Archive for the ‘Photography’ Category

So, I’ve been working quite a bit lately, and even had a 28-hour workday on Friday in Cleveland. Since I was away the entire weekend, I felt like Tammy and I needed a break together.

So, we decided to go into Nashville, and make a full day of it. We had a blast!! It was so worth it, and I can’t wait for us to go back again! I think we’ll be doing it again more sooner than later.

We first visited downtown Nashville. It was amazing. All of the buildings. The City Hall area was beautiful with water fountains and just a beautiful view.

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After City Hall, we started roaming the streets. I got a great picture of the AT&T (a.k.a. – The Batman Building), and our state capitol:

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After that, we decided to go to Music Row. We were kinda disappointed. To be honest, I was expecting to see a “Hollywood” avenue-type environment for musicians. But, alas, all we saw were just a few recording studios and some really expensive cars sitting in front of an Italian Bistro. Of course, we didn’t cruse the whole thing.
Once we got over the Music Row disappointment, we went to Centennial Park, and most importantly, the full-scale replica of the Parthenon. Now, that was an impressive part of our day. The parthenon was full-scale, and had a 42-foot statue of Athena. We loved it. We were a little discerned by the $5 each entry fee, but felt it was well worth it.

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After that, we walked to the botanical gardens. It was really beautiful, and now that spring is just starting, smelled so fresh. Just like a fresh start from a cold wintery season.

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Once we were done with the fresh air, we wanted to waste just a little more time before we ate dinner, so we went to Opry Mills, and chilled around the mall. Most of our time was spent at Bass Pro, wishing we could buy the 24′ Tracker Party Barge, that we were drooling over (we will get it… oh yes… we will get it).
We finished our day with eating a fantastic dinner at Dave and Busters, and left home. But not before playing a few video games together!!

So, the kids and I are having a good time at Chuck E. Cheese the other night.  I figured I would get my picture taken in one of those Sketch-Artist Booths.  The ones where it takes your picture, and renders an artistic sketch of yourself.

So, I’m having a good time, and decided to stick out my tongue.

The result?  A perfect Wanted Poster done by a Police Sketch Artist.


Juicing Up!!

Posted: March 23, 2008 in Photography
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I love jwlphotography’s photo here. This is so true. My kids also seem like they’ve been drinking “the juice”.


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Fantastic Job, jwlphotography! Your creativeness continues to shine!

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One of my favorite photos

Posted: March 17, 2008 in Photography

I think this is my favorite photograph, I’ve ever taken. It was taken in a city park, in Hamilton, Bermuda. I just love the pun….. I praying mantis that is, … well… praying.

Kinda reminds of a cross between Buddha and Mantis.

I probably could have found a better perspective in the background. I don’t like that harsh corner line.

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It’s in the details…

Posted: March 17, 2008 in Photography

I was just browsing flickriver, admiring some of the pictures, and I ran across this one. Actually, I passed it, then went back.

Did you see it? That’s an Apple PowerBook between those books.

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Awesome Photographs!

Posted: March 14, 2008 in Photography

Shameless plug for my wife’s photos:

T.J.’s Photos

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FlickRiver rocks!

Posted: March 14, 2008 in Photography
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For those of you who love photography (and I can think of at least two — you know who you are…probably the only two reading this blog), then you will LOVE FlickRiver.

FlickRiver is a personal project of Alex Sirota. The name “Flick River” stems from using Flickr photographs, tags, sets, etc, and combining it with a “river-flow”-type browsing.

Basically, it will only load a dozen or-so photographs. But, as you are scrolling, it will load more at the bottom. This gives you unlimited scrolling, if you just want to browse photographic images and graphics design, but not wait for 10 minutes while it loads 200 pictures. Or to keep clicking that “next” button. What a pain in the rear-end.

It’s a brilliant way to browse photos.

It’s really impressive. Click my photo bar on the right. That was generated by Flick River, and using a “Flickr Set” to generate the images.

Check it out!

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Like my new blog header?

Posted: March 14, 2008 in Photography

That picture was taken by my wife on Holsten Lake outside of Bristol,TN.

I figured it was fitting my blog.  The title is “Useless Thinking”.  I can’t think of something more useless, than trying to find a way to an island, only to find out, there’s nothing to do, and no way back.  Now THAT’S useless thinking.

My cousin camps there every year, and since we are now in Nashville, invited us to come out. So we did. We loved it so much, we’ll be going there every year too. Now… if I can only get that boat……

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Freaky Incredible Photo

Posted: March 13, 2008 in Photography

This photo is just too freaky to pass up. Fantastic Macro of the eye, and I really like the detail of the fingers.