Saturday, March 31, 2012

Spying on the Field

Apparently, music attracts the ferocious beast.  Drum Corps music here.  I will remember this when I attempt to capture him this summer!

Pig With Birds

Here, in Hilton Head, it appears that the pig is trying to blend in with the birds.  It took me at least an hour to find his whereabouts in this picture.  

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Sighting at the Colosseum

I'm not sure how he got up there and hid from all those people, but at least we know that he uses planes to get here.  That's step one to unraveling this mystery!

Pig on Plane

From this anonymous photo, it is clear that the piggie is prone to hitching rides on random international airplanes, which helps explain the next picture.  

Pig on Ice

I once spotted the pig in my hometown, while I was walking 35 miles to the market.  He stood out from the trees and the snow.  Like a beacon of hope.

Pig in the Pond

Way back many years ago, there was a terror that roamed Niagra Falls and the surrounding waterways.  As you can see here in this rare black and white footage, it would emerge from the water to frighten the visitors to the natural wonder.  It has not been spotted for many, many years.  

Glorious Guinea

How could anyone look at this and not think it to be one of the most majestic guinea pig pictures of all time??

Monday, March 26, 2012

Looking over the Lake

I just loved the contrast between sections of the water in this shot, the brief interruption of the colored trees, then another sea of blue in the sky.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Trevi Fountain

Just to continue with the Rome theme, here is the Trevi Fountain in Rome, Italy.  Remember though, this was shot many years ago on an old camera, and I was not yet very experienced with photography.  These are, however, the stepping stones that led me to enjoy photography.  What I loved about this instance here, is the water flowing over the rocks.  The water is slightly blurred, which gives it a sense of motion, but the motion is frozen in time, immortalizing this moment.  

The Obelisk

This picture is another from my trip to Rome years ago.  It shows the Obelisk in front of St. Peter's Cathedral, blocking out the sun.  This is an interesting viewpoint, and in a way seems to parallel the current state of the church it represents, in a shroud of darkness.  Remember though, the sun will always continue to rise.  

Tuesday, March 20, 2012


I love fat, adorable, rodent like creatures.  And there are plenty of these guys around and plenty at my house, so be on the lookout for them! 

Monday, March 19, 2012

Winter in Another State

Like my last picture, this picture was taken in the winter, but the main difference is that this is in Hilton Head!  Fun fact:  All four of the pictures I've posted so far have been shot with a different camera!

Winter Beauty

This picture is one of my favorites.  After spending a whole day at a snowy park, I hadn't gotten a single picture I was truly happy with.  As I was walking up the steps to my house though, I saw this bird.  I whipped out the camera snapped this picture.  I loved it.  I love the depth of field, and the clarity of the bird, along with his perfect pose.  I don't think I'll ever get a better winter photo than this one!

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Up Close and HD

This picture was the first I took with my Canon T3.  I love the ability of DSLR's to show a large depth of focus over a small area, and I thought this was a unique perspective of my simple backlit laptop keyboard.

The Cathedral of St. Peter

     I took this picture using my first camera, the Konica Minolta Dimage Z10 while traveling through Italy with my friend.  I stabilized the camera on the edge of a bridge for this magnificent view.