2015 Photo Challenge 2 of 52
Jan21

2015 Photo Challenge 2 of 52

2/52: With baseball season only a few weeks away I thought it would be a good time to take this photo. I went to the University Co-Op this weekend to get the baseball for about $7. I really wanted to make it feel like the ball was in the air rather than rest it on something and crop part of the ball out so I drilled a hole in the back large enough for a coat hanger and then bent it in the shape of a Z so I could clamp the bottom part...

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Veterans Memorial Park, Cedar Park
May11

Veterans Memorial Park, Cedar Park

Veterans Memorial Park Monument in Cedar Park was dedicated on November 12, 2011 and honors all veterans. The park also has a 8,000 sq ft aquatic area, a multi-area dog park and other recreational areas. The hexagon shaped base of the monument has a laser etched panels honoring the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Merchant Marines, and Coast Guard. The seven-foot tall bronze soldier was made in the likeness of U.S. Army Specialist...

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Texas Longhorns vs Rice 2011
Sep09

Texas Longhorns vs Rice 2011

Rather you like it or not, if you live in Austin September marks the beginning of Longhorn mania. Personally, I love it. I love to tailgate, I love going to the games, I love yelling on third downs and I got the chance to do all of these on week one of the season against the Rice Owls. I spent a lot of my tailgating time this week at Horns Up Tailgating, Lone Star Tailgaters and T.I.T.S. DJ-Kamikaze 15th Street and Trinty is a great...

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Austin to Marfa Texas
Jan31

Austin to Marfa Texas

I recently made the trip from Austin to Marfa with hopes of seeing the Marfa lights. Until my wife told me about the lights a few weeks prior I had never heard of them. Although we didn’t see any lights, the Marfa trip was a fun change of pace from our normal highly populated destinations. There were plenty of hidden gems out in the desert. There are more pictures in this post than I usually include but I decided to chronicle...

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Tilt Shift with Alien Skin Bokeh

Tilt shift photography attempts to mimic the effect of photographing a miniature scene where extreme depth of field happens due to the actual short distance of small scale scenes. Tilt shift brings that style to life size scenes by tricking your eyes into thinking the objects are miniature. Tilt shift lenses have been used for many years to create this effect but now digital image manipulation is usually the method used by most...

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