Friday, April 16, 2010

Friday "My Town" Shootout--Photos to make you smile :)

This week's topic was chosen by Kerry from Corvallis, Oregon--Photos to make you smile. A fitting topic, as Thursday was Tax Day here in the U.S. of A.

Head here to see the other participants' great shots.

Kerry challenged us to share JUST ONE smile-worthy photo this week, and mine's from the archive (I'm in rehearsals for a production of "The Producers" that starts next week, so time is scarce). Too bad that I wasn't able to take pictures of two situations that gave me a chuckle this week--1, one of our resident wild turkeys heading towards 7-11 (maybe he wanted a Slurpee??), and 2--a tow truck with a flat tire.

Nonetheless, this is still a good one!

Seen at a local church:

Have a great week!!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday "My Town" Shootout--Country Roads!

This week's FMTSO was chosen by Gordon in St. Augustine, Florida--country roads!

Head here to see the other participants' fine photos!

Dublin has an interesting situation... in one direction, it's a bustling, modern, suburban city with people scattering hurriedly to and fro.

But... in the other direction, we still have the ranches and fields, full of livestock and crops, that hearken back to the founding days of Dublin, when the horse was the preferred mode of travel.

On the cusp of the two, it's an interesting sight:

(behind me is a MAJOR development being built: Windemere)

And we have to keep our equine friends in mind, too--these are THEIR types of country roads.

But head off the beaten path, you'll find the roads that time pretty much forgot.

(Yes, that's a busy 10 lane freeway behind this small, meandering road...)

Until next week, shutterbugs... :)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Friday "My Town" Shootout--Bokeh!

This week's theme, chosen by T in Maryland--bokeh! It's a technical aspect of photography that deals with blurriness in a photo.

Being an amateur photographer, this one was hard for me, especially since I try to delete the blurry shots I take!

But, I gave it a whirl. Being a music teacher, it's hard to show examples of student work on Open House, so I usually try to take photos throughout the year and have a slideshow running. I went back to look through the photos of the year to find a few good ones:

My orchestra kids were flying!

Hope I did this right....

Have a great weekend, shutterbugs! If you celebrate Easter, hope you're blessed!