A View into D.C. from the Arlington House.
For those of you that have not heard, I gave in and got the motorolla droid phone. Having an internet enabled phone with the ability to run applications is a HUGE gamechanger. I personally love it and even though it is slightly less “slick” than the iPhone, I love the fact that it has an open application market and runs on a non-proprietary OS (correct me if I am wrong). I have already had multiple moments where this phone has been invaluable. So, what am I saying? If you have it within your means and love technology, I highly suggest getting a phone capable of running Android 2.0 or higher this year. I love the iPhone, but would definitely reccomend getting an Android based phone because 2010 will be FULL of them I would guess that android will have the best market and will be neck and neck with any iPhone features. Plus.. free gps with always up to date info. Anyways… I digress from the subject some, but it comes down to the fact that I am writiting this ON A PLANE! w00t.
This week we’ve got san antonio and you KNOW that means new handstands, so watch out! Also, I will be representing www.samedwardsphotography.com this Saturday for the St. Mars wedding unofficially. I was actually offered the job as official, but I want to make sure I am confident I will get the shots that a bride wants and that comes from experience!
Anyways, watch out, and keep handstanding!
It was absolutely beautiful. I love being in the mountains.
Hopefully these views will help you connect with your hippie zen-like karma filled side. I took them both in the last week in a half.
Nags Head Pier, slightly brightened. Taken after the 4th of July Fireworks.
Roadside, I-66 on the way to Northern, Virginia
I played around with the camera tonight and got these two:
Fossil Watch at 110am [Flickr]
I’m trying to learn more about lighting, and this is a mix of lighting tricks and Photoshop.
Alvarez Guitar [Flickr]
2009-05 Outside My Window[View Slideshow]
I am up on the top floor of my new apartment and I have the birds, the bees and the rain visiting.
These HUGE Bumble Bee like things are EVERYWHERE [Flickr]
A peaceful nature backdrop [Flickr]
A branch in sunlight [Flickr]
Cleared for Landing [Flickr]
Virginia Cardinal in South Carolina [Flickr]
Cardinal Photo Op [Flickr]
Can we be friends? [Flickr]
May downpour off the roof [Flickr]
Afternoon Dove [Flickr]
I got an email yesterday from someone asking to use a picture I had taken of the Bristol Bridge in Bristol, England. It seems like I might get paid for it so it will be my first step into “professional” photography! I would put up the photo, but I want to see how this works first. I know they want sole rights to the image for 3 months, so I don’t wanna break that. Pretty awesome though!
Here is a DIFFERENT image, that I took from the same night
On another note, www.foreignaffairs.us IS a auto shop. I knew it had to be. I always see it driving down I-81 on my way to Virginia Tech. So, that mystery is solved
I took a lunch break and took some pictures in the yard today. Then tonight, I played around with a few, and here they are.
Pretty Flower [Flickr]
Perched Robin [Flickr]
The Flash is here…
I got an email this morning from REI asking for outdoor member photos. I looked through all 80 or so of them that they had and a lot of them reminded me of places I had been on my trip. In order to hopefully get my handstanding out in the public realm a little, I sent them the picture of me doing a handstand at Guadalupe Peak (8,751ft) which is the “Top of Texas”. I sent them this one because no one had a picture from Texas.
And now that I am writing this out, I realized I have a picture from “Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park which I will also upload because I did not see any from there!
I hope REI likes them and adds them to their photo gallery!
Survey about the size of photos on my site:
A: Keep large pictures because I love seeing them so big on your site!
B: Use the smaller images so I can read what you’re saying, then if I want to see the picture bigger, I can click on it.
“Boo-yah-ka-sha! Check it.” We’z be alls up in Bryce Canyon. I be taken da pictures and postin them fresh.
I’z be handstanding.
I’ze be panoramaing up in da canyon.
Check out all the pics I took this morning here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ssaammee/sets/72157606451132674/
Heritage Park is beautiful. They just finished a new bridge there back in January and you can ride all the way to Pandapas Pond. My goal was to get back to the top of Horse Nettle Trail where I was this past Thursday. I was successful and managed to make it up and down while avoiding the rain. I found it very peaceful to be up there on the trail because when you stopped, you heard absolutely nothing. Ahhhh… So great.
I took my new wide angle lens and went at it! Here are some pictures of Heritage Park before and after I hiked up to the Horse Nettle Trail. I used Photomatrix to create these HDR shots and they turned out pretty decently.