Well, I'm not a professional, by any means. I'm just someone who likes taking pictures, yeah? Before about 18DEC10, I was using my cell-phone to take pictures (3.1 mp). It did a pretty good job; however, for Christmas, I received a Kodak Easy Share which has 12 mp and take much nicer pictures. I'm saving this year, so that next Christmas I can buy myself a much better camera! :) I hope you enjoy my photos.
29 January 2012
This isn't the clearest photo, but I thought that its subject(s) were well-matched. I was on the back porch of Mom and Daddy's home. I noticed the birds congregating around the bird feeder that Mom put out. The statue on the left of the screen is of St. Francis of Assisi, who is--according to Catholic tradition--the patron saint of animals.
I was barely out of Jasper when it started raining. The journey home for Christmas with my family took about 8 hours instead of the 5 and change that it should take. As I was driving through Rusk, it started raining again. What I saw through the windshield was much clearer than what you see here. I didn't notice that the rain has muddied the scene until I had already taken the camera out of its bag and snapped a few shots. I could have tried to turn the windshield wipers on to erase the raindrops, but I was afraid that the wipers would show up in the photo. Upon further reflection, I decided that the photos were really cool just as they were.
This one was taken on the main street in Rusk. What is lovely about Rusk is that there are many hills and valleys and trees. For whatever reason, the trees in Rusk really turn Autumn colors. So beautiful! I can't help but stop to take pictures when it looks this way.