Oct 27, 2011

Seasonal levity

No, the pumpkin was not added in post.
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Here is some encouragement for World Series Game 7.

Oct 24, 2011

Quick pic and song of the day

Cross country is fun to shoot for a few minutes. The rest of the time you are walking across countryside and waiting for runners. And waiting. And waiting.
Unfortunately the course for this meet was not very scenic. So I played with some motion blurry stuff...

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Song of the day?
Well... I did not get enough sleep this weekend, so here is a lullaby. Albeit a little mixed up version of one.

Have a great week!

Oct 22, 2011

Tag, you're it

Guns and Hoses boxing tournament for 2011... a lot of good fights this year.


Oct 20, 2011

Fall festival on the way, and Song of the Day

My church does a pretty nifty 'Fall Festival' event every year on halloween, and I have been doing a photo booth there for the last couple of years.

It is a great time to try new lighting setups.. last year was playing with a nifty Profoto ring light. It does get a little bit crazy averaging more than one subject/group per minute for two hours.
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I haven't decided what the setup will be this year, but hopefully it will be good.

Song of the day you ask?
Sara Groves performs "Eyes on the Prize," an old spiritual that she recorded in support of International Justice Mission.

Don J.

Oct 19, 2011

Surprise! and Song of the Day

Seriously dad, do you have to bring the camera when I'm having a bath? Really?

Song of the day.. Braid Paisley's "You'll never leave Harlan alive." I like songs that tell stories.
Interesting to make a slideshow of photos from the Harlan area to put with the song... Guess there isn't a good song to do that for Dallas.

Oct 17, 2011

Lightning + Song of the day

A little thunderstorm rolled through Monday evening... nothing too wild in the Seagoville area. Also not much lightning on the back side of the storm. The front of the storm was quite active, but also too wet to get out and shoot in it, even on the front porch.

This was best of the bunch..
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And I like it even more after playing around some in Lightroom..
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Another Renee fave for the song of the day.. Kristin Andreassen's 'Crayola doesn't make a color for your eyes." Way too catchy.
Have a great Tuesday!

Photo prop of the day, and Song of the day

Best photo prop I have seen in a while? A giant gnarly tree at White Rock Lake Park off of Buckner Blvd. in Dallas. (this is plotted on a map in flickr)

And song of the day you ask? I was made aware of the band "Trampled by Turtles" over the weekend. The name alone warrants Song of the Day mention. Oh, and it is unique bluegrassy fun stuff, which I always like.

Happy Monday!
Don J.

Oct 13, 2011

Song of the day- Dave Weckl: The Chicken

Dave Weckl's version of the Jaco Pastorius' The Chicken. (that's for you Josh G.)
Jaco was an interesting character and amazing talent... with an interesting story.

Oct 12, 2011

Quick Pic - Sunset car

Saw a cool sunset happening under clouds on the way out of a volleyball game, but with no tripod, no view and no time, I just wanted a quick snap that was somewhat creative. Luckily there were cars coming by from time to time.


Song of the day- Lyle Lovett: Don't cry a tear

Lots of Lyle on my playlist. Renee picked "Ain't no more cane," for today's song, but I could not find a version that I liked on the web.

I heard this song first live and it was gripping. If you have an inclination to go see Lyle, Bass Hall in Ft. Worth is the place to do it.

Don J.

Oct 11, 2011

Song of the Day-Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers

Sure Steve Martin is funny..

But I'm more impressed by his musical talents :) Not that this is his best, but it is fun.

Oct 10, 2011

Flag football

There was some flag football going on Friday night before the varsity team took the field.... lots of fun for these kiddos, and fun to shoot as well. I wonder how high school football would change if they played with flags (and not pads or helmets). Could be crazy.
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Song of the Day-Sara Groves: Setting up the pins

On top of my iTunes most played... good Monday morning song to get the week started..

Have a great Monday

Oct 7, 2011

Oct 6, 2011

Song of the day - Gungor: Beautiful Things

I was impressed by this band Saturday night. Actually it was only a small portion of a larger group, but I like the songwriting and musicality and... well... its all good.

FBCKaufman peeps... get that tune stuck in your head for Sunday.


Don J.

Oct 3, 2011


September has come and gone in a flash. Football season has a way of taking up a lot of time, and so far, I haven't had any football photos that I really liked. There is always this week.

I'm archiving last month's photos and decided that my favorites are from this impromptu session with J. Blundell's boys. There were some newsworthy things as well, but you'll have to look for those on the Tribune site :).



Have a great start to October!

Don J.