Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas ornament

This is an ornament from Linda's Christmas tree.

photo taken 24 December 2008
edited with Picnik

an honor and a project

The Honor:
I created a photo account on Flickr, and I joined several groups to try to get ideas for photos. One of those groups is called "Shutter Sisters," a group that's related to the website of a group of women photographers. Their website includes a section called "The Daily Click," and I just found out that one of my photos was December 28's Daily Click!

The Project:
I have been hesitant to mention this because I'm so nervous that I won't follow through with it. Inspired by some of the people whose work I've looked at on Flickr, I've decided to do what's called a Project 365--taking and posting a picture each day for an entire year. I thought that starting on January 1 of 2009 would work really well. This is the year that I turn 30, and it looks like it's going to be a year full of uncertainty and transition for us, so it will be good to document it. Also, I'm hoping to gain some more skills at photo composition and editing. Wish me luck!

Friday, December 19, 2008

dried flower and sky

One of the great things about today being a snow day is that I took the opportunity to fool around with a couple of older pictures. This is one that I took in Kentucky on a walk up to the reservoir. I played with it in Picnik and added a texture made from a picture that I took of the concrete near the Settlement's pool.

photo taken 17 June 2008
edited in Picnik

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Phil's Gift Shop

I took this picture in downtown Binghamton. Although Phil's Gift Shop is no longer at this location, the signs are pretty awesome, and they make me think of my dad every time we go by.

There are lots of cool buildings, etc., to take pictures of in Binghamton. I'm hoping that when it gets warmer, I'll have time to wander around and get some good shots.

photo taken 6 December 2008
edited with Picnik

Monday, December 15, 2008


A picture of Chubbs, one of Stacey's cats.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Brown Bag Christmas

All my christmas gifts wrapped...In grocery bag paper :-) What can brown do for you?

Monday, December 1, 2008

Russian nesting dolls

I took this picture after messing around for hours with other objects, adjusting the aperature and shutter speed. This is the only one that turned out almost perfect.

photo taken 29 November 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008


While we were in Ithaca last Sunday, we happened upon a Veterans Day parade. I took several shots of different things, but the expression on this guy's face really struck me for some reason. I edited it so that he'd stand out.

photo taken 9 November 2008
edited with Picnik

Saturday, November 1, 2008

new favorite

This is the newest on my list of most favorite pictures ever.

taken 27 October 2008

Saturday, October 25, 2008


Last week I took a walk in Otsiningo Park. It was a beautiful sunny day, and there were leaves everywhere. I watched my feet as I walked, and I liked how it looked, so I stopped and snapped this shot.

photo taken 18 October 2008
edited with Picnik

Friday, October 24, 2008

teddy bear

Here's the teddy bear that Eric's had since he was a small child....in a fun old chair that came from my grandmother's house.

photo taken 23 October 2008
edited with Picnik

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

2 for 1!!!

I have gotten lazy again when it comes to posting pictures, so here are two for your enjoyment.

The top one is one I took today (October 14th) of a vineyard overlooking Seneca Lake in
Lodi, NY. The bottom one is of a fall scene at Sky Lake taken a couple weeks ago.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008


Here's a picture of a cotton plant at Andrew Jackson's home. It was the first time I had ever seen and touched cotton on a plant!

photo taken 20 September 2008

Sunday, October 5, 2008


So I just looked at our photo album in Picasa, and I found that this picture had received eleven comments over the past few days, several of them in languages that I don't understand. I figured I'd post it over here to see if anyone could tell me what's so fascinating about it.

photo taken 23 August 2008

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


This is in honor of my favorite team making the major league baseball playoffs.

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Back in the Day

Here is a picture of the guys from way back, take May 12th, 2000!.
John, Mike, Doug, Eric, & Myself

Friday, September 26, 2008


Hey friends a pic of me from my recent trip south. I am lying in two states, Virginia and Kentucky.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Fred's House

Here is a picture of the finished siding of the house we worked on last week in Kentucky.
Pic taken September 18th, 2008.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


See up here in NY, we get the Sonic commercials because they buy national ad time, but there is not one withing 3 hours of here, because I wanted to see what the buzz was. So upon deciding to go to Kentucky I made it a goal to get to one. I bugged my friends the whole time about making it there. We finally did, the girl brought out the food on roller skates, and while it was worth the novelty. It was like any other fast food joint. I gave it a 6 out of 10.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

A Dock

A picture I took last fall at Sky Lake, I like pictures in fog.

Monday, September 22, 2008


Hey Y'all, when I was in Kentucky last week. Eric had us help out by picking many many gords out of the gord garden for locals to purchase. Here is a pic of some of them. Taken on Friday, Sepetember 19th.

Sunday, September 21, 2008


This past week, friends of ours were down to visit and work, and we took the opportunity on Tuesday night to see the moonbow at Cumberland Falls. A moonbow is a rainbow caused at night by the light from the moon hitting the mist from the falls at just the right angle. This picture, although it looks like it's taken during the day, was actually taken at night. One of our friends graciously allowed me to use his tripod, so I set the aperture for f/4.5 and left the shutter open for 30 seconds. I was pretty excited with the result.

photo taken 16 September 2008


Here is a pic of some of the piglets on the farm at the Henderson Settlement.
Picture taken Wednesday September 17th.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Safety Glasses

I know it has been a long time since I have posted, so Sarah bugged me to get going again on it so I am going to try hard to remember to do. I just spent a week down in Kentucky at the Henderson Settlement, helping side a house and visiting Eric and Sarah. Here is a shot of Eric wearing some old old school saftey glasses while making flower tables.
- Kevin

