Saturday, May 25, 2013

Just an old building


I love this old building.  I don't just drive over to look at it or anything, but it isn't too far from home (about 30-45 minutes away) and we pass it every time we go to visit my mom and dad or when Britt has a softball game in the city a few miles east of here.  Every single time we pass it I mention how I want to take a picture of it and every single time I never have a camera or I don't get my phone out in time to snap the shot.

I can not even begin to explain why this is one of my favorite photos.  I mean look at it. The sun was well into the west making the front of this east facing building much too dark.  And I didn't even take it using my good camera, in fact I used the camera on my phone while riding on the back of a motorcycle so Heaven knows the set up and composition of the photo pretty much stinks.  But I love it nonetheless. 

I remember being a little girl when this building use to be home to some sort of discount grocery store.  I don't know if it was a discount store or if it was just a small store that had great sales but I do remember my momma and Nanny Fern driving over to stock up on the things they fed the family...potatoes, canned goods and such.  And when I say stocked up for the family I mean they almost always had a few people they were buying for too.  Then the store got a new building and this one has sat empty for who knows how long.  There is a sign on it now that says it is some roofing company and I am sure that is where all the little vent things came from that are all over the roof (part of the reason I love it...it's different). 

I hope that soon I can get back over there on a quiet week day afternoon to take a few more shots of this neat old building, some close ups with my good camera and a better set up.  I'm afraid that before too long it is going to be gone.  It is very old and looks as if it will fall down any day if someone doesn't tear it down on purpose.

I know it is forever in between posts on this blog, so I am going to try to get into the swing of things and be a bit more frequent with  my posting.  Check back occasionally to see whats up.

Go out and enjoy the weekend.  Take your camera with you, you never know what will catch your eye!
Thanks for reading.
 Have a great day!

tammyc

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Peaceful view



This photo has been hanging out inside my computer for a while now and every time I come across it, it stills my world.  Weird yeah maybe.

I took this picture quite some time ago while out taking pictures of Kash.  We were nearing the end of our shoot and I loved the view from this point.  The front porch of a very old house that has been since turned into a historical site with a museum full of amazing history.   Gilcrease museum.  The view from this front porch is breathtaking.   I fell in love and would absolutely love to live in this old house with its wonderfully perfect flower gardens.
I was using my small little point and shoot with the panorama setting. Nothing special just a quick shot so I can remember how pretty it is there. 
In the far left hand side you can spy Nikki sitting.  This picture looks just like something from along time ago. Back before any of us. When just sitting in the garden drinking sweet tea was the best form of entertainment.   Before all these computers and phones we are all so attached to. 

And if I hadn't been there to catch this view one might think she was sitting there reading a book waiting on a "gentleman caller" to come stroll through the garden with her.  But I was there and I know that she was in fact sitting there texting waiting for her niece to cooperate and get her picture taken.

I love this photo because like I said it stills my world and transports me to a time I never knew but sounds so amazing and simple.

Thanks Nikki for the memory.   It is one of the many everyday moments that makes up the wonderful (sometimes crazy) life I have. 

I know its cold here in Smalltown Oklahoma but get out there and turn ordinary days into forever memories.   And take a few spur of the moment photos to spark those memories later in life.
Thanks for reading.
Love you all
tammy c

Friday, December 7, 2012

Picture of a picture

It's a bit silly I know, but I wanted to share this one and am not near my laptop where it is stored.  I happen to have this picture of the picture on my phone oh thank goodness for all the technology we are blessed with (or cursed, I'm not sure which sometimes)  :)

The sweet little guy is Mr. Matthew Holden he blessed us with his presence back in October.  And the amount of love for him is amazing.
I was asked to take his first pictures (and lots more in the future i hope) of all the shots I took and printed this one was my favorite. 

The set up for this shot was quite simple, I used a couple of yards of black flannel for my seamless background a couple receiving blankets under the flannel for a bit of padding for his little body.  Grabbed a couple of childrens classic books from my daughter and set it all up on top of the dryer in the laundry room.  Using my speed light pointing at the ceiling.  Not hard at all.  And every time I look at it I can't help but smile. 

I don't know if I can say it is my favorite photo in the house, but I can promise it is in the top 100 (that is pretty awesome considering the thousands of photos I take per year)

I was just with this little guy(and Miss Kashly) again this past week and the photos are still on my camera waiting to surprise me with their awesomeness.  I can't wait for my next day off so I can play with them (crop, edit, print and such is my kind of play) 

I must go for now. 
Until next time, keep your shutters fluttering!

Have a great day
tc

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Why do I do this anyway?

"This"  this what?  And why?  I ask myself this all the time, and I'm not sure I know the answer.  The photo is of my camera Stephen bought it for me for my birthday when the d60 was hot out of the factory.  I love taking pictures. That is what "this" is today and well the why...that's still got me a bit puzzled.   All I really know is I like to take them.  I like going back years later and sparking that memory trigger of the time and place.  Now the picture my be a silly little flower growing in the sidewalk crack, but what I will remember from that photo is a trip with my whole family(mom dad brother his family and my own) from the second we stepped onto the beach to the emergency trip to walmart before getting on the road to come home.  Most every picture I take is like that. I do enjoy taking posed photos for my dear family so they have their own memories but my favorites are the unplanned spur of the moment shots collecting on my phone, cameras, computer and of course my walls.  so the "this" I'm doing is collecting moments.  The "why" for now is for reflecting on when my girls bring their babies over I can say to their grandpa (it'll be fun to call Stephen that one day) "you remember when..."  to which he will undoubtedly answer with a "yup" or and "uh-huh"

Thanks for reading the crazy rambling
Until next time, have a great day

Go collect some memories to reflect on later :)

tc

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Ladybug

This is Ladybug, she belongs to my sweet little Britt.  I was out in the yard with the camera a few months ago and she was so curious that she didn't mind the snapping of my camera at all.  (She is a pretty calm horse anyway).

I love how if you look into her eye you can see the shadow of her, and her eyelashes wow!  Britt keeps asking me to print this one for her and I keep forgetting.  Maybe I will get to it this week.

I like taking pictures of people but my favorite things to shoot are landscapes, flowers and animals (nature) because they are never worried about posing just right or if the smile was perfect or not.  I just shoot and I get amazing print worthy photos. (love that part)

Anyway, it had been forever since I posted on this blog so I thought I better get one up before all of my followers (all 3 of you) forgot who I was.  I am going to try a bit harder to post photos more often.

Grab your camera and go out and shoot something.  It is so relaxing.

Thanks for stopping by, please come back soon.

Happy Easter!