Category Archives: Photography

Out and about in OKC

A rare Saturday morning in the fall with nothing to do!  No football games, no baseball practices, no work!  Robbie and I got up early (well, not that early) and jumped on our bikes, rode down to my favorite coffee shop, Coffee Slingers.  They seem to be the only coffee shop in town that can make a real cappuccino (and not just a frothy latte).  After coffee, a cinnamon roll and a few pics, we rode down to the OKC bombing memorial.  I brought along my M6/summicron 50 with Kodak Ektar 100.  These are Wallgreens scans which I always find a bit saturated and contrasty, but saves the trouble of scanning with my CoolScan unless I need higher quality.

Paines Prairie State Preserve

During our recent spring break trip to Florida we made a quick morning trip to a state park on the outskirts of Gainesville.  The Paines Prairie State Preserve is a facinating place.  It is a flat prarie with areas of swamp and sink holes.  It is home to a large variety of wild life, including dozens of species of birds, alligators, and even bison!  The kids loved it!

Patio Repair

We finally got around to getting the huge hole in our brick patio repaired!  We lost an enourmous elm tree in a storm last fall.  We’re lucky that the tree fell away from the house.  This left a huge ugly hole in the patio.  We debated on how to deal with it; a new tree, or repair.  We finally decided on a repair, this would help with the uneven areas of the patio from the years of growth of the now dead tree!  The job was (as is usual with our house) much more difficult than expected!  Martin and his crew worked extrememly hard, but you can’t argue with the final result.