Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Another Cemetery Photograph ;:

I photographed this almost exactly a year ago in a small cemetery in Lacey's Spring, Alabama:

I generally visit a couple of times each year and I'm always struck by just how many grave sites there are for babies and young children. Most of them date from early in the 20th century, but this one seems to be much more recent and obviously the family must be of very modest means! Scenes like this always sadden me!

A New HDR Photograph ::

I've driven by this old country store in Lacey's Spring, Alabama several times over the years and I've always wanted to take a photograph of it, but I just never had the opportunity until recently when I drove down specifically to check out the old store. Oddly, I had never noticed the flag painted on the side of the building, so, after asking permission, I shot 5 frames for a HDR composite.

I'm fairly happy with this rendition, but I'm planning to go back down when there is a better sky. This was a dreary, overcast January day which was not terribly inspiring.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Running Late ::

I didn't realize that it had been so long since I posted here, but we're gradually recovering from Christmas and the New Year. I picked up a few goodies over the holidays. From Best Buy I bought myself a little Panasonic FH24 point and shoot camera for those times I don't want to carry around one of the big cameras. The Panasonic is a 16 megapixel camera with an 8x optical zoom and Best Buy had it on sale for $129. I'd been looking for a point and shoot for quite a while and thought this would fit the bill nicely. A couple of weeks after I got it the price was dropped to $99, but I didn't feel bad about paying more for it than that. I thought that it was a true bargain at $129 and I checked yesterday and it's back up to $179.

I also picked up a Kindle Fire for myself. I have resisted buying an e-book reader for a long time simply because I felt that I would sorely miss holding a book in my hand and turning the pages. Well, guess what? I don't miss the physical books at all and I absolutely love the Kindle! I'm still feeling my way around it, but, for the price, I don't see how it can be beat.

Hoping everyone had a very Merry Christmas and I hoping for a very Happy New Year for everyone! I'll be dropping off a roll of Holga film tomorrow so maybe I'll have some new photographs to post soon.