Saturday, January 28, 2006

Hobotalk


Here's an interesting band from Scotland that I stumbled upon a few weeks ago. Very acoustic, very creative. Check 'em out.

A word of special thanks goes to my favorite MP3 blog Songs:Illinois where I first learned about Hobotalk. If you don't watch Songs:Illinois, you should.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Table Rock Lake Wallpaper

Here's another photo from Table Rock Lake. I was walking along the shore and this old tree caught my eye. This is one my favorite photos that I've made. I like the contrast of the black and grey of the tree against the water and rocks. (Click the photo to view a 1024 x 768 image suitable for your wallpaper/desktop background.)

Monday, January 16, 2006

Hey, look at this!


It snowed here in St. Louis on Friday the 13th. Not much snow, mind you, but enough to cover the ground for about 24 hours. So I took a walk over to Hudson Park (see previous posts) on Saturday morning and snapped a few photos for my niece and nephew in Australia. They live in the Syndey area and don't often have the opportunity to see snow. This is a close-up of ice covering a small puddle next to the path. I thought the pattern of the ice was very interesting. I posted the entire series of photos over at my Flickr page. Jamie and Tyler know how to find them. (As always, click on the photo to view a 1024 x 786 image suitable for your wallpaper/background.)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Hudson Park


It was warm and sunny the other day, so I decided to take a walk with my camera to see what I might find. I took some photos of trees, a creek, a couple of foot bridges, an archery range, even of myself. But this was my favorite. I didn't notice the grass growing through the holes in the leaf until after I loaded the image to my computer -- an added bonus. Location: Hudson Park. (Click the image for a 1024 x 768 wallpaper sized version.)

Monday, January 09, 2006

Pebbles & Shells


This is a photo I made while on a short vacation at Table Rock Lake in Missouri near Branson a couple of years ago. I picked these shells and pebble up while I was wandering along the lake shore. I set them down on the railing of the deck on the back of our cabin. The next morning I noticed the interesting colors and patterns created by the early morning shadows so I took the picture. This is one of my favorites. (Click the photo to load a larger image suitable for desktop wallpaper @ 1025 x 768.)

Sunday, January 08, 2006

Saint Louis Zoo

Let's try something a little different. Today I'm going to post a photo just for fun and to see how it's done.

A couple of years ago we visited the St. Louis Zoo. This zoo honestly is one of the best zoological parks in the world. I've visited both the San Diego and Washington National zoos and the St. Louis Zoo is right up there with them. The amazing thing is that general admission to the zoo is free. Now, once you get in, some of the special exhibits do cost a small amount, for example, the Children's Zoo and the Insectarium. If you ever go, three places are must see: 1) the Children's Zoo; 2) the Penguin & Puffin Coast exhibit (take a jacket, it's very cold inside); and 3) the Polar Bear pit.

The photo I'm posting today was taken at the Children's Zoo. This frog was climbing on the glass of its enclosure. I thought it looked pretty amusing, so I snapped a picture. I sometimes use the original version of this photo as my desktop. (By the way, if you're so inclined, you can get a full size version (1024 x 768) to use for your desktop by visiting my deviantART gallery. You could also just click the photo here, but wouldn't it be more fun to visit my gallery?)