July 31, 2003

Photo taken with a Nikon

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Photo taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 Speed Film.

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July 30, 2003

Photo Taken with a Nikon

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Photo Taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 Speed Film.

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July 29, 2003

Photo Taken with a Nikon

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Photo Taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Kodak Gold 100 Speed Film.

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July 28, 2003

Photo taken with a Nikon

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Photo taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 Speed Film.

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July 25, 2003

This weeks Photo Friday's theme

This weeks Photo Friday's theme is Mechanism.

I submitted this image for this weeks Photo Friday. It's been a about 3 weeks since I have played along or had anything worth submitting.

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Photo Taken with a Nikon

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Photo Taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Kodak Gold 100 speed film.

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July 24, 2003

Photo taken with a Nikon

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Photo taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 Speed Film.

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July 23, 2003

Eyes on the War

The Washington Post has a gallery online called Eyes on the War. The gallery contains images from 24 photo journalists. The images are very moving and give the viewer something that they won't get from the evening news. These photographers are there while the battle rages on around them documenting and capturing on film events that would otherwise be memories to only those involved.

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Rudbeckia triloba - Black-eyed Susans

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Photo taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Kodak Gold 100 Speed Film.

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July 22, 2003

This-or-That Tuesday

1) DVD or VHS? DVD
2) Best Literary/Movie Villan: Voldemort (Harry Potter) or Sauron (LoTR)? Sauron
3) Meat: rare or well-done? Rare
4) High Speed Internet-Cable or DSL? High Speed
5) Women: 1-piece bathing suit or Bikini? N/A
6) To be fair--Men: Boxers or briefs? Briefs
7) Beer or Liquor/Wine? Beer
8) Coke or Mountain Dew? Diet Coke
9) In honor of my 10/18/03 nuptials: Morning or Afternoon/Night Wedding?
10) Carpet or Hardwood Floors Hardwood
11) American cars or foreign? American
12) Cutest TV Twin: Mary-Kate or Ashley Olsen? Yuck
13) Coffee: Caffeinated or Decaf? Caffeinated
14) Thought-Provoking Question of the Week: Computers: Do they make life better or worse? Why? Better. Information and communication is good.

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Photo taken with a Nikon

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Photo taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreeens 200 Speed Film.

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July 21, 2003

McCloud Nature Park

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Photo taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 speed film.

Yesterday we went out for a car ride in hopes of finding the McCloud Nature Park. I had hopes of finding something to take pictures of while spending the day with the family. We had gotten a little too much sun on Saturday and we weren't prepared to be out walking around when we found the park. The car ride was more our speed it seemed. The air conditioning, the relaxing country roads, the time together was good for us. I was able to shoot a couple rolls of film and would like to go back again sometime. I'll be posting some pictures over the next few days of some of the flowers that we saw while at the park.

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July 18, 2003

Second Attempt

Here's an attempt to please a viewer. Let's see how this compares to the other image.
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Photoshop Fun

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Image take with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Kodak Gold 100 Speed Film.

I'm having some fun with Photoshop. It seems like the more time you spend with an image the more you convince yourself that it looks good or the more you hate what you're creating. Either way I think it's good to step back and ask other people what they think of the image. How about you? What do you think of this image?

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July 17, 2003

Take me to the Fair...

It's fair time again here in Indiana. This weekend is the opening of the county fair. Sure it'll be smaller than the big State fair but it'll be closer to home and hopefully we can go one night after work when it's a little cooler and less crowded than on the weekend. We look forward to going to the State Fair each year. In fact we try to get to the fair at least a couple of times. I looking forward to seeing some of the photography exhibit this year. Erin likes the sheep sheering contest that they always have on the last day of the fair. The fair is a fun time and it really seems like the last big event of the summer before it's back to school time. There will be lots of fun in the sun, rides, walking, and carnival food.

The Fair is a good place to take your camera and shoot some pictures. Try your hand at some street photography, candids, you name it because there are plenty of photo opportunities all around you. Try something different than you normally would. Try some new film or try some old film. Try different speed film. I remember last year I went to a local camera shop to load up on some film. I wanted to buy some Kodak Portra film. I had read all about it and I wanted to try shooting some myself to see if I like its qualities. The sales person asked me what I was going to be taking pictures of because that film is for shooting weddings. When she was told it wasn't for a wedding I thought she was going to refuse to sell me the film. Well, I bought some and I shot a roll at the fair. The point is to enjoy yourself and maybe you'll be surprised at what you get back from the mini-lab.

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Photoblogs

Rannie over at Photojunkie posted a list of 5 random photoblogs that he got fromPhotoblogs.org's list of top 100 voted for sites. Do you have a favorite photoblog that you would like to share? I try to put my favorites over in my link list so that people that come to the site can find them. Here are some that I think are worth looking at for one reason or another.

