Category Archives: Random Thoughts & Photos 2013 – 2014

What A Year! – My Own Year In Review

 

 

The other day as I was catching up on a bit of “what’s going on today” in the form of blogs, FB pages, Linked In contacts, and other sites around the web and I noticed a theme. It seemed that just about everyone was posting some kind of year in review. From TIME’s Top 10 Photos of 2014 and Dave Barry’s Year In Review over at The Washington Post, to that ever annoying 2014 KKH Photos Camera LogoFacebook “It’s Been A Great Year” slideshow feature. Yep; the yearly reviews are everywhere!

Soooo…. I was thinking [yes; that can be dangerous] if the “big guys” can post a year in review, and Great Aunt Martha can share a slideshow,  then why can’t I? Why shouldn’t I? After all it has been a pretty good year in my little corner of the blogosphere!

Now, if you are still reading this then note that this may be a good time to grab a cup of coffee and sit back and relax because here we go with My Own 2014 Year In Review.

January – I gave our little living room a bit of a makeover and shared with you a few Tips For Photographing Interior Design.

February –The huge renovation project on our state capitol building has been completed. I dodged traffic to snap a quick shot of Ad Astra, 2 ton – 22 feet 2 inch tall Kansa Indian warrior, standing tall on the new copper dome.

March – I had a nice visit with a very happy and Sleepy Kitty at the zoo.

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April – Well; Sometimes things just don’t go your way.

May – I enjoyed a new book and remembered A Pilgrimage Never Taken.

June – A Bolder, Brighter, Louder Photographic Voice for KKH Photos was launched.

July – What else am I going to point my lens at in July? Is there anything better than a Fireworks show?

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August – I found The Golden Egg!! Well; #4 found it for me.

September – My little ol’ camera lead me to The Coal Piles.

October – I shared a Walk In The Park with #7.

November – I took a look into What The Shortest Time For Selling One Of My Images was. FYI it’s 24 hours.

December – I took a Walk In The Dark with D.

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Yep; even though we lost my Mother early this year, I ended up having surgery, D spent a couple of days in the hospital, K still needs a new car, and L & M are currently living overseas… It’s mostly been a pretty good year.

Here’s to an awesome 2015; see you all next year!

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A Photo Walk In The Dark

Good morning and Happy day after Christmas!! I hope that you all had a great time with your family and friends; and that Santa was good to you.

1/100 - f/5.0 - ISO 400 - 40mm
1/100 – f/5.0 – ISO 400 – 40mm

D and I had a quiet Christmas day around here; the kids called several times, we sent pictures back and forth, and they emailed each other as well.

4.0 sec - f/22 - ISO 400 - 17mm
4.0 sec – f/22 – ISO 400 – 17mm

K only had the one day off so there was not time to make the drive home; he cooked up a delicious roast with lots of mushrooms… yummy. I’m sure his apartment smelled amazing while he opened all the gifts that found their way to him and spent a relaxing day off visiting with us and his many friends via phone/internet.

1/100 - f/10 - ISO 400 - 36mm
1/100 – f/10 – ISO 400 – 36mm

L and M sent sweet treats from Germany; some of mine even came in a music box! They cooked up a Texas style beef brisket in the smoker and it looked pretty awesome in the pictures!

1/100 - f/4 - ISO 400 - 33mm
1/100 – f/4 – ISO 400 – 33mm

After D and I had enjoyed our ham and scalloped potatoes we took a nice long photo walk. Had to test out his new Canon T3i! Plus the walk was a good thing before I got into the cheesecake! 😀

1/100 - f/4 - ISO 3200 - 40mm
1/100 – f/4 – ISO 3200 – 40mm

Our photo walk in the dark gave us another chance to take a few shots of the “city lights”. Here’s a few for you to enjoy and hopefully inspire you to get out there tonight and shoot a few; before all the Christmas lights come down. I think that tonight I will be testing out my new ring flash and my new speedlite!

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1/40 – f/4 – ISO 400 – 38mm

Yep; Santa was good to us this year!


 

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