chose to display. I made this photo in the spring of '06. I waited and waited for the perfect evening and I also had to wait for Chase to fix one of the lights on the bank. I have won a couple contests with this shot and was fortunate enough to sell it at the Art Emporium. It's pretty cool that this shot has made me several hundred bucks for just a little bit of work. The print I sold was 36" x 11". Click for a better view.

Cyndi Lauper

My new favorite song. My wife and I have liked Cyndi Lauper since we were kids. This is her on The Late Show with David Letterman Monday night. Crank it up!!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Copperhead Ridge



A couple shots from my run/walk/hike in the woods this morning. The cliff photo is a 5 shot panorama. Click the pic for a better view.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Big trouble...


...at 6th Ave. and C St. 2 shot panorama. Click for a better view.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Monday Morning


I was on my way to work when I got this shot. Luckily I had left a couple minutes early.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Full Moon


Taken hand held tonight with a Canon 30D and a Canon 300mm image stabilized lens. ISO 640, f/8, and 1/640th of a second.

Copperhead Ridge



A couple of shots from my run/walk/hike in the woods this morning. Click for a better view.