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Here's another one that I edited to make it more how I intended it. When we went to Cumberland Falls State Park, there was an area that had been previously used as a beach but was now mostly cement pillars that had been knocked down by the force of the water when the river got high. It felt a little spooky, but the picture I took originally didn't have that feel. When I put it in black and white, though, that feeling came out more.

photo taken 2 August 2008
edited using Picnik

Sunday, September 7, 2008

angel with trumpet

I took this picture in Fort Worth, Texas, while we were there for the UMC General Conference. I couldn't make the original picture how I wanted it, so I did the best I could and knew that I could crop it later. When I started with cropping in Picnik, however, I got a little carried away. This is what I ended up with.

photo taken 28 April 2008
edited in Picnik 5 September 2008

boy loves girl

Photo Friday's theme this week is "The Ordinary," so this is my take on that.

photo taken 6 September 2008
edited with Picnik

Thursday, September 4, 2008

junior high girls basketball

Out of the seventy-ish pictures I took at the Frakes girls' basketball game this evening, this is the one that I like the best 'cause Rachel's the only one in focus.

taken 4 September 2008, cropped in Picnik

Monday, September 1, 2008

toward the attic

I know this picture isn't the typical quality of one that you would expect on a photo blog, but for some reason, I really like the feel of it.

photo taken 16 July 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

fresh vegetables

I went with Eric while he was picking vegetables in his garden today.

photo taken 31 August 2008

Saturday, August 30, 2008


I took this photo in April and was disappointed with the way that it turned out. This morning, though, I played with it using Picnik--cropped it and played with the colors--and I'm very happy with the result!

photo taken 5 April 2008
edited with Picnik 30 August 2008

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Whip'n Chill

A couple of you know the story behind this. All the rest of you need to know is that I took this picture in 2008.

photo taken 16 July 2008

Sunday, August 24, 2008

old fashioned

This week's Photo Friday theme is "Old Fashioned." Luckily, when we went to Knoxville yesterday, the historical society was putting on demonstrations of life during different periods of American history.

photo taken 23 August 2008
cropped and framed with Picnik

Thursday, August 21, 2008

self portrait

Ok, so this isn't the most spectacular self portrait, but Photo Friday is tomorrow, and the theme is "Self Portrait 2008," so I just had to pick one! This, by the way, is my new favorite shirt from the thrift store.

photo taken 27 July 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

ring with string

Eric has lost some weight this summer, so his wedding ring has been loose. He put some string on it so that it doesn't slip off his finger.

photo taken 19 August 2008

Friday, August 15, 2008


I took the camera grocery shopping with us the other day.

photo taken 13 August 2008

Saturday, August 9, 2008

summer day

It's easy to take good pictures of a pool on a bright, sunshiny day!
photo taken 9 August 2008

Thursday, August 7, 2008


Here's Jezebel chasing Jake around. It's not a stellar picture, but it's the best one that I could get...I'm not so good yet with moving targets.

photo taken 5 July 2008

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

bridge to nowhere

I can't help it. I love playing with Picnik.
This is Eric on what we like to call "the bridge to nowhere"....only it seems as if they're going to connect it with the road soon! Too bad. I was envisioning more photo opportunities.
photo taken 2 August 2008

Sunday, August 3, 2008

another sunset

Sunset during Artscape in Baltimore.
I haven't managed to catch a sunrise yet....

photo taken 18 July 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008


This is yet another picture that I edited with Picnik. It's a picture I took of Eric's cousin Ike relacing his new Chuck Taylors in the mall. I cropped it and mess with the color, and I added the name of the band that Ike's in--"Harmute."

photo taken 13 April 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


Here's Christie's cat. I doctored this image some with Picnik to get the colors to be more dramatic.
photo taken 20 July 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

America's favorite pastime

Well, since Eric's watching baseball, and since so many of Kevin's pictures are related to baseball, I figured I'd better add a baseball picture of my own. I took this photo when we went to see the Richmond Braves on our way back toward home Memorial Day weekend.

photo taken 24 May 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Another picture taken from my baseball trip to NYC, here is a pic of the Empire State Building.
Taken on June 7th, 2008

Thursday, July 3, 2008


I played with this picture using Picnik, and I think it turned out pretty well!
photo taken 17 June 2008, edited 3 July 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

old Bible

I originally took this picture as a possibility for the "fragile" Photo Friday theme, but Eric just said to me that I should've entered it for the "religion" theme. He prefers it to the cross picture, and since he's my biggest fan (apart from my mom, of course), here it is!

photo taken 17 April 2008

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Who is buried in Grant's Tomb?

Why it's Ulysses S. Grant, the 18th President of the United States from 1869-1877, and commanding general of the Union Army during the Civil War. Located in the Morningside Heights section of Manhattan, over looking the Hudson River.
Picture taken during my Men's Baseball Retreat from Chruch on June 7th 2008.
P.S. Sarah reminded me that I had not posted in a long time, so I will try to do better.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


This week's Photo Friday challenge is "Religion." I took this photo for last year's anniversary project for Eric.

photo taken 15 February 2007

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

cooperative butterfly

I've been trying for three days to upload this picture...for some reason it didn't like the original file.

We found this butterfly at the Pinnacle Overlook at Cumberland Gap National Park, and it obligingly climbed onto my mom's finger.

photo taken 8 June 2008

Wednesday, June 4, 2008


This week's Photo Friday theme is "minimalism." I took this picture for last year's anniversary album for Eric.