Practice

Photographs taken 15 March, 2012 on a brief walk in West Racine to familiarize myself with a new camera body and enjoy some unseasonably nice weather.

View from a Parking Lot

Portland, Oregon, view from the parking lot of Coffee Bean International at sunset. 11 February, 2012.

24 May, 2010: Flowers

I saw these flowers today and decided to photograph them.

2010 penny

This seems like a waste of a redesign to me.

Infrared Alley

I've had this photo up elsewhere for a while now, but decided to share it here as well. This is one of my first infrared photographs, taken in an alleyway.

A Nautical Theme?

The stuffed octopus has been in the lost and found for a while. Today (19 January, 2010) it seems to have been joined by this pirate coconut.

Beach Chairs

I didn't take many photographs during my November, 2009 vacation in the Dominican Republic. Most of my time was spent relaxing on the beach with a notebook and a pen.

Tree: Underside

One of my favorite spots was under this particular tree which was largely responsible for protecting me from the sun.

Another Beach

I went to this beach a couple times to take the jet ski out for a ride.

Self Portrait

I've read that macro lenses can be used for portrait photography, but I doubt this is what was meant. While playing around with a 105 mm macro lens, I decided to turn the camera on myself to take this picture.

Bridge Over the Root River

On the 31st of May, 2009, I decided to take the camera out for a walk on the Root River Pathway. Shown here are two of the many bridges over the river.

Wallpaper for Windows 7

On the same walk I was on while taking Bridge Over the Root River I happened to notice this fire hydrant just sitting there with nothing around it. The photograph itself is not particularly good, but I thought it would be appropriate as a wallpaper for Windows 7. Replies on Twitter confirm that I'm not alone in thinking this.

Autumn in the Piano

On the 16th of May, 2009, I woke up to find Autumn (a cat currently living with me) relaxing inside the piano so I decided to take a few pictures of her being cute. She was awake by the time I had my camera assembled and I suspect the flash may have annoyed her as she soon got up, walked over the wires, and jumped down to the floor.