Saturday, November 28, 2009

So... I'm new to action/sports photography and it appears to be whippin' my tail... This is the closest thing I've gotten to a "decent" shot and it looks like trash... so, with the next swim meet, I'll be working twice as hard trying to figure this thing out...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

West Texas Fair & Rodeo Parade 2009

Wow---great parade even though it was misty and started to rain in earnest toward the end.  Here are a few "shots"...


Monday, August 24, 2009

Vacation 2009!

We had a blast in Arkansas!  Here are some of the 700+ shots I took.  (Yes, you read that correctly)!  Thank God I've made the transition to digital!!

#1:  He was within touching distance---TRULY!  Kevin shook the branch above my head and that eagle became VERY interested in the sound!  I just KNEW he was coming up that branch toward me!!!

#2:  Look closely at his right ear---those are 7 flies!  Crazy, huh???

#3:  He was part of the Wings of Wonder show---he's only 5 years old and was injured---they hope to have him back in the wild within 2 years:

#4:  A red fox during nap time:

#5:  Reflection from Blow Out Mountain in Hot Springs, shot from a MOVING horse!!

#6:   Cedar Falls in Petit Jean State Park (70 miles north of Little Rock)--required a 2 mile hike down to get the shot, then a 2 mile hike up to get back!!!

#7:  The Old Mill in Little Rock

#8:  The beauty of the roads we traveled:
#9:  Shots from the Fordyce Bath House Museum:

#10:  Another from Fordyce

#11:  The bridges at The Old Mill:

#12:  Another view from The Old Mill

#13:  Another mayfly shot:

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Tootin' my own horn!!

I caught one of those great SOOTC (straight-out-of-the-camera) shots last week!  It's the first time I've ever been hired to shoot a horse and it was great!  Of course, shooting a horse that has been with the same person since birth made for an amazing dynamic!  Without further ado...
He got a bit frisky, which was fun!!

And here's one I got just for fun:

Until next time, I pray blessings for you & your family!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Photowalk 2009

Wow!  It was great to be able to participate in Scott Kelby's 2nd Annual Worldwide Photo Walk!  Although Abilene only had 5 photographers show, it was great!  I think we all had fun shooting and I know we've all enjoyed seeing the shots everyone else caught!

As leader, my two hardest jobs were getting people there and choosing only one photo for the "Best of Abilene"... After narrowing it down to three, I've selected the contest entry for Abilene!

Kara Hambrick

Marjohn Riney (yep---I got a good one, too!!)
And the winner is:
Chris Proctor

I can't wait for next year!!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


While at my family reunion last weekend, I was IMMEDIATELY reminded of why black & white photography is so powerful & moving...


Tuesday, May 26, 2009


We had an amazing weekend and I lots of memory pictures. I was able to grab these two "snapshots" and am quite pleased with them!



Friday, May 8, 2009

It's been INSANE!!

I volunteered to shoot the class photos for the dance program... and I've designed and completely prepared the entire program... and I've got a scrapbook that I have to complete for a client before June 6... and Mother's Day is Sunday... and I've got two photo shoots coming up in the next couple of weeks... and I'm seriously considering turning part of my game room into a studio... and my child is "graduating" from Kindergarten in 3 weeks... and we're going on vacation soon... and the list goes on & on!!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

More Seniors

More senior photo shots. #19 is his football number, so this worked out GREAT!!!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Life is getting crazy!

So... I did a senior shoot last weekend that ended up taking 6+ hours! Although I was exhausted, I had a blast and was blessed enough to have a great model! We went all over town and tried to get as many unique shots as possible. In retrospect, I've decided I should NOT be nominated for Photographer of the Year because we did a VERY dangerous thing---we shot near a moving train... a FAST-MOVING train. That being said, it was an amazing experience and she definitely has some wonderfully unique and stunning senior portraits!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Up & Coming??

So, during our little jaunt to Brownwood, my child took the camera from Santa Claus... The results are AMAZING! I've done absolutely NO POST-PROCESSING to this photo---wonder if I'll be able to live vicariously through my child in 10 years????

Sunday, March 29, 2009

New Random Shots

Yippee!! We took a little "jaunt" to Cross Plains, Brownwood, Bangs, Santa Anna, Coleman, Lawn and back home! Boy, did I get to shoot!! Here's some of the loot: