Tuesday, January 31, 2006

What's this No. 13

Here's another mystery photo that I think might be way too easy, but after cropping thought I'd float it out there and see. Do you know what this is? Post your guesses by clicking the comments link below.

UPDATE: Here's the answer. It's empty coal barges parked along the Ohio River.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Some kind of lily

Here's a close-up of a lily of some type (peace lily ... maybe???) that we have in our house. I'm not much of a plant person, so I'm not sure what kind it is exactly. Anyhow, after a few years, it finally got another bloom on it. It helps when I remember to water it occassionaly.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

What's this No. 12

Got a couple of mystery photos this weekend that I'll have to post. Here's the first. Do you know that this is? Post your guesses by clicking the comments link below.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Photo of the Day

A while back, my six-year-old daughter and I went out on a picture taking trip. She uses my wife's little Kodak EasyShare camera, and I think she came away with the photo of the day. She snapped this of a river with some fall leaves that is reflecting the sky and part of a bridge above. The only thing I did to this photo was to bump the color saturation up a little. She composed and shot it herself. Anytime she gets a hold of the camera, she can fill up a memory card in a matter of minutes ... mostly with photos of the television, which I think is her favorite subject. Anyhow, I was just going through some of the shots she had taken yesterday and came across this one that I somehow missed the first time around. I think it's a pretty nice shot.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Architectural details

The building I work in is an oddly made thing. It's a five-story glass structure with these big eaves that hang over each of the floors. I noticed walking in earlier today that if you look straight up at it from right underneath the eaves or close to the building, you get some neat angles. The second pic makes for an optical illusion that the eaves are pointed up instead of down, which is kind of neat.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

What's this No. 11

I haven't done one of these in a while, but here's a mystery photo (a la Rick Lee). Can you guess what this is. Post your guesses in the comments section below. I thought this one would be easy, but I showed it to a few people who didn't get it right away, so I thought I'd post it.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Through the Windshield, part 2

Here's another shot taken on my way to work Monday morning. This time of year, we seem to have lots of nice sunrises, and the big white streak from the jet just added to the shot. I actually like the power lines in this photo because they are running the opposite way from the jet streak.

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Mixed Media

I had thought about posting this as a mystery photo, but I think the combination of stuff would have been too tough to guess. Besides, it's not an original photo idea. I saw a photo like this on BetterPhoto.com's Web site. It's salt crystals and a drop of cooking oil on the back of an old DVD. The oil really makes the prism colors do some cool things.

Friday, January 06, 2006

Buildings at dusk

This is Ashland, Kentucky's version of a "skyscraper." Anyhow, I just liked the way the three structures in the photo looked as I was on my way out of the office a couple of evenings ago. The setting sun was still hitting the top of the taller building and part of the parking garage, while the rest was shaded.

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Yet another way to waste time

Sorry for not posting any photos today or yesterday, but I'm running out of stuff on my desk (I really need to get out more). Anyhow, a co-worker once said that the Internet was simultaneously the biggest time-saver and time-waster there was. With sites like this one he appears to be correct. If you like photos of cats with stuff on them (and who doesn't?) then you should check this out. A great way to waste some time. And, for any aspiring photographers, they take submissions.

Monday, January 02, 2006

Now, Andy

I raided other offices on my floor looking for a pic of something to post today, when I found a statuette of Barney Fife that seemed to fit the bill. (And, yes, that's R2-D2 in the background). It sort of made me realize that there are very few people in this world who don't like The Andy Griffith Show ... and the ones who don't like it, well, there's just something wrong with them.