Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Ferris wheel-all messed up

Here is the coolest iPhone camera malfunction I've ever seen. I
haven't seen it before this and I can't reproduce it. Usually, I can
get images to come out all wavy, but, this one blows me away.

Joyful flop

Here's my daughter doing what ended up as a fairly joyful bellyflop. I
luckily didn't get wet, nor did my iPhone. Whew. Fun day at the beach!

My castle just before the tide reclaimed it

Here's my castle just before the tide reclaimed it. I guess an earlier
start would have helped ;)

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Mojo giving me "the eye"

Mojo, my 2 year old pit bull was laying down minding his business when I repeatedly called him. I guess he just didn't feel like looking but I was persistent. Finally, when he did look over at me, he gave me this look. Allci wanted was to take a picture and he definitely gave me a pose! He's quite a sweetie though. After the picture, he came over to me and went on a kiss-fest, climbing up part way onto the couch and giving me no nonstop kisses. I had to force him away. Such a goof.

Another sky shot

Here's another pic of the tumultuous sky over my area today. At the
moment, things are calm, but, the way things had been going today, who
knows how long that will last. Anyway, check it out.

NJ Radar map right now

Here's an iPhone screen cap of what the area radar shows. As you can
see, it's NAS-T. I heard flights into PHL have been canceled. My power
keeps going on and off. So much for watching a movie.

Circular flow above

Here's the view above my house right now. There's lots of clouds
moving around in tight circles. It's hard to appreciate how nasty this
storm is from this picture, but, believe me-it's bad. Power keeps
going on and off. Computers are shut down probably for the rest of the
night. I'll try and post a weather radar screen shot next.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mojo the frisbee dog

Mojo takes his frisbee game seriously. As with most pit bulls, he can jump like a deer. The lighting outside was at that perfect evening time so I went inside and grabbed my camera. It's tough to be the one playing and taking pictures at the same time. I figured I'd give it one chance. As luck would have it, this is the first (and only) shot I took. He did catch it, by the way.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Welder making an iron heart

I was walking around the south side of Pittsburgh the other day and I came across this welding shop right alongside the railroad tracks. I stopped in and asked if he minded if I took a quick picture of him welding. I said I didn't want to bother him. He said, what do you want me to weld? I said, really, just a random shot would be fine. Just then, my young daughter walked into the shop and his eyes popped open. "I have an idea", he shot back. He ran into the back, grabbed a couple of pieces of iron. He banged, grinded and made all sorts of noise, then, called us over. He told her to turn away from the light, and asked if I was ready. I set the camera on Av, pointed it at him, and turned away, myself. I took this shot of him welding together a beautiful iron heart for my daughter to take home, no charge. She was happy, and I was, too. So, here's the shot:

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Last 1st gen iPhone pic

Here's the last picture I took with my first generation iphone. It's a picture of Pittsburgh from the south side.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Polar Bear Picture taken because of a dream

Here's an interesting shot for me. I was visiting my mom in Pittsburgh. I was planning to leave on
Wednesday morning, but, on Tuesday night, she had a dream that I was at the Pittsburgh Zoo looking at the new Polar Bear exhibit and I got a great picture.

She told me about her dream. My reaction was "gee, no pressure". Anyway, we all went to the zoo. When I arrived at the Polar Bear exhibit, they were out of the water and according to the people waiting, they had been out for some time. I had my camera ready, set up on my Monostat monopod, and then, SPLASH, one of them jumped right in and I shot this picture. Wow. Captured a picture because of a dream. I love it.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Pit bull birthday cake

My daughter came up with the idea to make Mojo a birthday cake our of dog bones glued together with peanut butter and miscellaneous dog treats and food. He *loved* it.

He is undoubtedly the best dog ever, and he deserved it.