Challenge - staying cool on the river
Went down to the river to see if anyone was keeping cool. Seem like this guy has the right idea.
Last weekend at the Elk Park I came across this guy fishing, it was really neat to see him. He would get really animated and put his head from side to side when he saw his fish. I did like Bugaboo said she did, take a few pics then take a few steps. I took about 300 shots. Here are a few I liked:
I do have a few more for later, don't want to overload you. Have a great Weekend! :o)
Come on VACATION
I've got about another month till vacation. I was going through some old pics and they started getting me impatient. I know they all have a lot of haze. I think to make good shotsdown there, you would need to be early in the day, late, or use filters.
That was not a bug yesterday, of course, it was one of these baby crabs. (Sorry for the quality. Camera phone)
Best of '08
How do I choose??? I think my best photos of '08 would have to be of my niece Kymber. They may not compare to everone elses, but to me they are MY best. My brother and sister in law wanted me to take some pictures of her. So we went to the park in the middle of summer, in the 100 degree plus heat. These were taken as we were about to leave. I asked her to sit on the bench, just for a minute. They turned out the best. Everytime I took a picture she would come running to see it.
As always,thanks for looking.
Trout Fishing Bennett Springs (Took the Point & Shoot)
We took an overnight trip this weekend to Springfield. I really didn't want to lug the slr around, so as per the instructions of ObviousTroll and his bi-weekly challenge, I did take the P&S. Glad I did. On our way back we drove a few miles out of our way to Bennett Springs State Park. Beautiful spot, whether my pics prove it or not. Here they are. Trout fishermen exhibiting their passion. This spot will get a return visit this fall and I'll take the real camera.
Having Fun at the Beach
sand dune. Our next stop would be the rocks. Laura thought it would be really funny to climb on the rocks. As we sat on the rocks the fishing boats started to come in from the Gulf of Mexico into the pass after a hard day of fishing. Not on one of those boat but on our own darling husband and two of our girls caught this big red snapper. The end of a perfect couple of days at the beach we decided to go to the Ferris Wheel. Have you ever wonder what the person in the gondola sees when they are waiting for the ferris wheel to take off and start? This is what I saw. And right next to me is my darling three year old who made me get on this ferris wheel despite my fear of heights. As we left the view of the ferris wheel came in many inviting colors of lights
Fishing On The Beach
I know.. kind of different for me. I don't take many people shots.
A Fish Story
The boy decided that they should not wait for his brother to get back with the camera because the fish was bleeding, so his father took the hook out and they threw him back. They continued fishing and soon father caught a fish also, and another man down the way caught one. All Sheephead - that is what they called them- and they said that they were not good to eat. Before we left the end of the pier there was another big splash.
I hope that you enjoyed this story the way I told it. I had fun photographing it and my only regret is that I didn't ask the young man if he would like me to email it to him.
Itchin' for fishin'
Reflections & My Grandpa's Art
Yellow Stairs Boats and Posts Father's Day Card
I have gone looking for My Grandpa's Art and have found these:
Anne's Canoe Lace Collar Symbols of the Afterlife Details Proud of a Soldier Beloved Sailor Stepping Angel Baby Angel Woman Clutching Flowers and a kinda humorous one Dead Duck.
My Grandfather, Joseph Bouska was a carver on the Stone Mountain Georgia Monument for several years, but before and after that project, he worked at his everyday job of making/carving headstones. Since the artists did not sign their work, I am not sure if all of these are ones he did, but the time frame is right and they are all located at Bohemian National Cemetary in Chicago, where he sold his wares. Grandpa died before I was born and I only have "heresay" from my family about his which ones are his work. When I was a little girl we'd go to the cemetary and plant flowers on the relative's graves. Once I remember having my picture taken lying on the ground in front of the Stepping Angel, along with my cousin Cindy. This photo is somewhere in the family...don't know where. (Yes this makes me half Bohemian, one quarter Irish and one Quarter German) By the way, the cemetary has several outside tour guides that do seasonal walking tours of the headstones here because it is one of the most unusual places for headstones and funeral symbols in Chicagoland. The cemetary has also been used in the movies!
Thanks for looking.