Showing posts from March, 2012

Getting Around

Main Street in Elgin on a warm, Sunday afternoon in March. “And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.”                                                                                                    Abraham Lincoln One wonderful perk about having folks come to visit is, I get out to some rather cool places to shoot new photos. Somehow I just don't make the time to go visit the cute little towns and vistas without company to share it with or a Photography Meetup to coax me there. And there are so many great new places to explore now that we are living in Texas. The big problem is "which one to choose for today?"  Last week, with my mother and sister in town, we did get out to see Gruene, Fredericksburg and Elgin. Here's my Mom reading the history of the town of Gruene, which tells you about the German immigrant farmers who settled here and began a cotton plantation in the 1870s.   Gruene (pronounced

Keeping busy

In keeping with my last post, about iphoneography, I wouldn't have gotten these shots if it weren't for having my phone with me. While I love my camera, it is heavy and is not always on my person. The first is my neighborhood as I left yesterday morning. Phone in my hand - no intention of bringing camera with me to a Photoshop Workshop - and voila - a mood piece that was easy to achieve.  This was a quick grab on the River Walk in San Antonio where the workshop was held. Again, I didn't bring my camera along because I would have had to worry about it's security all day and would have had to had it with me at all times - but this was a nice grab with the phone. Here's one more I got of the torrential rain falling while my husband was driving.  I think everyone can get a sense of, "been there. Done that" with this one. I am a still a firm believer in my Nikon gear, and without that, I never would have gotten this. I was asked to photograph this puppy