Sunday, July 31, 2011

Double Bass

Double Bass
Hunter Capoccioni, founder and Art Director of the Cedar Valley Music Festival warms up on his double bass before a performance.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011


I watched this little guy "chow down" from the top and keep it all in his cheeks.  He did the entire cob in 2 trips....

Sunday, July 17, 2011

College Hill Arts Festival

I was volunteering at the Cedar Valley Chamber Music Festival Booth at the College Hill Arts Festival and took this photo of the booth right in front of where I was sitting.  There were a lot of exhibitors.  I talked to one Photographer who was exhibiting and he indicated that he paid over $30k a year in Exhibition Fees - guess I can take that venue off my list.  I assume he's making money because (1) he's still at it, (2) he does his own matting and framing, and (3) does his own printing with 2 Epson 44 inch printers (about 5k a piece).  Again - I need to look at other venues to sell my photographs...

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

An Inspired Sermon

While I was having my oil changed this morning this priest (or minister) came into the waiting area and started writing.  I imagined he was preparing a sermon so this is an appropriate effect...

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Eating Left Overs

The squirrels are sloppy eaters, but it appears that the bunny rabbits don't mind left overs.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Lightening Bug

They're cute when they are flashing about the yard - up close and personal - not so much.  Click on the photo to get the full effect.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Rose Breasted Grossbeak

At the Linn Area Photo Club today we had Tameron Representatives come and give a presentation on their lenses.  We had an opportunity to "check-out" and "Check-out" a variety of lenses.  This one was taken with a Tameron 500mm.  They had Macro Lenses, Telephoto, Zoom - just about everything they make - and multiple lenses with both Canon and Nikon Mounts.   There were 2 studios set up (with Models) to try a variety of portrait lenses and lighting equipment.  Now all I need is an extra $20,000.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Thursday, July 7, 2011

First Drink of Orange Juice

You know - that taste you get from orange juice right after you brush your teeth...

That was sour!!!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Was it Something I Said?

He Left In A Hurry

Late Post for June 5th

Thanks to a cable company and a telephone company who seem to be unable to communicate I was without my internet AND MY BACKUP for a I missed my first post in 3 years.  I say (and so does the guy at the left) nuts!!!

Speaking of nuts...  The tall and sturdy oak tree in the forest is no more than a little nut which stood his ground...

Monday, July 4, 2011

Little Firecracker

Almost forgot it was Monday and needed to get a post done.  The "little firecracker" AKA Daniel took a spill in the yard.  He recovered quickly and was off at the only speed he knows - fast...!

Sunday, July 3, 2011


3rd of July Sparklers
Granddaughter Katharine was twirling with sparklers and I did a long exposure


Ok...technically I didn't take the photograph.  Fr. Mitch took the picture with my camera.  His wife, Denise is also a connoisseur of hats, and she arrived at church this morning wearing close to the same hat I was wearing.  

It was a Kodak moment so Fr. Mitch offered to take the photo.

Saturday, July 2, 2011


It's been a while since I've had time (and good weather) to take a photo of a sunrise.  I was up at 4:55 AM and decided I'd get out early and take some a photo of a sunrise.  Took some other good ones today too...the next photo was taken at the Hawkeye Arboretum.