Friday, October 29, 2010

climbing to the sky

I got to shoot photos and videos of our bridge inspectors yesterday climbing and inspecting Denver's Millennium Bridge. It was thrilling and amazing watching them climb the long cables and hang out on the top of the bridge mast. All the passersby on the pedestrian bridge were pretty thrilled too, especially the little boys. Although one boy's mom was not thrilled when I pointed the climbers out to her son: She gasped when she saw them high in the sky and said to her boy, "Don't ever do that!" Hee.

It was a beautiful day to be outside, and I think I got some wonderful shots. Wish I could do that (and the video editing) all the time for my job!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

back from a fantasyland

We took a fun vacation last week to Orlando. Who knew there would be such a beautiful replica of Hogwarts there? Universal really did a great job with the Wizarding World. Walking through Hogsmeade, drinking a butterbeer, going on the Forbidden Journey with Harry, Hermione, and Ron, and doing the Dragon Challenge - awesome rollercoaster! - all of the Wizarding World experiences were fantastic.

Oh, and Walt Disney World was pretty great too. Especially loved Rockin' Roller Coaster at Hollywood Studios. And we also really enjoyed Mission: Space at Epcot. Tried it the easy way first, and it was a little too bland. Then we decided that the next day we would opt for the deadly "orange" version of the ride where it spins you so fast you feel the Gs like you are really taking off. Awesome.

We all four got along pretty well most of the time too, especially for spending almost every moment together for a full week. It was definitely the kind of vacation from which you need a vacation, though! So glad to be home!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

still posting, still not much to say.

I like this photo because of the sweet bokeh in the background. It was really hard to get the camera to focus on that sad skinny little dying flower, but I like how it turned out when it finally did.

Hope this picture is worth 1000 words, because I don't have much left to say. I did write my 750 at this morning, which is a totally awesome site.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

day 2

This is more camera play from the other day...lying in the grass. The grass is still green, but the fallen leaves are golden. I love this time of year.

Monday, October 11, 2010

camera play

I am still learning the ins and outs of my Nikon D60. I like the small depth of field in this shot. I really need to shoot more photos.