Thursday, July 31, 2008

Cowboy Up!

Last weekend we went to a rodeo. It was my first rodeo and I had a blast. Made me want to jump on my horse and ride like the wind. :D

To me there was something so All-American about the whole thing. The sights, sounds, heck even the smells were thrilling.

The bulls? There were some huge ones! I really should have put some people in this shot to give you some perspective, but trust me--he was biiiiggg!

Pre-show we wandered around and checked everything out. A lot of bulls were penned together in small groups. We saw a bit of pawing, snorting and posturing going on. Some of them were decidedly grumpy.
After a little while I put the camera away and just enjoyed the show. My little Kodak point-and-shoot does pretty good with action shots, but is not well-equipped to handle this kind of lighting (it was dark with spotlights all around the perimeter).

I did really like this shot.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Okay, I admit I have a problem...even more sunsets

Back with New Friends

I'm back! Sorry for the temporary's been wild around here! Anyway, will try to get back to some regular posting. Having said that, this post will still be fairly short as I have little time this morning. I thought I would introduce you to two of my newest friends. Here's Mya:
Isn't she precious? She just found her forever home, having been adopted from a shelter by a friend. She's an AmStaff (American Staffordshire Terrier). We'll discuss the breed more soon. Feel free to kick off the discussion with your thoughts (she said, readily opening that can of worms!).
Just look at that face!

Anyway, from one extreme to the's Ollie:
Isn't he something? Ollie's a *big* puppy! Okay, so because my blog is more about the critters than the people, I cut Ollie's owner out of the shot. The only problem with that is that you lose perspective on just how big he is. He currently weighs in around 150 pounds...and he's still growing. In case you don't know, he's a Great Dane. Yes, his ears are natural, not cut. I approve. (We can discuss that if you want.) And also, he does have a tail...he's just sitting on it. ;D
More soon. Hope your July has been going well.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Sunset Obsession

I'll admit it. I can't stop taking pictures of the sunset. But really, if you had sunsets like this would you stop shooting them? I just pull the Jeep over on the way home and there it is!
What do you think of special effects? Like it better, or not so much?
The sun-tinged clouds were amazing last night.