Hope in hard work

Hope in hard work

Over the last few days I’ve worked with my sons to review the christian concept of hope.  Hope in God and his goodness is what prevents us from falling into despair.

When I looked at these trucks, I realized my boys have had a lot of hope for the last few years.  They dig, and dump, discover and learn day after day in the same spots with the glee a only a boy can get by playing in the dirt.  They are happy with each dig and dive into the dirt of life.

So keep up the hope and drive on to expand your knowledge of faith, hope and charity…it will keep you from deep despair in the groundhog days of crazy politics, and distraction from the prize.


-X-E1 in the yard with the 35mm

Sights around Art in the Park

Art in the Park

We had a slow. but lovely weekend at Art in the Park…so that left some time for us photographers on scene to play and make some art…and admire the work of others!

Please enjoy the photo essay that follows, and know we were working hard!


PS  All taken with my X-E1 with a variety of lenses…

Lovely day in the park!

Lovely day in the park!

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iOS Travel Photography


I am mad as heck at myself…I ran out of the house to beat the rush and forgot my lovely X-E1 in the house on my desk with two charged batteries. So when I got he photo bug I had to turn here to my iPhone. I know, I know everyone is doing it nowadays. I am just resistant to it. I’ll use live view and all the modern conveniences but at the end of the day I just want my real camera.

Well I had the bug to shoot something, and I found myself at a rest area. I got a quick shot with a little morning sun. Problem was the flowers were definitely starting to fade…some flowers were downright depressing for what I wanted to do. So I came back to my room and played with the photo…first in iPhoto and then on Snapseed. Snapseed gave me some fun options I liked and knew how to use from my extensive experience with the product….and iPhoto is on its first run with me in its current regeneration.

The bottom line is that even when you have what you feel is little to work with, in today’s world it is a far cry from what we had just ten years ago. I made a pretty interesting piece…or so I hope!

Stay optimistic, and drive on to making some art!

PS iPhone camera on auto, edited in Snapseed.