Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Autumn Sky

Thought I would take a minute to post these. The first is like time passing by and the second like fire in the sky. It's amazing to me that the sun can do such things to the clouds.

I also would like to thank everyone who comments on my posts. I know I've been horrible at keeping up with posting lately, and worse at responding to the comments, but I just wanted to let you all know that I do appreciate them immensely. And those of you who just look and don't comment, tho I would prefer to have the comments to know and appreciate you individually, I do appreciate that you give my photos the time of day. I know it's not Thanksgiving yet, but I just really felt that this was needed. Thanks, again!

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

More Autumn Colors

I was in the mood to shoot the other day, after finding the pretty little red tree, and this beautious yellow tree was staring me straight in the eye, just begging for me to take it's portrait. It's about a 5min walk from my house and can be seen from any east facing window.

I was busy helping my sisters with homework so by the time I got to it the sun was setting, and setting fast, casting this reddish pink glow on everything. I think it only added to the Autumn beauty.

****I failed to point out that I walked over to take these.. sorry..

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Finally Becoming Fall

Well, I guess I got my wish. Finally, I see some Yellow and Orange and Red leaves! This is out a high window at work. I had to stand on a machine that most of the guys use to do pull ups in order to get it, unfortunately it's not as great as I hoped.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Update on last post...

You may have realized that there were not very many pictures in the August 2/ Chapter 6 album... That was due to the fact that my external hard drive and Fotki weren't getting along. Ms. External was a little too hyper and Mr. Fotki was too tired to deal with her at one o'clock in the morning.

Anyway, you may check back now, by clicking *here*, and find more.
I'm not sure I mentioned in the last post or not, but this was the first day having the Pentax, so I kind of went picture crazy.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

China Saga- Chapters 5 -6

I'm combining chapters 5 and 6 because I neglected the journal these two days. I know I wasn't really busy on the first, but it was the day that I finally was able to rest and ice my knee(after 3days without, tisk tisk..) So basically I guess I just hung out with on of my best friends, Ting. She and I are pretty good friends and were counting down the days until I left Chicago. So if I remember correctly, we watched movies that day.


First Day in Langfang and I basically just hung out.

Lydia's kisses fix all.

Ok, to explain the last line- Lydia is one of the foster kids with OI. She is about 18months old and the cutest, most photogenic, little girl ever(meaning, you'll see many shots of her). Her thing is blowing kisses. Blowing kisses to everyone, all the time! It's Adorable! Even after she gets in trouble she blows kisses as if it'll fix what she just did. All through my trip I was reminded that kisses fix everything, at least at that age.. lol

Chapter 5 shots *here*

Craft Day for the kids of the families who run the foster homes.
The team went to the Agape Family Life House, while I stayed in the Wyse's house with Ting and Lydia.
Today was cool. Ben and Han are here, so it was cool seeing them.


Okay, more last line explanations. Ben(my brother) is dating a girl from Shanghai named Han. He was in Shanghai earlier this year to meet her and went back while we were in Beijing, then met up with us in LangFang. She is going to be bringing one of the foster girls to Chicago in September to have surgery at Shriners Hospital. It was my first time meeting her in Lang Fang and I enjoyed it very much. She's really a sweet girl. I'll talk about her a little more later.

(Unedited) Chapter 6 shots *here*

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Door and Crank

While we were in Milwaukee a few weeks ago we went to a Scandinavian furniture store. I happened to have brought the Pentax with and took a few cool shots.... I told Don at Slackwater, earlier, that I would respond to his "Handle" post today with another handle. Don, this one about is it, but I think it reminds me a little more of Otto K... The one below reminds me much more of you, as soon as I saw it I thought, "I should take one of this, it's very "Don"" :)
The truth is, when I shoot, I'm always thinking of one of my photoblogger friends, whether it be Justin Gaynor when I'm shooting the beach, Jyoti when I'm shooting scenes downtown, or Don when I'm shooting mechanical things or flowers in the wind, or even Otto K. when I'm shooting abandoned parking lots. I'm always thinking and striving to be better, to be a great photographer. Thank you all for setting the standard (VERY HIGH, mind you)! I enjoy challenging myself as I try to meet that standard.