Monday, November 30, 2009

Akron Holidayfest

FireworksMore Fireworks
Christkindl MarketChristkindl Market
One of my family's holiday traditions over the last few years has included going to Akron's "Holiday Lighting Spectacular" Downtown at Lock 3. The city and sponsors put on a great fireworks display with an appearance/skit involving Santa. Afterwords we check out the Christkindl Market, watch some ice skating, then head out for a few drinks at one of the Downtown bars. Even with some of the cut-backs (due to the budget) it was still a good time.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

My Thanksgiving

As I've gotten older Thanksgiving has become my favorite holiday. All you are supposed to do is eat good food, hang out with friends and family, and watch football(or play football(see previous post)).
The top photo is my family relaxing after diner - I took it from the stairs bouncing my flash off the ceiling. Below are a few of my other favorites from the day.
My Cousin Jeff brought a deep fryer this year and thats how we made the turkey - it turned out awesome. We also threw the sweet potatoes in the fryer which worked out really well too. I hope everyone had as great a weekend as I did....

2 TurkeysDropping the BirdFinger Foods

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Window Silliness

Window Silliness
I wanted to go out and do some night photography last evening but the rain kept me inside - so this is the view out of my dining room window. I put my camera on a tripod and took a 13 second exposure with my 50mm lens - I added some saturation during post-processing. Nice corny post title, eh?

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Browns Town

Woot! Woot!My brother was given some club seat tickets for the Monday Night Browns game - he invited Kyle, Laura and myself to go with him. Even though none of us expected to see anything too pretty from the Browns it is still fun to go up and suck in some atmosphere(and mess around with our cameras). This photo is of Kyle and Laura before the game started - when moods were still high. We stayed until there was about 2 minutes left in the 3rd quarter - which is about when everyone else stayed until as well.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Shapes of Things

Towpath Bridge
This is a photo of the newish Towpath Bridge over the Akron Innerbelt. I hadn't hiked in the Cascade Locks area since they built the bridge. I used to love hiking down there when they had the old trail on the other side of the canal. I shot a roll of film here with my Minolta XG1 right before they put the towpath in, but I accidentally exposed it - which still annoys me when I go there.

I think that the cool shadows and shapes in the photo stand out more in black and white. I was also inspired to do some B&W by Mencken's last post.

My girlfriend was with me and she decide to show off her gymnastic abilities, you can check out that photo here. Kyle also took some photos of the bridge a while back when it was still under construction. You can take a peak at those too.