Monday, August 31, 2009

Grave Stone


We visited an old family cemetary and I noticed this odd mold growing on an old stone.
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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Friday, August 28, 2009

A Bride


I went to take a photograph of a fountain in downtown Waterloo and my shoot was invaded by a wedding party. Here is (I assume) the bride(at least she was the only one in a long white dress and seemded to be getting all of the attnention). She was prettier than the fountain...

The fountain...
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Thursday, August 27, 2009

Past Its Prime


A homestead along Interstate 35 North of Des Moines. Past its prime and in serious need of paint.
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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fountain At Night


ISO 1000, 1.3 second exposure at f/4.0 using my 70-300mm lens.
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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

State Fair Flower


One of my favorite things to do at the State Fair - take pictures of the award winning flowers.
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Monday, August 24, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Yellow Flower



Excuse the early post for Sunday and the use of a prior picture - we're in Ankeny staying with my daughter getting ready to go to the Iowa State Fair tomorrow - so no time to post. Plenty of pictures next week!!

The Sun Came Out


The rain quit and the sun came out - it hit the neighbors flag just right...
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Friday, August 21, 2009

Wet, Wet, Wet


The picture says it all...wet...
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Lilly


A Lilly in the flower garden in front of the credit union.
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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Hello


An exhibit at the Phelps Youth Pavillion, Waterloo, Iowa.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tree or What's Left


Trinity Tree in 2005


2009


2009 At Night


2009 taken with a 100-400mm Canon Lens
I've been photographing this tree behind Trinity Episcopal Parish for years.
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Monday, August 17, 2009

The Backside of a Wasp


I swear - my new lens can one so close I believe you could count the hairs on a wasps butt!! Try it... clock on the photo for a larger image and see how many hairs you can count.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Gas Prices


I went to fill up my vehicle with gas yesterday. I pulled in, had the hose in the tank and was patiently waiting for the pump to reset when one of the employees came out and said, "Sir, please turn the pump off while we lower the gas price."

No problem for me - after I finished pumping and paying I snapped a quick photo as she changed the sign... I love it when gas prices go down!!

How many places would have waited until after I had filled my tank to lower the price? I appreciate honesty and integrity and will continue to do business at this particular gas station.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Plenty of People Taking Pictures


A photographer from the Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier.


A Videographer from The Grout Museum.

As part of the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival the artists performed live for Iowa Public Radio. There were plenty of people taking pictures - I decided to take a picture of people taking pictures.
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Friday, August 14, 2009

Hunter Capoccioni


Unter Capoccioni, founder and artistic director of the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Feststival, plays his double bass.
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Thursday, August 13, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

The Rain Continues








The rain continues... it may be wet, but makes for some good photo opportunities.
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Monday, August 10, 2009

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Vardanyan Duo


The artists for the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival gave a brief performance last evening at the Elks Club in Waterloo as a kickoff to this weeks festival events. The festival is a week long with events happening in several venues - including children's concerts at the Cedar Falls and Waterloo Public Libraries. The Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival exists to show case local and regional musicians performing a diverse repertoire in intimate settings. The above photo is the Vardanyan Duo - Emily and Tigran Vardanyan.


One of their violins.
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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Lunch


One must always remember to stop for proper nourishment...
...no matter how small..
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Friday, August 7, 2009

2 Lenses


Taken with a Canon 17-85mm Lens


Taken with the Canon 100-400mm Lens...
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sturdy Fellow


This little tree has been coming in through a crack in the cement - I noticed it one day last week and every day I expect to see it "squished" - but it is there every morning.


A close up....
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

1st Picture With New Lens


Here is the 1st picture I took with my new Canon 100-400mm Zoom Lens. I love it - so - standby there will be more pictures!!
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Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Wall


An interesting stone wall...
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Monday, August 3, 2009

Standing Guard


This concrete lion stands guard in a flower garden.
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

Old Cameras


So, we know what I was doing last night at 8:12 - taking a photo for today... A few of my older cameras2 Brownies, an AE1 Canon and a small Pentax. The phtograph on the was is an Ansel Adams print (reproduction).
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

Cool Cloud


An interesting cloud.
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