Friday, April 29, 2011

batter up.

Playing with focus has to be one of my favorite things to do when I'm behind the camera. And considering I'm still learning all the tricks, I love when fun shots like this one turn out greater than I could have expected.

The peeling fence and the batter's follow through come together beautifully. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011

lady luck.

Superstitious people say that ladybugs represent good luck, ranging from how many months of happiness you can expect, or even how many children you'll have. Regardless of specifics, my niece has a lot of good times ahead of her after the amount of ladybugs she recently entertained.

"Holy crap, look how many there are! Oh, eww. My hands look weird." - my niece, Emma.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

precious petals.

Between the family egg hunts and delicious food this past Easter weekend, I took some time to smell the flowers; tulips to be exact. Yes, tulips AGAIN. This one in particular was especially striking. Color. Sunshine. Quite the b-e-a-uuuuutiful mixture.

Even in black and white you can see its brightness. LOVE.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Good Friday.

When I originally took this photo, I had no idea if (or when) I would ever do anything with it. I chose today. This particular shot of an overgrown, thorny shrub is by no means a comparison to the crown that was made on the day of the crucifixion of Christ, but they're symbolic to me.

John 19:2 - And the soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on His head, and they put on Him a purple robe.

Happy Easter, all.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

la flor.

April showers usually bring may flowers. In my case yesterday, I got to enjoy a little bit of both. With some leftover raindrops still holding onto the petals of my sister's tulips, I knew I had to get a few shots in; cloudy or not.

The color shot is gorgeous, but the black and white is simply stunning. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

dog days.

My sister's miniature wire-haired Dachshund, Cleopatra, was in all her glory today while basking in the sunshine. She even took time to pose for a close up.

I decided to try on a sepia look for little Miss Cleo; she prefers the color shot.

Monday, April 18, 2011

play ball.

I'm given the privilege every Sunday to watch a legendary group of gentlemen play softball and have a blast while doing so. They are quite the photo enthusiast's dream. More importantly, they ham it up for me. And I absolutely love it.

In between the at bats and runs scored, I got a beautiful view of the cage by home plate. The rust and paint are a beautiful centerpiece to the neon softballs. 

And if color isn't your forté, here's a black and white to enjoy.