Archive for the ‘photography’ category

Fourth of July Weekend

July 8, 2010

My husband and I — along with a new lens for the camera — decided on a last minute trip to Chicago for FitzGerald’s American Music Festival. We both wanted to see the Blasters with special guest/original member Dave Alvin.  My husband assured me that I’d enjoy the rest of the acts, and I trust him.  I rearranged my work schedule and off we went.  I was not disappointed.  Two nights of the festival, three different stages, good fun, plenty of waitresses and a Cubs game to fill the time between days.  We even had paper napkin fireworks! If you want to hear more about the festival, check out this review or this one.  Trust me, it was a great festival, and I wouldn’t hesitate to return.  My new lens served me well, too.  Take a look.  Oh, and this is just a small sample, check the reviews above or here for more pics.

Hoagyland!

June 14, 2010

If you’ve been reading this blog you know I’ve been keeping an eye on the Hoagy Carmichael statue outside the IU Auditorium.  I’ve taken so many shots of him and the various items that people have left him over the last few years that I’ve started a new blog about it.  I give you:  Hoagyland! Please feel free to check back often!

A tea rose for Hoagy.

The good pics

April 9, 2010

I thought I should share some of the better shots I took while in Hawaii, and not just the source material for new designs.  Please, to enjoy:

Poor Hoagy

February 21, 2010

I just had to post this.

New camera lens

January 10, 2010

It’s true, I’ve saved up my pennies and purchased a new lens for my camera.  I won’t bore you with the details, but will happily share pics from my first adventure out with it.  It just so happens that Bloomington — along with a big chunk of the country — is getting covered in snow.  This should be fun.

If you have any camera purchasing questions check out this guy:  Ken Rockwell.  He has yet to steer me wrong.  Thanks, Ken!

Christmas lights weathering the storm.

At Bryan Park

The children were all sledding.

The park was actually full of people.  All sledding — no sitting.

To be honest, it was very cold, and  I didn’t end up staying out very long.  I promise to take lots more in the future.

Summer pics

August 10, 2009

I’ve been outside, it being summer and all.  Just thought I’d share a few images I’ve stumbled across.

I"ve been trying to grown sunflowers for years, and finally managed to get a few.

I've been trying to grown sunflowers for years, and finally managed to get a few.

We chicken-sat for a friend this summer.

We chicken-sat for a friend.

Baby chicks are adorable!

Baby chicks are adorable!

Hoagy getting rained on.  Maybe I should rig up an umbrella for him to hold?

Hoagy getting rained on. Maybe I should rig up an umbrella for him to hold?

Searching for inspirado

May 27, 2009

That’s what I’ve been doing.  Which in my world means that I’m waiting for a good idea to hit me. I took several pictures while in Chicago the last couple of weekends.  The question is whether any of these

almost-ideas will amount to anything.

These reminded me of the DC star.  Maybe a series someday?

These remind me of the DC star. Maybe a series someday?

Windows from the bar where we ate some dinner.

Windows from the bar where we ate some dinner.

Last weekend we were in the suburbs.  We toured Frank Lloyd Wright‘s home and studio.  We also wandered around Oak Park looking at some of Wright’s prairie inspired architecture.  The art glass is my current hope for inspirado.  I even purchased a book about it.

The studio and home

The studio and home

Arthur Heurtley House

Arthur Heurtley House

Unity Temple

Unity Temple

Light fixture from Unity Temple

Light fixture from Unity Temple

My apologies to Frank LLoyd Wright. My photography doesn’t do justice to his work.