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July 16, 2003

The cul-de-sac we live on

The cul-de-sac we live on had a cookout this past weekend. People brought their grills down to the end of the street. People brought food to share. One of the parents called the local fire department and they came out to talk to the kids. They let all the little ones get up on the fire truck, sit in the drivers seat, wear a fire jacket, and showed them all the different compartments on the truck. Here's a picture of the fire truck they brought out for everyone to see. It was a good time for everyone.
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Photo Taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 Speed Film.

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Photo Taken with a Nikon

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Photo Taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 Speed Film.

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July 15, 2003

This-or-That Tuesday

1. Bugs Bunny or Daffy Duck? Bugs Bunny
2. Tom or Jerry? Jerry
3. Mickey Mouse or Donald Duck? Donald Duck
4. Rocky & Bullwinkle or Boris & Natasha? Boris & Natasha
5. Road Runner or Wile E. Coyote? Wile E. Coyote
6. Sylvester or Tweety? Sylvester
7. Popeye or Bluto? Popeye
8. South Park or The Simpsons? The Simpsons
9. Jetsons or Flintstones? Flintstones
10. And finally, the eternal question asked by all good Scooby-Doo fans: Velma or Daphne? Daphne

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Photo taken with a Nikon

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Photo taken with a Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 speed film

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July 14, 2003

Monday

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Photo taken with an Minolta x-700, 50/2.0, Walgreens 200 speed Film

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July 11, 2003

Friday 5

1. Do you remember your first best friend? Who was it? Yes. It was a kid that lived down the street. His name was Butch.
2. Are you still in touch with this person? Nope. We moved away. I've not talk to him in probably 20+ years.
3. Do you have a current close friend? Not really
4. How did you become friends with this person? n/a
5. Is there a friend from your past that you wish you were still in contact with? Why? People change over time. We get busy and our priorities change. There are people from my past that I'd like to talk to again.


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July 9, 2003

More from the park

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Photo taken with an Minolta x-700, 50/2.0, Walgreens 200 speed Film.

Here's another image from the roll I shot in the park. I can go out and shoot roll after roll of film but still have nothing that looks worthy of posting to the site. I thought that my Sipix Blink II camera was going to help solve this problem but the image quality is so low that it's hard to find anything out of those images worth posting. I think that image blur can be used as an effect but there needs to be some clarity some where in the image for the viewer to be able to enjoy the image. I want people to enjoy the images I post. I think that a lot of these photoblogs by people using Holgas, Lomos, or other toy cameras are done by some really talented photographers. Most any camera can create images in the hands of a good photographer. Then there's Photoshop. A lot can be done in Photoshop to help where the camera/film might have fallen short or provided too much accuracy. The combination of the two can create some very enjoyable imaging.

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July 8, 2003

Walgreens Film

I dropped off 5 rolls of film this morning at Walgreens to be processed. These were taken this past weekend while on our vacation down in Florida. We went to SeaWorld and had a blast. I've been very pleased with the results I've been getting from the local Walgreens mini-lab. I keep going back when I need to have some film processed. I've mentioned before how they have a deal going there that gets me 4 rolls of film free and a dollar off processing. Since I dropped off 5 rolls of film this morning I was able to bring home 20 free rolls of film when I picked up my prints! I think I might have gotten the last of that free film though.

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Cover Art

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A rather simple image that I put together with Photoshop. It reminds me of an album cover for some reason. I don't know if there was one like this or why it makes me think that way. Maybe it was the the Cars, or the Eagles, I don't know. Have you seen an album cover similar to this image?

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July 7, 2003

Back from our little 4th

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Back from our little 4th of July vacation. I've been looking for something to post today since I've been away since last week. We had a great time. Lots of fun and sun.

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July 3, 2003

Erin asked me if I'm

Erin asked me if I'm going to take part in 26 things. I don't know if I'm going to try and do this photo project or not yet. I've looked at the topics and some of them seem more interesting to me than others. What really seems to be my stumbling block is how I might present the 26 images. What do you think? Are you going to participate in 26 things?

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Photo taken with an Nikon

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Photo taken with an Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 speed film.

Remember those purple flowers along side the road that I said I wanted to photograph? This is a shot of one of them from the bunch that Erin brought home for me.

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July 2, 2003

Sunflower

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Photo taken with an Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 speed film.

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July 1, 2003

Fun in the back yard.

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Photo taken with an Nikon N80, 28-105, Walgreens 200 speed film.

I had the day off work yesterday so I decided to take some pictures of some flowers. I don't have any flowers in my backyard so I stopped off at a flower shop down the street to pick up a few to photograph. I wanted to do some close up work and since I didn't have a tripod yet I went down to the camera shop downtown and picked up a tripod. It's a piece of crap but it got the job done I suppose. I also picked up a set of closeup filters to stick on my Nikon 28-105 lens. I got some really close up shots. Turned out being a fun filled day of driving, photography and digital imaging.

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