Thursday, February 24, 2011


I found this mysterious seed pod in my garden last week on one of the garden paths. I thought it was crossvine or even trumpet vine, but neither match my books. I guess it will remain a mystery.
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Thursday, February 17, 2011


I have driven by this small town icon for the past 30 years and never stopped to take a photo...until now. It's funny how you can see something so often that you never think that others might like to see it as well.

Tree Along The Massive Walls
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Monday, February 14, 2011


I'm trying cloudscapes every now and then. The perfect one will have rhythm, dark and light contrasts, a nice ground scene and movement along with an interesting pattern. The first one has an interesting pattern and contrast. I can't wait to get down to the beach and try some. There's also the Katy Prairie west of town. That would be nice, especially with flocks of geese across the skies.

This is my start for learning about cloudscapes. The cloud has a nice shape and visual balance. The tree at the left gives the viewer a feel for the enormity of the cloud floating by.
 The unusual angle gives the eye some visual excitement as it searches the borders for clues. The clouds have an ominous feel that almost seems like a scene from an Alfred Hitchcock movie. There are even birds.
A beautiful sunset with a lighted set of buildings adding interest and contrast. I much prefer an all natural scene, but that would be a long drive west of the city.

West of the City near Brookshire, Texas

Thursday, February 10, 2011


It's so rare to get ice down here in Houston. So when I woke up to this winter wonderland, I grabbed my camera and started shooting. Speaking of a wonderland, go on over to Dragonstar for the entire collection at .

Top: Sago Palm    Middle: Agave leaves    Bottom: Bicycle seat

To see abstract ice images....see the post below. :0) David

Wednesday, February 9, 2011


A rare ice storm and 4 days of freezing temps caused my rain barrel to freeze. I worked with light and dark and pleasing shapes and I'm posting two of the nicer shots.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

The Strange new world of Sycamore tree balls

"Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the USS Kamera. It's 5 year mission, to explore strange worlds and new civilizations. To boldy go where no one has gone before. "
            ~Star Trek quote

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Quick Study ~ Wild Buildings of Houston

"I always keep my foot a little in the door, to let chance come in, pilfer something, or bring something I hadn't thought of. "    ~ Robert Doisneau    French photographer   1912~1994

Sometimes you just have to enjoy the patterns more than thinking 'this looks messed up'. Took it while night...wrong ISO...wrong angle...still it's that wild IMPRESSIONISM that can sometimes bring more enjoyment than perfection.  For instance, speaking of perfection, I've taken 31 shots of a bar of soap in a soapdish and still not been happy. LOL

Wild Building in Houston Texas