I don't feel like I have been trying very hard lately, settling for late night cell phone snaps just so I have a picture. I have high hopes for March though. I am going on a vacation next week and when I get back it will be time to change the clocks to daylight savings time.
This is me, watching a Photoshop tutorial by Calvin Hollywood.
I was driving through the local state park and noticed this Downy Woodpecker wasn't too concerned with the presence of my car so I parked and got out. I laid down in the snow to get a low angle.
I like this sparrow shot a lot but the woodpecker wins as the official photo of the day because I used a similar sparrow photo already this year.
One year ago was a very "blue" time for our family. Around this time my wife had fallen on the ice and bruised her tailbone. On February 8th, I was scheduled to have knee surgery. After having my leg shaved and an IV put into my arm, it was discovered that they didn't have the cadaver ligament necessary for the surgery. I had the surgery the next day. (February 9th) If that weren't enough, my daughter jumped off the bleachers at the junior high dance and broke her tibia and fibula on February 10th.
I took my son to the Monster Jam show in St. Louis, MO. In the afternoon they have a pit party where you can meet the drivers. This is Logan with Nicole Johnson, the driver of the Scooby Doo Truck. He normally doesn't smile too much in photos but she told him to smile big or she would draw a smile on his face (notice the Sharpie in her right hand).
Here is Nicole and the Scooby truck in action. The image quality isn't the best but it will have to do.
1/800 sec, f5.6, ISO 3200 with a Canon point and shoot.
The highlight of the night was Adam Anderson in Grave Digger Legend jumping over Maximum Destruction after it had rolled in the middle of the table top.